01/02/15

01/02/2015 : Minister Humphreys congratulates Jack Reynor on Sundance win

Sunday, 1st February 2015—The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, has this evening warmly congratulated Irish actor Jack Reynor on winning the special jury prize for acting at the Sundance Film Festival for his performance in Glassland.

Speaking this evening, Minister Humphreys said:

“This is a massive achievement for Jack Reynor, who has proven himself to be a young actor of considerable talent over the last few years. It is a huge win for Jack, and indeed for the Irish film industry.

“Jack’s star has risen swiftly since his first major performance in What Richard Did in 2012, and this Sundance award will undoubtedly secure his upward trajectory.

“This award is also great news for Glassland ahead of its Irish release. The film, which is set in Tallaght, has already garnered high acclaim and should be of serious interest to Irish audiences when it opens here in April.

“Jack Reynor’s win at Sundance will act as a great inspiration to young Irish actors. It shows that talent, dedication and drive can lead you to be recognised internationally for your craft.”

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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