Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Michael will host the Masterclass at Galway

I had a great time in Memphis, Tennessee for the Eddie Vedder concert. So now I'm back and doing deep researching to update FF. I found more information about the Actors Masterclass at Galway Film Fleadh. It appears that yes indeed, Michael Fassbender will not only be there, but he will host the Masterclass. Only registered actors can attend this workshop, which is perfectly understandable. I just hope that there is a full report about the Masterclass posted somewhere so that we can know how well it went.

This must be such a great honor and a proud thing for Michael to be a part of. Here's more information about the event -

Fassbender to host Actors Masterclass at Galway Film Fleadh

The 21st Galway Film Fleadh and the Galway Film Centre, in association with Fás Screen Training Ireland, are delighted to announce that award winning actor Michael Fassbender is the subject of this year’s Actors Masterclass.The Master Class will take place on Saturday, July 11th and will be facilitated by leading casting agents, Ros Hubbard and Mary Maguire. The Class is open to all aspiring and budding actors and those interested should submit a CV to Mary Deely in the Galway Film Centre, Cluain Mhuire, Monivea Road, Galway. For further information please call 091 770748 or email

The Galway Film Fleadh will pay tribute to Michael Fassbender who is fast becoming a very respected Irish actor. He recently had main roles in two of the twenty films in competition in this year’s Cannes Film Festival. These were Inglourious Basterds, directed by Quentin Tarantino and Fish Tank, directed by Andrea Arnold. This in itself is quite an achievement. Michael played Lt. Archie Hicox in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and there is an ironic twist to this as his first acting assignment, 15 years ago, was in a stage version of Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.

Within that fifteen-year interim, Fassbender has established himself as a serious actor, learning his craft through Band Of Brothers, Colin Bateman’s Murphy’s Law and playing the part of Esmé in Francois Ozon’s wonderful Angel.Little prepared the uninitiated for Fassbender’s breakout, multi-award winning performance in Steve McQueen’s stunning Hunger. Fassbender only appears in the final two acts of the movie yet his portrayal of hunger striker, Bobby Sands is so complete, alive and dynamic that his performance possesses the movie. He lost 40 pounds for this role, as the latter half of the movie chronicles Sand’s physical disintegration. This is in contrast to his role as Stelios in Zack Synder’s 300, the previous year, where he played a Spartan warrior. As part of the Fleadh’s tribute to Michael Fassbender, Hunger will screen on Friday July 10th.

Source: Galway Film Centre

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