“At Swim-Two-Birds:” Cast News

From the HotPress interview with Brendan Gleeson: Gleeson reveals that Gabriel Byrne, Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Michael Fassbender will all star in his planned film version of Flann O’Brien’s 1939 novel At Swim-Two Birds. He also emphasises the importance of having an Irish cast, adding “It was important, but […]

Irish Love Affair

With words, that is. Today is Bloomsday. So today, we will visit a library and take a walk. The library belongs to Gabriel Byrne, of course. In an interview with the New York Post (no, not the New York Review of Books, darn it!), Mr. Byrne notes four titles that […]

Theatre Forum Ireland in Galway

Update June 16 The Annual Theatre Forum Ireland Conference 2011 website [no longer available as of April 16, 2018] has provided video, podcasts, photos, and even cartoons from the event! Gabriel Byrne’s remarks in this video begin at the 3:00 minute mark and run through to the end, but watch […]

The GOAL Ball Paris 2011

Updated June 28 Finally, here are my favorite pictures from the Ball. Many more pictures have been provided very kindly by the  GOAL Ball Paris Flickr stream. Thank you, GOAL! Surrounded by women. As usual. Then surrounded by men! Finally, all on his own. The hands of Gabriel Byrne And […]

MoMA “Ireland on Film” Videos and More

Here are two videos of Gabriel from Revisiting “The Quiet Man”: Ireland on Film, the festival he curated at the Museum of Modern Art May 20 – June 3, provided by MOMA via YouTube. The other two MOMA videos are available at their website. And the Byrneholics posting about the […]

Saints and Sinners: A Reading by Edna O’Brien

As noted by the Wall Street Journal, the reading date was changed, but not the venue or the participants, thank the gods! Author Edna O’Brien and Gabriel Byrne appeared at the McNally Jackson bookstore in New York City on May 30th. In a blog posting/intimate account, Catherine Kustanczy tells us […]