Ryan O Neal

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 Lola Montez: her surname was pure invention, part of a rebranding in which she became an exotic dancer from Andalusia

She was a certainly a showgirl, like the one in Barry Manilow’s song. But her first name was not Lola, nor her surname Montez, when she was born 200 y(...)

William Makepeace Thackeray: his Irishisms were well-pitched. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

We are long used to hearing Irish mannerisms traduced by foreign interpreters, travel writers and filmmakers alike. Wild Mountain Thyme is only the la(...)

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 (...)

The Irish country estate  Castlegrace

Set in the foothills of the Knockmealdown Mountains, and just over the Vee from Lismore, Castlegrace is one of those rare yet quintessentially Irish c(...)

Richard E Grant has been a lifelong Streisand fan. Photograph by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Richard E Grant has shared a letter he wrote to Barbra Streisand when he was 14 years old, in which he invited her to stay with him and his family in (...)

Godfather reunion: On 45th anniversary the cast is made an offer it can’t refuse.

Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director (...)

Flake, from Old English flakka, for ‘flat, level, particle’
In a word . . . sorry

The adjective sorry is said to have originated with the Old English sarig, meaning “distressed, grieved, full of sorrow”. It used to be the hardest wo(...)

Actor Ryan O’Neill with Pat Heavin on the set of ‘Barry Lyndon’ in 1973. Photograph: Stanley Kubrick

There was no bigger film star during the early 1970s than Ryan O’Neal and no more controversial a director than Stanley Kubrick. O’Neal had made Love (...)

Actor Orla Brady meets fans at the screening of “The Price of Desire” which opened the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Mary McGuckian’s The Price of Desire at the Savoy Cinema on(...)

Ivano De Matteo's The Dinner (I nostri ragazzi), showing twice during the festival: in the Light House Cinema on Sunday 22nd, and in Movies@Dundrum on Monday 23rd

The Jameson Dublin Film Festival has begun its thirteenth season, with some 120 films showing at more than a dozen venues around the city until Mar(...)

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