It looks like we’ll see Pierce Brosnan singing and dancing before we see him trying to prevent the escape of three dozen Irish Republican Army soldiers from a Northern Irish prison. This summer, look for Brosnan, as well as Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, and Cher, in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It’s been ten years since the gang first got together on a Greek island to belt … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: A Year in the Life of Brosnan
New Yorkers are in for a treat this summer with the Public Theatre's production of Anton Chekov's classic, The Seagull in New York's Central Park. The Russian play about artistic frustration is being directed by Mike Nichols and will star such big names as Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, and IA's own cover boy, Kevin Kline. ♦ … [Read more...] about Kevin’s Seagull
Kevin Kline is seriously funny. Blame it on his Irish side. Settling back into a plush maroon velvet banquette in the restaurant of the Mark Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Kline sips his cappuccino, then leans forward in a conspiratorial fashion and smiles. "She was definitely in charge." Agnes Kline, his mother, was of Irish descent and a Catholic, and … [Read more...] about Reclining With Kevin
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?