Other Irish stars to look out for this summer are Pierce Brosnan, who will be appearing in the much-anticipated July song-and-dance sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, alongside Meryl Streep and Colin Firth, as well as show biz legend Cher. Brosnan recently told GQ magazine: “She was just everything that you could wish for and hope for. The voice, the eyes, the whole … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: Where the Irish Boys Are
Roscommon native Chris O’Dowd is moving beyond his comedy roots. April saw the release (in select theaters and also streaming on-demand) of Love After Love, a drama about a family dealing with a terrible loss. O’Dowd plays Nicholas, whose father’s death shatters not only his own life but that of his mother (Andie MacDowell) and brother (James Adomian). As Nicholas struggles to … [Read more...] about O’Dowd Trades Laughter for Tears
Here are some new, recent, and noteworthy Irish shows streaming on various services:
Trying to capitalize on the success of her most famous novel The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix has produced a series based on another Margaret Atwood book: Alias Grace. The series is about an Irish immigrant maid in 1840s Canada who may or may not have murdered her employers.
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Fun Festivals in Ireland and Irish America ℘℘℘ Wexford Festival Opera The 66th Wexford Festival Opera will take place between October 19 and November 5, showcasing Medea by Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), Margherita by Jacopo Foroni (1825-1858) and Risurrezione by Franco Alfano (1875-1954). Since first taking place in October 1951, Wexford Festival Opera has grown into one of the … [Read more...] about Looking Forward: Festivals
Irish talent meets American controversy in the upcoming film Icon. Icon is a biopic about American cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won seven consecutive Tour de France races and survived cancer, only to be brought down by revelations that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Ben Foster will portray the cyclist, while Roscommon native Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, This is 40) will … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood