IFTA nomination for 'Walking to The Ark' star

Posted on: 20th May 2015

Actor Tara Breathnach, who is currently in rehearsal for The Playhouse's major Legacy 2013 commission 'Walking to The Ark', has been nominated for an IFTA Award.

Tara has been nominated by The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) for her lead role as May Colingwood in ‘A Nightingale Falling'

She was recently nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award for her role in the film.

Tara Breathnach studied at The Royal Welsh College of Music of Drama, and the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.
Her Television and Film work includes the role of Tina in TG4's Ros na Rún. Since then, she has played Ann Boleyn in a BBC docu-drama series and her most recent BBC work was with ‘Holby City' (BBC). Other past work includes ‘Fair City' (RTE), The Tudors (Showtime) and Tracy Beaker (BBC). She was recently nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award for her lead role of May Colingwood in ‘A Nightingale Falling' at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014.
Tara's theatre work includes 'Bankers' (Focus Theatre Dublin) and ‘Deirdre' (Lyric Theatre). For recent theatre work in London, and was understudy for Dervla Kirwan in the West End's staging of Conor McPherson's highly acclaimed play, ‘The Weir'.

Tara is currently in rehearsal with Dermott Hickson (recently seen in in BBC's ‘6 Degrees') and British/French actor Peter Hudson, best known for his role as a recurring villain in the series ‘Highlander' and the Canadian series ‘Grandstar' for The Playhouse production ‘Walking to the Ark', telling the story of Colonel Thomas Whitney, soldier in the Irish army, and his mistress Martha.
Twenty-five years after fathering a child by his mistress, Colonel Whitney finds himself inside Derry during the 1689 siege when his son, a Jacobite, arrives in the city, a prisoner.
In this brand new piece, which will run at The Playhouse from Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 May, Gébler explores the horrible choices war forces individuals to make, as well as the ingenious way Whitney and his son, Nicholas, manage to make common cause.
The award winning Hamilton Flute Band will also provide original composition for the play.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA)is an all-Ireland organisation whose mission is to encourage excellence in Irish Film and Television by providing a platform for inspiration, creative development and collaboration across the entire industry.

Tara Breathnach  walking to the ark

Tara Breathnach in The Playhouse Production of 'Walking to The Ark'


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