The latest news and releases from your favorite Irish and Irish-American stars. 1. The news that The Sopranos star James Gandolfini died of a heart attack at the age of 51 shocked Hollywood and the millions of Americans who were reluctantly seduced by the New Jersey gangster Gandolfini portrayed. Gandolfini’s life was the ultimate immigrantRead more..
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Melissa McCarthy is taking Hollywood by storm in her own signature manner. The star of Mike & Molly and Bridesmaids talks to Patricia Danaher about her Irish roots, family and road to fame. There is no one more amazed than Melissa McCarthy at where she is today. “Overnight success” was 22 years in the makingRead more..
Milo O’Shea, the legendary Irish actor or “actor who is Irish,” as he preferred, passed away in hospital in New York City on April 2nd from complications of alzheimer’s, his devoted wife Kitty Sullivan at his side. He was 86. He was a much loved member of the Irish community in New York and willRead more..
1. The Irish Goodfellas are getting back together! Back in 1990, Robert DeNiro wowed audiences playing Irish-American hood Jimmy Conway in the electric Martin Scorsese gangster flick Goodfellas. Ray Liotta co-starred as half-Irish Henry Hill, as did Joe Pesci playing the psychotic Tommy Carbone. Well, Scorsese, DeNiro and Pesci – as well as Al Pacino Read more..
Besting Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, and Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Day-Lewis made Oscar history last night when he was awarded his third Academy Award for Actor in a Leading Role. The Lincoln actor first won the Best Actor Oscar in 1990 for his gripping portrayal of the Irish painter and writer Christy Brown, whoRead more..
The Irish nominees in the 2013 Oscars. With so many Irish and Irish Americans nominated for Academy Awards this year, it might not be too far of a stretch to redub the famous gilded effigy O’scar. Leading the talk of tinseltown is Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayalRead more..
The 2013 Irish Film and Television Awards. This past weekend, the Irish Film and Television Awards brought well-deserved recognition to many of Ireland’s top television programs and films, many of which are largely unknown outside of the island. The ceremony, held at Dublin’s Convention Center, was hosted by actor and director Simon Delaney. Its primetimeRead more..
The latest with your favorite Irish and Irish American stars and screenwriters. 1. February 14 is going to be a very “good day” for Irish-born director John Moore. The Dundalk, Louth native – who has directed thrillers such as Behind Enemy Lines (2001), The Omen (2006) and Max Payne (2008) – has directed the latestRead more..
From actors and directors to writers and cinematographers, the Irish are having a very busy show biz awards season. The Oscar nominations were announced on January 10, and Daniel Day-Lewis led the Irish contingent of nominees. It was the fourth nomination for Day-Lewis, who won the coveted Best Actor Academy Award for 2007’s There WillRead more..
The latest with your favorite Irish and Irish-American film and television stars. 1. Irish actor Chris O’Dowd is among the stars of Judd Apatow’s latest comedy This is 40, to be released December 21. O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Friends With Kids) plays the annoying pal of Apatow regular Paul Rudd in this film, which has been describedRead more..