Wicklow’s position as the “Hollywood of Ireland” has been given a major boost by the decision of Wicklow County Council to allow for a 100 per cent reduction in development contributions for film studio infrastructure.
The move will encourage the further development of film-making facilities in County Wicklow.
Councillors, who approved the initiative today (Monday, 5th October) also agreed to make a case to central government for the raising of the cap on the section 481 tax credit scheme and are seeking an extension of the scheme to 2025, to encourage the development of much needed infrastructure for the film industry.
Films shot on location in County Wicklow.
Director: Steven Soderbergh.
Starring: Ewan McGregor
Locations: Russborough House, Blessington
ITV TV series
Director: Robert Quinn
Starring: Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller, Andrew Lee-Potts, Ben Mansfield, and Alexander Siddig
Locations: Wicklow Head
The Final Furlong
Directed by Agnes Merlet
Starring: Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Rachel Hurd-Wood
Locations: Clermont College, Rathnew.
World 2000 production
Starring: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green
Locations: Killruddery, Powerscourt, Luggalla Estate, Sally Gap, Brittas Bay.
Director: Nick Willing
Starring: Anna Friel, Rhys Ifans, Charles Dance and Bob Hoskins.
Locations: Blessington Lakes.
Honeymoon for One
Director: Kevin Connor
Starring: Nicolette Sheridan and Greg Wise.
Locations: Enniskerry, Powerscourt.
Starring: Adrian Pasdar and Amy Huberman
Director: Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Starring:Amy Huberman, Marcella Plunkett, Tom Hickey, Martin Sheen and Stephen Rea
Locations: Powerscourt Waterfall, Newcastle.
RTE TV Drama
Dragnet: A feature film starring Peter
Mullan and Gary Lewis. Shot in Wicklow Town
Short Films: 'Torramh', 'After This', 'Marian
and the Princess.
Advertisements: Vodaphone and Kerrygold.
Always: RTE Television series filmed in
There are a number of feature films and Television
series in preparation to go into production soon:
Isidingo: Well known South African Soap
Series shooting several episodes around County
The Tudors: Television series based in
Ardmore Studios and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Becoming Jane: Starring Anne Hathaway,
Maggie Smith and Julie Walters.
A Tiger's Tale: Feature film to be directed
by John Boorman and starring Brendan Gleeson.