Conor Quinlan graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2015, with a bit of a twist. Unlike the rest of his classmates, Conor was not able to collect his certificate on graduation day, as he was the-siege-of-jadotville-movie-poster-01-1200x900on set in Johannesburg filming with Jamie Dornan in The Siege of Jadotville! With the story based on Conor’s own grandfather’s experiences, this movie is not only a professional, but a personal dream come true!

Scheduled for release on Netflix in October 2016, Conor’s role in the historic drama is sure to see his star rise.

As part of our series of alumni interviews in the lead up to our 30th birthday celebrations, Conor chatted to us about his time at the GSA, what he learned, and his experiences on set in Johannesburg.