Michael Fassbender returns to his old school in Kerry to teach students 1 year ago

Michael Fassbender returns to his old school in Kerry to teach students

It's not every day an Oscar nominee shows up at a secondary school to teach drama.

Hollywood leading man Michael Fassbender dropped by his old school in Kerry on Tuesday (28 September) to lend a bit of his acting expertise.


The Alien and X-Men franchise star returned to St Brendan's College in Killarney and led a drama workshop for transition year students.

The secondary school posted photos of its students with the star on Twitter, in which they all appear to be having a great time.

"Transition year students today received a drama workshop from past pupil and Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender. Students greatly enjoyed the workshop," the caption reads.

You can see the post below.


Fassbender, 44, was born in Germany but he and his German father and Irish mother moved to Kerry when he was two.

It was when he was a student at St Brendan's College that Fassbender began acting, before going on to land major roles in such films as 300, Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, 12 Years a Slave and Steve Jobs, the latter two dramas leading to Oscar nominations.


He will next be seen in Taika Waititi's sports comedy-drama Next Goal Wins and martial-arts comedy Kung Fury 2.

Speaking to JOE, Fassbender's co-star in Next Goal Wins, Elisabeth Moss, described him as "hilarious" in the new movie.

"I think people are gonna be really bowled over by him, because he is really funny and his ability to improv is absolutely remarkable," Moss said.

"I've always been impressed by him as a dramatic actor, and I saw this whole new side which was really cool," she added.