Chilly countenance: Claire Skinner as Lorraine Rappaport in ‘Critical’

As a committed fan of medical dramas since the days of ER, when George Clooney was a B-movie actor in scrubs and Julianna Margulies was a nurse and no(...)

David Rawle and Chris O’Dowd in Moone Boy

Moone Boy, the hit comedy series co-written by and starring Chris O’Dowd, unveiled its third season at a special screening in Dublin’s Royal Hospital (...)

Aoife Duffin: ‘I’m constantly toying with how I should perform it. You’re on that knife-edge of what’s careful, what’s good for me, and what’s interesting for an audience. Because I am manipulating my own emotions.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 premiere of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, Aoife Duffin began listening to a squall of disturbing voices, all o(...)

Happy ever after: Dustin Hoffman as Mr Hoppy and Judi Dench as Mrs Silver

There’s an uneasy moment in Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot (BBC One, Thursday) when Dustin Hoffman appears and you’re afraid that for the next 90 minutes you (...)

David Rawle and Chris O’Dowd in Moone Boy

Old friends Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy have written a book as a prequel to their popular TV series Moone Boy. The book, The Blunder Years(...)

Nick Murphy, Roisin Ingle and Chris O’Dowd after recording the ‘Roisin Meets’ podcast.

When Chris O’Dowd was awarded the Freedom of Roscommon, he spoke proudly of the county as being its own place, not just a Dublin satellite. It may be(...)

Chris O’Dowd: toe-curling interview with Miriam O’Callaghan. Photograph: Getty Images

For a bona fide celebrity like Chris O’Dowd, embarrassing encounters with fans are presumably an inevitable byproduct of success: awkward as it surely(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd pictured in King House, Boylet when he received The Freedom of Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Chris O’Dowd sounded amazed. Freeman of Roscommon? “I was not aware Roscommon had enslaved me”, he told the sea of familiar faces gathered in King Hou(...)

TDs and Senators are dunked by Trinity staff and students in Front Square in aid of motor neurone disease research. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Since my colleague Donald Clarke poured cold water over the ice bucket challenge (and, inexplicably, Christmas jumpers) on these pages last week, mor(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd arrives for the American Theatre Wing’s 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, last night.

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd lost to Bryan Cranston for best actor as LBJ in All The Way at the 68th annual Tony Awards last night. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co(...)