Deer Girls

DERRY GIRLS alum Siobhán McSweeney will star in REDEMPTION. Featuring a stellar cast that includes a few familiar faces, the six-part crime drama follows Liverpool-based DI Colette Cunningham after she learns that her estranged daughter Kate has taken her own life. Famed for her hilarious portrayal of Sister Michael in the hit comedy series, Siobhán has also become well known for hosting Channel 4’s reality competition, THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN.

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Brosnan in THE OUTLAWS

Pierce Brosnan

James Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan, will be playing Billy McDermott on Netflix’s THE OUTLAWS. Tyler Spindel is serving as the director, whose credits include FATHER OF THE YEAR, DEPORTED and THE WRONG MISSY. Production of the comedy movie is completely set in Atlanta, Georgia. So far, Netflix has confirmed the movie will release in 2023.

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Chris O'Dowd

BRIDEMAIDS star Chris O’Dowd stars in a part small-town hangout comedy, part sci-fi mystery, and all philosophy generator, THE BIG DOOR PRIZE. The show asks big questions while delivering even bigger laughs and feelings, and it’s a serious contender for best new show of the year. Though it’s truly an ensemble cast, the center of The Big Door Prize’s universe is Dusty (Chris O’Dowd) and Cass (Gabrielle Dennis), high school sweethearts in their third decade of being a couple. 

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MARLOWE now streaming

Liam Neeson

You can now watch Liam Neeson in MARLOWE from home. Based on John Banville’s novel “The Black-Eyed Blonde,” the neo-noir crime thriller follows Raymond Chandler’s iconic detective Philip Marlowe (Neeson), who is hired to find heiress Clare Cavendish’s (Diane Kruger) missing former lover. In his 100th career film, Neeson reunites with his “Michael Collins” director, Neil Jordan.

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Keoghan Cast In GLADIATOR 2

Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan has been cast as Emperor Geta in GLADIATOR 2, and that he will be the film’s main antagonist. According to sources, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN star has joined the cast of GLADIATOR 2 as the sequel’s main villain. Keoghan will portray a fictionalized version of real-life Roman Emperor Geta, called Publius Septimius Geta, who governed Rome from 209 to 211. Deadline reported in January that Paul Mescal, who garnered his first Oscar nomination this year, will portray the sequel’s hero. 

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Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne lends his voice to the Oscar-winning THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX and THE HORSE. The film won best animated short film at the 95th Academy Awards and was nominated against other titles like MY YEAR OF DICKS, ICE MERCHANT, THE FLYING SAILOR, and AN OSTRICH TOLD ME THE WORLD WAS FAKE AND I BELIEVE IT. Directed by Peter Baynton and Charlie Mackesy based on a script written by Jon Croker and Mackesy, the film is an adaptation of the illustrated graphic novel of the same name by Charlie Mackesy. 

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Movies for St. Patrick’s Day


The day to celebrate Ireland and all things green is just around the corner. And while you may be gearing up to wear your best verdant-hued apparel and snack on some traditional Irish-themed drinks and grub, why not take the festivities up a notch by streaming some St. Patrick’s Day-themed movies? Whether you want to get into the spirit with a classic leprechaun tale or a touching love story set in the Emerald Isle, we’ve got you covered with the best Irish-themed movies available to stream this March 17.

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Mescal as Bond?

Paul Mescal

The Irish may not have fared as well as we’d hoped when it comes to taking home golden gongs – but the 95th Academy Awards were still a night to be proud of us Irish. Northern Irish comedy-drama AN IRISH GOODBYE won the Oscar for best live action short film, with a birthday sing-song for actor James Martin ensuring their winning moment will go down in the Oscars’ history books. And Irish animator Richard Baneham made sure to include his cúpla focal in his speech when he took home the award for best visual effects for his work on blockbuster AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER.

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Ireland at the Oscars 2023


It’s a huge year for Ireland at the Oscars: from acting to directing to visual effects, Irish films, film-makers and stars have received 14 nominations. A quarter of the acting nominees – Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Paul Mescal and Barry Keoghan – are Irish. And THE QUIET GIRL is the first Irish-language film to be nominated for an Oscar. JJ Abrams put it succinctly: “Seven million people on that island and all of them are nominated.”

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Ruth Negga

Deadline is reporting that Ruth Negga is set to star in the limited series PRESUMED INNOCENT, joining Jake Gyllenhaal. Negga will portray Barbara Sabich, an “artist, gallerist, mother and wife.” Barbara is personally affected by the case as her husband, Rusty, was the person accused and the victim is Rusty’s mistress. Now, Barbara must deal with the massively publicized trial while dealing with a broken heart and trying to protect her family.

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Farrell as The Penguin

Colin Farrell

THE BATMAN star Colin Farrell is rocking the TV world with his jaw-dropping makeover for upcoming spin-off, THE PENGUIN. Looking unrecognizable on the set of his brand-new TV series in a purple blazer and black suit, the star will be reprising his role as the DC Comics villain who went head-to-beak against Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader in 2022’s THE BATMAN.

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Irish Film & Television Awards 2023

The Banshees of Inisherin

Martin McDonagh’s THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN has received 11 nominations for the 20th-anniversary Irish Film & Television Awards. The team behind the black comedy, up for nine Oscars at this weekend’s ceremony, will not be surprised to have scored the most nods from the home academy. The film is, however, just one ahead of Frank Berry’s moving social-realist drama AISHA. The four acting Oscar nominees from Banshees will also compete for Iftas at the ceremony on Sunday, May 7th. Colin Farrell is up for best actor. Barry Keoghan and Brendan Gleeson are nominated as best supporting actor. Kerry Condon is surely strong favourite in best supporting actress.

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