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Sunday 15 September 2019

Red carpet roll for actor Nic

Nic Furlong on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest movie, ‘Thank You, Come Again’.
Nic Furlong on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest movie, ‘Thank You, Come Again’.

Brendan Keane

The upward spiral of the career of one county Wexford actor was compounded in Dublin when he walked the red carpet at the première of his latest film.

Nic Furlong, who is originally from Wexford town but now living in Enniscorthy, is one of the stars of the film, 'Thank You, Come Again'.

The film, written by Steve Clarke Dunne and John Sweeney, is a story involving a porn shop, priests and blood diamonds.

In the film, which has received a four-out-of-five star rating from critics, Mr Furlong plays a detective investigating the trail of blood diamonds.

'It's a hilarious comedy from start to finish,' said Mr Furlong, when he spoke to this newspaper about the film.

Having already received a 'best comedy feature' award it was also runner-up at the underground film festival awards.

The première took place in the Omniplex in Rathmines and the film will be screened in the Omniplex in Wexford on September 6.

There is a poignant aspect to the film as well, however, as one of the actors involved, Steve Harris, passed away during filming in an industrial accident while he was trying to save his brother, who also died.

At the première tributes were paid to Mr Harris and Mr Furlong said it was only fitting that the late actor was remembered at the event.

The film is one of three projects that Mr Furlong has been involved in with another feature length production, 'Rotten Sweetness', due to come out next year and he has also been cast in another 10-minute short film based around mental health that he is very excited about.

'It's a really good project and it's about mental health which is good,' he said.

Not content with starring in films Mr Furlong has also written a feature length psychological thriller titled 'Turning Thirteen' and he recently starred in a self-penned play titled 'Woman In Black' which was staged by Blackstairs Mountain Theatre.

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