Jessie Buckley

14 Feb 19
Glasgow Theatre Blog

RUTH MADOC, REBECCA STORM, SARAH JANE BUCKLEY, JULIA HILLS, JUDY HOLT & LISA MAXWELL TO JOIN KAREN DUNBAR KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW Tuesday 11 – Saturday 22 June 2019 David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers are delighted to announce the cast for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical at the King’s Theatre […]

13 Feb 19
Damien Molony Forum

Damien has shared a tantalising Brassic plot teaser! Our fave actor spilled the beans on a saucy scene with Michelle Keegan, while speaking at a Sky event on Tuesday. *** Spoiler alert! *** He revealed one of the first scenes he had to shoot with his co-star, who plays his character Dylan’s girlfriend Erin, was […]

13 Feb 19
Love London Love Culture

The new cast for the UK tour of Gary Barlow and  Tim Firth’s musical has been confirmed.  The touring production based on the hit film and true story is set to star Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers and Kathy Barnes in Hollyoaks) as Annie, Sue Devaney (the soon to be seen new Russell T. Davies series Years and Years, Jane in Dinnerladies, Liz Harker in Casualty, Debbie Webster in Coronation Street and Rosie in the musical Mamma Mia!) as Cora, Julia […]

13 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
A WHOPPING seven Irish people have featured on Forbes’ 30 under 30 European list for 2019. The fourth annual list recognises 300 young people who are making waves across 10 different categories and those who got a nod this year hail from across 34 European and 22 non-European countries. Actress Jessie Buckley Irish young people rocked the list this year with seven people recognised for their achievements including Jessie Buckley, Peter O’Mahony and Edel Browne. Up and coming 29-year-old actress Jessie Buckley was nominated at the Baftas for the Rising Star Award but lost out to Letitia Wright, who was listed alongside her in the Entertainment category. Jessie previously opened up to the Irish Sun about how she deals with rising fame after making headlines for her performance in Beast. Munster flanker Peter O’Mahony featured in the Sports and Games section. Rugby star Peter O’Mahony At the age of 28, the rugby star has an impressive amount of titles under his belt including being three-time winner of the Six Nations, a Grand Slam champion as well as Triple crown winner. The youngest person listed on the science and healthcare category is 21-year-old Edel Browne who founded Free Feet Medical at the age of just 15, and won the BT Young Scientist award with the project. Absolutely thrilled and humbled to have been named in the 2019 @ForbesUnder30 list for Science & Healthcare. A huge honour in great company! #ForbesUnder30 https://t.co/6DL9gI6KjD — Edel Browne (@edelbrowne_) February 12, 2019 The medical device she invented treats gait freezing which is a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease. The young entrepreneur took to Twitter to express her delight at making the prestigious list. She said: “Absolutely thrilled and humbled to have been named in the 2019 @ForbesUnder30 list for Science & Healthcare. A huge honour in great company! #ForbesUnder30”. Edel Browne won the BT Young Scientist Award back in 2013 However, Edel wasn’t the only Irish lady representing her country in the Science and Healthcare section with 28-year-old Ciara Clancy also making the list. Trained physio therapist, Dr Ciara founded Beats Medical in a bid to allow those suffering from neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, access to personalised physio therapy from the comfort of their own home by developing digital therapeutic programs. She has raised $1.2m in funding and the company has partnered with VHI on its Beats Medical Dyspraxia App. Ciara said on Twitter: “Delighted to be included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. There’s great team behind all our work at Beats Medical who have helped us get to where we are today. Looking forward to continuing to expand our impact in 2019.” Delighted to be included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. There's great team behind all our work at Beats Medical who have helped us get to where we are today. Looking forward to continuing to expand our impact in 2019 #ForbesUnder30 https://t.co/u1pIVUbWEj pic.twitter.com/X4bQNPylYs — Dr Ciara Clancy (@ciarapt) February 12, 2019 UCD graduate Kevin Glynn who lives in London, got a nod from Forbes’ Retail & ECommerce category for his pet care start up called Butternut Box which delivers fresh home-cooked dog meals direct to the customer. So far his company has delivered 3 million meals and secured $8 million in funding. Glynn’s startup also donates a meal to a homeless or sheltered dog for every new client it gets. We have had some very exciting news here at Butternut HQ today. Our very own Kevin has made it into the Forbes 30 under 30 2019 list. As a team, we’re so incredibly proud of Kevin and this amazing achievement. He really is a top dog! 🐶 #ForbesUnder30 https://t.co/OTGVH9B82v pic.twitter.com/zixqhYGj0W — Butternut Box (@ButternutBox) February 12, 2019 Upon hearing the news, the company tweeted: “We have had some very exciting news here at Butternut HQ today. Our very own Kevin has made it into the Forbes 30 under 30 2019 list. “As a team, we’re so incredibly proud of Kevin and this amazing achievement. He really is a top dog! #ForbesUnder30”. Kevin Glynn (left) and David Nolan are business partners at Butternut Box Another Irish innovator is 29-year-old Conall Laverty who founded and is CEO of tech startup Wia which provides the backend for developers and companies to build Internet of Things devices. The Dubliner has 35,000 developers using his service globally and raised €750,000 in venture funding. His clients include the BBC, Net-A-Porter, Vodafone and Samsung. Honoured to be on this year's @Forbes 30 Under 30 list! Humbling to be included in a group of such amazing people. Really looking forward to showing you all what we have in store for 2019 (and beyond)!https://t.co/Q6zFsuN8Ua#ForbesUnder30 pic.twitter.com/Lmt6Uif6ah — Conall Laverty (@ConallLaverty) February 12, 2019 He said: “Honoured to be on this year’s @Forbes 30 Under 30 list! Humbling to be included in a group of such amazing people. Really looking forward to showing you all what we have in store for 2019 (and beyond)!” Last but not least is investigative journalist Sally Hayden who featured in Forbes’ Media and Marketing category. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The writer may only be 29 but she has reported from Syria, Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq while reporting on migration, conflict and humanitarian crisis. Forbes also noted her volunteer work with refugees. The UCD graduate who lives in London was quick to point out on Twitter that she was, in fact, Irish. She said: “So nice to be named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for media in Europe (though I need to reiterate I’m Irish, not British!)”
13 Feb 19
RugbyLAD

Influential. Peter O’Mahony is one of six Irish people who have been recognised on Forbes’ annual ’30 under 30′ European list. The Munster flanker is the only Irish sportsperson on the list, and joins the likes of footballers Antoine Griezmann and N’Golo Kante in the sports and games category. “Peter is a three-time winner of the […]

13 Feb 19
With An Accent

HBO unveils its miniseries about the 1980s nuclear disaster, ‘Chernobyl,’ at the Winter TCAs.

13 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
FORMER U2 manager Paul McGuinness has spoken of the relief he felt upon hearing the latest U2 album — and remembering it was no longer his job to promote it. Paul told the Irish Sun: “The album was really good. I just didn’t have the responsibility of putting it out to the world, and making it successful which I was used to.” Paul McGuinness revealed he was ready for something else when he quit as the band’s manager Having quit as manager of the band in 2013, the 67-year-old added: “It was a bit of a relief because I was so used to putting shows on sale and having them sell out. “It wasn’t that I was weary of that. I had managed U2 for 35 years and we had a lot of success. “I wanted to stop doing that and do something else.” That something else is acting as producer on the high-end Cote d’Azur-based drama Riviera, season two of which was launched by Sky in Dublin yesterday. Pals…Paul and wife Kathy with Bono and Ali Hewson Julia Stiles in Sky series Riviera Set in the south of France, the hit drama looks at the homes of the filthy rich along with the problems and deceit that comes with their luxuries. It is not cheap either, with Paul revealing it costs around €40million per season. He told us: “It’s definitely at the upper end of a TV budget. “Sky underwrote the cost from the very beginning, and they took world rights, and sell it in territories where they don’t have a platform.” McGuinness said Riviera was inspired life in the south of France Paul revealed it was being resident in the south of France alongside the members of U2 that gave him the idea for the show, which stars Hollywood actress Julia Stiles. He said: “I’d been living there for 20 years. It’s a place where U2 did a lot of their work. “We used to base our tours out of Nice because it had a 24-hour airport. I got to know the area well and you would hear rumours about murky stuff going on behind the tall walls of the big houses. “That’s the ingredients that started the show, rich people in the sun in the south of France on yachts, murder and adultery. Paul says U2 are regulars on the set of Riviera “Those are some pretty good ingredients to start off with.” The first series of the glossy drama went on to become one of the biggest shows on TV last year, outperforming international hit series Billions and Big Little Lies. Paul also told how U2 are regulars on the set of Riviera. Paul revealed Riviera costs around €40m per season He said: “I haven’t asked them to do cameos or anything but they sometimes come for lunch on set because we are shooting in an area where all four of them have houses. “We see a lot of each other nowadays. Certainly Bono and Adam have been to lunch on set. “I haven’t asked them if we can film in their houses.” Asked if U2 help with storylines, Paul joked: “There’s always a lot of gossip about what’s happening on the Riviera.” He revealed he would be meeting up with the band again when he returned to France, but has no idea when they plan to tour again. U2 frontman Bono Paul said: “They did (tour) for three years and then they stopped last December. I would say they will take a break now. “I don’t know what the plan is. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s just none of my business. It’s up to them.” Meanwhile, U2’s manager of 35 years spoke with pride about his and his wife Kathy Gilfillan’s daughter, director Alexandra McGuinness. Her new thriller She’s Missing opens at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on March 1. Paul McGuinness’s actress daughter Alexandra McGuinness Paul said: “Alexandra grew up in a house with actors, musicians and writers coming and going, it’s not surprising it rubbed off on her. “She went to film school in London and now lives in America where she’s married to an actor and they live in a society where to do that kind of work isn’t unusual.” Meanwhile, McGuinness’ other child, Max is a US-based journalist. Paul revealed: “Max is the New York theatre critic for the Financial Times, you’ll see a review by Max McGuinness in the paper about twice a week.” Other top Irish talent at the Sky 2019 Content Showcase included Irish actress Jessie Buckley — recently nominated for a BAFTA Rising Star Award for her role in Beast — and she stars in Sky Atlantic series Chernobyl. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] This tells the story of the men and women who put everything on the line to save Europe from total disaster in the 1986 catastrophe. New Sky One series Temple which stars actor Mark Strong as a gifted doctor faced with impossible choices is also penned by Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe. Along with the much-anticipated final series of Game Of Thrones, other upcoming new Sky dramas include Curfew which stars actor Sean Bean in the world’s deadliest street race, and Brassic featuring This Is England star Joe Gilgun as part of a group of working-class friends who find unconventional ways to win at life. [bc_video video_id=”5835819715001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Bono sings crying girl to sleep while performing One at intimate U2 gig in Paris restaurant “]
12 Feb 19
El Mundo de Shiro

Aquí los que se llevaron a casa una máscara dorada en la edición número 72 de Los Premios de Cine de la Academia Británica… Los Premios BAFTA 2019, fueron entregados por la Academia Británica de las Artes Cinematográficas y de la Televisión en una ceremonia que se llevó a cabo este domingo en el Royal Albert Hall y […]

12 Feb 19
In Praise of Theatre

IRight, first proper post. Gotta make it count, and it’ll probably be a long one. Go grab a cuppa and settle in for the first In Praise Of. Today (or more specifically tonight, considering it’s almost 9pm when I’m typing this out), I’ll be giving you the low down on and singing the praises of […]

12 Feb 19
Encore Radio

A new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, Calendar Girls the Musical! Starring Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers and Kathy Barnes in Hollyoaks) as Annie, Sue Devaney (Jane in Dinnerladies, Casualty, Coronation Street and Mamma Mia!) as Cora, Julia Hills ( Broadchurch, The Archers) as Ruth, […]

12 Feb 19
Damien Molony Forum

Damien was back in his home land today when he attended the Sky Ireland 2019 Content Showcase to talk about Brassic. Our fave actor was one of a line-up of ‘Sky stars’ who presented their upcoming shows on group panels at the event, held at The Westbury Hotel in Dublin. Check out the Sky stars […]

12 Feb 19
Professional Film Company

WILD ROSE was passed 15 on 02/12/2019. strong language, sex. Directed by: Tom Harper. Cast includes: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo. from Film decisions from the BBFC http://www.bbfc.co.uk/CFF358393 via IFTTT From https://professionalfilmcompany.tumblr.com/post/182761310575

12 Feb 19
Movie Minutes

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is the British equivalent of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and last night they celebrated the biggest night of the year with the 72nd BAFTA Awards (the British Oscars). Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark period comedy The Favourite dominated the evening, winning an impressive seven categories […]

11 Feb 19
Ochemzify

2019 BAFTA Film Awards: Full List of Winners “Roma” and “The Favourite” won big at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards on Sunday. “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s Spanish language black-and-white Netflix film, took home some of the biggest prizes, snagging best film, best film not in the English language, best director and best […]