Irish Eye on Hollywood: Colfer’s Fiction Soon to Become a Small-Screen Reality

Memorial Day is going to feel more like a sequel to St. Patrick’s Day when the sci-fi fantasy flick Artemis Fowl – with loads of Irish talent in front of and behind the camera – kicks off the summer blockbuster season. Let’s start with the author of the book series on which the Harry Potter-esque film is based. That would be Wexford native Eoin Colfer, whose Fowl books have earned him...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: HBO to Release The Plot
Against America
in March

One of the more interesting political novels in recent years is being brought to television by HBO, featuring several big Hollywood names as well as an up-and-coming actor from Northern Ireland. Back in 2004, celebrated writer Philip Roth released an unusual novel called The Plot Against America. Best known for his often comic and deeply literary depictions of Jewish-American life, in this book,...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Dublin Murders & What
the Future Holds

The Starz network is in the same wait-and-see boat when it comes to its recent series Dublin Murders, which featured a fine bunch of Irish talent – including best-selling Irish-American writer Tana French, on whose books the series was based. Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz, told Deadline.com that the show’s ratings were impressive. “The audience grew from the beginning...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Macken – a Model, an Actor,
a Director, and Much More

Another Dublin Murders star, Conleth Hill, is among the impressive cast of Irish talent putting out a film called Here Are the Young Men. Based on the Dublin-set novel of the same name, the film explores the lives of young men in Celtic Tiger Ireland, who party too hard as they try to avoid life’s more adult questions. The film also stars Sing Street actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, as well as Peaky...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Derry Girls the Movie?

One of the heartwarming success stories of the streaming entertainment era is that of Lisa McGee, a Northern Ireland-born screenwriter whose success in Ireland and the U.K. would not likely have translated so well to the U.S. if not for Netflix. That’s where McGee’s unlikely comedy-drama Derry Girls found a home, along with legions of adoring fans who have embraced Erin, Orla, Michelle, and...

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