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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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..
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..
Film director Martin Scorsese was honored with the John Ford Award at the annual Irish Film and Television Awards presentation in Dublin on February 25th 2017 . Scorsese was a huge fan of Ford as he explains in the following excerpt from a lecture given to the American Irish Historical Society. ℘℘℘ John Ford was aRead more..
ED: In 1988 we sent T.J. English to Bill Murray’s home to talk to him on the occasion of Scrooged, out that November. English, who still had the tapes from that conversation, sent them to PBS’s Blank on Blank podcast, which posted the final animated Bill Murray episode this week, along with the longer podcast with outtakes (below) andRead more..
Few people may know that of all the movies Maureen O’Hara made in her film career one of her favorites is a tearjerker from 1946 called Sentimental Journey. On May 23, at the age of 92, Maureen boarded a plane to make a real-life sentimental journey to the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in the ruralRead more..
Johnny O’Callaghan was your typical Irish actor trying to make it in Hollywood. Then his life changed on a chance trip to Uganda, where he met a little boy he knew was meant to be his son. Who’s Your Daddy, his one man play running now at the Irish Rep, tells his extraordinary story. InterviewRead more..
1. The Irish Goodfellas are getting back together! Back in 1990, Robert DeNiro wowed audiences playing Irish-American hood Jimmy Conway in the electric Martin Scorsese gangster flick Goodfellas. Ray Liotta co-starred as half-Irish Henry Hill, as did Joe Pesci playing the psychotic Tommy Carbone. Well, Scorsese, DeNiro and Pesci – as well as Al Pacino Read more..
Movie columnist Tom Deignan examines David Nasaw’s book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy with an eye to Kennedy’s time in Hollywood. The year was 1926, a year before Charles Lindbergh would make his heralded flight across the Atlantic. And so, when a 38-year-old Joseph P. Kennedy made hisRead more..
The latest with your favorite Irish and Irish-American film and television stars. 1. Irish actor Chris O’Dowd is among the stars of Judd Apatow’s latest comedy This is 40, to be released December 21. O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Friends With Kids) plays the annoying pal of Apatow regular Paul Rudd in this film, which has been describedRead more..