A young Kilkenny actor has been chosen out of 1,200 candidates for the title role in a huge new movie blockbuster.
Ferdia Shaw will star in the screen adaptation of Artemis Fowl, based on the books by Eoin Colfer. Ferdia is a grandson of famed Hollywood star, Robert Shaw.
The 13-year-old is a first year student in Coláiste Pobail Osraí, the all Irish secondary school in kilkenny city. In the film, Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius who finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.
it is a huge achievement to be cast. Other actors who will star in the film include Dame Judy Dench and Nonso Anozie
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