Dance First, then Read Reviews

As it turns out, Gabriel Byrne’s new film about Samuel Beckett is not everyone’s cuppa tea. I am not surprised, however, that those who do appreciate this black-and-white journey into the playwright’s past are from across the pond, while those who throw bricks at it all live here in the […]

DANCE FIRST: New Trailer + Interview

The San Sebastian Film Festival is off to a rousing start now in Spain, with one of its “official selection” films getting the new trailer treatment–finally! Dance First will premiere on September 30 at the festival, so it is only natural for Gabriel Byrne to pop up in an interview […]

Dance First

Status: Completed Streaming on SKY (UK) Premiered September 30, 2023 at San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain, as part of the Official Selection US Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival February 8, 2024 Directed by James Marsh and written by Neil Forsyth Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Aidan Gillen, Sandrine Bonnaire, Fionn […]

New Interview: Gabriel at The Guardian

As I make my way through the summer heat, packing up my house, sweeping and cleaning and boxing up my life, and preparing for what will probably be my last move, I find that I am in tune with Gabriel Byrne more than ever. This interview touches on so many […]

DANCE FIRST: New Cast and Start Date

Back in November, we first heard the news that Gabriel Byrne was set to star in a new film about the Irish literary legend Samuel Beckett, entitled Dance First and directed by James Marsh, who brought Stephen Hawking to life in The Theory of Everything. So exciting! Then, the holidays […]

The Byrne-ing News, November 2021 Edition, Part 2

The Newest News Dance First, a film about Samuel Beckett One of my favorite online literary haunts is Lithub. It is like a cozy but very busy bookstore, full of smart and pleasant people who are happy to tell you what to read, what not to read (unless you really, […]