Anthony Quinn

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Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman and has now been cast as Cleopatra,  attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2018. Photogaph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

What did Patty Jenkins think would happen when news emerged that she was to direct Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in a big-budget epic for Paramount? How did (...)

David Mulcahy, a resident of McGarry House in Moyross, Limerick: ‘I have a friend here and I always go to his room, but to be honest with you, I don’t like to now, because he suffers from asthma.’ Photograph: Alan Place

Breda and Kevin Devereux, along with their six children, and two grandchildren, live cramped lives in their three-bedroom council house in Moyross in (...)

Celebrant Fr Colm Gallagher recalled how if Joey Murrin had something critical to say of a politician in public, he had always made contact with same politician beforehand to alert them. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fishing industry leader Joey Murrin was a “born communicator” with “extraordinary charisma” who was “utterly fearless” in both life and facing death, (...)

 Giulietta Masina in Federico Fellini’s La Strada (1954)

La Strada begins with a death and ends with weeping: for a film about a clown, it is awfully short on banana skins. In one of cinema’s most evocative,(...)

Six-year-old Cindy Wang and friends at the launch  of Cruinniú Na Cásca 2017,  which will take place on Easter Monday in Dublin City Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you can’t find a topic of interest in Monday’s Cruinniú na Cásca roster of talks and events, you might need to check you have a heart or indeed a p(...)

Conor Brady: says A Hunt in Winter is loosely based on a murder in Rathmines. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s a bit weird, going to interview your ex-boss. He hasn’t been the editor of The Irish Times for many years. We’re both a lot older, and possibly w(...)

Gráinne Macken, a member of the Department of Education’s junior cycle training team, introducing English teachers to reforms in Navan, Co Meath

A group of English teachers is gathered around a table debating what mark they should award a junior cycle student. The second-year student has just (...)

‘Nothing is more empowering than towering over your boyfriend and your boss in shoes that double as an offensive weapon. Stilettos – not combat trousers and pierced tongues – are a real source of girl power.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Many office Christmas parties, to the disappointment of some, are held on the premises with little space for dancing. But in the hospital lab where I(...)

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange

Lovely, bouncy Alfred Molina has been swelling the action for well over 30 years. The west Londoner, a cackling giant of Spanish and Italian parent(...)

Border country: Lough Neagh is the backdrop to Anthony Quinn’s crime fiction; his anti-hero faces the legacy of the Troubles. Montage photographs: Design Pics/SICI/Perspectives/Getty and Peter Muhly/AFP

On the early-morning train to Belfast to meet Anthony Quinn, I fall asleep. Somewhere between Dundalk and Newry I wake up and find myself in a diff(...)

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