Popular Irish Actor Robert Sheehan Joins The Mortal Instruments


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Author Cassandra Clare herself announced that the latest person to sign on to Harald Zwart’s adaptation of her The Mortal Instruments novel is Irish actor Robert Sheehan, best known for his role in the UK TV series “Misfits”.

Clare had this to say about Sheehan on her Tumblr account:

So remember when I said we wouldn’t have a Simon till July for Reasons?

The Reasons were that the actors up for Simon had to test with Jamie and Lily in Toronto to see how the chemistry worked. When I talked to Jamie and Lily yesterday it was about who we thought was the absolute best, the most Simon-y Simon, and fortunately we all agreed.

Y’all know I am a big Misfits fan, so you should not be surprised to know that I’m ecstatic that our Simon is: Robert Sheehan. You may know him as Nathan.

He’s totally cute and adorable and HILARIOUS, and his chemistry with Lily and Jamie is off the charts. I’ve wanted him for Simon for ages so I am pretty much totally and entirely happy.

Also you should all watch Misfits.

The “Jamie” and “Lily” she mentioned are Lily Collins and Jaime Campbell Bower, who star in the film along with Jemima West, Kevin Durand, and Robert Maillet. Sheehan also appeared in Season of the Witch and Killing Bono.

Clary (Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and other deadly creatures.

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