Jamie Dornan to Star Alongside Judi Dench and Caitriona Balfe in Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' Movie
The movie is set to be filmed in Northern Ireland and England and will feature a host of Irish stars

Belfast Live, 4 September 2020
By Sheena McStravick

Thanks, Emma

Jamie Dornan has reportedly been cast in the new Kenneth Branagh movie where he will star alongside Dame Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds and Caitriona Balfe.

The film, entitled 'Belfast' is a semi-autobiographical tale written and directed Sir by Kenneth Branagh who has drawn on his early childhood experiences growing up in the north of the city.

The 59-year-old was born in Belfast in 1960, but his family moved to England when he was nine years old.

Jamie Dornan reveals he's been working on script with his friend for a new movie set in Belfast According to Daily Mail Showbiz columnist Baz Bamigboye, '50 Shades' star Dornan will play the role of Branagh's father in the movie with Dublin-born actor Caitriona Balfe playing his wife and Branagh's mother.

The star-studded cast will also feature Dame Judi Dench in the role of Branagh's grandmother with Belfast-born actor and Game of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds playing his grandfather.

It is also reported that filming has already begun in some parts of England in secret whilst plans are also afoot to film more scenes for the movie in Northern Ireland later this year.

One of Sir Kenneth's most recent projects was the Disney film 'Artemis Fowl' which was also partly filmed in Northern Ireland's stunning North Coast.

Speaking at the time as to why he chose Northern Ireland for the film Sir Kenneth told the Irish Examiner: "These days the world has seen what Northern Ireland looks like because you've all watched 'Game of Thrones'. So all those amazing locations in Game of Thrones we were taken to as kids like the Giant's Causeway and the North Antrim Coast and Dunluce Castle.

"Whenever we went there, my father was always telling me about the giants and the trolls who lived underneath. So I was very alive to the idea that underneath this incredibly green grass of Ireland was full of pixies and sprites that my father used to tell me about.


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