- 16 Apr 21
'Fishermen's Friends 2: Bound for South Australia' will follow the Cornish band as they ready themselves to perform at Glastonbury festival.
The original film describes the true story of a group of Cornish fishermen who formed a sea shanty group,
'The Fisherman's Friends', and eventually signed to Universal Records and achieved surprise worldwide fame. The Cornish fishermen achieve a top 10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanty songs.
The Dublin native, known for her rockabilly revival style of music, will appear in the sequel later this year.
May will be portray the role of Aubrey Flynn, joining Daniels Mays, James Purefoy, Maggie Steed and others in the feel good film.
She announced the news on Instagram account this morning, alongside a photo of her casting notice.
"So the big secret is... I’m making my acting debut in Fisherman’s Friends 2 as Aubrey Flynn," she wrote.
"I’ll join the original cast to tell a beautiful story on the shores of enchanting Cornwall. It’s a bit of a dream of mine to be honest. I’ve certainly been called a drama queen so. So far it’s truly been an absolute honour to work alongside Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft, James Spring, @jamespurefoyactor and my other cast mates. Adventure calls and so I follow!!"
The Liberties musician will release her forthcoming sixth studio album, 11 Past the Hour, on April 23rd via Decca Records.
"In its big and generous heart, 11 Past The Hour is a fascinating, creative, and resonant offering from one of Ireland’s most renowned rock ‘n’ roll artists," Hot Press' Tanis Smither wrote of the new LP.