- 09 Jul 19
Dublin has a wealth of incredible young creatives taking the city by storm. The young creatives series showcases just a few of the people who continue to awe us with their talent and passion. Words by Roe McDermott and Aoife Bradshow.
Tallaght native Seana Kerslake is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most formidable talents. The 27-year-old actress stunned audiences and critics alike in the beautifully nuanced coming-of-age tale A Date For Mad Mary (2016), wherein she played a troubled young woman trying to turn her life around. Mary, Kerslake’s temperamental lead character, attempts to reconnect with friends and find a date to her best friend’s wedding – all the while struggling with the emotional toll of a life-changing stint behind bars. Kerslake was awarded Best Breakthrough Performance in the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards in 2016, winning the award by a landslide.
She has also brought her comedic chops to the RTE 2 series Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, a hilarious and biting look at a friendship between two Dublin girls that starts to unravel; and gave a scene-stealing turn in Hot Press’ Film Of The Year 2018, Dublin Oldschool. Kerslake has also attracted international attention for her recent role in Lee Cronin’s horror The Hole In The Ground, in which she plays a young mother succumbing to fear and paranoia when she suspects that an evil force is affecting her and her son.