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Jamie Dornan to receive Oscar Wilde Award next year

The Northern Irish actor will be lauded for his role in Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film Belfast.
Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

Neasa Cumiskey

Jamie Dornan will be honoured with an Oscar Wilde Award next year.

The Northern Irish actor will be lauded at the annual US-Ireland Alliance Oscar Wilde Awards for his role in Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film Belfast, which is about a young boy growing up during the Troubles.

In the film, Dornan plays ‘Pa,’ the boy’s father, starring alongside Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, and Ciaran Hinds onscreen.

The Awards will be held on March 24th 2022 at J.J. Abrams office in Santa Monica, celebrating Irish and American contributions to the US entertainment industry.

Jamie Dornan with Ciarán Hinds.

Jamie Dornan with Ciarán Hinds.

Other Oscar Wilde honourees will include Belfast director Branagh, as well as Academy Award winning writer, director, and producer Adam McKay.

Irish actor Dónall Ó Héalai will receive the Wilde Card, an award presented to up-and-coming talent.

Irish musicians Loah, Bantum, and Cork trio True Tides will perform on the night.

Speaking about Dornan’s recognition at the 2022 Oscar Wilde Awards, founder and president of the US-Ireland Alliance, Trina Vargo, said: “Jamie has spoken about how much this role meant to him - both in terms of how lucky it is to be in a film about your hometown and about how this role allows him to pay homage to his father, who died before being able to see this film.

“Belfast is very personal to Jamie and that shines through in his moving performance.”

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