The Galway Film Fleadh asks movie lovers everywhere to join them this July in welcoming Zachary Quinto back to Galway. Best known for his role as Spock in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, the prolific actor will be the subject of this year’s Actors Masterclass on Friday July 12th.

The Actors Masterclass, in association with Screen Training Ireland, will be hosted by John Hubbard of Hubbard Casting and will provide an intensive interactive environment in the skills, methodology and aesthetics of film acting aimed at actors working or wanting to work more in the recorded media. Quinto will also answer questions and provide tips on dealing with all the common fears actors have regarding work in front of the camera.

Shortly after his appearance in the 2009 Star Trek film, Quinto revealed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that he lived and worked in Galway city for a time and would love to return. Since his time spent working in a café on Galway’s Abbeygate Street, the prolific actor has gone on to star in such popular TV shows as 24, Heroes and American Horror Story, as well as producing and starring in Margin Call. Now, fresh from reprising his role as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness, Quinto is preparing to make his long-anticipated return to the West of Ireland for the 25th Galway Film Fleadh.

The six day 2013 international film event takes place from Tuesday 9th until Sunday 14th July and is the movie event of the summer. This year’s Fleadh will continue to premiere the newest and the best in Irish cinema, with premieres of new Irish films each evening of the Fleadh and a Public Interview with renowned Irish actress Saoirse Ronan on Sunday, July 14th.

The Actors Masterclass is an actors-only event with limited places. For more information log onto galwayfilmfleadh.com, or check out their Facebook page or Twitter.

For booking information for the Actors Masterclass, contact Brónagh Keys on (091) 562200 or masterclasses@galwayfilmfleadh.com.

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