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 […]

Gabriel Byrne says: “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” […]

Intense New Interview at THE GUARDIAN

I knew this would happen. With his new book, Walking With Ghosts, coming out this week, I knew there would an interview or two (or nine!). I knew it. I did NOT know that his interview with Catherine Shoard at The Guardian would be quite this intense, however! Gabriel rarely […]

30 Years Later: MILLER’S CROSSING

Gabriel Byrne’s entry in film critic David Thomson’s The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Expanded and Updated, published in 2004, includes this aside: Somehow, I always have the urge to reach out and tickle Gabriel Byrne. I think it’s because his uncommon aura of gloom and sadness seems so complete […]

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 […]