Film fellowship for designer John Paul
THE award-winning production designer John Paul Kelly has been inducted into the Fellowship of Wexford Film Society.
The honour is bestowed on Wexford people who have made a contribution to the world of film.
Rosslare native John Paul joins screenwriter Billy Roche and actor Gary Lydon as previous Fellows of the society.
A younger brother of well-known Rosslare hotelier Bill Kelly, John Paul attended Rosslare national school and Clongowes Wood College before completing a BA in Architecture and later an MA in film at the Royal College of Art in London.
He has won an Emmy and a Bafta award for his work.
He has collaborated with directors such as Paul Greengrass (Bloody Sunday), Roger Michell (Venus), Fernando Meirelles ( 360) and more recently with Richard Curtis on one of the summer's big hits 'About Time' starring Domhnall Gleeson.
He began his film career as an art director on Gillies MacKinnon's 'Trojan Eddie' for which Billy Roche wrote the screen play.
John Paul is currently working on James March's Theory of Everything which takes a look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.