12 Jan 2023

‘Winning Oscar would be a great birthday present’, says ‘An Irish Goodbye’ star James Martin

This week the Golden Globes were back again after last year’s racism scandal.

But if anything, it’s highlighted the wider issue of diversity – especially for actors with disabilities who barely feature on the silver screen at all.

But step forward ‘An Irish Goodbye’ – a short-film that’s being considered for an Oscar – and is on the Bafta shortlist.

It stars James Martin, an actor with Down’s Syndrome – who absolutely steals the show.

Ruben Reuter went to meet James and the filmmakers.