Chris O Dowd

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Too modern: Gabriel Byrne, as Quirke, has too much floppy hair, and a hybrid Dublin-US accent that jars with everyone else’s

The best TV adaptations rip the beating heart from a novel and transplant it to a medium where the demands are so different that some character(...)

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Cuban Fury

Bruce (Nick Frost) is a portly, perennial also-ran who works at an engineering firm, where he faces merciless daily ribbings from Drew, the res(...)

Paul Henderson, managing director of Associated Newspapers Ireland on his company’s new website which will focus on showbiz, style, health, food, beauty and travel: ‘If we put Enda Kenny or Seánie Fitz in there, we’ll just kill the vibe,’ he says.

Associated Newspapers Ireland is throwing its considerable weight behind Evoke.ie, a new website that focuses on showbiz, style, health, food, (...)

The cast of ‘Girls’: Twelve hours after it premiered in the US on HBO, the pay-to-view station released the first two episodes of the comedy series free to watch on YouTube.

So HBO and now Sky are on YouTube. It’s not so much a truce as a you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours acceptance by TV networks that the video strea(...)

David Rawle and Chris O’Dowd in the Emmy award-winning Sky 1 comedy Moone Boy

Commissioning teams from Sky’s four entertainment channels plan to visit Ireland regularly from January as the broadcaster steps up its hunt for new p(...)

Rough Magic performers Cormac Lawlor and Sarah Shine at the announcement of the Sky Arts award of €230,000. Photograph: Alan Betson

An old truck, coughing and spluttering its way across America, finally breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Its three occupants – a widow called Leoc(...)

Thor: The Dark World

HHH Isn’t it interesting how quickly life goes back to normal after a massed attack by aliens? In both Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, the genera(...)

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Q I feel brilliant most of the time, but I can’t find a serious relationship, so what’s standing in my way? I am highly creative and don’t conform to (...)

Chris O’Dowd will play the part of sports journalist David Walsh in the film about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd has signed up to play sports journalist David Walsh in a film about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Shooting begins(...)

Drinking-up time: Packy (Peter Campion), Bronagh (Sinead Keenan), Niamh (Kat Reagan) and Conor (Kerr Logan) in ‘London Irish’

Probably the most irritating thing about London Irish (Channel 4, Tuesday) is that it isn’t funny, which isn’t ideal when it’s labelled as comedy. Wel(...)

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