Deirdre O’Kane to star in British biopic Noble

Irish stand-up comic and actress Deirdre O’Kane (Intermission, Inside I’m Dancing) is set to star in the British biopic Noble at Destiny Films. It focuses on the life of Christina Noble, who overcame a harsh childhood in Ireland to set up a children’s foundation and help street children in Vietnam and Mongolia.

The film is being directed by Stephen Bradley (Boy Eats Girl, The Tale of Sweety Barrett) from his own script and he is also producing along with Melanie Gore-Grimes and exec producer Michael J. Hunt. Production begins on Noble this week in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It will shoot there for four weeks before moving to Liverpool until March.

The biopic also stars Liam Cunningham (Safe House, The Guard), Brendan Coyle (The Raven, Perrier’s Bounty), Ruth Negga (Breakfast on Pluto, Twelve Years a Slave), Nhu Quynh Nguyen (Pearls of the Far East) and Sarah Greene (The Guard).

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