The 28th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Screen Training Ireland, is delighted to announce that Ruth Negga will be the subject of this year’s Actors Masterclass.
Ruth Negga is an exceptionally talented and versatile actress with a body of work that spans award-winning theatre productions, big screen historical dramas, independent films and innovative television series.
Ruth is currently starring as ‘Tulip O’Hare’ in the AMC series Preacher opposite Dominic Cooper. Produced by Seth Rogen, the series is based on the hit graphic novel of the same name. Tulip is a volatile and hell-raising force of nature, and a gifted criminal who is not afraid to steal, cheat or kill to get what she wants. Also upcoming, Ruth will be seen in Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, an epic fantasy adventure based on the popular video game series. The film tells the tale of Azeroth, a peaceful realm that finds itself on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders. Ruth plays ‘Lady Taria’, the Queen of Azeroth and wife of King Llane Wrynn.
This autumn, Ruth will star as ‘Mildred Loving’ opposite Joel Edgerton in Jeff Nichols’ Loving, inspired by the documentary The Loving Story. The film follows Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the pivotal 1967 civil rights case, Loving vs. Virginia. The interracial couple married in June 1958 and as a result were arrested and sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary— a sentence that was suspended on the condition that they be exiled from the state of Virginia. The couple spent the next nine years fighting, determined to be together in their home state. Loving Vs. Virginia became a landmark victory in the Supreme Court, as well as an important step forward in the Civil Rights battle. The film was shown as a part of the official selection in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, for which it received a standing ovation. Last year, Ruth was seen in the title role of Scott Graham’s independent UK drama Iona. Ruth’s other past feature work includes Richie Adams’ independent Una Vida, John Ridley’s historical drama Jimi: All Is By My Side, Stephen Bradley’s Noble, Marc Forster’s World War Z for Paramount, David Weaver’s thriller The Samaritan and Neil Jordan’s dramatic comedy Breakfast on Pluto.
On television, Ruth holds a variety of US and UK credits including Justin Chadwick’s HBO television movie The Money, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC as the beautiful and sinister ‘Raina’ for which she was nominated for a 2016 Irish Film & Television Award in the category of “Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama”, the hit UK series Misfits for Logo as ‘Nikki’, as ‘Rosie’ on Love/Hate for RTE and as ‘Rochelle” on BBC’s mini-series Five Daughters. Ruth won the Irish Film and Television Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of ‘Shirley Bassey’ in the TV movie Shirley.
Her extensive and award-winning theatre production credits include Playboy of the Western World at The Old Vic, Hamlet at the National Theatre, Phaedre at the National Theatre, for which she won the Ian Charleson Award, Lay Me Down Softly, Oedipus Loves You, The Crucible, The Bacchae, Burial At Thebes all at the Abbey Theatre, and Titus Andronicus at The Project Theatre, for which she received the Irish Times Award for Best Actress.
The deadline has been extended: The closing date for application is: 5pm Wednesday 6th of July 2016.
The masterclass will be facilitated by Maureen Hughes of Bow Street and will take place on Saturday the 9th of July from 10am – 1pm in the Radisson Hotel, Galway. Price €25. For further information or to apply for a place, contact Brónagh Keys at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age restriction: must be 18+ years of age.
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