After 22 movies Jennifer Connelly is an overnight success. Penelope Dening talks to the winner of the Best Supporting actress academy Award. ℘℘℘ A blur of bodies block the corridor, voices muffled to a hum by carpets thick as fur. At the center a slight figure in black (spike-heeled boots, leather trousers, off-the shoulder lace)Read more..
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The creative community suffered a grievous loss when actor, drama teacher, artistic director and founder of the Focus Theatre in Dublin, Deirdre O’Connell, died at her home in Dublin on June 9. Born to Irish immigrants – her mother was from Cork, her father from Sligo – in the Bronx, New York in 1939, DeirdreRead more..
Tyne Daly, known to TV viewers as Mary Beth Lacey, takes on a new role in Dublin. ℘℘℘ The character of Mary Beth Lacey is as firmly fixed in the collective televisual consciousness of the Irish as it is in Americans – perhaps even more so. Yet it’s hard to imagine Tyne Daly, the personRead more..
For decades now, Irish film stardom has been an exclusively male domain – the big three of Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan and Gabriel Byrne recently being joined by Colin Farrell. But that could be about to change. With her commanding screen presence, natural talent and striking looks, many film critics are predicting great things forRead more..
Madam, I greet you on the beginning of a great new career.” With these words John Mitchell presented his wife, Margaret, with a second-hand Remington typewriter. Ten years later Margaret Mitchell presented to the world her masterpiece, Gone With the Wind. On November 8, 2000, 100 years after her birth we remember her extraordinary gift.Read more..
Actress, model and former MTV VJ, and Irish America Top 100 honoree Karen Duffy, better known as Duff, can now add author to her list of accomplishments with her new book Model Patient: MY Life as an Incurable Wise-Ass. Pretty impressive, when you consider that for the past five years she has been battling aRead more..
If this year’s Emmy awards are any indication, the Irish still have the market on humor cornered. Two Irish Americans, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, of NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace took the Best Supporting Actress/Actor in a Comedy Series awards. Mullally plays Karen Walker, Grace’s assistant, and Hayes portrays Will’d hysterical friend JackRead more..