Special event: An Audience With John Connors at Duncairn Arts Centre
DUNCAIRN Arts Centre in Belfast will be hosting a special evening with acclaimed Irish actor John Connors this May.
An Audience with John Connors will find the star of Love/Hate and Irish indie hit Cardboard Gangsters – the gritty Dublin-set crime flick which he starred in, co-wrote and received the IFTA Best Actor award for – in conversation with Irish News columnist and Radio Ulster DJ Lynette Fay at the Duncairn on Friday May 11.
Connors (28) has become an outspoken critic of the classist attitude of the Irish Film Board (IFB) and Irish society in general, and has also often spoken candidly about the discrimination he faced growing up as a member of the Travelling community.
"I know film-makers who don't want to step out of line with the Film Board one bit," he told IrishCentral.com, referencing his now infamous IFTA acceptance speech in which he called out the IFB for not supporting Cardboard Gangsters.
"I'll be honest, I don't give a s***. That's my approach to life. It's the reason I got into acting, it's the reason I allowed myself to get into acting, I don't care about failing or consequence."
The London-born star is currently preparing to work with US-based Co Tyrone writer/director Colin Broderick on the film A Bend In The River alongside Derry-born former boxer John Duddy, with shooting due to begin in locations across the north next month.
He will also soon be seen in new four-part web series Sucking Diesel.
:: Ticket information available via TheDuncairn.com