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Banshees of Inisherin Kerry Condon joins Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in new Martin McDonagh movie

The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Better Call Saul star will begin filming in Ireland this month

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Kerry Condon

Kerry Condon

Kerry Condon

Tipperary actress Kerry Condon is joining Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan in Martin McDonagh’s new film, The Banshees of Inisherin.

The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Better Call Saul star will begin filming in Ireland this month.

The 38-year-old actress, from Thurles, is also well known for playing Octavia in the long running raunchy TV series Rome.

The Banshees movie follows the story of two lifelong friends on a remote Irish island who find themselves at an awkward time in their relationship when one of them no longer wants to be friends.

Condon will play the sister of Farrell’s character.

The film re-teams McDonagh with his In Bruges stars Farrell and Gleeson.

And it reunites Condon and McDonagh who worked together previously on the director’s Oscar winning film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The actress, then aged 19, also originated the role of Mairead in McDonagh’s play The Lieutenant of Inishmore with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The play later moved to New York’s Lyceum Theatre in 2006 where she recorded the song The Patriot Game with The Pogues.

The same year she became the youngest ever actress with the RSC to play Ophelia in Hamlet.

And in 2009, she appeared in another Martin McDonagh play, The Cripple of Inishmaan for which she won a Drama Desk Award in New York.

Condon, who lends her voice to the role of F.R.I.D.A.Y. in Avengers: Endgame, Infinity War and Age of Ultron as well as in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain American: Civil War, is also known for movies including Angela’s Ashes and Dreamland.

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She appeared with Colin Farrell before in Intermission where, in one notorious scene, she was punched in the face by the Dublin star.

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