Saturday 22 October 2016

Stars take to the small screen for RTE's Rebellion

Charlie Murphy, Brian Gleeson and Sarah Greene are all set to star in a new RTE drama to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising.

Rebellion is a five-part serial drama that charts the violent birth of modern Ireland.

The show is set over the three weeks of Easter 1916 and will be filmed in the Dublin area in the coming months.

"Rebellion will tell personal stories which are intertwined with the political events of the time," according to RTE's head of drama, Jane Gogan.

"However, it is a drama, not a history lesson, and our story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of 1916.


"Men, women and children from Belfast, Dublin and London - people whose lives were irrevocably changed by this extraordinary period."

Casting director Maureen Hughes recently revealed that Love/Hate star Charlie is set to play a "lead role" in the production.

"We are in the middle of casting at the moment and she plays a lead role. She is huge at the moment," she said.

Charlie has gone from playing a gangster's moll in the gangland drama to appearing in BBC's The Village and Happy Valley.

She is currently shooting on location in Budapest and is expected to return to Ireland soon for pre-production.

Meanwhile, Sarah Greene can currently be seen on the small screen as Hecate in Penny Dreadful.

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