Ruth Bradley

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Guilt: Jamie Sives and Mark Bonnar strike a perfect balance as contrasting siblings. Photograph: Mark Mainz/Happy Tramp North/Expectation/BBC

It is late at night on the dark Scottish roads and two brothers are arguing after the wedding they have departed together. That the occasion found the(...)

This Beautiful Village: Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s comedy recapitulates the salient political talking points of our time within a nostalgic form. Photograph: Pat Redmond

THIS BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ “We’re not going to bring down the patriarchy tonight,” one member of a south Co Dublin residents’(...)

The Gate Theatre. “We wish to express the grave concerns we have around the current inquiry.” Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

This is a statement of support and intent. We are a group of female theatre professionals who work across the industry as actors, writers, producers, (...)

David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius, the leader of the invading Roman army, in Britannia

You hear David Morrissey before you see him: his low, slow, booming voice is clearly an actor’s projection, speaking of Rada training and a theatre ca(...)

On the set of the new Irish movie The Flag which is a comedy from the same creative team behind Pure Mule and Eden.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Unlike thousands of others who claimed to have been there, Harry Walpole really was in the GPO during Easter Week 1916. It says so in a statement h(...)

Liam Neeson signs autographs for fans as he arrives for the 2016 Irish Film and Drama awards at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Michael Chester/PA
Iftas 2016: Full list of winners
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  • April 10, 2016, 07:02

The 2016 Irish Film and Television Awards took place at The Mansion House on Dublin’s Dawson Street on Saturday night, turning stars purple with cold(...)

As we learn more about the events of Easter 1916 we know its history is filled with real drama, extraordinary events and fascinating characters

The events in the immediate wake of 1916 give Rebellion writer Colin Teevan a dramatic ending to the five-part RTÉ series, which ended last night. I(...)

Sarah Greene as May in RTÉ’s 1916 drama ‘Rebellion’.

The creator of RTÉ’s 1916 Rising drama Rebellion has said that he did not deliberately set out to write a drama with women as the central characters, (...)

Downton Abbey joins the revolution: the stars of War and Peace

Who knew Tolstoy could be such a romp? The ostentatiously opulent War and Peace (BBC One, Sunday) is a big, bold and beautiful adaptation of the epic (...)

Rebellion: Ruth Bradley as Frances who plays the part of a teacher at St Enda’s

RTÉ has fired the first major shot in its 1916 centenary programming with glossy drama Rebellion, set during the days surrounding the Easter Rising. (...)

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