We are trying something new here at Byrneholics: locally-hosted videos! Here is the first. Click on the link below.

Gabriel Byrne appeared on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show in Ireland 29 May 2009.

He talks with host Pat Kenny about winning the Golden Globe and how he feels about being called “sexy” as a result of his work in In Treatment.

For the most part, however, he talks about the Irish Hospice Foundation and the need for palliative care and dignity for those who are dying in Ireland. He also shares his views on the Ryan Report.

So here is Gabriel Byrne: thoughtful, articulate, inspirational. And sexy.

Note the card he has in his pocket. We all know who Mannix Flynn is now and the work they have done together is wonderful.

Favorite quote:

“I do believe that when you speak out about something, the disease of silence starts to lose its power.”

Not long after this appearance, Mr. Byrne was named the first Cultural Ambassador for Ireland. You can see why, I’m sure.

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Enjoy and please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Many thanks to Linda and Ara for their assistance!

6 Comments

  1. Wonderful idea. Keep them coming!

  2. Agree. Good idea.
    Keep up the good work!

  3. Kim Serrahn /Connell (@kimserrahn)

    He’s so modest. Sexy Oh yeah.

  4. great idea! Thanks for posting :D

  5. John Adams

    I always liked Gabriel Byrne. I feel so so bad for Gabriel Byrne i was very touched on what he said in this interview he was abused by priest during his childhood i admire him even more now he speaks the truth i really feel for him in his interview i like the guy he’s a decent guy rarely see that in actors!

  6. Arlene Kelly

    He’s a very interesting man. He wrote a book awhile back, called “Pictures in My Head”. It’s a fantastic book, personal and poetic at times. He speaks of his early life in Ireland and the beginning of his stage and screen career. His ex-wife Ellen Barkin and the birth of his two children. It’s autobiographical, but I wouldn’t call it an autobiography, as it so much more. It’s at points, heartbreaking and hillarious, and it received great reviews on both sides of the pond. If you are at all interested in him, I’d suggest you check it out. I don’t know anyone who read it who didn’t fall in love with it.

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