Leah Minto: Dublin's Newschool of Acting
Leah Minto, the latest guest on Green Rebel, is a theater and film actor from Dublin. Her latest role is in Dublin Oldschool, which was released nationwide this weekend. Directed by Dave Tynan and starring Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson, it is rightfully described as one of the greatest Irish films of recent years. The film takes place over a drug-fuelled bank holiday weekend in Dublin. Lead character Jason, played by Emmet Kirwan reconnects with his estranged brother Daniel, played by Ian Lloyd Anderson, a recovering addict living on the streets. Leah, playing Aisling is one of Jason's friends.
Prior to Dublin Old School, Leah has starred in two seasons of the TV drama Red Rock and in the motion picture What Richard Did, in 2012.
Leah discovered acting at the Dublin Youth Theatre while still at school and immediately found her calling and her tribe. It's where she first met writer and actor Emmet Kirwan. Leah lived for three years in Norway before returning back to Dublin two years ago. Now she is about to embark on another journey to attend the Oxford School of Drama in the fall.
During our chat, we talk about creativity, acting, the Irish drink culture, mental health, the artistic unsteady and unpredictable work and its more conventional counterpart: the more predictable office work. Both Leah and her sister Jess, lead singer in the music group Barq have opted for the artistic path. Recorded just before the Pride Parade, we also touch on key societal issues in Ireland and how their treatment differs immensely to places such as Norway.
Dublin Oldschool is in cinemas nationwide.
Casting Directors may also find her through Spotlight UK
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Presented by Emily O'Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova.
Produced by Irina Dzhambazova.
Music by Le Boom