Archive for February, 2013

Once the Musical Comes Home to Dublin

Award winning film turned Tony-award winning musical, Once took center stage February 22 at the Gaiety Theater in Dublin for its European Premiere. For Glen Hansard, actor and singer/songwriter in the Oscar-winning 2006 Irish Film Once, the films success came as a complete shock but surprising is the even higher acclaim it has received as aRead more..

Daniel Day-Lewis After the Oscars

Besting Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, and Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Day-Lewis made Oscar history last night when he was awarded his third Academy Award for Actor in a Leading Role. The Lincoln actor first won the Best Actor Oscar in 1990 for his gripping portrayal of the Irish painter and writer Christy Brown, whoRead more..

The Irish on the Red Carpet

The Irish nominees in the 2013 Oscars. With so many Irish and Irish Americans nominated for Academy Awards this year, it might not be too far of a stretch to redub the famous gilded effigy O’scar. Leading the talk of tinseltown is Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayalRead more..

Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at the 2013 Irish America Hall of Fame

Vice President Joe Biden to deliver remarks at the Irish America Hall of Fame 2013 Luncheon and Induction Ceremony With a special presentation to Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith Vice President Joe Biden will attend and deliver remarks at the 2013 Irish America Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony on Thursday, March 21 in NewRead more..

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A Night for Irish Film and Television

The 2013 Irish Film and Television Awards. This past weekend, the Irish Film and Television Awards brought well-deserved recognition to many of Ireland’s top television programs and films, many of which are largely unknown outside of the island. The ceremony, held at Dublin’s Convention Center, was hosted by actor and director Simon Delaney. Its primetimeRead more..

Short Film, Coward, Dramatizes Northern Irish Soldiers’ Experience in WWI

Coward tells the story of two cousins from Northern Ireland who enlist in the British army during World War I. Directed by David Roddham, the film follows cousins Andrew and James through the trenches and No Man’s Land at Ypres in 1917. The set for the battlefield, including a 200 foot long trench, was meticulouslyRead more..