I got the opportunity to work with Neil Delamere again this year on his new TV Show called There is Something About St. Patrick, which was fantastic as always. I worked with Neil on both The Panel and the IFTA award winning show The Only Viking in the Village, all of which were truly hilarious.
I was assisted by the lovely Elaine Finnan and Beth Young. Our days mostly consisted of very basic make-up seeing as it is set so far back in history. So our main concern was looking after hair, ensuring that it was styled appropriately. We also had to make sure that the Pagans looked rough and ready!
Here are some behind the scene snaps from the shoot. Clockwise from the top left picture:
1.) My assistant Beth with her “Emma Farrell Makeup” the imposter
2.) The lads on a long boat out to sea…they are anchored right?
3.) Inside Drimnagh Castle
4.) Exterior of Drimnagh Castle on a clear but freeezing day!
Here is a little teaser to whet your appetite. Be sure to tune into St. Patrick on RTE 1 @ 10.15pm and let me know what you think.
Lots of love,
WATCH NEIL DELAMERE GO IN SEARCH OF ST PATRICK – THURSDAY MARCH 14TH – 10:15PM RTE ONE!
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT PATRICK will see one of Ireland’s top comedians, Neil Delamere, travel the length and breadth of the country (and beyond) to meet experts, historians and St Patrick’s Day revellers, to discover the truth about our Patron Saint. Along the way he’ll take to the stand-up stage to share his hilarious and often irreverent observations about St Patrick, while comedy sketches starring some of Ireland’s best comedic talent, will show us an entirely new side to the Patrick we thought we knew.
Not content to just separate the truth about Patrick from the myth, Neil will physically get to grips with life in Ireland during Patrick’s time. He’ll experience pagan customs, wrangle snakes, get kidnapped and taken across rough seas, climb Croagh Patrick barefoot, eat, dress and travel like Patrick, all in an attempt to figure out the man behind the Mitre.