Ethnic casting issues in movies. ℘℘℘ Our moviegoing experience would be much diminished if we had never had the chance to see Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, Peter O'Toole as Lawrence of Arabia, Greer Garson as Mrs. Miniver, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, or Kenneth Branagh as Henry V. We would have been equally impoverished if we had not seen Vivien Leigh as Scarlett … [Read more...] about Film Forum: No Non-Irish Need Apply?
If you missed Irish actor Gabriel Byrne's critically acclaimed performance in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten on Broadway last spring, take heart, soon you'll be able to catch him on a TV near you. This October he'll be starring in the new ABC sitcom The Madigan Men, about a divorced Irish architect living in New York City with his father, Seamus, and son, Luke. The … [Read more...] about Hibernia:
The Madigan Men on ABC
Irish-American heartthrob Mel Gibson is rumored to be "very interested" in Wolfgang Peterson's newest undertaking. The director of The Perfect Storm has now set his sights on another nautical adventure – the story of Irish-born Sir Ernest Shackleton and the ill-fated Endurance expedition to Antarctica. Another tale of man vs. nature, with another Irish-American hunk in the lead … [Read more...] about Hibernia: Film Briefs