NI’s sexiest man stars in two feature films

Matthew Toman.
Matthew Toman.

Lurgan man Matthew Toman, a former winner of Northern Ireland’s Sexiest Man has landed two film roles just six months after going into the acting business.

The 30-year-old will star in Children Of A Darker Dawn and The Ecstasy of Isabel Mann, both due to be released on DVD in December.

He told the ‘MAIL’: “I’m in Hollywood at the minute and a film I was in has just been picked up for distribution called Children of a Darker Dawn in the US and Canada with a second movie called the Ecstasy of Isabel Mann due to be released in early 2014.

“I’m heading back to Dublin to start filming a new project called Family but it looks like it’s going to be more permanent in America due to work opportunities that have come up.

He continued: “After winning Sexiest Male I moved to Dublin and enrolled in acting class at the Irish Film Academy. I then auditioned for director Jason Figgis and got cast in Children of a Darker Dawn and The Ecstasy of Isabel Mann. I got cast for these movies within my first six months acting which was lucky. I have filmed three feature films and six short movies in my time in Dublin again all quite early after getting into acting.

“I’m based in Dublin but I’m currently in LA promoting the movies and having meetings about future projects.

He added: “Winning Sexiest Male pushed me in the direction of acting a persuing a career which almost seemed unachievable. It gave me the confidence to give this a go.”