My Astonishing Self

  Status: Completed Release: Fall 2017 Synopsis from RTÉ (Ireland) In My Astonishing Self, Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of George Bernard Shaw, a giant of world literature, and – like Byrne himself – an emigrant Irishman who had to leave to be heard. This documentary follows the life and influences of […]

Dublin Noir: The QUIRKE Mega TV Page

Skip the foggy Dublin streets and go directly to the QUIRKE Mega TV Page or read the prologue below. Either way, put the teakettle on for some Barry’s Tea first! Quirke, a BBC mini-series filmed on location in Ireland, offers us one of Gabriel Byrne’s most iconic performances. The series […]

Here There Be Vikings! New Mega TV Page

You can sail straight over to the New Vikings Mega TV Page or you can hack your way through the introduction below. wink In the summer of 2012, Gabriel Byrne found himself back home in Ireland, not on vacation, but working. His hair was long, his mustache was full, and […]

SECRET STATE Mega TV Page: Gabriel Byrne for PM!

Visit the Secret State Mega TV Page and also, if you are inclined, read my brief essay about the series below. Thanks! A petrochemical explosion kills several people and injures almost 100. The company responsible will not answer questions and seems to be involved in a cover-up. Residents are clamoring […]

Page to Screen: “Quirke: Elegy for April”

How do you take an entire book and transform it into a 90-minute television show? I do not know the answer to that question, but I do know a very good example of just such a process happening–successfully! Benjamin Black, the nom de plume of author John Banville, has written […]