John Boorman

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Ian O’Riordan outside Mickey’s Kitchen, a stone-cut cottage in the heart of the 6,000-acre Luggala Estate, in Co Wicklow

Each day I dreamt I woke up, the river whispering in my ear, or the wind heaving under empty sky. Then, from the half-door of my old trapper’s cottage(...)

Brendan Gleeson: ‘I did learn what it was to work a normal life. That does help in grounding some of the work. I worry about younger actors who haven’t done anything else.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

We have perhaps become a little blase about Brendan Gleeson. Over two decades, the broad-faced, endlessly gregarious Dubliner has carved out a positio(...)

Jeremy Irons in a scene from his film on waste, Trashed. Speaking at a screening of it  at the inaugural World Actors Forum in Dublin 
on Satur
today, Irons said the will to protest in society diminishes as “life gets easier”.

Actor Jeremy Irons has said “vast” amounts of people should take to the streets in defiance of plans to establish a waste incinerator at Ringsend, bel(...)

Banville on screen: Natascha McElhone and Rufus Sewell in ‘The Sea’

Gore Vidal was fond of remarking, in his elegantly waspish way, that Hollywood never destroyed anyone who was worth saving. This seems a somewhat c(...)

 Film director and writer Neil Jordan photographed in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

I suppose we should expect the undead to hang around for a while, but the continuing preponderance of vampires in popular culture is really quite e(...)

Parker

PARKER H Directed by Taylor Hackford. Starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte 16(...)

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