About Byrneholics Online
Date of website start-up: May 12, 2008 (Gabriel Byrne’s birthday)
Forum Moderator: Aragarna
Facebook Administrator: Verónica
Average pageviews per month: 6,000
Forum Members: 350+
Images in the Gallery: 10,000+
We started up in May 2008 on Gabriel’s birthday. Yan, a college student in the UK, and I were both doing stuff on the Internet connected to Gabriel Byrne (participating in the HBO In Treatment Forum, starting up baby websites with pictures and news, etc.) when we decided to join forces and create Byrneholics Online. We have gone through several iterations of the website since then and Yan is no longer active, but she still retains the title “Founder”!
What can Byrneholics do for you? We have:
- the latest news and links to articles on the web
- information about films in the pipeline
- reports on Mr. Byrne’s activities
- special pages about his films and other projects
- a Gallery of pictures that continues to grow
- a Forum where you can share your thoughts and fan creations
the people who make Byrneholics work
Stella: Owner, Administrator, and content-creator
Yes, that is your fearless Byrneholics Admin with the amazing Gabriel Byrne! I am Stella on the Internet and a retired librarian in real life. I own and maintain Byrneholics and I write the postings and curate the Gallery. In case you have not already guessed, I am an avid fan of Gabriel Byrne, as are you, I imagine. I am interested in his acting and his star appeal, of course, but I also find his other roles in life–writer, film producer, political activist–equally intriguing. I am inspired by him. I find lots of actors interesting and appealing, but Mr. Byrne operates on another level for me. Through his art, I feel connected to him and to the work he is doing. So, he is pretty special to me and I enjoy spending time keeping track of this very busy man and sharing news about him and his activities with you.
I first saw him on the big screen back in 1980 in Excalibur. I remember thinking at the time that I’d come to the movie looking forward to seeing Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren, but who in the world is the guy who played Uther?! Later, he popped up in Defence of the Realm and Siesta, two films I had the good fortune to see when they first came out, and I continued to be impressed by him. Miller’s Crossing clenched it. He was so brilliant in that film. I was hooked on this Irishman and I have followed his career avidly ever since his portrayal of Tom Reagan stole my heart. Fast forward to In Treatment, almost 30 years after his first film role. The world is a very different place–and the Internet makes it an oddly smaller place. Now we can write and talk and create and share in ways unimaginable before the web. I have lots of fun creating wallpapers, graphics, and other stuff to make the website interesting and informative. So, Byrneholics Online is the culmination, for me, of many years of attachment to this actor/writer/activist called Gabriel Byrne.
Aragarna: Forum Moderator
Me, I’m Aragarna on the worldwide web, and a French cosmochemist in real life. I’m living in Paris, France for a few months still, but I’m moving to San Diego, USA soon. I think one can say I am a little geek. I like creating stuff like wallpapers and banners. I also create fanvids from time to time. I’m a movie lover and I created my own website where I share my views on films a couple of years ago. I fell in love with Gabriel Byrne first when I was a kid when I saw Into the West. I re-fell in love with him much more recently when I discovered In Treatment. Having become a geek in between I naturally joined the Byrneholics community in 2009 and, as I was discovering the whole personality of Gabriel Byrne, I became more and more involved in the site life. Stella offered me the chance to be Forum Moderator in 2011.
Apart from Gabriel Byrne, I’m also a big fan of George Clooney, and I co-admin the “Frenchies Fans de George Clooney” blog with a bunch of French fans. My latest obsession is the TV series White Collar, and I’ve opened my already crowded heart to Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer. But don’t worry, there is is room for them all!
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gabriel byrne fans are the best
Helping to make this website a success are lots of Gabriel Byrne fans! First and foremost is Verónica, the Facebook Administrator, who spends countless hours welcoming new fans to the Facebook Page, posting pics, and conversing with people from all over the world. Her commitment to Gabriel is outstanding and sincere!
Contributors of comments, pictures, print articles, fan fiction, and screencaps over the years include CorFidele, Lozzie, Riitta, Daniela, Det. Logan, DeMonk, Moondreamer, Karen, Tess, Angelle, and many others. Fans really enrich this site and they also make the Forum lots of fun!
what you can do
- browse through the website
- follow us on Twitter
- check out our Facebook page
- become a member of the Forum
- comment on postings on the main site
- contribute your fan creations to the Gallery
- whatever you want to do to become involved with the Byrneholics community
- email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
We are here for Gabriel Byrne and we are here for you. Enjoy!
Byrneholics Online, 2008 – 2014