EXCLUSIVE! Raw star Tara Lee lands new role in Irish movie A Date For Mad Mary

The actress will also get to show off her singing skills in the flick

Dublin actress Tara Lee has landed a role in new Irish film A Date For Mad Mary - and she'll get to show off her musical talents.

Tara, who played Emma in RTE drama Raw, will get to sing in them movie, also starring Love/Hate star Denise McCormack.

"I got the part after going through three or four rounds of auditions. I felt a really close connection to my character Jess when reading the script," she told Goss.ie.

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"Jess is someone who's just starting to find herself. Though she appears confident and popular on the outside, she's always been a bit of a lone wolf."


"I get to sing a bit, which is awesome because I get to combine my two loves," she revealed.

This is Tara's second big casting since RTE axed Raw. The actress recently filmed scenes with Jamie Dornan for BBC drama.

"The Fall was an incredible experience. Alan and Julien (director and producer) were so sweet and chilled out. But they meant business too," she said.

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"I had one scene with Jamie and he's absolutely lovely."

A Date for Mad Mary sees Mary McArdle return to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. B

ack home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is the Maid of Honour.

When Charlene refuses Mary a plus one for the wedding, on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary is determined to prove her wrong. She throws herself into the local dating scene.

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Sherlock star Yasmine Akram originally played Mad Mary in the first play in Drogheda.

The movie will be produced by Ed Guiney (The Guard, Frank, Lobster, Room) and Juliette Bonass (Glassland, Get Up & Go) with Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures as Executive Producer.

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