The Messenger – In UK Cinemas On September 18thRobert Sheehan, Joely Richardson, Lily Cole, Tamzin Merchant, David O’Hara and Jack Fox THE MESSENGER is set in the ghostly netherworld between life and death. We all want to believe in life after death and imagine loved ones looking over us, feel their presence in a draft of air – knowing they wait for us. But Jack (Robert Sheehan) isn’t waiting, in and out of secure units all of his young life, the dead won’t leave him alone. Some might call Jack a troubled soul, at odds with the world, unable to conform. But Jack has a sharp mind and a razor wit. It’s not that he doesn’t want to live a normal life, he can’t. They won’t let him. When Jack unwillingly becomes embroiled in the unfinished business of a local murder, he discovers hidden secrets which threaten to push him over the edge. His estranged sister, Emma (Lily Cole) re-appears in his life and Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and to confront the truth about the death of his own father. BAFTA nominated actor, Robert Sheehan (Misfits),acclaimed by The Guardian for his “untrained rawness”, brilliantly portrays the lead character of Jack. Having made his acting debut in Song For a Raggy Boy, Robert has appeared in numerous films including Love Hate, The Borrowers and most recently in The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. His TV credits include all three films in the BAFTA award winning Red Riding trilogy and the BAFTA award winning series Misfits. His co-stars include: Joely Richardson (The Patriot, Nip Tuck),Lily Cole (The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus),Tamzin Merchant (Game Of Thrones, The Tudors) David O’Hara (Braveheart) and Jack Fox (Mr Selfridge, Fresh Meat).
Published at: 01/10/2015