Fionn O'Shea • Actor
"I've been really lucky that people have given me the opportunities to try a lot of different things"
by Ana Stanic
BERLINALE 2021: The Irish actor talks about his work so far, what he has been offered through his career and who he would love to work with in the future
Born in Dublin, Fionn O'Shea first captured the industry's attention at 11 years old when he starred in Steph Green's 2009 short New Boy, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Fionn, one of Screen Internationals 'Stars of Tomorrow' 2017 has carefully chosen roles in critically acclaimed projects and continues to position himself as one of the industry's most exciting young actors. In 2016, Fionn took on his first leading role in a feature, opposite Andrew Scott in John Butler's highly commended Handsome Devil [+see also:
film profile], for which his performance received two Irish Film & Television Award nominations; 'Best Actor' and 'Rising Star.' Most recently he has starred in the lead role of Eddie in critically acclaimed Dating Amber [+see also:
interview: Fionn O'Shea
film profile], written and directed by David Freyne, as well as Jamie in Lenny Abrahamson's adaptation of Normal People for BBC/HULU. Fionn has just wrapped on Nathalie Biancheri's Wolf with George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp, and will next appear in Cherry, directed by The Russo Brothers and starring Tom Holland, which is slated for release early 2021. He has also appeared in films such as The Siege of Jadotville [+see also:
film profile] alongside Jamie Dornan, and The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley.
Now selected for the 2021 Shooting Stars, the Irish actor talks about his work so far, what he has been offered through his career and picks Greta Gerwig as a director he would love to work with in the future.