Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Negga’

You Won’t Want to “Pass” on this.

℘℘℘ In other adaptation news, Irish actress Ruth Negga has taken a lead role in a highly anticipated film called Passing, based on the groundbreaking novel of the same name. Passing will also star Tessa Thompson (who appeared in the Irish Famine era TV show Copper) and be directed by actress Rebecca Hall. Passing isRead more..

Jiggs and Maggie and More…

The impact Irish creators and their characters had on the funny, and not-so funny, papers is examined ℘℘℘ Later this year, Hollywood funnyman Seth Rogen (This is 40, Knocked Up) and his regular collaborator, Evan Goldberg, will begin overseeing production of a new Amazon series called The Boys, a kind of next-generation comic-book drama setRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Ruth Negga Blasts Off

Following Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her star turn in Loving, Ruth Negga is beginning to rub elbows with A-list stars. The Ethiopian-born, Irish-raised actress will appear alongside Brad Pitt, Donald Sutherland, and Tommy Lee Jones in the sci-fi epic Ad Astra, due out next year. The film will be written and directed byRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Ruth Negga Returns in Preacher

Ruth Negga – born in Africa to an Ethiopian father and Irish mother – was one of the only Irish actors to receive an Academy Award nomination this time around, for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in Loving (yes, that was really their name), about the fight to overturn laws which banned interracial marriages inRead more..

The “Loving” Star Power of Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga isn’t just an actress; she’s a movie star. ℘℘℘ About ten minutes into Loving, director Jeff Nichols’s remarkably powerful new film about a couple whose court challenged ended the interracial marriage ban in America, something quickly becomes clear: Irish and Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga, 34, isn’t just a talented screen presence, she’s aRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Loving Ruth Negga

In another film about breaking racial barriers, Ruth Negga is among the cast of Loving, which was featured at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. Negga was born to an Irish mother and Ethiopian father. She lived in Ethiopia until she was four but moved to Limerick after her father died when she was seven. LovingRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Clones, Detectives, Priests, & Vigilantes

The Irish are playing an outsized role in a number of the most-buzzed about TV shows these days – the so-called “golden age of television.” Of course, there’s Colin Farrell on True Detective as well as numerous Irish actors on Game of Thrones (Michelle Fairley, Liam Cunningham, Aiden Gillen, Conleth Hill). But there’s also ClontarfRead more..