Dublin star of the stage and screen Liam Cunningham has been selected by St. Patrick’s Festival to lead this year’s Festival Parade which will wind its way through the streets of the capital from 12 noon on March 17th. The East Wall native was chosen in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Irish acting both at home and internationally.
Liam Cunningham, one of Ireland’s most recognisable actors, is probably best known for his starring role as Davos Seaworth in HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones which has garnered millions of fans across the world. His debut film role was in Irish classic Into The West where he played a police officer and since then he has gone on to star in movies such as War of the Buttons, Falling for a Dancer, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Clash of the Titans, The Guard and Hunger. His accomplishments on the small screen include Doctor Who, Northanger Abbey, Merlin and Titanic: Blood and Steel.
On receiving the honour of Grand Marshal, Liam said “I have always been a proud Irishman and Dubliner and do my best to represent my country and city when I am abroad working. It’s a huge honour to be invited back to lead the parade on our national holiday. I’m really looking forward to being a part of it.”
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