Chris O Dowd

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Fiona Shaw, who has been nominated for her first two Emmys. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Two Irish actors are among the nominees for this year’s Emmy awards. Fiona Shaw received her first two Emmy nominations – in the categories of Suppor(...)

Leo Varadkar: some of the 40 things he should know on his 40th – do yoga, avoid cycling, cut out meat, avoid supplements, get reading glasses

Happy Birthday Leo. The Big FOUR O eh? You might have woken up this morning feeling a little glum and middle aged and found yourself staring into an e(...)

Saoirse Ronan on Friday during ‘A Conversation with’ at the Google Foundry Dublin, to promote the release of ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Saoirse Ronan is such an obliging interviewee, she has taken to writing her own headlines. “Women: they just don’t get on,” she quips during her live (...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s. “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character. Donald Clarke looks at why cinema is obsessed with ‘Whitey’ Bulger and other criminal maniacs.

Trinity College Dublin has seen a 20 per cent decline in applications from students in the North this year due to Brexit, it said an open letter publi(...)

Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd in Juliet, Naked. Photograph: Alex Bailey

If this enchanting romantic comedy (what a rare, rare pleasure to write those words) had sprung from anyone else’s pen we’d be inviting Nick Hornby to(...)

Brendan Gleeson in Mr Mercecdes

Terrific news. The second series of Mr Mercedes starts in just over a month. You know, Mr Mercedes. The series based on Stephen King’s 2014 novel. Mr (...)

Chris O’Dowd: “I used to write a lot in my spare time, in between jobs. But in the last three years I’ve had two kids.” Photograph: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Phew, that’s a relief. I thought we’d lost Chris O’Dowd there for a minute. Not on the phone – the phone connection to LA is fine, if a little distant(...)

Miles is given a buddy to allow for dialogue

The dirty little secret of Hollywood and, increasingly, television shows is that there are only so many stories to go around. In Get Shorty (Sky Atla(...)

Chris O’Dowd stars as Miles Daly in Get Shorty, which  is loosely based on the Elmore Leonard model

Raised by the Village Monday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm What do you do when your troublesome teen is getting out of hand and heading down a delinquent road? Se(...)

All the interesting stuff in The Cloverfield Paradox happens to Chris O’Dowd’s character, Mundy (right)

In the surprise new Netflix film The Cloverfield Paradox Irish actor Chris O’Dowd plays an Irish spaceman named Mundy. We are made immediately aware o(...)

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