Niamh Algar

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Cosmo Jarvis: ‘Acting has been a real passion forever.’

“I’m the worst version of myself in interviews,” says Cosmo Jarvis apologetically. “I tend to speak too much anyway. I ramble on. So I get quite heav(...)

Actor Jessie Buckley has been nominated for the recent film Wild Rose and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has announced its nominations for the Irish Academy Awards. There was no ceremony in 2019 and, as a resul(...)

Barry Keoghan and Cosmo Jarvis in Calm with Horses

Nick Rowland has created an impressively spooky version of County Nowhere in this tense, well-acted variation on a Colin Barrett story about mad hoodl(...)

The best film in 2020 ends with a tantalising unanswered question.

There was a faint sense of relief as the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) — presided over by this newspaper’s Tara Brady — gathered to present their (...)

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(...)

A promotional shot from Horse Riders by Anna Gawlita, which was last night announced as the winner of the Grand Prix Documentary Short Award at the 64th Cork Film Festival.

A short film exploring a Polish tradition where pilgrims on horseback ask God for a good crop and protection from natural disasters has scooped the to(...)

Niamh Algar: the Mullingar-born actor has been selected as one of Bafta’s rising stars. Photograph: Bafta

Irish actor Niamh Algar has been selected by Bafta as one of the rising stars of the British film industry. Algar, who was born in Mullingar, says sh(...)

Joe’s unresolved memories bubble to the surface in grainy shots of 1980s Ireland

Chekhov once called for drama to be as naturalistic as possible by drawing one poignant example. “People eat their dinner, just eat their dinner,” he (...)

Helen Behan and Stephen Graham in Shane Meadows’s The Virtues.

Writer and director Shane Meadows is a little too good at his job. Thirteen years since the release of the Bafta-winning film This Is England, the dra(...)

Marnie, the young protagonist of Pure (Channel 4, Wednesday, 10pm) must be sick in the head. Why else would her mind flicker with such luridly graphic(...)

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