Two children of the Irish diaspora may well come together to tell the story of a recently deceased American icon. Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) is currently planning to shoot a biopic of legendary Apple designer and executive Steve Jobs. Boyle grew up in England, where his parents settled after emigrating from Galway. Christian Bale had … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood
Pictured at the Irish Arts Center's annual dinner held at the New York Athletic Club on October 4th, 2002 were actress Ellen Barkin, actor Gabriel Byrne, and Pauline Turley, Director of the Irish Arts Center. Also in attendance was actor James Nesbitt who is currently starring in Bloody Sunday directed by Paul Greenglass. ♦ … [Read more...] about Irish Arts Center’s Annual Dinner
The powerful film Bloody Sunday could teach Northern Ireland politicians a thing or two. Most importantly, that Irish Catholics and British Protestants can indeed overcome their suspicions, work together and produce outstanding results.
Bloody Sunday was produced by Mark Redhead and directed by Paul Greengrass, both British. Also on board was acclaimed Irish filmmaker Jim … [Read more...] about Film Forum:
The Making of Bloody Sunday
Liam Neeson played German businessman Oskar Schindler in the acclaimed film Schindler's List. And he was recently seen on Broadway as a tortured Puritan in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. So why should anyone be surprised that the Ballymena-born Hollywood star portrays a Russian in his latest film, K-19: The Widowmaker? Neeson's ethnic-bending role is just one of several … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood