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..
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“The world’s most popular show,” Game of Thrones, may have wrapped up, but that doesn’t mean you’ve seen the last of Westeros. HBO plans to convert several of the series’ filming locations in Northern Ireland into tourist destinations in an attraction called Game of Thrones Legacy, with a target opening date sometime in 2019. Winterfell, Castle Black, and King’sRead more..
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..
The Irish Film Institute (IFI) was at the Consulate General of Ireland in New York in April to launch its Irish Independence Film Collection, a culturally significant compilation of newsreel material from the early 20th century. With over 150 films in total, the footage, which features Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera, and Queen Victoria toRead more..
Stan & Ollie finds the legendary comedy duo at a low point in their professional lives. No longer the box-office success they once were, they attempt to reignite their careers by embarking on an extensive tour of Britain and Ireland. Directed by Jon S. Baird from a screenplay by Jeff Pope, with brilliant performances byRead more..
The sudden death five years ago of the Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) evoked an unprecedented outpouring of grief around the world. Generally acknowledged as the greatest poet of the age, Seamus (as he was known to everyone) was beloved as much for his down to earth humanity as for the wisdom, honesty and lyricalRead more..
In other TV news, Showtime’s Ray Donovan – starring Liev Schreiber as a South Boston Irish fixer relocated to the West Coast – will soon begin filming its sixth season. The show will actually be returning to its roots, in a way, with the Donovan clan heading back east, setting up shop in New YorkRead more..
Oscar winner Charlize Theron will reportedly star as Irish American TV personality Megyn Kelly in an upcoming film about big egos and allegations of sexual misconduct at Fox News. At the center of the film are allegations against Fox CEO and chairman Roger Ailes, who as the Hollywood Reporter put it, “was forced to resignRead more..
In the wake of the well-received Netflix show Alias Grace, is the Irish maid who happens to be around when a horrific murder happens turning into a bit of a trend? Released last year, Alias Grace, based on the Margaret Atwood novel, explored the role a 19th century Irish immigrant to Canada may or mayRead more..
Speaking of Fiona Shaw (the Harry Potter series, The Butcher Boy), she will appear alongside fellow Irish actor Denise Gough in the September film Collette. Like Lizzie, the film is a biographical one, though more literary than lurid. Collette, which also stars Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire), explores the life of the titular FrenchRead more..