Directors Masterclass with Mike Newell

Saturday, July 9th Galmont Hotel, 2.30pm

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Donnie Brasco (1997), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), what do all these titles have in common? These films and many more are part of the wide-ranging filmography of award-winning director Mike Newell.

Newell’s filmography includes Dance with a Stranger (1984) winner of Cannes’ Prix de la Jeunesse, The Good Father (1985) winner of the Prix Italia, Enchanted April (1991) winner of 2 Golden Globes and the modern Irish classic, Into the West. In 1994, Newell directed Four Weddings and a Funeral, the record-breaking romantic comedy, which went on to win four BAFTA’s including Best Film and Best Direction and garnered two Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.

In America, Newell made the mafia thriller Donnie Brasco (1997) starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino, followed by such films as Pushing Tin (1999), starring Cate Blanchett, John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie, and Mona Lisa Smile (2003) with Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Newell served as Executive Producer on several projects including Traffic (2000) and High Fidelity (2000).

As the Director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Newell became the first British director to helm an instalment of the hugely popular franchise. Newell’s recent feature credits include Prince of Persia, Great Expectations and his latest, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for Studio Canal starring Lily James and Michiel Huisman.

Presented in association with Screen Ireland, the directing masterclass will be facilitated by leading Irish film director Kieron J. Walsh.

All masterclasses are open to film industry professionals and cost €25. To apply for a place contact


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