Tuesday 28 March 2017

Studio loses king's ransom after end of 'Tudors'

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Gordon Deegan

The ending of filming here of 'The Tudors' meant a 41pc decline in operating profits at Ardmore Studios to €386,094.

New accounts filed by Ardmore Studios Ltd show that revenues at the company declined by 11.5pc from €3.13m to €2.76m in the 12 months to the end of December last year.

The studio is co-owned by accountant and businessman Ossie Kilkenny and U2's manager Paul McGuinness and its principal activity is the rental of film studio facilities and related services.

Ardmore Studios benefited from four series of the award-winning Canadian production, 'The Tudors' -- which stars Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers -- being shot at the Co Wicklow studios.

Last year, Irish-Canadian produced drama 'Camelot', starring Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green was shot at the studios, Ireland's biggest film and television production centre.

Irish Independent

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