On Tuesday, May 23rd, Irish Film London runs events through the year, including the film section of the St. Patrick's Day Festival with the Mayor of London and the annual Irish Film ... More will screen John Butler’s heartwarming coming-of-age drama Handsome Devil at the Regent Street Cinema in London. With the support of Culture Ireland, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with stars Fionn O’Shea, Nick Galitzine, and Moe Dunford.
With his shock of red hair, proclivity for old rock songs, and general oddness, Ned is a certified outcast in his rugby-crazy, all-boy boarding school. Ned doesn’t even dislike rugby, but that doesn’t stop him from being an easy target. His mind is set on expulsion or escape, until the arrival of a new English teacher and a new roommate, a surprisingly sensitive rugby player with more than a few secrets, sets Ned on a path towards finally allowing himself to be heard.
The young cast is led by O’Shea and Galitzine (one of the 2015 Screen Stars of Tomorrow), with support from Andrew Scott (The Stag, Sherlock), Dunford (Vikings, Patrick’s Day), Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones), Ruairi O’Connor, Jay Duffy, Mark Lavery, and Jamie Hallahan. The film also features performances from Ardal O’Hanlon, Amy Huberman, Norma Sheahan, Mark Doherty, and Hugh O’Conor.
The film has been enjoying critical and commercial success here in Ireland, and should be a real treat for UK audiences.
Tickets for the Irish Film London screening at Regent Street Cinema on May 23rd are onsale now.