Brian Gleeson in The Bisexual

Brian Gleeson was always going to be an actor, even without the benefit of that surname. When should have been tucked up in bed, he was up enthralled (...)

‘I’m done with humble,’ says Caoilfhionn Dunne’s mercurial Katie, shrugging off the shackles of 1930s Ireland. ‘Didn’t I always know I have greatness in me.’

Katie Roche    Abbey Theatre, Dublin         *** Katie Roche is a young woman with notions(...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne as Katie Roche, a Waterford woman of some importance

Katie Roche Abbey Theatre, Dublin Until September 23rd 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie In 1930s Waterford, Katie Roche is considered to (...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne performs Katie as an otherworldly figure

Shortly before rehearsals for the Abbey’s new production of Katie Roche began, its director, Caroline Byrne, gave a good-natured disclaimer. “It’s goi(...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne in In View

I’m pretty certain there is a gloomy joke – or, at least, a sombre allusion – at the opening of the third act to Ciarán Creagh’s brave first feature. (...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne has a taut, focused presence that lends itself to intense emotions and high feeling. Photograph: Phillip Massey/FilmMagic

Caoilfhionn Dunne views acting as a means to various ends. Raised in Finglas, she enjoyed performing in school, but, when adult life beckoned, she dec(...)

 Laurence Kinlan and Caoilfhionn Dunne seize upon the intense mix at play in The Nest

Lyric Theatre, Belfast **** A good man commits a bad deed for a good reason then ends up paying what threatens to be the ultimate price. This is t(...)

Seána Kerslake is incandescent in A Date For Mad Mary

If you craved a sense of occasion on Saturday then the Galway Film Fleadh was the place to be. The organisers of the 28th event pulled off a coup by (...)

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(...)