Ferdia Shaw will make his feature film debut playing the lead role in Disney's big screen adaptation of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl. The Irish actor from Kilkenny was selected after an extensive search of over 1200 candidates.
Shaw will join the cast which also includes Judi Dench as fairy police force chief Inspector Root, Josh Gad as kleptomaniacal dwarf Mulch Diggums, Lara McDonnell as Holly Short and Nonso Anozie as Artemis' bodyguard, Butler.
Artemis Fowl is being directed by Kenneth Branagh with the screenplay written by Conor McPherson. The movie will hit cinemas on August 9th 2019.
The Hollywood Reporter news about the Artemis Fowl casting can be read here.