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Before working with her which Irish actor described Meryl Streep as “that gorgeous blonde I fancied terribly in Drama School.”
How many Irish filming locations were used during the shoot of The Tudors?
Born to an Irish mother and English father, she grew up in USA, Germany and Switzerland. She was named one of Screen Internationals Stars of Tomorrow in 2011, and was awarded the Berlinale Shooting Star award in 2012. Who is she?
In The Commitments one character mockingly sings the theme tune to another of director Alan Parker’s Films, which film is it?
Roddy Doyle has 9 writing credits on IMDB, how many are adaptations of his novels?
Which 2000 Irish film contains this line? “Eamon… women are like microwave ovens. You need them to heat up your noodles, but you have no idea how they work.”
Who played Noel Curley in The General, Maguire in the Crying Game, and Peter in My Left Foot?
How many of director Alan Parker’s films have been set (and shot) in Ireland?
While doing research for what Irish movie did Michael McElhatton find that real prisoners often quoted one of his characters?
My first role was a soldier in Mystic Knights of Tir na Nog, since them I have appeared in Paths to Freedom, Ballykissangel, Batchelor’s Walk, Intermission, This Must be The Place, The Fall, Moone Boy etc. who am I?
Pierce Brosnan (he worked with Meryl Streep in Mammia Mia!)
The Tudors used 9 Irish Locations
Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Castle, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Kilmainham Jail, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Kilruddery House, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
People’s Gardens, Phoenix Park, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland
Antonia Campbell-Hughes was the actor in question.
The theme tune mocked in the Committments was Fame
Rodday Doyle had adapted three of his books for the screen, The Commitments, The Snapper and the Van.
The quote was from The Most Fertile Man In Ireland
Adrian Dunbar played those parts in The General, The Crying Gane and My Left Foot.
2 of Alan Parker’s films were shot and based in Ireland The Commitments and Angela’s Ashes.
Michael McElhatton was researching for Spin The Bottle in an Irish Prison when he found out that inmates often quoted his lines. (The character was Rats who had first appeared in the RTE Series Paths To Freedom.)
Simon Delaney is the actor in question.
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