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Sunday 22 July 2018

Stars in Swedish crime drama filmed in Great Island

Joi Johannsson
Joi Johannsson

David Looby

A Swedish noir crime series in the vein of The Killing was shot, in part, in Great Island recently.

Producer and actor Joi Johannsson has been shooting the six part TV mini series 'Rig 45' directed by Per Hanefjord, in Dublin and Great Island.

The crew were based in the SSE owned Great Island power plant over a few weeks, filming.

The crime thriller is set on an oil rig. Its plot centres on nine people trapped on the rig and a there is a murderer among them.

Produced by the Swedish production company Mopar Media Group, its cast members include: Gary Lewis, David Dencik, Lisa Henni, Soren Malling, Catherine Walker and other notable actors.

Johannsson is an award winning Scandinavian actor born and raised in Iceland. He has appeared in over 40 international films and TV productions. The most recent being 'Fortitude 2' (UK), where he joined an international cast lead by Dennis Quaid.

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