With over 15 years of experience in theatre and film, Raymond Brothers is a truly gifted actor who plays the part of Jesus in the film. Showing true dedication to the part, Raymond grew his hair and a beard over a year to prepare for the role. As well as sharing a physical similarity, Raymond embodied great courage in accepting a challenging and controversial mantle.
Rupert plays the part of Fr. Storm, a man who will do anything in the name of God. Fr. Storm is an evil, vindictive, powerful priest that has no redeeming qualities. When casting for the part we needed an actor who wasn't afraid to go to some dark places. The second we heard Rupert, we knew he was perfect for the part. Rupert is a truly gifted actor who brought a level of professionalism that rubbed off on everyone. He has acted in countless plays but this is his first time acting in a film. After the film is released, I'm certain you’re going to be seeing a lot more of Rupert Stutchbury.
The character Fr. Owen, a young man who has dedicated his life to the church, is torn between his faith and his heart. The part was written for Joe Lyons - we just made him audition for fun. There are many layers to the Fr. Owen character; even though what he's doing is wrong, we don't dislike him. Instead we feel sorry for him. Joe has acted in a number of short films and plays, most recently playing the main part in the TG4 series ‘Ealú'
Lisa Ní Laoire (Lisa O' Leary)
Lisa plays the part of Maggie, Jesus' love interest. As well as acting, Lisa has made large strides in the area of theatre direction. Bringing a subtle serenity to the role required for playing the girlfriend of a doomed deity, Lisa provides a graceful female foil to the predominantly male cast.
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Damian Byrne is the creator of the award-winning animated short 'Lament', accepted into over 20 film festivals. Several people auditioned for the coveted part of Lucifer, but Damian embodied the vision of role the filmmakers had in mind. While keeping in mind other portrayals of the devil, Damian brought a unique manifestation of the potential evil inside us all.
Hailed as Limerick’s answer to Colin Farrell, Kevin Mulcahy plays the part of Judas, a member of the band and a close friend of Jesus. Mulcahy's talents are endless: he's an actor, musician and has recently directed his first short film ‘Breaking Up Is Hard To Do’. He was the first actor to be cast, providing a sympathetic role of Judas never before seen on film.
Conor Alcock was spotted as Hamlet in the 2010 production; there, he was approached by the filmmakers and immediately cast. Conor plays the role of Peter, the comic relief of the film, providing a scene-stealing performance.
Dave O' Riordan
Dave learned his craft at the Gaiety School of Acting. Since then, he has acted in short films, countless plays and music videos. Dave plays the role of Matthew, the newest member of the apostles. This is his first feature film.
This is Markus' first time acting in a film. When he auditioned for the film, we saw that he had a natural acting ability. Markus plays the part of James the Greatest. His infectious enthusiasm shines on screen.
Colin O' Donovan
Colin, frontman of the band 'The Grandmothers From Otter Space', plays an apostle in the film. As well as recently turning his hand to filmmaking, Colin has also shot and directed short films, documentaries and music videos.
Terry O' Brien
Terry is the lead guitarist and frontman of Cork-based band Palko. When casting for band members in Jesus’ band, we insisted that the actors were able to play the instruments. An accomplished musician, Terry jumped at the opportunity to rock out with Jesus.
In 2012 Paula played Annie in Calendar Girls at the Everyman Palace directed by Mary Curtin, Marie a lead role in an independent feature film by Owen Dara, Madame Chavelle in a new play by Ronan FitzGibbon of Broken Crow, Lady Macbeth in Cyclones Shakespeare Sessions, and she played the nurse in her debut written play 'Voices From the Cailleach '. She is currently on a national tour with Cyclone Repertory Company in Shakespeare sessions.
Blake Norton is a former wrestler-turned-actor who started in the industry in 1998 as a journalist, holding editorial positions for World Of Wrestling Magazine and The IGN Entertainment Network.
Kieran O' Leary
Kieran plays the ever-questioning doubting Thomas. He's a man who needs to see something to believe it and, as far as he's concerned, Jesus is just a regular guy. Kieran is the head of the Cork Shakespearean Company.
PJ Moore is a Galway based actor. He trained in acting and theatre performance with Galway Community College, Core Theatre College and The Gaiety School of Acting. He has performed in numerous productions, such as 'The Government Inspector', 'Tarry Flynn' and 'Frank Pig Says Hello'. He has just recently finished touring a production of 'The Field'. Film and TV credits include TG4's documentary '1916 Seachtar na casca' and two winners of the RTE Storyland competition 'Lucky Run' and 'The Hardy Bucks'.