27 August 2015

Colm Meaney to play Martin McGuinness

Deadline.com is reporting that Colm Meaney will play Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness in The Journey, which starts shooting in Northern Ireland and Scotland next month.

The film is a fictional account of the changing relationship between McGuinness and the DUP's firebrand leader Ian Paisley (played by Timothy Spall) as the former sworn enemies come together in a new government after the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement.

Colin Bateman is writing the script, with Nick Hamm (Killing Bono) directing.

Meaney gave his support to McGuinness when the Derry politician ran for the presidency of Ireland in 2011.