With three movies premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Moe Dunford is the busiest Irish actor in the industry.
One Dungarvan native's whose name will be popping up everywhere from the Irish tabloids to The Hollywood Reporter this week is Moe Dunford.
The humble 30-year-old actor is fresh off a four-year stint on the hit Irish-Canadian show "Vikings" and is about to burst onto screens as Amy Huberman's love interest in "Striking Out".
This year alone, Dunford is involved in six movies - three of which have been selected to have their North American premiere at the star-studded Toronto International Film Festival which kicks off this week.
Dunford can be found proving his acting prowess in "Black 47" - the much-buzzed-about Great Famine biopic stated to his screens later this year. There's also "Michael Inside", "The Dig", "Rosie", "Metal Heart", and "Dark Lies The Island".
While this busy roster of work proves Dunford has definitively "made it", it's also uplifting to see so many Irish productions coming to the fore and being given a spotlight on the international stage. (Read more about the Irish movies at TIFF on our sister website here.)
Despite it all, it doesn't seem like the busy Waterford man's rising profile has gone to his head either. He recently told the Irish Examiner that his favourite thing to do is spend time with his son Charlie (8) whom he calls "the best thing that ever happened to me".
"He came to set on "Vikings" once. He was watching a fight scene and he just took me aside and said: ‘Dad don’t do that because you have a really stupid-looking run’. He put me in my place," he laughed.