Martin McCann

Martin McCann grew up with a brother and sister in the Divis Flats area of Falls Road in Belfast. In 2006 Lord Richard Attenborough cast McCann in his film after seeing him play Alex in a stage production of A Clockwork Orange. Attenborough called Spielberg and recommended McCann. He was invited to LA to audition for 'The Pacific' HBO miniseries, Attenborough sent along scenes from his film for Spielberg to view. McCann was cast in The Pacific as R.V. Burgin. In early 2010 he filmed in Belfast for the new music-comedy Killing Bono, a film about the life of one of Bono's classmates who tries to make it in the music business, only to have his failures and frustrations magnified by the continued rise U2. McCann plays the role of Bono. He has performed on stage in Ireland and on tour. In 2011 Martin won the Irish Film and Television Award for best male performance in a feature film, the nominees in the category were fellow northern Irish man Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy and Colm Meaney. Martin has become Patron of the charity YouthAction Northern Ireland.

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Closing the Ring (2007)

During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to Michigan, where the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Dylan Roberts  •  Gene Dinovi

During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to Michigan, where the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Dylan Roberts  •  Gene Dinovi

Hollow (2010)

Award winning director Rob Sorrenti's latest short film 'Hollow' is a sensitive observation about the nature of addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Sorrenti
CAST:  Morven Christie  •  Martin McCann  •  Haydn Gwynne  •  Nonso Anozie

Award winning director Rob Sorrenti's latest short film 'Hollow' is a sensitive observation about the nature of addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Sorrenti
CAST:  Morven Christie  •  Martin McCann  •  Haydn Gwynne  •  Nonso Anozie

Jump (2012)

The lives of four twenty-somethings collide one fateful New Year's Eve in this twisty, blackly comic crime thriller set amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland, in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue. Johnny, a small-time crook, and Marie, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kieron J. Walsh
CAST:  Nichola Burley  •  Martin McCann  •  Charlene McKenna  •  Ciarán McMenamin

The lives of four twenty-somethings collide one fateful New Year's Eve in this twisty, blackly comic crime thriller set amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland, in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue. Johnny, a small-time crook, and Marie, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kieron J. Walsh
CAST:  Nichola Burley  •  Martin McCann  •  Charlene McKenna  •  Ciarán McMenamin

'71 (2014)

A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yann Demange
CAST:  Jack O'Connell  •  Paul Anderson  •  Sean Harris  •  Sam Reid

A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yann Demange
CAST:  Jack O'Connell  •  Paul Anderson  •  Sean Harris  •  Sam Reid

Whole Lotta Sole (2011)

In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry George
CAST:  Colm Meaney  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Martin McCann  •  Yaya Alafia

In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry George
CAST:  Colm Meaney  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Martin McCann  •  Yaya Alafia

Shadow Dancer (2012)

Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Clive Owen  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Aidan Gillen

Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Clive Owen  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Aidan Gillen

Killing Bono (2011)

The true story of Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Hamm
CAST:  Ben Barnes  •  Robert Sheehan  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Krysten Ritter

The true story of Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Hamm
CAST:  Ben Barnes  •  Robert Sheehan  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Krysten Ritter

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Jason Flemyng

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Jason Flemyng

Magpie (2014)

A man lives in a forest, surviving through murder and deceit. When he finds himself drawn to two strangers, his strict code of self-preservation is put to the test  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fingleton
CAST:  Martin McCann  •  Olivia Williams  •  Mia Goth  •  Paul Kennedy

A man lives in a forest, surviving through murder and deceit. When he finds himself drawn to two strangers, his strict code of self-preservation is put to the test  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fingleton
CAST:  Martin McCann  •  Olivia Williams  •  Mia Goth  •  Paul Kennedy

Boogaloo and Graham (2014)

In 1970's Belfast two young boys discover the facts of life aided by the help of their pet chickens.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lennox
CAST:  Charlene McKenna  •  Martin McCann  •  Jonathan Harden  •  Riley Hamilton

In 1970's Belfast two young boys discover the facts of life aided by the help of their pet chickens.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lennox
CAST:  Charlene McKenna  •  Martin McCann  •  Jonathan Harden  •  Riley Hamilton

My Name Is Emily (2016)

Packed off to a foster home after her father is insti­tu­tion­al­ized, a rebellious young Irish girl resolves to bust her dad out of the hospital where he's been confined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Fitzmaurice
CAST:  Evanna Lynch  •  Michael Smiley  •  George Webster  •  Deirdre Mullins

Packed off to a foster home after her father is insti­tu­tion­al­ized, a rebellious young Irish girl resolves to bust her dad out of the hospital where he's been confined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Fitzmaurice
CAST:  Evanna Lynch  •  Michael Smiley  •  George Webster  •  Deirdre Mullins

X+Y (2014)

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Matthews
CAST:  Alexa Davies  •  Asa Butterfield  •  Jake Davies  •  Eddie Marsan

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Matthews
CAST:  Alexa Davies  •  Asa Butterfield  •  Jake Davies  •  Eddie Marsan

Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016)

By the early 1980s, after two decades of violence and unrest, the situation in Northern Ireland took a sudden and profound turn inside the infamous Maze Prison. Seeking the right to be treated as political prisoners rather than common criminals, Irish Republicans ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brendan J. Byrne
CAST:  Martin McCann  •  Gerry Adams  •  Norman Tebbit  •  Seán Donlon

By the early 1980s, after two decades of violence and unrest, the situation in Northern Ireland took a sudden and profound turn inside the infamous Maze Prison. Seeking the right to be treated as political prisoners rather than common criminals, Irish Republicans ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brendan J. Byrne
CAST:  Martin McCann  •  Gerry Adams  •  Norman Tebbit  •  Seán Donlon

The Rezort (2016)

The ReZort, a post apocalyptic safari, offers paying guests the opportunity to kill zombies in the wake of an outbreak.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barker
CAST:  Dougray Scott  •  Jessica De Gouw  •  Martin McCann  •  Elen Rhys

The ReZort, a post apocalyptic safari, offers paying guests the opportunity to kill zombies in the wake of an outbreak.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barker
CAST:  Dougray Scott  •  Jessica De Gouw  •  Martin McCann  •  Elen Rhys

The Survivalist (2015)

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fingleton
CAST:  Mia Goth  •  Martin McCann  •  Olwen Fouéré  •  Barry Ward

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fingleton
CAST:  Mia Goth  •  Martin McCann  •  Olwen Fouéré  •  Barry Ward

Coward (2012)

Coward is a 28 minute film set during World War 1 that brings to light some of the brutal treatment soldiers received for suffering what would now be known as shell-shock. It follows two cousins, Andrew and James, from their home in Northern Ireland who join the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Roddham
CAST:  Martin McCann  •  Sean Stewart  •  Joe Van Moyland  •  Mark O'Halloran

Coward is a 28 minute film set during World War 1 that brings to light some of the brutal treatment soldiers received for suffering what would now be known as shell-shock. It follows two cousins, Andrew and James, from their home in Northern Ireland who join the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Roddham
CAST:  Martin McCann  •  Sean Stewart  •  Joe Van Moyland  •  Mark O'Halloran

Maze (2017)

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Burke
CAST:  Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  •  Barry Ward  •  Martin McCann  •  Niamh McGrady

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Burke
CAST:  Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  •  Barry Ward  •  Martin McCann  •  Niamh McGrady

Red Light (2017)

Having to move away due to his job, a kind man tries to convince his friend, a young prostitute, to stop working and run away with him - But all may not be as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Marcantonio
CAST:  Jessie Buckley  •  Martin McCann  •  Ben Peel

Having to move away due to his job, a kind man tries to convince his friend, a young prostitute, to stop working and run away with him - But all may not be as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Marcantonio
CAST:  Jessie Buckley  •  Martin McCann  •  Ben Peel

Lost in London (2017)

Within the course of a night, Woody Harrelson finds himself in a misadventure in London that winds him up in prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Harrelson
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Willie Nelson  •  Daniel Radcliffe

Within the course of a night, Woody Harrelson finds himself in a misadventure in London that winds him up in prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Harrelson
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Willie Nelson  •  Daniel Radcliffe

Property of the State (2016)

A woman must deal with the devastating effects of having a murderer for a brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kit Ryan
CAST:  Aisling Loftus  •  Patrick Gibson  •  Elaine Cassidy  •  David Rawle

A woman must deal with the devastating effects of having a murderer for a brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kit Ryan
CAST:  Aisling Loftus  •  Patrick Gibson  •  Elaine Cassidy  •  David Rawle
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