Care of my monthly newsletters from MovieExtras.ie 2012, test your random Irish Film Trivia here…
Friedrich Bhaer, Tom Reagan & Dean Keaton. Which Irish Actor has played these characters?
Which Irish Actress has acted in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Pulp Fiction and Mary Reilly etc. ?
Cillian Murphy auditioned for which part in Batman Begins before landing the role Of Dr. Jonathan Crane a.k.a. The Scarecrow?
Which Irish Actress turned down the part of Éowyn on the Lord Of The Rings trilogy?
What is the link between Liam Neeson in Schindler’s List and Stellan Skarsgård in Exorcist: The Beginning?
Which Irish Actress was described by Katherine Hepburn as “the real McCoy – one of the most exciting actors I’ve ever seen”?
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) starred Peter O’Toole but it had been earmarked for a production in 1953 and collapsed due to lack of funding, who was originally chosen as the lead?
The theme tune to Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy is called Tico’s Tune, written by Goeff Love was also used to introduce which Irish radio broadcasters show?
Which Irish historical film’s title was taken from a 19th century poem by Robert Dwyer Joyce?
What made Stanley Kubrick finish filming Barry Lyndon in the UK when he had begun shooting in Ireland?
Gabriel Byrne, Friedrich Bhaer (Little Women), Tom Reagan (Miller’s Crossig) and Dean Keaton (The Usual Suspects).
Bronagh Gallagher was in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Puld Fiction, Mary Reilly etc.
Cillian Murphy auditioned for the role of Batman in “Batman Begins”.
Alison Doody turned down the part of Éowyn in LOTR because she was pregnant.
Stellan Skarsgård was originally considered for the role of Oskar Schindler while Liam Neeson was originally chosen to play Father Merrin.
Katherine Hepburn said this of Sinead Cusack.
John Wayne was originally cast as Lawrence of Arabia.
The music used in Moone Boy was also used to introduce Gay Byrne’s long running radio talk show.
The Wind That Shakes The Barley was taken from Robert Dwyer Joyce’s poem.
1974 IRA Dublin Bombings drove Kubrick out of Ireland.