Jacob wins IFTA “Rising Star”


Jacob McCarthy has won the IFTA’s Rising Star Award for his portrayal of Christopher in The Drummer And The Keeper.

His nomination for this most prestigious award – previous winners include Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson – was announced on the eve of Ireland’s biggest Film and TV Awards, adding to the four noms already scored by the film.

His eloquent acceptance speech, which included a dedication to the Aspire drama group with whom he prepared for his role, was televised by RTE.

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