Posts Tagged ‘Cillian Murphy’

Irish Eye on Hollywood

FROM AILES TO POWER Academy Award winner Russell Crowe was most recently seen on the Showtime political drama The Loudest Voice, about TV kingmaker Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News. Now, instead of a character who enrages American Democrats, Crowe is headed home to play an Irishman who enrages Australian authorities. Crowe is slatedRead more..

Roots: Murphy, O’Murchu,
and O’Murphy

The Irish surname Murphy is a modern form of the ancient Irish name O’Murchadha, which means “descendant of sea warrior,” from the Gaelic muir, meaning “sea,” and cath, meaning “battle.” And, true to the clan’s moniker, the Murphys have traveled and battled far and wide. It’sthe most widespread surname in Ireland, and according to theRead more..

Irish Eye On Hollywood: August / September 2019

KEEPING UP WITH THE GLEESONS It’s the Gleeson family’s world. The rest of us just live in it. This autumn will be a special time for the Irish acting clan, made up of patriarch Brendan Gleeson and sons Brian and Domhnall. Domhnall was featured in the summer Irish-American gangster flick The Kitchen, about the wivesRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
May / June 2019

BUCKLE UP FOR BUCKLEY We may look back on 2019 as the moment the entertainment industry was conquered by Kerry native Jessie Buckley. Earlier this year, Forbes magazine touted the Irish singer-actress on its annual list of “Thirty Under 30” personalities who are about to have a major impact on their various fields. In May,Read more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Gleaming Gleesons

Gleeson family update: Don’t look now, Domhnall, but you’re no longer the only son of Brendan Gleeson making waves in show biz.  In recent years, Brian Gleeson has had roles in films such as the controversial Mother! and alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread. He can also be seen in the much buzzed-about TV showRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Delinquent Season Lines Up Big Irish Talent

There’s lots of Irish talent in front of the camera and behind it in the forthcoming dark, domestic drama The Delinquent Season. Cillian Murphy teams up again with Irish writer and director Mark O’Rowe for this film, which revolves around two Dublin couples. On the surface, these lovers seem to have everything they could want. But things veryRead more..

Cillian Murphy Speaks at UNESCO’s Youth Empathy Day

Actor Cillian Murphy attended and spoke at the UNESCO-sponsored event Youth Empathy Day at the National University of Ireland at Galway in February. The event marked the launch of Activating Social Learning, a new educational program planned to be introduced in various nations across the globe, including the U.S. With a professed mission to curbRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Two Irish Releases to Keep an Eye On

Two Irish films that have not yet received American release dates but that are worth keeping an eye out for are Halal Daddy and Delinquent Season. Halal Daddy is a culture clash comedy-drama about a Muslim immigrant to Ireland living a contented life, at least until his father arrives, explaining that his son should takeRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Barry Keoghan Stars in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

With Irish stars like Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy, not to mention the A-List director Christopher Nolan, it’s easy to forget that the much-hyped July war thriller Dunkirk also features the young Dublin actor Barry Keoghan – recently dubbed “Hollywood’s Next Big Thing,” by the influential magazine Hollywood Reporter. The gushing profile says: “The vulnerability KeoghanRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Winter Watch List

What’s good on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and more of Irish and Irish American interest. ℘℘℘ The holiday season brings with it some much-needed time off for rest and relaxation. Sure, it’s important to catch up with family and friends, but it’s also a great opportunity to catch up on some of those Irish and IrishRead more..