Shooting Star: Fionn O'Shea

Representing Ireland is up comer Fionn O'Shea, an actor most notably known for playing the lead role Eddie in 'Dating Amber', Jamie in 'Normal People' and starred alongside Tom Holland, Lily-Rose Depp, George McKay and Keira Knightly.


”Fionn O’Shea’s acting is transformative. It’s clear that he has a large, well-stocked toolbox from which to draw in creating his characters, and that he knows how to use those tools in an adept and creative way. His work in the film has an ebullience and winsome charm, yet, at the same time, misery and rage are always bubbling just below the surface: this emotional agility is what gives his performance such a strong sense of artistry.”


ABOUT Fionn O'Shea.

Born in Dublin, Fionn O’Shea first captured the industry’s attention at 11 years old when he starred in Steph Green’s 2009 short New Boy, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Fionn, one of Screen Internationals ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ 2017 has carefully chosen roles in critically acclaimed projects and continues to position himself as one of the industry’s most exciting young actors.

In 2016, Fionn took on his first leading role in a feature, opposite Andrew Scott in John Butler’s highly commended Handsome Devil, for which his performance received two Irish Film & Television Award nominations, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Rising Star’.

Most recently he has starred in the lead role of ‘Eddie’ in critically acclaimed Dating Amber, written and directed by David Freyne, as well as ‘Jamie’ in Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Normal People for BBC / Hulu.

Fionn has just wrapped on Nathalie Biancheri’s Wolf with George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp, and will next appear in Cherry, directed by The Russo Brothers and starring Tom Holland, which is slated for release early 2021. He has also appeared in films such as The Siege Of Jadotville alongside Jamie Dornan, and The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley.



We spoke with Fionn about him playing Eddie in 'Dating Amber', auditioning for The Russo Brothers new film 'Cherry' and why he wants everyone to take more responsibility for their actions and accept LGBT+ people as themselves...

You can follow Fionn O'Shea on his social media platforms @FionnOS.


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