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Orla Brady - The countdown begins for the Irish film industry's biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the industry's great work and achievements in this Golden Age of Irish Cinema, at the annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Monday 14th March 2016. The Ceremony & Red Carpet will be broadcast primetime on TV3 and highlight and news clips will be distributed worldwide. The Lord Mayor will welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins along with 500 guests from across the world of Film & Drama, all coming together to celebrate the continued great work and success of Ireland's home industry. The Irish Academy will also welcome Liam Neeson to Dublin to celebrate his Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and will also welcome Roma Downey who will receive the Inaugural Irish Diaspora Award. Nominations are announced in all categories and have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world. Number of Nominations for Best Film Titles My Name is Emily - 8 Room - 8 Sing Street - 8 Brooklyn - 7 Viva - 7 The Survivalist - 4 Number of Nominations for Best Drama Titles An Klondike - 9 Rebellion - 8 Vikings - 5 Penny Dreadful - 3 Game of Thrones - 2 Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty stated that: "What a superb year for Irish production and this year's Nominations showcase to the world what Ireland's small but excellent film industry has to offer. Irish creative talent is delivering world-class standards of work and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating their achievements at the Ceremony". The feature films nominated for Best Film this year are Brooklyn, John Crowley's depiction of a young Irish woman's emigration to New York in the 1950's; Simon Fitzmaurice's touching teenage road movie My Name is Emily; the heart wrenching story of a kidnapped young woman and her son in Room; the entertaining and musical com - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 14th March 2016

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Orla Brady - Screening of AMC's 'Into the Badlands' at The London West Hollywood - Arrivals at The London West Hollywood - West Hollywood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th October 2015

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Doctor Who Christmas Day Trailer Released: Explosions, Aliens And A Destiny Fulfilled [Trailer + Pictures]


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The time is nigh: current Doctor Who timelord Matt Smith will prepare to meet his maker in Christmas Day's eagerly-anticipated special episode of the BBC sci-fi drama. On December 25th we'll see Smith hand over the sonic screwdriver to new Doctor Peter Capaldi but the technicalities of the change-over are driving Whovians crazy.

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It May Be Christmas On Earth But There Are Still Monsters To Battle For The Doctor.

There's still the question of whether Smith in in fact the 12th, and possibly final Doctor. It was initially thought that Smith was the 11th Doctor but John Hurt's Doctor is rumoured to be the ninth, making Smith the 12th. This set fans abuzz will speculation regarding the Doctor's purported 12 regeneration limit.

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New Time Lord Assistant? Orla Brady To Star In Doctor Who Final Matt Smith Episode


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Actress Orla Brady will star in the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Day special, it has been confirmed by Digital Spy. The Irish actress, known for her role in Fringe, will star alongside Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman in Smith's last ever episode and regeneration into Peter Capaldi's Doctor.

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Orla Brady Will Play A Part In The 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special.

Apparently, "Brady's character is someone from the Doctor's past, with the plot of the festive episode revolving around her." The plot of the Christmas Day episode is still very much cloaked in mystery but a newly released teaser gives a doomy vibe along with the message "Silence Will Fall." In the episode, Matt Smith will hand over the Doctor baton to Peter Capaldi, who will play the 12th Timelord.

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Orla Brady - Thursday 5th August 2010 at ITV Studios London, England

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Orla Brady Saturday 20th February 2010 Irish Film and Television Awards 2010 (IFTAs) at the Burlington Hotel - Arrivals Dublin, Ireland

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The Luzhin Defence Review


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Early on in the period drama The Luzhin Defence, Emily Watson's Natalia proclaims that she wants something different, and that's just what we get through most of this adaptation, based on Vladimir Nabokov's novel of chess and madness. But as acclaimed director Marleen Gorris (Mrs. Dalloway) takes us toward the vital final act, that sense of originality seems to fade.

Luckily, we are saved throughout by Watson's performance. As a woman vacationing with her pesky mother in 1920s Italy, she stumbles upon eccentric, pained, chess genius Alexander Luzhin, or more accurately, he stumbles upon her. Luzhin, played by a solid and risk-taking John Turturro, is disheveled and awkward, the kind of absent-minded obsessive that draws stares of both scorn and jealousy. Watson and Turturro, both at the top of their talents, create a sort of Romeo and Juliet -- he's reckless and unkempt, she's proper and well-mannered.

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