Other Irish stars to look out for this summer are Pierce Brosnan, who will be appearing in the much-anticipated July song-and-dance sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, alongside Meryl Streep and Colin Firth, as well as show biz legend Cher. Brosnan recently told GQ magazine: “She was just everything that you could wish forRead more..
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Roscommon native Chris O’Dowd is moving beyond his comedy roots. April saw the release (in select theaters and also streaming on-demand) of Love After Love, a drama about a family dealing with a terrible loss. O’Dowd plays Nicholas, whose father’s death shatters not only his own life but that of his mother (Andie MacDowell) and brotherRead more..
Here are some new, recent, and noteworthy Irish shows streaming on various services: Trying to capitalize on the success of her most famous novel The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix has produced a series based on another Margaret Atwood book: Alias Grace. The series is about an Irish immigrant maid in 1840s Canada who may or mayRead more..
Fun Festivals in Ireland and Irish America ℘℘℘ Wexford Festival Opera The 66th Wexford Festival Opera will take place between October 19 and November 5, showcasing Medea by Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), Margherita by Jacopo Foroni (1825-1858) and Risurrezione by Franco Alfano (1875-1954). Since first taking place in October 1951, Wexford Festival Opera has grown intoRead more..
Irish talent meets American controversy in the upcoming film Icon. Icon is a biopic about American cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won seven consecutive Tour de France races and survived cancer, only to be brought down by revelations that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Ben Foster will portray the cyclist, while Roscommon native Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, This isRead more..
In a play suffuse with tragedy, Chris O’Dowd and James Franco delight with their emotional connection. It’s not easy making friends. But once you become co-dependent, it’s even harder to part. Such is the circumstance of Lennie (Chris O’Dowd), a mentally challenged laborer who doesn’t know his own strength, and George (James Franco), a smallRead more..