Emily sets sights on acting career: Lisburn student among stars of new TV show

Emily Flain.
Emily Flain.

A Lisburn college student was among the stars of the latest episode of a new television series about Northern Ireland’s unique wildlife.

The second episode of ‘Na Dulradóirí’, which aired on TG4 on Wednesday, September 28, featured Laurel Hill Community College pupil Emily Flain and a number of other local students as they learned about foxes.

Laurel Hill Community College student Emily Flain (second from right) pictured with Kelan Benson, St Malachys College; John Moan, The Abbey Scoil na Mainistreach, Newry; Orla Girvan, Dominican College Belfast and Debbie Nelson from Debbie Doolittles Wildlife with her fox Linnie.

Laurel Hill Community College student Emily Flain (second from right) pictured with Kelan Benson, St Malachys College; John Moan, The Abbey Scoil na Mainistreach, Newry; Orla Girvan, Dominican College Belfast and Debbie Nelson from Debbie Doolittles Wildlife with her fox Linnie.

Emily got offered the chance to appear in ‘Na Dulradóirí’ after securing an audition through Extras NI.

“I had a fantastic time filming the show and I loved the hands on experience with all the animals,” she told the Star.

“I am a very outdoors person and I enjoyed all aspects of it. The fox was so cute I could have taken him home.”

A keen actor, Emily is hoping to pursue a career in film and television.

“Acting is all I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember and am very lucky to be doing a film at the moment called Zoo. It’s about a local woman looking after an elephant in her back yard and it’s a true story. I hope to continue acting for as long as I can,” she added.

‘Na Dulradóirí’ sees local schoolchildren across Northern Ireland getting to grips with some prime environmental locations, including Strangford Lough, Tollymore Forest and Portmore Lough.

The educational environmental programme from Belfast-based production company Paper Owl Films first hit TV screens last week.

The 12-part series, which is narrated by Irish speaking TV presenters, examines our impact on a variety of species such as red squirrels, seals, red deer and badgers.