Aidan Gillen as Charles Haughey in the RTÉ-commissioned drama ‘Charlie’ 2:11

It’s grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented– and that’s just the hair. Charlie, the new trilogy of dramas about the rise, reign and fall o(...)

The RTÉ drama stars Aidan Gillen as Charlie Haughey. He is one of a number of present or former members of the ‘Love/Hate’ cast in the drama. 2:11

RTÉ has unveiled details of its three-part drama about the former Taoiseach Charles Haughey which will be broadcast in the New Year. Charlie fe(...)

Many actors are taught a method, others learn a technique, and some, like Coonan, above, discover what kind of actor they are on the job. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Not too long ago, at a party thrown by Aidan Gillen, two actors fell into conversation without knowing they were up for the same part. “Has anyone (...)

Aisling Franciosi (centre) of The Fall, with presenters Miriam O’Callaghan and Ryan Tubridy at the launch of RTÉ’s new season of programming. Photograph: Eric Luke

"Why do we do it? Chase power. Cling to power – when we’re all destined to lose it someday?” a former taoiseach asks in RTÉ’s forthcoming series of(...)

Aidan Gillen plays Charles Haughey during filming in Dublin in October 2013 of the forthcoming RTÉ / Element Pictures / Touchpaper Television series on his life. Photograph: PA Wire 2:56

Power-craving politicians, elusive psychopaths and paranoid gangsters will be at the centre of RTÉ One’s drama offering in its 2014-2015 season, while(...)

John Michael McDonagh’s problematic follow-up to The Guard begins with an ingenious, arrest(...)

Game of Thrones:  Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth

In a series of suites at the Corinthia Hotel in London, journalists sip coffee and stare at their smartphones. They are here to interview the c(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Brendan Gleeson on the red carpet at the opening night of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. His film Calvary launched  the festival last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:58

Acting legends Brendan Gleeson and John Hurt walked the red carpet in Dublin to kick off the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF)(...)

Aidan Gillen on set during the video shoot. Photographs: Orla Keeshan

Broody valentines don’t come much darker than Love/Hate villain Aidan Gillen. When we went looking for an anti-hero to break my heart in the video (...)