This is, without a doubt, one of the best interviews Gabriel Byrne has ever done.
Funny, thoughtful, provocative, vulnerable, daring–he does it all, and that’s due, in some part, to the insightful and well-designed questions put to him by his host, Tommy Tiernan. Gabriel turns the tables on him during the course of the interview, but it is all of a piece: two men talking about their lives, their experiences, their true natures. They both seemed comfortable in their own skins and that, it turns out, results in captivating television.
I’ve been feeling blue lately. Observing the anniversary of Alan Rickman’s passing, watching the last episode of my favorite space opera, The Expanse, finishing a favorite and well-thumbed book. Ugh. January can be the pits sometimes, can’t it?
THIS woke me up, shook me up, made me laugh, made me wish I could be in Dublin in two weeks time to see this amazing man on the stage, giving us his book in some new and innovative way.
Clip: Do You Think You’re A Strange Man?
Stella Could Not Resist
While the video was available at RTÉ, I grabbed some screencaps because that’s what I do, right?
There was a lot of response to this interview! If you searched “Gabriel Byrne” on Twitter, you saw tons of tweets from people who watched and were enthralled by this interview. It was unexpected and surprising, funny and serious, and it had people talking, which is always a good thing!
Here are two tweets that included video clips from the interview:
A variety of screenshots provided by a variety of social media places:
Finally, if you are in Dublin or can get there somehow, run, don’t walk, to the Gaiety Theatre and buy your tickets to Gabriel Byrne’s one-man show, Walking With Ghosts. His words. His stage. Once in a lifetime. heart