Hugh O Conor

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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(...)

Best actress: Jessie Buckley in the gobsmacking Wild Rose

The good folk at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival beat the weather this year. But it could hardly have been a more closely run thing. (...)

Hugh O’Conor, the admired actor and photographer, made a charming directorial debut with his humane comedy Metal Heart.

To celebrate 30 years on the go, the Galway Film Fleadh offered us a photographic exhibition in the Tribeton complex on Merchant’s Road. We saw Michae(...)

Behind the camera: Haifaa al-Mansour made Saudi Arabia’s first feature film

This is an interesting time to be Haifaa al-Mansour. As she prepares for the release of Mary Shelley, her second feature film, the Saudi director jugg(...)

The Irish Film Board has officially announced the suite of Irish-made productions due to be released in 2018. Among the most anticipated of the Irish(...)

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Cosmology tells us that the universe has no centre. Regular patrons of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival would do well to remind themselves (...)

Oona Doherty’s stunning performance in ‘A Concrete Song’

If you need a beautiful piece of art in your life, then look no further than the flinty dream that is A Concrete Song. This is the latest short from (...)

Jon Bernthal credits a stint at the Moscow Arts Theatre during the late 1990s as the reason he outgrew his brattishness. Photograph: Rachel Murray/Getty Images

Move over, Avengers. Pilgrimage, a thrilling new adventure in which 13th century Irish monks take on a sacred quest and maggoty medieval foes, feature(...)

Emily Watson in  Apple Tree Yard: “One of the most fascinating things . . . is her preoccupation with being witnessed. ‘You made me feel important,’ she tells her lover, and her unimportance seems a persistent fear.”

Sting has a tale. The man who wrote Every Breath You Take, the stalker anthem with an appropriately arresting melody, was alarmed to discover that it (...)

Hugh O’Conor in Arlington [a love story], a new play by Enda Walsh.  Photograph:   Patrick Redmond

The most banal question you could ask about Enda Walsh’s latest play also happens to be the one with which it seems most concerned: what’s it all abo(...)

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