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 […]

Final Episode of #QUIRKE Live-tweeted and MORE!

Who knows when we will have an opportunity to read live tweets about a Gabriel Byrne television series again? This posting is full of reactions to Elegy for April, the last episode of Quirke, my favorite of the three episodes, written by playwright Conor McPherson. He did a masterful job […]

The Byrne-ing News, December 2013 Edition

Happy New Year, Everyone! Below you will find a recap of all of the Byrne-ing News for December, including a holiday appearance by Mr. Byrne, film and TV series news, and a new Mega Movie Page. On a personal note: I will be moving into my new house over the […]

The Byrne-ing News, September 2013 Edition

News about Gabriel’s next TV series and film, the Narrative 4 event, a book review, DVD releases in USA and UK, and updates at the website–it is September and things are hopping as usual! quirke Well, I’ve got nothing. No air date at the BBC. No new articles. Wait. Just […]

The Byrne-ing News, August 2013 Edition

Regular readers at Byrneholics might be enlightened about all of the August happenings, but chances are you missed something. And before the recap of what transpired in the World of Byrne during August, here are a couple of items to note on your calendar for this Fall: mill valley film […]

QUIRKE at Edinburgh Festivals + DVD News

Among the screenings and Q&As provided by the BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals this month is our favorite Irish pathologist/detective/romantic antihero, Quirke. Quirke is front and center at the main BBC website outlining this year’s line-up at the Festivals and Gabriel Byrne looks just like everyone thinks Quirke should look. […]