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In Memoriam: Natasha Richardson

A shining light. A bright presence. Upper crust and also crusty. Full of life, of energy, and bright dreams. Now gone. Ms. Richardson’s first important film role was Mary Shelley in Ken Russell’s Gothic, which also starred Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, and Timothy Spall. Read Ken Russell’s tribute to her and […]

A Note about the Future from Brendan Gleeson

In a March 9 interview at Independent.ie, Brendan Gleeson talks about his latest film, the health care situation in Ireland, and his next project: He’s also in the midst of something he holds dear to his heart — a screen adaptation of Flann O’ Brien’s classic novel At Swim-Two-Birds. “I […]

Confessions of a Film Critic: Interview with Gabriel Byrne

John Maguire is the film critic for the Sunday Business Post. This extended and insightful interview took place at the Dingle Film Festival, where Mr. Byrne accepted the inaugural Gregory Peck Award. The opening paragraph: Gabriel Byrne is standing before a hundred people in the tiny Phoenix cinema in Dingle […]

“Violets are Blue…” : The New Yorker Speakeasy

According to Time Out New York, here is what we learned from Gabriel Byrne at last night’s New Yorker Speakeasy: When actor Gabriel Byrne was 18, he wrote a valentine (two, actually) to a girl in his class with the shiniest hair and the shortest miniskirts. It went something like, […]

An Actor With A Lot On His Mind: Interview at IrishTimes.Com

In an extended and illuminating interview with Belinda McKeon, Gabriel Byrne talks about how he views America, how Americans view Ireland, and why he didn’t own a television until recently. Ms. McKeon gives us a glimpse of Gabriel’s home and his heart; she also brings us up-to-date on what he has been doing […]