Fermanagh actor’s novel to be made into movie

ENNISKILLEN actor Ciarán McMenamin has said it’s ‘life dream stuff’ after it was confirmed that his self-penned book is set to be turned into a film.
In April 2017, the Fermanagh actor took another major step in his ever-impressive career when he released his novel ‘Skintown’. It’s now been confirmed that his book will be turned into a movie.
“That’s life dream stuff. It was a big deal to get published as a writer,” the 48-year-old actor told the Herald.
“To actually get a film date [for the ‘Skintown’ movie] and be able to write a screenplay, it’s been a whole new journey and I’ve learned a lot.”
The Enniskillen man’s novel is set in the mid-1990s. It charts the journey of two best friends trying to escape their life in a small Irish town at the back end of the Troubles.
The movie will be produced by Keeper Pictures and recent IFTA award winners Cyprus Avenue Films. The Fermanagh man is looking forward to bringing his childhood-based story to life on screen.
“To get to make a film [‘Skintown’] about my own youth and the movement that was happening in the ‘90s here in the town will be amazing,” he said. “They [movies] take a long time to get off road and the casting has happened. Anthony [Boyle], who is a big star, is coming to play Vinny Duffy in Enniskillen movie.”
The Enniskillen man recently played the role of Inspector Finn O’Hare for three series in BBC’s hugely popular drama, ‘Hope Street’. For now, the Fermanagh actor is committed to the development of his film ‘Skintown’. He’s also hinted that he’d be keen to work on other films and movies in the near future.
“It’s very, very exciting. Hopefully this time next year we’ll be coming back to Enniskillen to annoy people around town with the cameras,
“That’s kind of where my creative love is right now. The acting is great and it’s been good for me over the years, but the writing is really where my heart is and I love it.”

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