Paul Mescal’s journey from Gaelic football player to Emmy nominee

Paul Mescal’s journey from Gaelic football player to Emmy nominee

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Emmy Nominations

Paul Mescal’s breakout role in “Normal People” earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie. But his journey to award nominee has been just as fast and furious as his previous career.


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Launch of the 2014 Electric Ireland GAA All-Ireland Minor Championships

Mescal was previously part of a minor league Gaelic football team in Ireland.

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Dublin v Kildare - EirGrid Leinster U21 Football Championship Final

In 2015, Mescal was busy on the field rather than the red carpet.

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Dublin v Kildare - EirGrid Leinster GAA Football U21 Championship Final

Mescal left the sport after a jaw injury, realizing he couldn’t pursue acting at the same time.

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The Abbey Theatre's Production Of Sean O'Casey's 'The Plough And The Stars'

Mescal went on to become a respected stage actor, starring in the Abbey Theatre’s production of Seán O’Casey’s “The Plough and the Stars,” directed by Sean Holmes in 2018.

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Hulu Panel - Winter TCA 2020

After blowing away producers by making them cry, Mescal booked “Normal People” in the role of Connell.

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Dermot Kennedy Performs At The Natural History Museum

Mescal proved he has even more tricks up his sleeve when he performed a surprise duet with Dermot Kennedy at London’s Natural History Museum in July 2020. The “Normal People” star sang and recited poetry on the stage.

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Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2020 - Arrivals - London

Now Mescal is social distancing as he takes on awards season. In July, he and co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones kept a distance at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards in London.

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