Meet Gabriel Byrne as Quirke: Preview Video

Gabriel Byrne, other cast members, and the directors of the individual episodes of this new BBC1 mini-series talk about Quirke in this brief video introduction to the dark and mysterious world of the troubled Dublin pathologist. Favorite quote: “People say oh, yes, things were simpler then, but actually they weren’t. […]

Roddy Doyle’s “The Guts”: Book Review by Gabriel Byrne

So, here’s the thing. I know who Roddy Doyle is, of course: great Irish writer, actually now “recognized as one of Ireland’s greatest living writers,” with a slew of novels based on his native Dublin written over the past two decades; screenwriter of Irish films based on his Barrytown Trilogy […]

Gabriel Byrne and QUIRKE lead the Fall RTE Schedule

August 9: A brief update to note that Vikings will premiere on RTÉ Two, so Gabriel Byrne will be in two series on Irish television this Fall! — RTÉ in Ireland has published their Fall programming booklet and Quirke has a prominent role to play in it! Check out this […]

Welcome To Byrneholics 6.0–New Site Design!

This happened faster than I thought it would, but here we go! A new theme has been implemented on the site. This new theme is “responsive,” meaning it looks good on a regular desktop screen, on a tablet screen, and on a cellphone screen. Give it a try on different […]

“What Fresh Lunacy Is This?” Book Review by Gabriel Byrne

Oliver Reed was a thrilling and accomplished actor. He starred in a group of films I will always remember: Oliver!,  Women In Love, The Devils, The Hunting Party, and The Three Musketeers. In Women in Love, he proved the perfect counter-balance to Alan Bates. Reed’s work in The Devils (which I […]