The Byrnes and the Boards

Gay Byrne, famous broadcaster, and Gabriel Byrne, famous hyphenate (actor/writer/producer/activist), laid the first boards of the stage of the new Grand Canal Square Theatre in Dublin yesterday. Gabriel said: “Every village, every city, needs a theatre. It’s not just a building; it’s about being exposed to new ideas. Theatre changes […]

Eye Candy

This is a totally frivolous posting. There is something so dashing, so appealing, so darned attractive about this smiling face. And the scarf just adds to the general mayhem. Photo by Rainer Hosch, 2009 for Venice Magazine. And to make this posting less frivolous, here is the interview in Venice […]

Emmy Nominations!!

ANNOUNCED TODAY Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: GABRIEL BYRNE as Paul Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: DIANNE WIEST as Gina Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: HOPE DAVIS as Mia As far as I can tell, these are the only nominations for In Treatment. It […]

Byrne Does The Impossible

This just in from Tim Goodman at the San Francisco Chronicle, in his article about acting nominees for the Emmy Awards: Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment,” HBO. He really does the impossible in this role: He puts thoughtfulness in motion. Here’s his competition: Outstanding actor in a drama series: Cranston, “Breaking […]

Mr. Byrne in Beverly Hills

We do not usually pander to the paparazzi, but in this case an exception will be made because we are so excited about the possibilities! On July 1, Gabriel Byrne was sighted leaving the Porta Via Restaurant with a friend after having lunch together. A gallery of pictures is available […]

Gabriel Byrne: Step By Step

Tanymaus, an artist who has a wonderful gallery at deviantART, has created a study of Gabriel Byrne, with five images showing the progression of her drawing. You can view the series, called “Step By Step”, and see how she proceeds from a simple outline to the complete drawing. She has graciously […]