KEEPING UP WITH THE GLEESONS It’s the Gleeson family’s world. The rest of us just live in it. This autumn will be a special time for the Irish acting clan, made up of patriarch Brendan Gleeson and sons Brian and Domhnall. Domhnall was featured in the summer Irish-American gangster flick The Kitchen, about the wivesRead more..
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In a twist worthy of one of the dozens of movies he’s made, Brendan Gleeson no longer seems to be the hardest working member of the Gleeson family. The elder Gleeson recently starred in the Audience network streaming series Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s novels. He will also voice the upcoming Paddington 2. ButRead more..
Not too many people saw the pairing of two Irish cinematic heavyweights – Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender – in the crime caper Trespass Against Us. The film came and went in theaters with little more than a whimper back in January. But fear not! Both actors have plenty of work coming up. In March,Read more..
It’s not exactly a typical holiday feel-good movie, but Live by Night – directed by and starring Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Irish American master Dennis Lehane – is set to be one of the big movies of the Christmas season. In fact, the flick – a kind of Great Gatsby meets BoardwalkRead more..
The Affleck family just can’t seem to get enough of Irish American novelist Dennis Lehane. Hollywood’s latest Batman, Ben Affleck, is going to get back in touch with his more gritty side (The Town, Good Will Hunting) by bringing one of Lehane’s Joe Coughlin novels to the big screen as a director. Entitled Live by Night,Read more..
Finally in October, Brendan Gleeson and Ann-Marie Duff (born in England to Irish parents) shore up the cast of Suffragette, which also stars Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. Suffragette will closely look at the movement to obtain the right to vote for women in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. ♦
Finally, and also in October, the film Suffragette chronicles the early days of the movement to win the right to vote for women. Starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, Suffragette also features the indomitable Irish actor Brendan Gleeson as well as Anne Marie-Duff, born in England to Irish parents, and familiar for IrishRead more..
1. The idea has only been floating for a few weeks and not a word of a script has been written. But already, the Whitey Bulger movie soon to be made by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck is getting mixed reviews. Bulger, of course, is the long-time Irish Godfather of South Boston who had beenRead more..
The dynamic Irish actor talks about his latest role in The Guard, working with the brothers McDonagh and his upcoming directorial debut with Flann O’Brien’s At Swim Two Birds. It’s a Thursday morning in late June, and I am sitting at a table in the empty ballroom of the opulent Beverly Wilshire hotel, waiting forRead more..
Tom Deignan with the latest happenings in Film and Television. It’s still early in 2011, but so far the Irish newcomer of the year has to be Colin O’Donoghue. The Drogheda native starred alongside Anthony Hopkins in the Exorcist-style thriller The Rite, which should be out on DVD soon. It was O’Donoghue’s film debut, andRead more..