FROM AILES TO POWER Academy Award winner Russell Crowe was most recently seen on the Showtime political drama The Loudest Voice, about TV kingmaker Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News. Now, instead of a character who enrages American Democrats, Crowe is headed home to play an Irishman who enrages Australian authorities. Crowe is slated to star in The True History of the … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood
Flamboyant Irish comedian Graham Norton, one of British television's most well known and in-demand television personalities, is gaining a devoted fan following among American viewers. The Dublin-born Norton's program So Graham Norton is now airing six nights a week on the BBC America. Recently Norton was taping his show in New York City and said, "This audience, they are so … [Read more...] about So Graham Norton!
The Grand Dame of the Big Band era is still moving hearts. ℘℘℘ The houselights in the expensive supper club on New York's East Side slowly began to dim one evening last spring and conversation, which had given the room a friendly buzz, also began to fade. Through a door at the end of the room came a smiling, heavy-set woman, blonde, dressed in a blue caftan-style gown. Slowly … [Read more...] about Straight to the Heart
Los Angeles Times film reviewer Kenneth Turan wryly observed that Liam, director Stephen Frears's British film about an Irish family in 1930s Liverpool, "does a better job of re-creating the ambience of Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes than that film did." Avoiding the dramatic and visual monotony that makes Alan Parker's 1999 film of Angela's Ashes such an unrelievedly dreary … [Read more...] about Liam: The Shock
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