Benjamin Black’s Dublin: Gabriel Byrne as Quirke

January 16, 2013 The big news today is the casting of Colin Morgan in the third episode of Quirke, entitled Elegy for April, the third in the Benjamin Black series of Quirke books. Mr. Morgan will be playing the role of Jimmy Minor. If you’ve read the books, you know […]

“Quirke” Filming Begins November 19

Yes, it is a bit early for the American celebration of Thanksgiving, but Byrneholics around the globe are celebrating the start of filming for the new BBC series Quirke, a 3-part mini-series based on the first three novels by Benjamin Black.   If you live in Ireland, you are in […]

Updated Sept. 7: “Quirke,” A New Series from BBC One

Updated September 7 The Irish Times provides some insight into why Gabriel Byrne is a great choice for the role of Quirke. Quirke probably does not smile this nicely… However, readers who are only now embarking on the novels, starting with the first, Christine Falls, might be more than a […]

The Byrne-ing News, July 2012 Edition

While Gabriel Byrne is thrashing Ragnar on the set of Vikings (we hope!), activity swirls around him and his on-going projects. The outstanding documentary about him is screening in Dublin. The Costa-Gavras film, Capital, is on the schedule for TIFF. The Irish studio where all that Ragnar-thrashing is happening has […]

No Longer A Rumor: Quirke Comes To Television

We reported awhile back that Andrew Davies was developing the Quirke stories by Benjamin Black for television. Mr. Davies mentioned this in passing in another interview. And, as we know, projects like this can be fickle things, stopping and starting and progressing in spurts or dying quietly while no one […]

Yet another TV series! The “Quirke” stories of Benjamin Black

While discussing the lack of humor in the latest television version of Great Expectations, Andrew Davies, renowned screenwriter and adapter (Bleak House and House of Cards for television, among many others) dropped a Byrne bomb! Davies’s latest job for the BBC is set during a very different period. He is […]