Colm Meaney

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Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

Gangs of London: May I have the pleasure of the next dance?

National treasure Colm Meaney stars in the new TV series Gangs of London, which starts this week on Sky Atlantic (every Thursday, but all episodes are(...)

Meaney is always good as the crafty hoor.

Don’t read this column. Turn the page or close the browser before you learn what it’s about. Businesses love it when an advertisement for their servic(...)

Colm Meaney: ‘So much of Britain was destroyed in the ’80s.’ Photograph: Walter McBride/WireImage

Colm Meaney may have flown in from the Irish Post Awards in London – having been before that in Majorca at one of his homes – but sitting in a Dublin (...)

Samuel Bottomley and Niamh Algar in The Last Right

You’ve got to admire their chutzpah. Some way into this very Irish “Irish film” one character remarks that Rain Man was only marginally accurate about(...)

 Kerry’s Denis Moran   outnumbered by Dublin’s Sean Doherty, Tommy Drumm, Brian Mullins and Robbie Kelleher (formerly Scoil Uí Chonail) during the All-Ireland final of 1976. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Rahm Emanuel may have announced that he will not be seeking re-election next year as Mayor of Chicago but the former chief of staff in the Barack Obam(...)

Sarah Bolger,  Colm Meaney and Nikesh Patel in Halal Daddy

Is everyday decency and human warmth enough to be getting on with? Just about. Conor McDermottroe’s fitful comedy concerning attempts to set up a Hala(...)

Nikesh Patel and Colm Meaney in  ‘Halal Daddy’

The rescue of a Sligo meat plant three decades ago by a Muslim businessman has been captured in a new film, Halal Daddy, directed by Conor McDermottro(...)

Colm Meaney puts Barrytown in space

This fantastic homage to Roddy Doyle boldly goes where no one has gone before: inside the head of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine’s(...)

Timothy Spall, director Nick Hamm and  Colm Meaney of ‘The Journey’. Photograph:  Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Here’s Colm Meaney, looking much as he has looked for the past 30 years. He still has that mat of Irish curls. His face is no less lived in. His voice(...)

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