Talented Kids Performing Arts School and MVW Talent Agency are absolutely delighted to announce that young siblings Tadhg 4 and Saoirse Bowen 2, have been cast in the main children’s roles of “Anthony” and “Mary” in the feature film “Philomena”. 19 year old DJ McGrath has also secured the part of “John” in the film, who is actually “Anthony’s” estranged father.
The feature film based on actual events stars Oscar winning actress Judi Dench as “Philomena” and comedien Steve Coogan as “Martin Sixsmith”.
Philomena searches for her long lost son Anthony during the film- the role played by Tadhg. There are some really beautiful scenes throughout the film from start to finish of Tadhg and Saoirse, who plays his friend. DJ is heavily featured in the opening scenes of the film and is also seen in flasback sequences throughout.
The film is directed by Stephen Frears. Please see some pics attached of Tadhg and Saoirse on set, and also pictured with their parents Sharon and Kevin alongside Steve Coogan and director Stephen Frears. Both Tadhg and Saoirse, even at such a young age were hailed for being extremely professional for the entire film shoot. They were very popular with all cast and crew.
Funnily enough, they are actually too young to watch the film! However this did not stop them attending the premiere of PHILOMENA recently as VIP Guests at the IFI. DJ, Tadhg and Saoirse were photographed by the National Press and filmed for RTE News walking the Red Carpet. Tadhg was also interviewed on the 9pm news 🙂