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That's Ol Olivia Colman's new movie Joyride finishes filming in Kerry

The Academy Award winning actress will star alongside Irish stars Charlie Reid and Lochlann Ó Mearáin onscreen.

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The Crown star Olivia Colman on location in Tralee last week

The Crown star Olivia Colman on location in Tralee last week

The Crown star Olivia Colman on location in Tralee last week

Olivia Colman’s new film has wrapped up production in Co. Kerry.

Joyride, directed by Emer Reynolds, who also was behind the Phil Lynott documentary Songs for While I'm Away, had a successful five-week shoot in the Kingdom this summer.

In the film, which is due to be released next year, Colman (47) will play Joy, a woman who finds herself accidentally travelling in a stolen car with a 13-year-old boy racer and a newborn baby.

The Academy Award winning actress will star alongside Irish stars Charlie Reid and Lochlann Ó Mearáin onscreen.

Most of the filming took place on location in Kerry with sequences filmed in Tralee, Ardfert, and Barrow beach.

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Colman filming a scene with Charlie Reid and Lochlainn O’Meara

Colman filming a scene with Charlie Reid and Lochlainn O’Meara

Colman filming a scene with Charlie Reid and Lochlainn O’Meara

Screenwriter Ailbhe Keogan was delighted to film in her native Kerry and said that Screen Kerry did “colossal work” to ensure the shoor went well, while director Emer Reynolds agreed that the location was perfect for the film.

“Kerry brought an ineffable magic to the film. Its people, beauty, wildness, poetry, humour, light and scale, all of which have seeped into the film's DNA,” Emer said.

Joyride brought employment opportunities for more than 100 people working in production, including local crew and trainees.

Kerry County Council have said that it recognises the economic benefit to the county of such a large-scale production.

Bridget Fitzgerald, Economic Development Officer at Kerry County Council, said: “We were delighted to support Joyride filming in the county. Kerry has great potential as a film location, and we cannot underestimate the economic impact of this.

Kate Kennelly, Kerry County Council’s Arts Officer, agreed that the film played a huge role in supporting “the creative sector working in film in Kerry at this time.”

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