Niall Tóibín Receives An IFTA Lifetime Achievement Award From The Irish Film & Television Academy

Veteran Irish actor and comedian picks up Irish Academy’s nod during annual ‘Life on Screen’ IFTA Tribute in Ireland.

LONDON -- Veteran Irish actor and comedian Niall Tóibín received the IFTA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Irish Film & Television Academy’s annual ‘Life on Screen’ IFTA Tribute in Ireland Thursday evening.

The 81 year-old veteran of film and television took the award for his contribution to the screen arts during a tribute in Dublin, Ireland.

Irish broadcaster and IFTA lifetime member Gay Byrne hosted an “In Conversation With…” in front of an invited audience of Irish Film & Television Academy members and a host of familiar faces from the world of Irish film and television as well as Tóibín's family, friends and former colleagues.

Tóibín is now an honorary IFTA lifetime member and joins a roster of talent including Pierce Brosnan, George Morrison and John Boorman in becoming Irish Academy luminaries.

Tóibín’s long resume boasts turns including one as Tom Cruise's father in Ron Howard's Far & Away, Judge Ballaugh in Joel Schumacher's Veronica Guerin and as islander Seán alongside Brosnan in Eugene Brady's The Nephew.