Richard Dormer

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When the curtain came down on Our New Girl, did it come down on innovative programming along with it? Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

One billion years ago, before the advent of TikTok musicals and streamed monologues on YouTube, plays were staged in buildings called theatres. It’s d(...)

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(...)

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

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

Richard Dormer: arrived in New York as an 18-year-old and after a career in law enforcement  rose to the rank of Suffolk County Police Commissioner.

The New York Times once dispatched a reporter out to Suffolk County on Long Island to interview Richard Dormer. America’s newspaper of record was intr(...)

Game of Thrones is the world’s most popular television series and irrefutable proof that an epic tale of dragons, ice-zombies and people who like to s(...)

The Lyric Theatre in Belfast: ‘We were keen to imbue the new building with the spirit of the old,’ says Mark Carruthers

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre is 50 years old. What began as a personal crusade and grew into an important cultural movement is now one of Ireland’s leading(...)

Joe Duffy: Holding a mirror to Irish life

On the face of it, the news that Joe Duffy is to appear in a pantomime is in danger of causing reality to collapse in on itself under the weight of to(...)

Good Vibrations: the full-throated spirit of punk is alive and roaring in the Lyric Theatre auditorium

GOOD VIBRATIONS Lyric Theatre, Belfast ★★★★ When you hear the words “stage musical” you don’t tend to imagine a posse of young punks belting out a so(...)

How did Richard Dormer’s agent not talk him out of playing the lead?

Here’s an old joke: What happens if you play a country song backwards? You get your wife back, your truck back and your dog back. Hoary as this gag i(...)

From the Hollywoo hills: A scene from Bojack Horseman

The longest face in Hollywoo (whose iconic showbiz sign lost its ‘D’ way back in series one) still belongs to Bojack Horseman (Netflix, streaming from(...)

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