Irish actor Éanna Hardwicke wins prestigious international award

Pic: Brian McEvoy

Ireland is brimming over with talent.

Earlier this year, Kneecap’s film won a massive award at Sundance this year, Cillian Murphy just won his first BAFTA and now we have another star who is on the rise.

Corkman Éanna Hardwicke has now been presented with a European Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

This is awarded to 10 actors across Europe every year who are seen as the most exciting rising stars.

Éanna Hardwicke Pic: Netflix

Irish actors Ruth Negga, Domhnall Gleeson and Andrew Scott are all previous recipients of the award.

Éanna Hardwicke has appeared in Normal People and Smothered.

In selecting the Corkman, the film festival jury said: “Immediately after graduating from The Lír Academy in Dublin, Irish actor Éanna Hardwicke plunged into the film world and starred alongside Jesse Eisenberg in the feature film Vivarium; with Seána Kerslake and Ayoola Smart in the TV series Smother; and with Isabel Huppert in Laurent Lariviere’s feature film Joan Verra.

“For his role as a Gaelic footballer in the nominated film Lakelands directed by Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney, the jury recognises Éanna’s ‘star quality’ and lauds his performance, which is ‘nothing short of gripping, skilfully revealing layers of sensitivity beneath a seemingly tough exterior’.”

Congratulations Éanna!


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