Christy Brown

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 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

My Left Foot: Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown in Jim Sheridan’s 1989 film

Released in April 1989, My Left Foot changed everything for Jim Sheridan and Daniel Day-Lewis – but its Oscar success would not have happened witho(...)

Christy Brown: his mother’s utterances included appealing to the ultimate matriarch: “Mother of God, amn’t I scourged?”

One of the peculiarities of being Irish is a tendency, when using what grammarians call the negative-interrogative for the first-person singular prese(...)

A glimpse of the in-demand Iveagh Gardens estate in Crumlin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Crumlin came into existence as a manorial settlement that grew into an Anglo-Norman village after 1170, and subsequently developed into what is one of(...)

Lenny Abrahamson said men like Weinstein are only able to get away with their actions because ‘people in a position to challenge abuse choose to look the other way’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish film director Lenny Abrahamson has described the film producer Harvey Weinstein as a “monster”. Abrahamson, one of Ireland’s highest profile d(...)

File image of actor Daniel Day-Lewis posing with his Oscar for best actor for his role in ‘Lincoln’, in Hollywood, California, the US. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is to retire from acting, it has been announced. The surprising news came in a statement to Variety magazine from his representat(...)

Yes, Virginia, there really is a president called Trump.

A lot of women have an awful lot of to get off their chests when it comes to President Donald Trump. Ahead of his inauguration on January 20th, women(...)

A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

Jim Sheridan: “I did an ad lib asking kids about getting slapped at school. And within two hours we were off the air. Because the archbishop had called.” Photograph: Barry McCall

It’s midmorning at Windmill Lane Studios and Jim Sheridan – six-time Oscar nominee and recent septuagenarian – has taken a break from his Dublin postp(...)

Sarah Costigan, Director of Development, and Joanna Perry, (left) curator of the exhibition, with a self portrait of Christy Brown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Since the film My Left Foot became an Oscar-winning sensation 25 years ago, the real Christy Brown has become obscured by the fictional one played by (...)

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