Spring has sprung and here we are in the Merry Month of May, Mr. Byrne’s birthday month, and ours, too! It seems that our peripatetic Mr. Byrne is in Ireland and what a perfect place to enjoy this season, yes? As you know, Gabriel is the proud father of a new baby girl and we expect she is being introduced to the family in Ireland–as well as receiving her official name at a naming ceremony! But all of that is private. What we know for public consumption is in the Byrne-ing News below, so enjoy the news and be sure to check out Gabriel’s birthday celebration, including his Birthday Card Video! Byrneholics Online was 9 years old on May 12. Where does the time go!?
Thanks to Farmgate Restaurant in Midleton, Ireland for sharing this on May 5!
An L. A. Minute
Visiting IMDB is often a frustrating experience. There is often no news about the films in production and you end up clicking endlessly, hoping for a tidbit of information…but not this time! This time, IMDB served it up!
Here is a series of production pics from Gabriel’s new film, An L. A. Minute, in which he stars with Kiersey Clemons, a talent who is definitely on the rise. Filming is complete and post-production has begun. Now we will wait for a trailer, more production pics, and a release date!
The story sounds perfect for both Gabriel and Kiersey. This is shaping up to be an intriguing film, both topical and intimate. We can’t wait to see it!
For more info on the film, visit the Projects Page.
This funny and touching film has made its way across the pond to the UK and the reviews just get better and better.
Here’s The Guardian’s reaction:
This is, ultimately, a very happy and upbeat film, and one with a very clear moral center. Pilby’s adventures introduce her to a compatible boy (Jason Ritter) who just so happens to be engaged to be married. There’s also the dreamboat next door who plays the didgeridoo on the fire escape. “I don’t have all the answers,” Pilby’s therapist tells her, which is just about the most important thing a young person can hear, and somehow, despite the far-fetched nature of this film, comes off as inspiring.
No word yet on a DVD release, but Carrie Pilby is available at Amazon and iTunes at this time. And the lovely book, by Caren Lissner, is definitely worth your time!
Gabriel Byrne Portrait by Kim Haughton
Kim Haughton is an Irish photographer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications.
For the Irish Centennial, she has published a series of 100 portraits of Irish luminaries and citizens. Portrait of a Century is on display at National Museum of Ireland until December 2017, and is presented for the first time in its entirety. Each photograph represents the birth year of the person in it and the series as a whole spans a one hundred year time frame from 1916 to 2015.
Read more at The Irish Times.
Here is her portrait of Gabriel Byrne:
This video presents all of the portraits included in the exhibition and it is a beautiful and compelling collection indeed!
Buffalo Girls on CBSAction in May
This may have already aired, but it is still worth mentioning because Teddy Blue is always worth mentioning! The takeaway from this news item is: you never know when one of Gabriel Byrne’s films or television series is going to pop up on television, so it is always a good idea to keep your eyes open. Gabriel might be on tonight! You never know.
A search for “Gabriel Byrne” in Instagram can lead to all sorts of interesting finds. In addition to the usual movie posters, film promo pics, and other ephemera of his working life, the occasional behind-the-scenes image or candid-on-the-street pic can also be discovered. Here are some recent finds, proof that puttering on the Internet late at night can be productive!
In the two shots below, we learn that the famous purple scarf from Gabriel’s photoshoot with Rainer Hosch for Venice Magazine back in 2009 is actually a pashmina belonging to the person who did his make-up for the shoot!
Next up, a behind-the-scenes shot featuring Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel in Just A Sigh. Celine Nieszawer provided several hi-res images from the film while it was in production which delighted us, but this one is new!
Samm Blake is a photographer in New York City. Her caption on this Instagram pic:
When #gabrielbyrne walks through the middle of your photos 😝
Finally, here is Gabriel receiving his award (finally!) from the President of Ireland:
Stay tuned for more news as the Summer progresses! Download the Seaside Wallpaper to dress up your computer screen in the meantime. heart