Tuesday 17 July 2018

Former Rebellion star Sarah Greene lands starring role in Roddy Doyle's upcoming film

Sarah Greene in her role in the RTÉ drama Rebellion.
Sarah Greene in her role in the RTÉ drama Rebellion.
Sarah Greene
Actress Sarah Greene attends the after party for the Broadway opening night of "The Cripple Of Inishmaan" at The Edison Ballroom on April 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
Irish actress and singer Sarah Greene poses during a photocall for the TV series "Ransom" as part of the MIPCOM (The world's entertainment content market), on October 17, 2016 in Cannes, southeastern France. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Sarah Greene at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House
Sarah Greene attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Charlie Murphy, Ruth Bradley and Sarah Greene in 'Rebellion'.
Sarah Greene
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Rebellion actress Sarah Greene is to star in a new film written by author Roddy Doyle.

The movie, Rosie, is about the housing crisis and focuses on a young family who find themselves homeless after they are evicted from rented accommodation.

Greene will take on the title role, while IFTA-winning actor Moe Dunford will play her partner.

The film will be shot on location in Dublin in the coming weeks.

Sarah Greene attends the
Sarah Greene attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

It is being directed by Paddy Breathnach and produced by Element Pictures, the company behind Room, The Lobster and The Guard.

The last film Doyle wrote was the 2000 comedy, When Brendan Met Trudy.

Greene has spent recent months in Budapest where she was filming season two of US series Ransom.

She plays aspiring investigator Maxine Carlson in the crime drama.

Sarah Greene at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House
Sarah Greene at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House

The series was created by Frank Spotnitz, who previously worked on The X-Files.

The series received lukewarm reviews but solid ratings.

Greene (33) also recently starred in Lance Daly's Black 47, a revenge story set during the Great Famine.

The Gaiety School of Acting graduate has also starred in the West End and on Broadway.

Speaking about the unpredictability of the acting profession, she said: "You've no control over this job. When you realise that and let go, you become free."

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