Aidan Gillen

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RMS Leinster: from Brian Palm’s painting for An Post’s stamp to mark the centenary of the disaster

We’re sitting around the dining room table in Patricia Murphy’s home on Clonliffe Road in Drumcondra with three of her four grown-up children, Fionnua(...)

Fair Head, known as Northern Ireland’s tallest cliff face, is featured in the latest season of Game of Thrones. The series has been nominated in the Emmy Awards.

Medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones, filmed in Northern Ireland, led nominations on Thursday for the television Emmy awards. The series, which f(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Aidan Gillen as comedian Dave Allen in Dave Allen at Peace: while he looks the part, he’s not a atural comic actor

If your life story is inadequate, a young Dave Allen is advised early in the course of his own, it’s up to you to improve it. Or, to quote the Irish c(...)

“I don’t know if anybody else looks back at their life and wonders, ‘how did I get here?’ But for me, there was a definite, Camille before the car acc(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

Michael B Jordan, Tray Chaney, Larry Gilliard Jr and JD Williams in season one of The Wire. Photograph: HBO/The Guardian

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was s(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

Irish actor Charlie Murphy with director David Caffrey on the set of series four of Peaky Blinders. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/A Caryn Mandabach and Tiger Aspect Production

The new season of Peaky Blinders has lived up to expectations. The fourth season’s opener was a quintessentially Peaky episode, with meat hook attacks(...)

Stone cold: Charlie Humman in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

I will say the following in favour of Guy Ritchie’s King Arfur. It’s a much better Assassin’s Creed film than Assassin’s Creed. If you want to see peo(...)

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