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RSVP’s One to Watch: Sinead O’Riordan – MURDER, MISHAPS AND MARRIAGE – THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR CORK ACTOR’S DEBUT MOVIE

Find a job that you love and you will never work a day in your life again’. That is the mantra of Cork native, Sinéad O’ Riordan…

Now a resident of Wicklow, the actor, producer and mum of two is making her mark on stage and screen in equal measure. Her remarkable and very convincing performance in the supporting role of the straight laced Garda Sarah Quinn in the independent feature film Dead Along The Way, would certainly have given Red Rock’s Brian McGonigle a run for his money. This debut feature film by writer and director Maurice O’ Carroll, had its World Premiere at the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year, and will also be one of the highlights at this year’s Cork Indie Film Festival, a prospect she is thrilled about.

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Creating Female Roles

Not only does Sinéad’s acting talent shine in this film, but the high production values for such a low budget film have been widely acclaimed. A wearer of many hats, Sinead and her company ORion Productions also co-produced the film along-side Maurice and his wife Elaine, adding to the string of projects this team have collaborated on. On a budget that consisted of favours from friends, the film is happy mix of crime and comedy. Sinéad also screened the much talked about 1 minute film ‘Tae Talk’ at the Fleadh, which she also co-produced and starred in along-side writer Jenn McGuirk. Rounding up the trio was the well known acting legend Mary McEvoy. The film’s rolereversal style allows it to look at how society feels about “acceptable” social and verbal abuse.

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So, what’s Next For Her?

With her first feature film receiving rapturous applause & “cackles of laughter” it’s only a matter of time before she begins her next cinematic venture. She plans to produce the screenplay adaption of John McKenna’s ‘Breathless’, currently being written by actor/writer Donna Patrice. The pair produced the sell-out stage version which went on to win a coveted Irish Times Theatre award and they vowed one day it would be silver-screen bound. Without doubt, actor and producer Sinéad O’ Riordan is one to watch.

Contact her: www.sineadoriordan.com www.orionproductions.org Photographer: James Pierce

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