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The Actors: Liam Cunningham

Liam Cunningham talks about his role as Neil Barry, a man at a crossroads in his life.

"Neil is an alcoholic whose marriage has broken down. He is one of these guys who has been wining and dining clients, and the lunches have started getting longer and longer. Then when there's a bit of trouble the first thing he does is dive into a bottle.

He arrives in Cape Town initially to work for his father-in-law but decides he needs a complete rethink of his life and a complete separation from his family in Ireland.

So he simplifies his life and though he isn't looking for another relationship - he bumps into another lost soul. They are two fish out of water - strangers in a strange land, who embark on a journey. He, I suppose, on her coat tails. He rediscovers himself, finds his soul and learns that we can all love again. Dramatically it's a character piece more than a huge narrative piece. It's subtle."

Liam enjoyed filming in the 'Mother City'

"My impressions of working in Cape Town have been incredible. The fact that our television production was able to get major 'world' landmarks like Table Mountain, and Boulders Beach closed off for our exclusive use is an incredible facility to have."

Liam Cunningham made his movie debut with a small role in Mike Newell's 'Into the West', which was produced by Little Bird. Since then he has gone on to become one of Ireland's leading film and television actors. His recent film credits include; Ken Loach's Palme D'or winning film 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley' and Neil Jordan's 'Breakfast on Pluto'. Recent television credits include 'Murphy's Law', The Clinic', 'Showbands' and 'Prime Suspect'.

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