Posts Tagged ‘Irish Actor’

Alison Doody Is Back

Fifteen years after she starred in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Harrison Ford, Alison Doody has again embraced the screen. The Irish beauty, who is married to Gavin O’Reilly (Sir Anthony’s son) will be returning to the silver screen in King Solomon’s Mines, based on H. Rider Haggard’s adventure story. Alison, who putRead more..

Brosnan is Honored Irishman

Dublin, Ireland: Irish actor Pierce Brosnan received an Order of the British Empire [OBE] honor from the British Ambassador to Ireland for his outstanding contribution to drama and the British film industry. In his acceptance speech Brosnan said that he felt humbled and “never dreamed of receiving an honor like this.” He added that, “AsRead more..

O’Donnell Does TV

Actor Chris O’Donnell, star of Batman Forever an Batman & Robin, has been signed on for three episodes of The Practice by its producer, fellow Bostonian David Kelley. It’s hoped that O’Donnell will help resuscitate the ABC legal drama now missing its two leading players, Lara Flynn Boyle and Dylan McDermott, whom Kelley fired citing expenses. ThisRead more..

The Actress Who
Reached 7th Heaven

Better known as Annie Camden on 7th Heaven, Irish-American actress Catherine Hicks talks about the differences between the show she stars in and the bulk of popular television programming. A good-humored mother in real life, Hicks shares her opinions about the modern family and working in the bizarre land of Hollywood. ℘℘℘ Despite the strongRead more..

Redeeming Bing

Once considered the greatest crooner of all, the distortion of Bing Crosby’s accomplishments and reputation has been as remarkable as his career. Bob Lydon debunks many of the myths that have circulated since the singer’s death in 1977.  ℘℘℘ Bing Crosby died on a golf course near Madrid, Spain, on October 14, 1977. He was 74Read more..

Gregory Peck: A Class Act

When Gregory Peck passed away on June 12, the world mourned one of the last icons of Hollywood’s glory years. In all the tributes that were paid to him, few mentioned Peck’s Irish roots, of which he was most proud. In June 1997, Peck, who rarely gave interviews in his last years, sat down withRead more..

The Life of John Walsh

John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted and The John Walsh Show, talks about his family, his television shows, his thoughts on Ireland, and his tireless crusading. ℘℘℘ Before he was a TV icon, crime-fighter, father of a murdered child, legislative harbinger and “the guy in the leather jacket,” John Walsh was an Irish-American everyman.Read more..

The Star of West Wing
Goes to Tipperary

Martin Sheen takes time out from a family reunion in Ireland to meet war protesters. ℘℘℘ Martin Sheen was in Ireland for a family reunion in May. His mother, Mary Ann Phelan, was born in 1903 in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, and Sheen and his brothers Frank, John and Carlos, and his sister Carmen, returned toRead more..

To Dream of How
Things Could Be

Fordham’s 158th Commencement; Fr. O’Hare retires; The Koppels deliver keynote; Liam Neeson is honored. ℘℘℘ After a historic 19-year tenure May 17 marked the final graduation ceremony for the Rev. Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., who is retiring as Fordham University’s president. He encouraged this year’s graduates to be engaged in society. “I pray we becomeRead more..

Gregory Peck: Remembered

A collection of quotes in memoriam of the iconic, one and only, Gregory Peck. ℘℘℘ “His own personality, his morality, his strengths all fused effortlessly and honestly into the characters he played. Others who snared this quality were Spencer Tracy and Jimmy Stewart, but Gregory Peck particularly defined decency and honor.” –Ciaran O’Reilly, Founder, IrishRead more..