Starring role for young Offaly actress in new Sky 1 comdey series

TALENTED young Offaly actress Sarah White has landed a leading role as Sinead Moone in a new Irish comedy series which will air on Sky 1.

TALENTED young Offaly actress Sarah White has landed a leading role as Sinead Moone in a new Irish comedy series which will air on Sky 1.

Mountblous native Sarah is 13 years old and has been a student of the Midland Drama School for the past number of years. Sarah made her way through three rounds of a tough audition process before landing the role. Her parents Damien and Marguerite, her sister Emily and her brother Liam are delighted for sarah

Entitled ‘Moone Boy’, the six part comedy series is set in Roscommon. It is written by Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy and is being directed by Declan Lowney . Chris O’Dowd has starred in the popular movie Bridesmaids and TV series The IT Crowd. He will be playing the lead as the imaginery friend of Martin Moone the youngest member of the Moone family.

The series is about a large family in Boyle, Chris O’Dowd’s home town, and the first series is set in 1989/1990. The Moone Family live in a cramped house that’s far too small for them. It’s a loud, lively, chaotic, messy and very typical household where the parents and children are all pursuing very different lifestyles, all pulling in different directions.

Director of Midlands Drama School and Sarah’s drama teacher Lorraine Wynne said it was an incredible opportunity for the talented young actor.

“Sarah twas chosen after three rounds which was indeed was a challenging and tough audition process. Sarah has achieved first class honours in Drama and Speech and to date she has featured on children’s programmes on RTE 2. She is a very confident young lady, has a fabulous personality and is very focused on her career. She hopes to become as successful as Saoirse Ronan . We are very excited for Sarah as this series will open many doors for her we are very proud indeed.”

The six part series is the first ever Irish series on Sky and is due to air over the summer.