Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Fionn O'Shea (Actor)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Fionn O'Shea (Actor)

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Read profiles of all of our 2017 Stars.

Fionn O’Shea

As a child, Fionn (pronounced Fee-on) O’Shea adored his older sister and insisted on doing everything she did - including Saturday morning drama class.

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His first audition was for a short film called New Boy; he got the part, and the film went on to be nominated for an Oscar in 2007. “It was a massive help to have that on my CV,” O’Shea says, in his typically understated style.

He started a business degree in case the acting did not work out but, after just a few months, he was cast in Richie Smyth’s The Siege Of Jadotville for Parallel Films. Based on the true story of an Irish battalion under attack in the Congo in the 1960s, it shot in South Africa, prompting O’Shea to drop out of the course. …

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