Former Pirates of the Caribbean actor spotted in Limerick

British actor and comedian Mackenzie Crook has been spotted filming an upcoming TV series across Limerick. 

Most well-known for playing Ragetti in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Mackenzie Crook has been working with director Glen Winter (known for ‘Smallville,’ ‘Arrow’, and ‘The Flash’) on the upcoming series, ‘The Wayfinders’, in Limerick.

The production has already captured scenes at Troy Studios and Pery Square, as well as various locations like Knappogue Castle and Cratloe Woods in County Clare, Cahir Castle, and locations near the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. 

Local producer with Limerick’s Dark Day pictures, Stephen Hall, has said: “We are thrilled to be filming in the region and to have the support of the local councils, the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the local towns and people to realise this ambitious and exciting production.

“It’s incredible to be able to tell stories regionally and utilise the unique and dramatic scenery we have available to us in the Mid-West.”

The filming of this new series is yet another addition to an upswing of film and TV production throughout the Mid-West.

Limerick’s Regional Film manager, Paul C. Ryan showed his appreciation for the new TV series’ use of local production: “It is especially satisfying to see the number of locally based crew working on The Wayfinders and all the placements and trainees who have come through Film in Limerick and our Film and TV Crew Academy, run with Screen Ireland.”

Check in with Limerick Voice for more updates on ‘The Wayfinders’ as we receive them.

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