Sing Street


Ferdia Walsh-Peelo in SING STREET

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo


Ferdia Walsh-Peelo began performing on stage as a boy soprano soloist at the age of seven. Coached by his mother, soprano Toni Walsh, he went on to win all the vocal competitions nationally as a boy treble, scooping bursaries and top prizes every time he sang. At the age of twelve he toured Ireland with Opera Theatre Company’s production of Mozart’s Magic Flute. He then played the role of Miles in Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw under conductor David Brophy.

Ferdia performed as guest boy soprano in various choral works including the Chichester Psalms, Ceremony of Carols and as Jake in Brian Irvine’s Rain Falling Up with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. In 2012 Ferdia clinched a much-coveted spot on the Late Late Toy Show singing O Holy Night and accompanying himself on piano.

At the age of fourteen he walked into an open casting for John Carney’s Sing Street, his rendition of Blackbird by the Beatles put him on the shortlist for the role of Cosmo.

Ferdia attends an Irish-language school (Gaelscoil) in Bray Co. Wicklow.


Lucy Boynton in SING STREET

Lucy Boynton


Lucy’s previous feature film credits include Osgood Perkins’ February; Ron Maxwell’s Copperhead and Chris Noonan’s Miss Potter.

Previous notable television credits include Simon Kaijser’s Life In Squares for BBC 2; Joss Agnew’s Law & Order UK for ITV1; Giuseppe Capotondi’s Endeavour for ITV1; Borgia for Canal+; Lewis – The Gift of Promise for ITV; Channel 4’s Mo directed by Philip Martin; Ballet Shoes directed by Sandra Goldbacher for BBC and John Alexander’s Sense And Sensibility for BBC.


Jack Reynor in SING STREET

Jack Reynor


Jack Reynor is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading actors. As the major breakout of 2013's TIFF and Tribeca Film Festival, he has caught the attention of the industry’s most talented people including Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Vince Vaughn, and Mark Wahlberg. Reynor recently became Ireland’s highest grossing actor for a single film for his starring role in the latest installment of the Transformers series. Raised in Ireland, he has grown up with an incredible work ethic and a strong passion for films.

Reynor stars in the second feature from Irish director Gerard Barrett Glassland, a provocative human-trafficking story set in Dublin, alongside Toni Collette. Reynor recently finished filming the upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel. Jack also stars in Julian Jarrold’s Girls Night Out.

Most recently, Reynor won the 2014 Rising Star Award at CinemaCon. Reynor garnered rave reviews for playing the titular character in the Irish independent film What Richard Did directed by Richard Karlsen, for which he also won the IFTA Award for Best Actor of 2013.

Reynor made his US film debut in the Vince Vaughn comedy Delivery Man in 2013.


Maria Doyle Kennedy in SING STREET

Maria Doyle Kennedy


Maria’s recent notable film credits include Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending; Alan Gilsenan’s The Swan song of Eliza Lynch; A Thousand Times Goodnight directed by Erik Poppe; Anthony O’Briens’ The Timber; Albert Nobbs directed by Rodrigo Garcia; Gillies MacKinnon’s Tara Road; Ian Fitzgibbon’s Spin The Bottle; Mike Figgis’ Miss Julie and I Could Read The Sky directed by Nichola Bruce.

Maria’s previous notable television credits include Dominic Leclerc’s Call The Midwife; Temple Street Productions’ Orphan Black for which she won a Canadian Screen Award 2013; ITV’s Downton Abbey; The Tudors for Showtime USA for which she won two IFTA’s and a Canadian Screen Award.


Aidan Gillen


Aidan Gillen played Stuart Alan Jones in the groundbreaking Channel 4 television series, Queer As Folk, and its sequel, for which he received a British Academy Television Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for his portrayal of Teach, in the Dublin Gate Theatre’s 2007 production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, the same year playing Richard Roma in the west end production of Glengarry Glen Ross. In 2004 having been spotted by producers playing Mick (TONY nominated performance) in the Broadway production of The Caretaker, Gillen joined the main cast of HBO’s acclaimed television series The Wire, portraying Tommy Carcetti for three seasons, for which he received an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television.

In 2011 Gillen joined the main cast of HBO’s award-winning series Game Of Thrones portraying Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish, for which we received his second Irish Film and Television Award nomination. He starred with Jason Statham and David Morrissey, as cop killer Barry Weiss, in the British crime-thriller Blitz. Gillen played crime boss John Boy in the acclaimed Irish crime drama Love/Hate for which he received his third Irish Film and Television Award nomination and second win. That same year he won the best actor award at Milan Film Festival for his performance in Treacle Jr, also picking up a best actor nomination at the British Independent Film Awards.

He played the CIA agent in the opening of The Dark Knight Rises and starred with Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson in the British/Irish spy-drama Shadow Dancer. He also appeared in John Michael McDonagh’s film Calvary and in the American Independent film Under The Harvest Sky as well as the Sigur Ros Valtari Mystery film Ekki Mukk.

Recently completed projects include Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Knights of the Round Table, RTE mini series Charlie as the lead Charles J Haughey, BBC thriller May Day and the feature film Mazerunner: Scorch Trials. He also starred in Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too, which premiered at the Berlin film festival as well as Simon Blakes debut feature Still.


Kelly Thornton in SING STREET

Kelly Thornton


Chosen from an open casting for the leading juvenile role in Lance Daly’s award winning feature Life’s A Breeze, Kelly was nominated for a Lead Actress Film IFTA Award in 2014. Actor Zachary Quinto presented Kelly with the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh.

Since then Kelly has been cast in a guest lead in RTE’s most successful TV drama, Love Hate and appeared in season four of the show. Kelly most recently finished shooting the role of Corrina Mallon on RTE’s mini – series Clean Break, directed by Gillies MacKinnon.


Ben Carolan


Ben Carolan has previously appeared in RTE’s productions Elev8 and The Late Late Toy Show for television.

Sing Street is his first feature film.


Mark McKenna


Mark McKenna is an 18-year-old Dublin lad who has developed a love of music and acting from a young age.

Mark is currently a member of Dublin Youth Theatre and also of Portmarnock Youth Theatre.

Sing Street is his first feature film.



Percy Chamburuka


Percy is currently a student at the Institute of Technology Tallaght reading for a BA in Business Management.

His past achievements as a performer include being accepted into a theatre programme called Tenderfoot; being signed to an independent music label and being the CEO and Founder of B.A.M dance academy in 2013.

Sing Street is his first feature film.


Conor Hamilton


Conor Hamilton is a 16-year-old Dubliner, currently in his 5th Year at Glasnevin-based Irish- language school, Scoil Chaitriona.

Conor is a songwriter with currently over 25 songs under his belt and he has released two singles; Daydreamer and Lately, both in 2013. He has headlined a sold-out show at the Academy, one of Dublin’s premier music venues, and he is looking forward to the forthcoming release of his new single, You Got It In You that was recorded at Dublin’s prestigious Sun Studios, and is produced by Mick Heffernan. Conor is planning the release of an as-yet untitled four-track EP.

Conor’s previous television work includes presenting for RTE Young People programmes, including Elev8.

Sing Street is his first feature film.


Karl Rice


Karl Rice has been starring in Christmas Pantomimes in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre alongside Jedward and at the Helix since 2008. He has won awards for dancing and entertaining, that include Adjudicators Award for Best Choreography; Showbiz Kids 2013 and also Star of the Show: Showbiz Kids 2011.

He starred as Johnny in the short film Cluck in 2011 and as Donal in the Irish Film Board Signature short film Cutting Grass alongside John Hannah, in 2014.

Sing Street is his first feature film.



Ian Kenny


Ian Kenny was born and raised in North Dublin and is pretty much as Irish as they come. He is a full time DCU student doing a degree in marketing innovation and technology but ultimately would like to make acting his full time career.

Ian fell into acting almost by accident aged 5, when he was cast in Ireland’s longest running soap Fair City in the role of cheeky TJ Deegan, and played that role up until the age of 18.

Sing Street is his first feature film.


Don Wycherley

Brother Baxter

Don Wycherley’s most recent notable feature film credits include Paul Fraser’s My Brothers; Ian Fitzgibbon’s Perrier’s Bounty; Tom Hall’s Wide Open Spaces; Neil Jordan’s Ondine; John Carney’s Zonad; Lenny Abrahamson’s Garage; Paddy Breathnach’s ‘Shrooms; Joel Schumacher’s Veronica Guerin; Lance Hool’s One Man’s Hero; Ruairi Robinsons The Silent City and Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins.

Most recent television credits include Moone Boy II; John Carney’s Bachelor’s Walk I,II,III and Bachelor’s Walk Christmas Special; Ian Fitzgibbon’s Showbands; Kieran Prendiville’s Ballykissangel; Martin Friend’s Making The Cut and Channel 4’s Father Ted.


Lydia McGuinness

Miss Dunne

Lydia McGuinness’ most recent film and television credits include Peter Murphy and Rachel Moriarty’s Traders; Jonathan Lambert’s Lethal Dialect ’13 ‘till infinity; Phil Sheeran’s Daddy Christmas; Jackson Williams’ SpeedDating; Peter McGlynn’s Natural Selection; Patrick McKenna’s The Blaggettes and Anthony Byrne’s Love/Hate.