Irish Eye on Hollywood:
No Bother, Domhnall Gleeson Is A.A. Milne

Domhnall Gleeson, Son of Brendan.
Domhnall Gleeson, Son of Brendan.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
August / September 2016

First there was 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, and Emma Thompson. The film explored the artistic struggle between a children’s writer and movie makers while creating the classic film Mary Poppins. Now, Domhnall Gleeson will star in a forthcoming movie about A.A. Milne, who created timeless children’s books about the lovable bear Winnie the Pooh. Entitled Goodbye Christopher Robin, the film will also star Margot Robbie as Milne’s wife Daphne. Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, Woman in Gold) is slated to direct Goodbye Christopher Robin. Second-generation Irish star Domhnall Gleeson has been seen recently in Brooklyn as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant. There was apparently a dark side to all the fame that came to A.A. Milne because of Winnie the Pooh. Milne’s son Christopher came to resent all of the attention he was deluged with as a result of Winnie the Pooh’s success. ♦

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