An excerpt from Seven Seconds, Holly Millea’s best-selling e-book in which celebrities and other luminaries share where they were and what they were doing when they found out JFK had been...More
The latest Irish and Irish-American news in film and television. 1. Let’s hope the ever-busy Brendan Gleeson doesn’t get whiplash. The Dublin-born star of recent flicks such as The Guard as well...More
On this day in 1960, actor Kenneth Branagh was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At the age of nine, he relocated to England with his family to escape the Troubles. He quickly picked up an English accent to avoid bullying in school. He attributes his love of words to his Irish heritage and has remarked “I don’t think you can take Belfast out of the boy.” Branagh is best known for his Shakespearean work, including such films as Henry V (1989) and Hamlet (1996). He won Academy Awards for both. He was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in his role as Laurence Olivier in last year’s My Week with Marilyn.