Alan Parker

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Four men in a boat: Danny Sheehy, Brendan Begley, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden. “Danny told me, ‘If you can play a gig for three hours then you can row for six’”

Glen Hansard has been away. Has he been for a week on the beach or a few days at a spa? He has not. The craggy, bearded singer has just returned from (...)

Bob Dylan: news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are returning to the Dark Aeons

The news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are r(...)

The Commitments (1991): Alan Parker's euphoric adaptation of the 1987 Roddy Doyle novel

Over the past 20 years, since the Irish film industry shook itself properly awake, somebody or other has been talking about showing us a Dublin you ne(...)

This week, punters get to see the already hugely acclaimed Irish movie Michael Inside. Frank Berry’s drama studies a young man as, incarcerated for a (...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

Ellen Frey McCourt: “Right after Frank died, I found it difficult, because everyone wanted to celebrate him. So one could never really get away from it.”

Two decades after her husband published his first book, Ellen Frey McCourt still marvels at the experience. She had been married for two years to Fran(...)

Composer Adam Howell, producer Pat Moylan and writer Paul Hurt, the team behind ‘Angela’s Ashes: The Musical’ on The Samuel Beckett Bridge. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Rain. Poverty. Death. Repression. Are these the ingredients for a hit musical? Absolutely, says theatre producer Pat Moylan, who is bringing Angela’s (...)

Actor John Hurt attending  has died aged 77. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Time travel with Dr Who, an incarnation of which John Hurt played in 2013, to any year in the past four and a half decades and you’ll find yourself cl(...)

 John Hurt holds the Gold Giraldillo Award as a tribute to his career during the Sevilla European film festival in Seville in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

John Vincent Hurt, actor, born 22 January 1940, died 27 January 2017 Few British actors of recent years have been held in as much affection as John H(...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson has made some of the most astute images of 21st-century Dublin and its buildings in Adam & Paul (starring Tom Murphy and Mark O’Halloran, pictured) and What Richard Did.

Ever since New York established the Mayor’s Office of Motion Pictures and Television in 1966, cities worldwide have sought to develop and shape their (...)

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