Eoin Macken – In the murky mind of a teenage boy


Deirdre Reynolds on the debut novel from screenwriter, actor and director Eoin Macken: “Multitalented Macken has told how the story of a 15-year-old Dublin lad called Sam, struggling to find his way in the world after falling in with the wrong crowd, is partly autobiographical, although presumably not the bits about skipping off school or shoplifting a porno mag. And while you can’t exactly imagine Ireland’s own Dr McDreamy having had trouble with girls or the ‘in’ gang growing up, like Sam does, he certainly writes it well.”

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A model life


One of Ireland’s most successful recent exports has to be model Eoin Macken. Only a few years ago, Eoin won the coveted model competition at the huge UCD Arts fashion show, landing himself a contract with Morgan The Agency.

Then, after only a few months treading the Irish catwalks (and his famous Maxol ad campaign), he was in the U.S. modelling for none other than fashion mecca Abercrombie & Fitch. A&F launched their latest catalogue last month and tagged Eoin as a rising star.

Now it seems that he’s not just a pretty face and is set to star in a new Irish movie. – Written by Wayne Cronin, Social Dublin

Watch his interview on TV3’s Ireland AM

Actor Eoin Macken lands Best Newcomer nomination at Irish Book Awards

“He’s already top of his game in the acting world, and now Eoin Macken has landed a nomination at this year’s Irish Book Awards. The Dublin actor, best known for his role in BBC drama Merlin, has been nominated in the Best Newcomer category. The nomination comes just weeks after his debut novel Kingdom of Scars was released in Ireland. Meanwhile TV presenter Graham Norton has been nominated in the Best Nonfiction category.”

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Eoin Macken launches his debut novel Kingdom of Scars

Fair City Sings

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Taking part are:

Pat Nolan (Barry O’Hanlon)
Sorcha Furlong (Orla Kirwan)
Dave Duffy (Leo Dowling)
Tom Hopkins (Christy Phelan)
Jenny Kavanagh (Cleo Collins)
Eoin Macken (Gavin Cluxton)
Rebecca Smyth (Annette Daly)
Rachel Sarah Murphy (Jo Fahey)

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Eoin Macken appears in short ‘All The Little Things’

Showbiz Ireland: “Set in Miami in the not-to-distant-future, ‘All The Little Things’ is a ten minute short which will open the Irish Film Institute’s horror season this coming Halloween, and it’s sure to scare the bejaysus out of any of you sleazy nightclub crawlers out to hit on anything in a dress and a pair of stilettos. Hell, it scared the crappola outta us! For the plot of the movie turns-the-tables on men, when a coven of leggy stunners actually take the bait when hit with their cheesy chat-up-lines. Instead of taking them home for a sexual liaison, the guys become an after club snack for these cruel sirens.”

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Showbiz Ireland: “Coming from the twisted mind of Director Jason Figgis, All the Little Things contrasts opulent locations and gorgeously turned out sophisti-cats against their primordial urge to dismember and consume their masculine counterparts. The deadly Black Widow Spider could take notes from these gals!”. “When we caught up with Sonya and the movie’s leading lady Maria Manton, they were calmly discussing whether bludgeoning with a hammer, removing nipples with pliers or the sound of a hacksaw blade eating through human bone would create the ultimate cinematic affect – their cling-wrapped victims Eoin Macken and Steve Gunn looked on uncomfortable.”

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U.C.D Fashion show – produced a wealth of talent!

Talk about an event! The U.C.D Fashion show has it all; Glitz, glamour, amazing professionalism and sheer good humour and good fun. The Fashion Show is now in its 19th year. At the heart of all the drama is a desire to raise funds for charity. It is set to be the biggest fashion extravaganza in Europe with all proceeds going to the Tsunami Relief Fund. Former Miss World and UCD student Rosanna Davison will be presenting the show this year.

The Show has become a highlight in the social calendar of Ireland. Last years show, held at the Point Theatre, was the largest ever student fashion show in Europe. This year with ever growing interest in the show we are set to launch the event in to the international arena.

The UCD Arts Fashion Show is a hotbed of young Irish talent and will showcase some of Ireland’s leading young Irish designers in conjunction with the “UCD Model of the Year” competition, which has been established as one of the main fashion competitions in Ireland. This year we are delighted to announce a Male and Female Model of the Year Award due to the phenomenal success of candidates to date. In the past, such Irish super-models as Pamela Brannigan and Zoe Grey have been discovered and are now working internationally with such editorials as American Vogue.

The show has produced a wealth of talent, Miss World, Rosanna Davison was discovered and experienced her first taste of the catwalk at the show. Rosalind Lipsett represented Ireland in the International Miss Hawaiian Tropic Competition, who recently signed to Boss models New York. Eoin Macken was chosen to be the new face of the American Fashion Label Abercrombie and Fitch 2004 Campaign and Tara Chetty opened for Valentino A/W 2003 in New York, not to mention Donal Patterson the new face of the McDonalds international TV campaign.

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