Alecoe Haughey, 11, from Killybegs is pinching herself after landing a role in a star-studded Christmas film.
Thousands of young hopeful actors and actresses auditioned for what was a life changing opportunity for the young cast selected.
Thankfully Alecoe was one of the very few young actresses chosen to star in the movie “A Christmas Star”.
She was put through a rigorous auditioning process, but the young actresses performed exceptionally well throughout the entire process, to ensure she landed the coveted role.
11-year old Alecoe attends Niall Mor NS, and her mother Anne said she’s absolutely over the moon to have landed the part.
She told Donegal Daily, “From an early age she performed little shows at home with her brother and declared almost from when she could speak that she wanted to be an actress.
“Finding out she has been selected for a part in A Christmas Star is just a dream come true for Alecoe.
“She has enjoyed every minute of each audition. She has made new friends and hopefully will make a lot more.
“With each additional callback her confidence grew and getting the final offer of a part was just a joy beyond words for Alecoe.
“She just can’t wait for the filming to begin.
The young actress will be starring alongside some blockbuster names in the film industry, most notably Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson, who will provide the film’s voiceover.
Other notable names set to appear in the film are, Bronagh Waugh (The Fall) and Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey, The Crimson Field).
The film is being produced by Oscar winning film producer, Gareth Ellis Unwin who produced the critically acclaimed film The King’s Speech which starred Colin Firth.
The film also boasts the influences of acclaimed director Richard Elson (M.I. High, Shadow Trade, Steffi) and award winning film composer, Patrick Doyle as part of its production team.
The film itself, is a classic Cinemagic Christmas film.
It’s a heart-warming story of a spirited young girl who charms an entire village.
The film is set to hit the screens in early December 2015.Tags: