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29th Mar 2023

‘It might as well be New York’ – Cillian Murphy spotted filming in Wexford

Fiona Frawley

Cillian Murphy filming Wexford

If you don’t want your children to have an English accent, a spell living in New Ross will surely put them right.

The latest in a string of celebs spotted filming across Ireland in recent months, Cillian Murphy was seen on the streets of New Ross working on a new production which has been backed by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon’s Artists Equity.

The Cork native was filming scenes for ‘Small Things Like These’, a feature adaptation of Claire Keegan’s acclaimed novel by the same name.

Keegan is also the author of The Foster, the short story which was adapted into An Cailín Ciúin and made history as the first Irish language film to be nominated for an Oscar.

Ciarán Hinds and Emily Watson are also starring in the drama which takes place over Christmas in 1985, and sees devoted father Bill Furlong (Murphy) discover startling secrets being kept by the convent in his town, as well as some shocking truths about his own life. The script has been written by Enda Walsh, Murhpy’s longtime collaborator.

Local woman Maria Nolan caught sight of Murphy filming on the streets of New Ross, giving big 80s Ireland energy in a green aran jumper and slacks to match.

Speaking to Deadline about the project, Murphy said: “I’m honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Claire Keegan’s magnificent novel to the screen. We have gathered together a phenomenal team of creatives to make this film, and found exceptional partners in AE, a studio led by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck — actors and filmmakers I have admired for many years.”

Header image via Instagram/cillianmurphyofficial


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