Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Hereditary Horror

Hereditary star Ann Dowd in 2017's The Handmaid's Tale. (Photo: Hulu)

By Tom Deignan, Columnist
April / May 2018

Also in June, Irish movie veteran Gabriel Byrne teams up with Irish American Ann Dowd, who has become one of the top character actresses in this “golden age” of TV, earning not one but two Emmy nominations last year. The duo will star in a horror movie entitled Hereditary, about a house and family very much haunted by the past.

Hereditary also stars Toni Collette and Alex Wolff. A veteran of the small and big screens, Ann Dowd is from Massachusetts and earned Emmy nods in 2017 for roles in The Leftovers and The Handmaid’s Tale. She recently told the Los Angeles Times: “I was raised in a conservative Irish Catholic family. Full of love, but the church was big…. there’s always that voice in your head saying, ‘Watch it, be careful.’” 

Handmaids Tale Season 2 premieres April 25. ♦

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