Ferdia is currently on set shooting on Artemis Fowl, directed by Kenneth Branagh in the leading role of Artemis.
13-year-old Ferdia Shaw was born in Dublin, but has lived in Kilkenny for most of his life with his family. He attends the local secondary Gaelscoil, where the students are educated through the Irish language.
Ferdia is a member of Young Irish Film Makers, where young people are given the opportunity to learn about the technical aspects of film making, and where he has made his own short films.
He has also performed in some local theatre productions with Barnstorm Theatre Company and can be seen in a short film as part of the ‘Kilkenny Famine Experience’.
Ferdia is keenly aware of the huge environmental issues that need to be addressed and is an advocate for the rights of animals. He has been vegetarian since an early age and would aspire to become vegan.
He is an avid reader and particularly likes science fiction and fantasy. He enjoys playing board games, with Talisman being his favourite, followed by his new-found love, Dungeons and Dragons. He is a huge Star Wars fan.