“Home is where the books are”

Writers are readers. Not when they are writing, perhaps, but most of the time, you will find them reading. Thinking about reading. And writing. Thinking about what to read next. Talking to friends about the latest books, the best books, the books to avoid like the–oh, do we say “plague” […]

Stories From Home: A Tale of One Man’s Journey

Gabriel Byrne recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish Film and Television Academy, in a ceremony attended by friends and colleagues and watched by fans from around the world. He is as busy as ever, with three or four projects on the burner every year, as well as […]

The Byrne-ing News, July 2018 Edition

Summertime! In the northern hemisphere, it is hot hot hot. In the southern hemisphere, not so much. Here at the Byrne-ing News, we are byrne-ing up with updates on Gabriel’s new films, projects in the works, and some archival nuggets, too. Grab a drink and a snack, sit back, and […]

The Byrne-ing News, September 2016 Edition

It’s Fall. It is almost Fall. Autumn approaches. Well, maybe not, weather-wise, but there is a crisp feel to the air in the world of Byrne this September! Carrie Pilby in Toronto Twitter is a very handy tool for following an event you cannot attend. The premiere and subsequent screenings […]

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 […]

“Stories From Home” Snippet

Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home is a documentary directed by Pat Collins. It made its way through the film festivals back in 2009 and 2010 and then quietly disappeared, although it does pop up now and then on television. To our rescue comes Richard Kendrick, the director of photography on […]