One of the more interesting political novels in recent years is being brought to television by HBO, featuring several big Hollywood names as well as an up-and-coming actor from Northern Ireland. Back in 2004, celebrated writer Philip Roth released an unusual novel called The Plot Against America. Best known for his often comic and deeplyRead more..
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Recently we’ve seen hot young Dubliner Colin Farrell starring alongside Tom Cruise in Minority Report. Then there’s Belfast’s own Ciaran Hinds appearing in not one but two summer blockbusters. There’s former Irish TV star Victoria Smurfit falling for Hugh Grant in About a Boy. And there’s Cork-born theater legend Fiona Shaw falling for…Mira Sorvino? DressedRead more..
Two years ago they were hardly known, now Séan Campion and Conleth Hill are the toast of Broadway. ℘℘℘ In a departure from the world of big-budget films and special effects, Conleth Hill, 37, and Séan Campion, 41, create a world of characters and situations on a nearly bare stage with no props, as theyRead more..
Brian Dennehy stars in The Fighting Fitzgeralds, premiering this month on NBC. He plays a retired firefighter and widower with three grown sons who just wants to left alone to paint. Unfortunately, Jim, the eldest son (Justin Louis), and his pregnant wife, Sophie (Connie Britton), still live at “home.” Youngest son, Patrick (Jon Patrick Walker),Read more..
Titanic Town, the fictional story of a Northern Ireland woman who mounts crusade for peace in 1972, is not the first movie to attempt to trade on James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic. The European film The Chambermaid on the Titanic barely managed to beat Cameron to the screen but had its title changed to TheRead more..
Ethnic casting issues in movies. ℘℘℘ Our moviegoing experience would be much diminished if we had never had the chance to see Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, Peter O’Toole as Lawrence of Arabia, Greer Garson as Mrs. Miniver, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, or Kenneth Branagh as Henry V. We would have been equally impoverishedRead more..
If you missed Irish actor Gabriel Byrne’s critically acclaimed performance in Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten on Broadway last spring, take heart, soon you’ll be able to catch him on a TV near you. This October he’ll be starring in the new ABC sitcom The Madigan Men, about a divorced Irish architect livingRead more..
Irish-American heartthrob Mel Gibson is rumored to be “very interested” in Wolfgang Peterson’s newest undertaking. The director of The Perfect Storm has now set his sights on another nautical adventure – the story of Irish-born Sir Ernest Shackleton and the ill-fated Endurance expedition to Antarctica. Another tale of man vs. nature, with another Irish-American hunkRead more..