UPDATED August 3 with more news about the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award. See below!
UPDATED with additional info and pictures from last year’s Irish American Writers and Artists event. Thanks to Lara for the pics and to Kris (USA) for the reminder!
It’s Byrne-ing hot this summer!
In Treatment Season 3
Costumes: it appears that Dr. Paul Weston may be cutting a somewhat more dashing figure than usual in the new season of In Treatment. Famed designer Domenico Vacca is the new fashion expert on the set and we can expect the good doctor to benefit from Mr. Vacca’s great sense of style. As soon as anything becomes available picture-wise from the new season, you will see that here ASAP!
Bravo, Domenico! Remember: we love the white shirt…
Awards: an episode from Season 2 of In Treatment is a finalist for The Humanitas Prize.
The HUMANITAS Prize was created in 1974 to celebrate television programs which affirm the dignity of the human person, explore the meaning of life, enlighten the use of human freedom and reveal to each person our common humanity.
In the “60 Minute Category,” In Treatment is a finalist for “Walter-Week Six,” written by Warren Leight. The awards luncheon is scheduled for September 16 in Beverly Hills.
Thank you! No, thank YOU!
A Touch of O’Neill–More News August 3!
The two preeminent modern-day interpreters of the work of Eugene O’Neill – actors Brian Dennehy and Gabriel Byrne – will make an unprecedented appearance together to honor the memory of the only American playwright to ever win the Nobel Prize. The occasion is the presenting of the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award to Dennehy by the non-profit group Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc. (IAW&A).
Among his many accomplishments, Dennehy won a Tony Award for his performance in O’Neill’s Long Days Journey into Night.
Byrne, who has starred on Broadway in the O’Neill plays A Moon for the Misbegotten and A Touch of the Poet, will be a featured speaker at the event in honor of Dennehy. He will also pay tribute to the enduring legacy of O’Neill, whose plays are still staged in theaters around the globe and in many languages fifty-seven years after his death…
As noted below, the big night is October 18. For information on tickets for the event visit the IAW&A website or call 646-320-5595.
Kudos to both gentlemen!
Where will Gabriel Byrne be in October, while we are all glued to our screens taking in the third season of In Treatment? Well, one place we know he will be is the annual celebration of the Irish American Writers and Artists , which will be presenting Brian Dennehy with its Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award this year. According to their website:
The award will be presented Monday, October 18, 2010 at a reception and ceremony to be held in New York City at Rosie O’Grady’s in Times Square, just two blocks from where Eugene O’Neill was born.
Read more about Brian Dennehy and the award. One of his great films from the past is The Belly of an Architect, directed by Peter Greenaway. His work on stage for the past decade or so has been highly praised and one of his most recent excursions on the boards was in Krapp’s Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett.
An actor in the O’Neill tradition
Honoree William Kennedy and his wife Dana, with Gabriel smiling
over their shoulders, at the 2009 festivities
Gabriel Byrne and author/organization co-director Mary Pat Kelly,
who is smiling for both of them
Reviews are coming in for Gabriel’s latest film, Perrier’s Bounty. Mr. Byrne provides the voice of the Grim Reaper and, by all accounts, he is both grim and funny! The film is making the festival rounds now. The cast includes the usual Irish suspects: Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, and Gabriel, with Jim Broadbent thrown in for good (actually great) measure. Check out the trailer!
“In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re in deepest peril!”
Stuff to Read
A PDF transcript of Gabriel Byrne’s speech at the Gateway Ireland event in May is now available. This is an unofficial transcript provided by Stella. And tough work it was, too, having to listen to that great voice for hours and hours, trying to catch every word and nuance of this remarkable speech. Um, not really very tough at all. Enjoy and don’t forget to watch the video as well!