Peter Coonan and Gary Lydon in Borstal Boy
Review: Borstal Boy

Borstal BoyGaiety Theatre*** That Brendan Behan’s classic memoir can concern itself with IRA bombings, prison life, casual violence and wartime death (...)

Peter Coonan playing David Drumm in TV3’s ‘The Guarantee’

In a world of coincidences, here’s a delicious one.Peter Coonan, the ‘Fran’ actor from Love/Hate, is playing former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive D(...)

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 (...)

Actor Peter Coonan will star in The Guarantee on TV3 this season. The station announced its autumn-winter schedule today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

TDs living on social welfare, a brutal family feud that threatens to envelop an entire community and a documentary series about people living on islan(...)

 Sean Fitzpatrick: will be played by Morgan Jones in The Guarantee.  Photograph: Eric Luke

“It is a gripping drama of classical proportions, in which the tragic hero is Ireland,” says the press release for a film scheduled to begin productio(...)

Michael Fassbender, Actor in a Supporting Role winner for 12 Years A Slave, at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Calvary was the big winner at last night’s Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) in Dublin. The story of a good priest confronting bad(...)

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Stalker

Why not just call the thing Citizen Kane and have done with it? By naming his new experimen(...)

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(...)

Peter Coonan and Susan Davey
Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Philadelphia, Here I Come! Lyric Theatre, Belfast *** Emigration has returned to Ireland with a vengeance, and so it was in 1964, the ye(...)

Peter Coonan, Robbie Sheehan, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Killian Scott in ‘Love/Hate’.

The ending was flat and confusing on Sunday night, some of the storyline seemed undeveloped and there was a sense nobody knew where the series was goi(...)