Saying Goodbye to Irrfan Khan

I look at this picture and I think this is how Byrneholics know and will remember Irrfan Khan. Not only as Sunil, the mysteriously gentle patient of Gabriel Byrne’s Paul Weston in In Treatment, of course. But still. It was an indelible performance. And now the man who brought Sunil […]

Saying Goodbye to James Lipton

Ninety-three!? I had no idea James Lipton was a nonagenarian. Time flies when you are hosting one of the finest interview shows in the history of interview shows, doesn’t it? James Lipton died March 2, 2020 and with his passing goes a tradition of in-depth (bordering on wonderfully nosy!) actor […]

Saying Goodbye to Max von Sydow

Directors loved him, of course. His legendary collaboration with Ingmar Bergman seems impossible now. How could two artists work together so diligently and beautifully over the years to bring such dark and troubled stories to life? Max von Sydow was drawn to the “dark and troubled stories” early in his […]

Oíche mhaith, Niall Tóibín

Stage actor. Screen actor. Comedian. Star of one-man shows. Raconteur. Always unforgettable, Niall Tóibín has died in Dublin, just a few days short of his 90th birthday. The Irish press on his passing: The Irish Times: TRIBUTES paid to actor and comedian Niall Tóibín, who died aged 89. Stage and […]