James Franco (left) and Chris O’Dowd in a scene from ‘Of Mice and Men’. Photograph: AP Photo/Polk & Co/Richard Phibbs

It has been quite a week for Irish actors. Domhnall Gleeson secured a role in JJ Abrams’s upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, and on Broadway Chris O’Dow(...)

The last time I spoke with Lenny Abrahamson, he had to explain why he took so long with his work. Adam & Paul, his era-defining study of two wande(...)

Domhnall Gleeson (son of Brendan Gleeson) is to appear in the 7th Star Wars film.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson is to appear in JJ Abrams’s highly anticipated seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise. Speculati(...)

Michael Fassbender at the Irish film premiere of Frank at Lighthouse in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Patrick Freyne Frank, a musical adventure story by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and featuring movie star (...)

John Michael McDonagh’s problematic follow-up to The Guard begins with an ingenious, arrest(...)

SXSW Film: Emjay Anthony and Jon Favreau  in  “Chef”
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The South By Southwest festival gets most attention for its musical and interactive components, but SXSW Film has been running in Austin since (...)

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(...)

Brendan Gleeson on the red carpet at the opening night of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. His film Calvary launched  the festival last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Acting legends Brendan Gleeson and John Hurt walked the red carpet in Dublin to kick off the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF)(...)

James Hickey, Irish Film Board chief executive, who presented an overview of the film industry in Ireland this year and an outlook for 2014. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish film, television and animation industry is on course for a record year generating €168 million worth of activity, Irish Film Board has said.(...)

Ripper Street, shot in Dublin and starring Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, was one of the biggest revenue generators for the Irish film industry in 2013.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish film, television and animation industry is on course for a record year generating €168 million worth of activity.The figure is an 18 per cen(...)

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