Welcome to the largest, longest-running fansite for Irish actor Emmett J Scanlan, best known for his roles as Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks, Simon Monroe in BAFTA winning In The Flesh and the lead role in movie Charlie Casanova. Currently starring in Guardians Of The Galaxy. Soon to be seen in the second series of BBC Two's The Fall, Channel 5's Suspects and indie movie Breakdown.
This fansite boasts a gallery of over 18,000 images and the most comprehensive collection of Emmett videos online. His entire tenure on Hollyoaks is also available to view.
Emmett Scanlan Fans aims to bring you up to date news on Emmett's projects as well as posting and reblogging photos, videos and fanart.
I haven’t, sorry. I can guarantee as soon as I know anything I’ll post about it! (I’m eager to see it again myself). At the premiere Toby Everett said the difficulty in releasing the DVD/downloads was that if it leaked online then it would be ineligible to enter any film festivals - so I think they were holding out for a while. In the meantime I’m sure if you tweet Toby he might be able to let you know.
Emmett Scanlan in Nokia Video (x)
Emmett Scanlan in 'Blood' (cw:abuse)
It’s not just you - it was filmed there! :)
Once Upon A Time In Dublin (Three Crosses) Trailer (2009)
The violent story of Jay and Jonnie Linski (Emmett Scanlan), two Polish-Irish brothers who try to come to terms with the brutal murder of their youngest sibling, Danny. The story follows the terrible hallucinatory visions that haunt bare-knuckle fighter Jonnie, as he battles with his own demons and a personal investigation into those responsible for the killing. As all his close relationships begin to crumble about him, he plunges head-long into a violent chain of events that will leave murder and mayhem following closely on his heels.
Simon Monroe | HQ Promo Images
“From Hollyoaks to Hollywood”, that’s the headline beside Irish actor Emmett J Scanlan, as he graces the cover of the latest issue of Gay Times Magazine, perhaps…
In depth article where Emmett discusses the past year and future projects, definitely worth a read.
ULA disciple Simon is on a mission of Undead liberation…
Charismatic Simon Monroe, one of the 12 disciples of the Undead Prophet, enters Roarton with a besotted Amy Dyer. Outwardly, he’s on a mission to liberate PDS Sufferers, urging them to make the most of their second lives. He’s not afraid to make waves in Roarton to achieve his goal, and before long the village’s undead population are seduced by his charms. But Kieren has his doubts…
The ULA have been linked to fatal attacks on the living… does Simon have a more sinister side? And does he have an ulterior motive for being in Roarton?
Quote: “The Undead Liberation Army is about protecting The Redeemed from the Living. Because no one else will.”
Emmett J Scanlan - In The Flesh newcomer Emmett has also starred in The Fall, and is well-known for his role of Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks.
The much-anticipated second series of award-winning BBC Three drama In The Flesh will return to UK screens in the first week of May, ahead of co-producer BBC America’s transmission on 10 May.
Over six episodes, In The Flesh propels us back to the hotbed of Roarton nine months on, where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace. Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer, Kieren (Luke Newberry) is still struggling to find self-acceptance, and is keeping his head down, squirreling money into his ‘escape fund’ for Paris. Only problem is, he can’t escape himself.
In the wider world, fear is in the air, provoked by radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, and extremism linked to the Undead Liberation Army. Scarier still, there are whispers about a Second Rising.
When explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA descend in Roarton, Kieren’s dreams of escape are thrown into disarray. Victus MP Maxine Martin (Wunmi Mosaku), is stirring up anti-PDS sentiment in the village, while charismatic ULA disciple, Simon (Emmett J Scanlan), wants Kieren to stay for different reasons altogether.
As Kieren increasingly finds himself in Maxine and Simon’s crossfire, tensions re-ignite within the Walker family, where schoolgirl Jem (Harriet Cains) is facing her own demons, struggling to come to terms with vivid flashbacks from her time in the HVF (Human Volunteer Force). Kieren’s only saving grace is the return of his old hunting partner Amy Dyer (Emily Bevan)… but has his happy-go-lucky BDFF (Best Dead Friend Forever) been radicalized by the ULA?
As the series progresses, we follow Kieren, his friends and family, as he wrestles with his identity, and his own and other people’s beliefs. One thing’s for certain, a quiet life is no longer an option.
Read a preview of what to expect from series two - coming soon to BBC Three.
Two major new additions complicating Kieren’s life are Wunmi Mosaku’s Maxine Martin - the newly-elected MP for Roarton Valley and a member of ‘pro-life’ political party Victus - and Simon, a charismatic disciple of the Undead Prophet played by Emmett Scanlan.
"The thing is about Maxine Martin… she’s not a villain," Mitchell says. "She is the antagonist of the piece - and Simon is too in a weird way - but no-one’s ‘the bad guy’ - everyone is doing things for their own particular reasons and their own beliefs."
Maxine and Simon are “two sides of the same coin” with both looking to rouse support for their cause. “I always thought there would be a backlash to PDS sufferers and Maxine Martin is the backlash - a force to be reckoned with.”
Mitchell continues: “Simon is then the yin to Maxine Martin’s yang - he’s very pro PDS rights and very proud of who he is. People being scared of ‘the other’ is a big theme of the show and I always wanted to look at it through a political lens.”
'3Crosses” (2010) has been picked up for distribution and is being released in the USA and Canada on DVD this June 17th 2014. They have changed the name to ”Once Upon a Time in Dublin” for US audiences. The film can be pre-ordered on (Region Free) DVD at Amazon via the following link: