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TALK | In Conversation with Saoirse Monica Jackson

Wednesday 31 Mar 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a conversation with Derry Girls’ Saoirse Monica Jackson on her journey from being a young actor trying to make it in the industry, to starring in Channel 4’s most successful comedy in the last 20 years.

In this online chat, we’ll learn what it’s like to be one of the Derry Girls, as Saoirse shares her rise to fame and her advice for aspiring young stars.

Saoirse will be interviewed by two young filmmakers, Rachel Okungbowa and Ross Wilders, from Nerve Centre’s Ones to Watch programme, supported by Film Hub NI. 

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This is a FREE event and part of Nerve Centre's #SpringIntotheCreativeIndustries month, supported by the Department for Communities and Northern Ireland Screen. For further information or to make us aware of any access needs, contact The link to join the zoom will be emailed to attendees the day before and audience questions are encouraged. 


About Saoirse

After finishing her A Levels at St. Cecilia’s College, Derry, Saoirse went on to study Acting at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester. After graduating, she acted in theatre productions, film and TV, including Harlan Coben’s The Five. However, it was her casting in Channel 4’s breakout hit Derry Girls, that saw her shoot to fame as the archetypal teenager Erin Quinn. 

About Rachel

Rachel Okungbowa is a creative photographer, videographer and marketing specialist from London based in Northern Ireland. As an aspiring presenter, her love for film and tv has presented opportunities to utilise her passion and tell her story through short artistic films. She’s also an advocate for self-care and wellbeing. 

About Ross

Ross Wilders is a filmmaker studying Cinematic Arts at Ulster University. He directed and co-wrote a short film entitled 'Plumbing the Depths of Knowledge' which he completed with the Nerve Centre as part of the BFI Film Academy, and also made a micro short film in 2020 entitled 'TALK'. 

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