Kenneth Branagh is getting back to his literary roots. The Belfast-born lover of Shakespeare – who in recent years has turned to popcorn fare like Thor and Cinderella – is planning to make a new version of the Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Orient Express. Branagh is hoping the fourth time is a charm, as Christie’s tale of death on a train has been thrice made already. … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express
August September 2015 Issue
The Irish are playing an outsized role in a number of the most-buzzed about TV shows these days – the so-called “golden age of television.” Of course, there’s Colin Farrell on True Detective as well as numerous Irish actors on Game of Thrones (Michelle Fairley, Liam Cunningham, Aiden Gillen, Conleth Hill). But there’s also Clontarf native Maria Doyle Kennedy on Orphan Black, … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: Clones, Detectives, Priests, & Vigilantes
Then there is Sharon Horgan. The Meath-raised triple threat (actress/writer/director) stars alongside Boston-born Irish-American comic Rob Delaney in a new sitcom which streams on Netflix called Catastrophe. In the raunchy show, Horgan plays an Irish woman who has a fling with an American advertising executive. When Horgan ends up pregnant – wait for it – these two strangers … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: A Pregnant "Catastrophe"
In September, look for Pierce Brosnan in the action film No Escape, which had previously been titled The Coup. Also starring Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, No Escape is about a straight-laced businessman trying to keep his family safe in an area that has suddenly become a war zone. Director Gavin O’Connor’s western vengeance flick Jane Got a Gun – starring Natalie Portman and Ewan … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: Pierce Brosnan Has No Escape
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 Irish roles in films such as The … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: Carey Mulligan Is a "Suffragette"