Interview: Cate Blanchett

  There are few actresses for whom the word ‘luminous’ genuinely applies, but Australia’s Cate Blanchett is one of them – although by now she is probably weary of the description. And yet it’s true; there’s something about the way she looks up close and on the screen that makes you want to reach out … Read more Interview: Cate Blanchett

Interview: Domhnaill Gleeson

  The first thing you notice about 30-year-old, six-feet-plus Irish actor Domhnaill Gleeson is the shock of unruly red hair that announces itself without so much as a beg-your-pardon. The second thing you notice is a certain casualness of demeanour that comes with not really noticing that members of the public are looking at you; … Read more Interview: Domhnaill Gleeson

Interview: Cillian Murphy

“I’ve always thought of myself as an actor, whereas the term ‘movie star’ has changed over the course of the past few years. You see these movies opening in America with unknown actors and they make hundreds of millions of dollars, and then you see ginormous star vehicles crashing and burning. My ambition when I … Read more Interview: Cillian Murphy

Interview: Saoirse Ronan

Beware of working with animals and children, say people who toil in the film industry; apparently, the former are unpredictable, while the latter are prone to bouts of sulkiness, temper tantrums and squealing requests for ice cream at the most inopportune moments (or is the other way around?).   And yet here’s what film director … Read more Interview: Saoirse Ronan

Interview: Billy Bob Thornton

You know the many faces and the tri-part name, that he’s one of the most highly regarded American actors of his generation; that he used to be married to one of the most high profile American actresses of her generation; that he and his former wife, Angelina Jolie, were portrayed in gossip magazines as The … Read more Interview: Billy Bob Thornton

Interview: Gabriel Byrne

It isn’t often you come face to face with one of the most recognisable faces in contemporary cinema – an Irish actor who claims not to know the meaning of the word “brooding” (we don’t believe him), and who has been described (by the New York Times) as a “rare contemporary actor who can turn … Read more Interview: Gabriel Byrne