John Mahoney  was just 77 at his death, and only 52 when he first appeared as the title character’s elderly father in Frasier. Photograph: AP Photo/Reed Saxon

When John Mahoney died last week, we were reminded of a complicated biography. Best known for embodying a very American class of blue-collar integrity(...)

David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius, the leader of the invading Roman army, in Britannia

You hear David Morrissey before you see him: his low, slow, booming voice is clearly an actor’s projection, speaking of Rada training and a theatre ca(...)

Colin Farrell in Tigerland

It has been 17 long years since Colin Farrell first appeared in a major feature. There have been some personal inconveniences along the way, but he ha(...)

 Colin Farrell at the UK premiere of Killing of a Sacred Deer:  “I’ve been lucky from the start.” Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

“I am so ready to not talk about films, to not see a camera, to not have any idea that things such as fame and acting exist,” Colin Farrell says. “I a(...)

Meeting Place statue on Liffey Street, Dublin, which is part of the Talking Statues initiative. Photograph: talkingstatuesdublin.ie

James Joyce is sometimes mistaken for Charlie Chaplin. Sometimes he’s mistaken for a spray-painted mime artist. Passers-by stop and wait for him to cl(...)

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on Goodbye Christopher Robin: “I suspect the reviews will go many different ways. But I’ve seen people weeping in a cinema watching it. That’s hard to do.” Photograph:   Vera Anderson/WireImage

Everything’s coming up Domhnall Gleeson. And to paraphrase the title of one of his best-loved movies, it’s about bleeding time. Good tidings we bring:(...)

Robert Brown was convicted for murder in Manchester and served 25 years of a life sentence before the verdict was overturned

More than one of the people we hear from in Fallout (RTE One, Thursday, 10.15pm), a documentary on life after conviction and later exoneration, d(...)

Gleeson seems undecided as to where his character is from so settles  for Naturalised American Irish Bear

Anyone grimly aware of the preferred method of recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the US will find the opening scene of Mr Mercedes (RTÉ One, Mond(...)

Sissy Spacek in ‘Carrie’

Stephen King is not the most-adapted author in history. It just feels that way. The International Movie Database lists a staggering 238 credits, but t(...)

Kurt Palm: has directed only full-length film version of a Flann O’Brien novel

There’s an irony in the fact that the only full-length film version of a Flann O’Brien novel made to date is in German, because the Germans were also (...)

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