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# acting

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
Northern Irish actor Ray Stevenson who starred in Star Wars and Thor dies aged 58
‘A brilliant, gutsy, larger-than-life actor who filled every part he played right up to the brim’.
This month
May 2023
# TV
Derry Girls and Bad Sisters win big at the Baftas
Actress Siobhán McSweeney, winning for her role as Sister Michael, delighted the audience with a humourous and heartfelt speech.
Last year
# john anniston
Jennifer Aniston remembers ‘beautiful’ father John after his death aged 89
The Days Of Our Lives actor died on Friday.
Opinion: My play about adoption reflects on my family and families like us
Playwright Dylan Coburn Gray outlines the reasons why he wrote his new play, opening at the Fringe.
All time
# Awards
Brendan Gleeson, Wolfwalkers and Normal People receive Golden Globe nominations
The nominees were announced this afternoon during a virtual ceremony.
'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94
Millions of viewers knew the actor as the self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
# calm with horses
Barry Keoghan on Irish gangster film Calm With Horses: 'We all know characters like them'
The film was shot in the West of Ireland.
# A holy show
Heard that one about the play featuring a monk who hijacked an Irish plane?
We spoke to its writer and director Janet Moran about crafting A Holy Show.
Actor fired from musical due to dyslexia receives €20,000 in compensation
The Workplace Relations Commission found against the Zak Group production company.
# Making a mark
'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'
Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.
# Culture
Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors
As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.
Opinion: 'I wanted to pursue my acting dreams - but having kids was a huge risk. What should I do?'
Actress Sarah Carroll held off on expanding her family because of her job – but writes about how she eventually managed to make it work.
# acting
Bayern boss says player faked cramps during Liverpool draw
The Bavarians’ manager has revealed that Javi Martinez strategically wasted time in Tuesday’s scoreless draw.
# Complaint
Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'
That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.
# the happy prince
Rupert Everett: 'The UK and Ireland are probably the two best places in the world to be gay'
The actor has directed and written a new film about Oscar Wilde.
# science of confidence
Dry mouth, sweaty hands: Why do people hate public speaking?
It’s something a lot of us are afraid of.
# Forbes
Emma Stone is the world's highest-paid actress
Stone, who won the best actress Oscar for her role in La La Land, made $26 million in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June.
# phoenix from the ashes
Amateur dramatics: Singing, dancing and finding joy in the darkness
Am dram societies play a vital role in communities around Ireland.
# Hollywood
Actor John Heard, who played the father in Home Alone, has died aged 72
He had been recovering from back surgery.
# Your Say
Poll: Should acting awards scrap 'male' and 'female' categories?
There have been previous suggestions to combine the Oscars’ male and female categories into one.
# youth theatre
'You hear a lot about our generation being lost - but we're just trying to cope'
Youth theatre is giving young people in Ireland the chance to express themselves, grow confident, and deal with issues in their lives.
# Hollywood
A US judge has ruled you have a right to know all these actors' ages
The Screen Actors Guild thinks publishing actor’s ages leads to discrimination.
# Stephen Jones
A 'fluke' brought this Love/Hate actor from working in a call centre to Broadway
Jones will star in This Lime Tree Bower later this month.
# always
Irish Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch has written movingly about working with Alan Rickman
Lynch says Rickman was the only member of the Potter cast to meet her “fangirl expectations”.
# don't make me laugh
Make me a stand-up comedian: Week 5
We’re half way through, but my routine is nowhere near even started…
# Carrickmines
"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"
Actor Michael Collins speaks to us about Traveller life in Ireland, and his latest role.
# A view from the bridge
What Fran did next: Peter Coonan goes Italian for the stage
Coonan spoke to us about the transition from stage to screen.
# Michael Enright
Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help 'obliterate' Islamic State
He said has written to family and friends to tell them he loves them as he “might not see them again”.
# who is hedda gabler
"She could set the world alight - but she’s not allowed, so she sets fire to people’s hair"
Actress Catherine Walker talks about playing Hedda Gabler.
# Asleep on the job
Goalkeeper pretends to be knocked unconscious to avoid sending off
That or he needed a quick snooze before his early bath.
# Tears
This video of Irish actors crying on demand is oddly compelling
So, THAT’S how it’s done.
# winner takes it all
Grab the popcorn: Stars descend on London to compete for BAFTA glory
Best and worst dressed, tearful speeches and awkward red carpet moments…
# Sundance
Irish actor Jack Reynor wins top prize at Sundance Film Festival
Reynor was honoured for his role in Glassland, a film by Irish director Gerard Barrett.
Miss Marple actress Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82
She also played Sister Bridget in the acclaimed movie The Magdalene Sisters.
# Brooklyn
Saoirse Ronan's new film is already getting Oscar buzz
Brooklyn, based on a Colm Tóibín novel, earned huge buzz at the Sundance Film Festival.
# New Face
Six actors who underwent amazing transformations for movies
And you thought you worked hard for the money…
Golden era Hollywood actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104
Her roles ranged from the 1930s German stage to television’s The Love Boat.
# casting call
Former Game of Thrones actress has excellent reaction to being cut
Myrcella Baratheon was recast, and the original actress wants you to know how she feels about it.
# blurred lines
You can now cruelly laugh at all of Robin Thicke's debut acting scenes
We know you want it.
Actor Bob Hoskins has died aged 71
Hoskins will be remembered as the star of The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Brazil.