Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Tom Glynn-Carney (Actor)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Tom Glynn-Carney (Actor)

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Read profiles of all of our 2017 Stars.

Tom Glynn-Carney

Salford-born Tom Glynn-Carney lives in a world where starring in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is not his most impressive piece of work this year. That accolade goes to his role in Jez Butterworth’s hit stage play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes.

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Reviewers reached for the superlatives when describing the three-and-a-half-hour Northern Irish drama set in 1981, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in April before transferring to the West End. Glynn-Carney managed to stand out in the large ensemble cast as the lusty livewire Shane.

“I was fascinated by the contradictions in him,” says Glynn-Carney of the character. “He has this teenage anger and bitterness but there’s also a vulnerability. …

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