Care of my movie newsletters from MovieExtras.ie 2012, test your random Irish Film Trivia here…
To whom did J.K. Rowling write these words, “Don’t be too hard on Termonfeckin; it does have a brilliant name! And I come from a very sleepy place.”?
Despite having scenes of brutal violence which film was rated PG in Irish cinemas due to it’s historical context?
Why were many scenes in My Left Foot shot through a mirror?
Which Irish actor debuted in Notting Hill and will appear in the upcoming Martin McDonagh feature Calvary?
Peter O’Toole appeared in seven episodes of The Tudors. How long did he spend filming these?
Which Irish Actor has played a Futuristic Luddite, an Amnesiac, a Self-Defence Teacher, a Priest, Winston Churchill and a hit man?
For which Harry Potter role did Saoirse Ronan complete an audition?
Born in the U.K. of Irish parents he has played a diminutive roman soldier, a movie director, a roman god and a radio DJ?
Sinead O’Connor’s songs have been heard in 54 movies but she has acted in only 4. Can you name them?
Aidan Gillen chose his mother’s second name to register with Actor’s Guild because somebody else has already registered with his given surname. Do you know his original surname?
And the answers are
J K Rowling sent those words to Harry Potter fan Evanna Lynch (who eventually starred in the Harry Potter films as Luna Lovegood)
Because Daniel Day-Lewis could only manipulate his right foot to perform the actions you see in the movie.
Dylan Moran made his screen debut in Notting Hill
Peter O’Toole spent a week filming The Tudors.
Brendan Gleeson (A.I., Wild About Harry, Harry Potter Franchise, The Butcher Boy, Into The Storm, In Bruges)
Saoirse Ronan auditioned for Luna Lovegood, she did not get the part because she was too young.
Steve Coogan (Night At The Museum & 2, Tropic Thunder, The Lightening Thief, Alan Partridge)
Sinead O’Connor has acted in The Butcher Boy (Our Lady/Colleen), Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte (uncredited)), The Ghosts of Oxford Street (TV movie) (Ann of Oxford Street), Hush-a-Bye Baby (Sinead)
Aidan Gillen’s given surname is Murphy