Galway Film Fleadh is thrilled to announce that Matthew Modine will be the subject of this year’s Actors Masterclass, proudly sponsored by Screen Ireland.
An award-winning actor, Modine is best known for his role as ‘Private Joke’ in Stanley Kubrick’s Academy Award-nominated film Full Metal Jacket (1987). He has also appeared in a variety of other films, including The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal (2021), Married to the Mob (1988) and Birdy (1984). Modine returns to the Netflix global phenomenon, and Emmy and SAG Award-winning series, Stranger Things (2016-present), reprising his role as ‘Dr. Martin “Papa” Brenner’ in Season 4. The show is critically acclaimed and has become the most watched English-language series in the world.
Next month, Matthew will star in the latest feature from acclaimed director Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer, opposite Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Florence Pugh. Modine also recently finished filming two movies; Hard Miles (2023), directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna, and Retribution, directed by Nimrod Antal and starring Liam Neeson, a long-time friend of Modine’s. Cinco Dedos Peliculas, Modine’s production company, recently produced a beautiful, animated feature film, My Love Affair with Marriage, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and is currently screening at festivals around the globe.
Matthew Modine will attend this year’s Galway Film Fleadh for the World Premiere of his upcoming film, The Martini Shot. This existential drama follows Modine, as an ailing movie director as he begins to shoot what he believes to be his final work of art. What starts out as a normal movie, ends up being an exploration of mortality and one’s profound effect on the world. Filmed in Ireland and directed by Stephen Wallis, this film has an abundantly rich cast including, John Cleese, Derek Jacobi, Stuart Townsend and Fiona Glascott.
The Actors Masterclass will take place on July 15th. For more information click here
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