Robert Mitchum

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You have to feel a little sorry for any branch or subbranch of the Hustons, the Fondas or the Barrymores. Sooner or later somebody is likely to ask yo(...)

Richard Harris in This Sporting Life (1963)

Casting Richard Harris as Frank Machin, the bitter, brutish, lovelorn malcontent in the 1963 film This Sporting Life not alone recognised his burgeoni(...)

Cinema poster of Walt Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People (€100-€150), Fonsie Mealy.

Though mostly binned after the final credits have rolled, cinema posters have become valued items for collectors, with some achieving astronomical pri(...)

Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies in Mank. Photograph: Netflix

History has not been kind to Marion Davies. The biggest female movie star of the early 1920s, she was crowned Queen of the Screen by theatre owners in(...)

Robert Mitchum in a scene from Ryan’s Daughter. Photograph: Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images

When the Ryan’s Daughter crew of 200 colonised the Dingle peninsula for the making of his film in 1969, the director David Lean took over the newly-bu(...)

 Bray seafront which is often filled with locals and visitors on sunny days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perched just across the border line of Dublin into Wicklow, about 12 miles south of Dublin city centre, Bray – Ireland’s fourth-largest town, has one (...)

The business of beauty
The business of beauty

The Irish cosmetic business has been undergoing a miraculous makeover and producing a stable of winning formulations and organic products that are gai(...)

John Gleeson, head of media and entertainment at Grant Thornton: “Section 481 is intended to act as a stimulus to the growth of the film industry in Ireland.”

Here’s a movie quiz question: name five major Hollywood films that have been made in Ireland. That’s easy, right? There was The Quiet Man with John Wa(...)

Edna O’Brien: Doesn’t think she could have written so much had she been married. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg/Rex

Edna O’Brien, once Ireland’s most scandalous woman, arrives in the lobby of the Merrion Hotel and praises a scent that she traces to an arrangement of(...)

Danny Huston in chamber thriller ‘Pressure’, which is being screened as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

It beggars belief that Danny Huston didn’t properly commit to acting until he was in his late 30s. It’s not just that he comes from one of Hollywoo(...)

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