Gabriel Byrne’s current television, film, and stage projects

Please note: until a Mega Movie, TV, or Stage Page has been published for one of Mr. Byrne’s current projects, you will find information about it here.

BREAKING NEWS!

Two new films have been added to Mr. Byrne’s busy schedule: An L. A. Minute and (finally!) The Book of Vision. More on these projects soon!

TELEVISION

Marco Polo, Season 2 (2016)

Netflix original series starring Benedict Wong, Olivia Cheng, Joan Chen, and Michelle Yeoh

Created by John Fusco

Season 2 airs on Netflix beginning July 1, 2015

Gabriel Byrne portrays Pope Gregory X

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SCREENING AT FILM FESTIVALS

Carrie Pilby (2016) (film)

Filming in New York City completed in January, 2016.

Directed by Susan Johnson, based on the book by Caren Lissner

Cast: Bel Powley, Colin O’Donoghue, Jason Ritter, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne

Synopsis: A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.

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Mad to be Normal (2016) (film)

Filming in UK and Germany began in January, 2016.

Written and directed by Robert Mullan

Cast: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, David Bamber

Synopsis: Mad to be Normal tells the story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960’s.

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Bottom row: Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, David Bamber

Lies We Tell (2016) (film)

Principal photography completed November 12, 2015.

Director: Mitu Misra. Cinematography by Santosh Sivan.

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Sibylla Dean, Harvey Keitel, Jan Uddin, Emily Atack

Synopsis: A trusted driver must deal with his dead employer’s British-Pakistani mistress, her dark past pulling him into a quest to save her 16 year-old sister from a forced marriage to their gangster cousin.

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COMPLETED

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2016) (Broadway play)

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From the Roundabout Theatre website:

Oscar®, Emmy® and Golden Globe Award® winner Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story,” The Glass Menagerie) and Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne (A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Touch of the Poet) star in a stunning new Broadway production of four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical masterwork.

Elegant in its simplicity yet limitless in its scope, Long Day’s Journey into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth—and conceal —a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as one of the most profound and powerful plays ever brought to the stage.

Don’t miss your chance to see O’Neill’s American classic performed by an incomparable cast in this landmark production, directed by Jonathan Kent (Faith Healer, Man of La Mancha).

First performance: April 3, 2016
Opening Night: April 27, 2016

Runs through June 26, 2016

Note: Michael Shannon and John Gallagher, Jr. (pictured above) co-star as Jamie Tyrone and Edmund Tyrone, the sons of James Sr. and his wife Mary.

COMPLETED/TO BE RELEASED

No Pay, Nudity (2015) (film)

no-pay-nudity-posting-featured-image-20160724Directed by Lee Wilkof
Also starring Nathan Lane, Frances Conroy, and Donna Murphy
Music by Loudon Wainwright III
Completed filming in New York City in July 2014
More information at IMDB and The Hollywood Reporter (be sure to watch the video. It is hilarious!)
Read this Byrneholics posting for more details about the production

Original title: No Pay. Nudity. Title changed to Lounge Act
Participated in the Market at Festival de Cannes, May 2015

US Premiere: Stony Brook Film Festival, July 2016

US Release by Monterey Media in November 2016

Synopsis (from the Arclight Films website)

Lester Rosenthal (Gabriel Byrne) has spent his whole life as an actor in New York waiting for his big break in Hollywood. But his last big job was some years past, and he now hangs around the Actor’s Equity lounge with his colorful, yet out-of-work actor friends. With a stalled career fraying Lester’s very last nerve, and his beloved dog, Barry, having to be put down, Lester descends into an even deeper depressive slump. But a role playing the Fool in a local home town production of King Lear may teach Lester that there are still small pleasures and modest successes to be derived from life.

A light and frothy story of rediscovering your dreams and the meaning of what it is to fail or succeed in your art — and in your life.

More information at BroadwayWorld.com
More information at The Film Catalogue

 

Behind the Sword in the Stone (2014) (independent documentary)

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Began production in 2012
Finished post-production Summer 2013
Dublin premiere December 20, 2013 in Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland

Update June 1, 2016 : PBS USA will distribute this film and it will air on PBS stations later this year.

This documentary about the making of the classic film Excalibur (1980) is the creation of Mossy Hare Productions. Mark Wright and Alec Moore, producer and director, have interviewed John Boorman, the director of Excalibur, and most of the cast of the original film, including Sir Patrick Stewart, Liam Neeson, and Gabriel Byrne. They crowd-funded most of the post-production of the documentary and will premiere it in Dublin in December 2013. Dame Helen Mirren, who was not available last year for an interview, scheduled her interview  in Spring 2013 and is now included.

Note from Stella: I am one of the Executive Producers for this film and I’m really excited to be a supporting player in helping to get it made. Independent films need our support. I attended the premiere in Dublin and it was thrilling to be there!

Byrneholics articles about this documentary
IMDB page for Behind The Sword In The Stone

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Endless Night (formerly Nobody Wants the Night) (2015) (film)

Directed by Isabel Coixet
Also starring Juliette Binoche and Rinko Kikuchi
Premiered at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) February 5, 2015
Read this Byrneholics posting for more details about the production

The 33 (AKA Los 33) (2015) (film)

Directed by Patricia Riggen
Also starring Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche
Filming has completed in Colombia and Chile
More information at IMDB
Read this Byrneholics posting for more details about the production
World Premiere in Chile August 6, 2015
US Release November 13, 2015

Louder Than Bombs (2015) (film)

Directed by Joachim Trier
Filming  was completed in October, 2014
Cast includes Mr. Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Rachel Brosnahan, Amy Ryan, and David Strathairn
More information at ScreenDaily
World Premiere as part of the Official Competition at Festival de Cannes May 18, 2015
North American Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival September, 2015
Norway Release October 2, 2015
Released in the USA April, 2016

more information about completed projects

Nobody Wants the Night (2015)

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Famed director Isabel Coixet (Elegy, Learning to Drive) filmed this story of Josephine Peary’s quest to find her husband, explorer Robert Peary, in Norway and Bulgaria, with a cast including Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi, and Gabriel Byrne.

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS

Greenland, 1909. Josephine Peary is a mature, proud, determined and naive woman, in love with celebrated Arctic adventurer Robert Peary, a man who prefers glory and ice to the comforts of an upper-class home. For him she will face all danger, even risk her own life. Another woman, young but wise, brave and humble – Allaka – is in love with the same man, and expecting his child. The relentless icy landscape both separates and draws these two women together during the long, tense wait for the man they both love in such different ways. «Nobody Wants the Night» is a story replete with the passion, dignity and strength of these two women as they battle to survive in one of the most inhospitable places on earth.” –from distributor Elle Driver

Read Byrneholics articles about this film
IMDB page for Nobody Wants the Night

The 33 (AKA Los 33) (2015)

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“Estamos bien en el refugio, los 33″ (English: “We are well in the shelter, the 33 of us”).

If you were anywhere near a television screen or the Internet in 2010, the Chilean Mining Disaster, as most of us called it, will still be burned in your memory. A potential tragedy. A tale of waiting and hoping. A complicated recovery plan involving international cooperation on a grand scale. Survival over many weeks. And finally, a successful recovery of all of the miners trapped more than two months 2,300 feet down in a mining shaft that had collapsed. An explosion of sentiment and relief. Restored to life.

And now, a film, starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cote de Pablo, and many more, directed by Patricia Riggen, with filming locations in Colombia and Chile, The 33 premiered in Chile on August 6, 2015. The US release is set for November 13, 2015.

Read Byrneholics articles about this film
IMDB page for The 33

Louder Than Bombs (2015)

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Originally announced in 2013.

Information from Screen Daily: Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg have boarded Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s English-language debut. The family drama revolves around the character of a famous, late war photographer played by Huppert. On the eve of a retrospective of her work, some three years after her untimely death, her husband and two sons discover an unsettling secret from her past.  Byrne will play the husband and Eisenberg one of the sons. ”Louder Than Bombs is a character-driven piece so I am obviously thrilled to have such incredible actors working with me on this,” Trier commented. “Isabelle, Jesse, and Gabriel are all actors I have wanted to work with for a long time, so having them play together as one family feels remarkable.” Trier co-wrote the script with his long-time collaborator Eskil Vogt.

Postponed due to lack of funding. Funding was eventually secured and the film shot in the US and Germany in Fall 2014. After a one-year delay, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Mr. Byrne were all still on board.

Synopsis of LOUDER THAN BOMBS from the Memento Films website:

Three years after her unexpected death, the preparation of an exhibition celebrating the famous war photographer Laura Freed brings her husband and their two sons together for the first time in years. When an unsettling secret resurfaces, the three men are forced to look at each other and themselves in a new light, redefining their innermost needs and desires.

A rich picture of the family’s dreams, disappointments and secrets is gradually developed through non-linear fragments of shared memories, daily challenges and strained attempts to coexist. With his signature hypnotic, yet often jolting and exhilarating storytelling pulse, Joachim Trier weaves a tapestry of cherrypicked details and dreamscapes, combining arresting imagery with a relentless exposure of human nature.

Cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Rachel Brosnahan, Amy Ryan, and David Strathairn

The film premiered at Festival de Cannes May 18, 2015.
North American premiere as part of the Special Presentations Section at Toronto International Film Festival, September 2015.
Norway Release: October 2, 2015.
USA Release: April, 2016


Read Byrneholics articles about this new film
IMDB page for Louder Than Bombs

 

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