The Byrne-ing News, February 2012 Edition

Mr. Byrne is currently in the UK filming Coup. Every now and then someone tweets that they have spotted him out and about. While he is on the set, lots of Byrne-ing stuff is happening, though! John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man The Canadian premiere of this documentary, directed by […]

How Hubbly-Jubbly for Us!

Wah-Wah is the semi-autobiographical¬† film by first-time director Richard E. Grant that contains a remarkable performance by Gabriel Byrne, who plays his father in the film. How Mr. Byrne managed to channel Mr. Grant’s father in his portrayal of this complicated man is a miracle. This is perhaps Gabriel’s finest […]

New Project: Poetry and Jazz Recording

According to JazzWise Magazine (the UK’s biggest selling jazz magazine!), Gabriel Byrne will be guest starring on a new album by Irish jazz singer Christine Tobin. He will be playing the accordion. Uh, no. He will be reciting some of his favorite Yeats poems. Yes, that’s it. Here’s the scoop: […]

Casting “Secret State”

Updated February 20 Ruth Negga, recent winner of the IFTA Award for Best Actress (Television) for her performance as Dame Shirley Bassey in the BBC production Shirley in 2011, has joined this stellar cast and will play an intelligence analyst. According to Herald.ie [no longer linked because URL usually does […]

Happy Valentine’s Day Video Plus!

Happy Valentine’s Day to Byrneholics everywhere–and to the reason we are all here: GABRIEL BYRNE! This video Valentine pretty much sums up how we feel, I think, but if something was left out, please leave a comment to remind us. And there are wallpaper Valentines, too, of course, for making […]