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
DUBLIN MURDERS AIRING ON STARZ NETWORK A few years back, author Tana French told Irish America about her unusual journey from under-employed actress to “First Lady of Irish Crime.” “I needed a day job,” said French, an American-born longtime resident of Dublin. French ended up working on an archeological dig when she was bowled over by a disturbing thought. “What if … [Read more...] about New Film & TV
"I've got to go. Diarmuid's show is coming on." My otherwise devoted mother has cut short more than one transatlantic phone call with those words. If you haven't yet encountered Diarmuid (pronounced Dermot) Gavin's friendly face under its mop of curling hair, trust me, it's only a matter of time before you do. In England, the success of his television garden makeovers show … [Read more...] about Gavin’s Flower Power
Making his debut this season as host of the Emmy Award-winning series This Old House and Ask This Old House, Kevin O'Connor is the newest member of America's favorite home improvement team. Prior to joining the show, O'Connor worked for Fleet Bank as a vice president in the sports finance group, not exactly a prerequisite for a job on TV. He and his wife Kathleen recently … [Read more...] about New Host for This Old House
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!