FROM AILES TO POWER Academy Award winner Russell Crowe was most recently seen on the Showtime political drama The Loudest Voice, about TV kingmaker Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News. Now, instead of a character who enrages American Democrats, Crowe is headed home to play an Irishman who enrages Australian authorities. Crowe is slatedRead more..
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DUBLIN MURDERS AIRING ON STARZ NETWORK A few years back, author Tana French told Irish America about her unusual journey from under-employed actress to “First Lady of Irish Crime.” “I needed a day job,” said French, an American-born longtime resident of Dublin. French ended up working on an archeological dig when she was bowled overRead more..
“I’ve got to go. Diarmuid’s show is coming on.” My otherwise devoted mother has cut short more than one transatlantic phone call with those words. If you haven’t yet encountered Diarmuid (pronounced Dermot) Gavin’s friendly face under its mop of curling hair, trust me, it’s only a matter of time before you do. In England,Read more..
Making his debut this season as host of the Emmy Award-winning series This Old House and Ask This Old House, Kevin O’Connor is the newest member of America’s favorite home improvement team. Prior to joining the show, O’Connor worked for Fleet Bank as a vice president in the sports finance group, not exactly a prerequisiteRead more..
Flamboyant Irish comedian Graham Norton, one of British television’s most well known and in-demand television personalities, is gaining a devoted fan following among American viewers. The Dublin-born Norton’s program So Graham Norton is now airing six nights a week on the BBC America. Recently Norton was taping his show in New York City and said,Read more..
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..
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..
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..
An Irish American family go back to 1883 to discover what’s most important in the present. ℘℘℘ What could be more parental than to wish to show your children how good they have it today? To take your family into the past and give them a taste of real life, when necessity stared you straightRead more..
The Maze is a one-hour program that explores life inside the notorious Maze Prison (also known as H-Block) in Northern Ireland, as former inmates from both communities, as well as former prison officers tell their stories. The opening sequences are of rare early footage of life inside the original Long Kesh prison in which a prisonRead more..