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Irish Film Trivia Round 11


They were the first Filmmaking Father and Daughter to be nominated for an Oscar for the same film, which Irish family are we talking about?

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Which Irish television series was mentioned in the movie Once as how one of the characters learned to speak English?

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In 1961 President Eamon de Valera, who said in his speech: “Never before was there in the hands of men an instrument so powerful to influence the thoughts and actions of the multitude.” What was he talking about?

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The daughter of which Irish front man appeared in This Must be the Place?

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Which 2012 Irish made film begins with the lines “My story can never be told. I write it over and over, wherever we find shelter. I write of what I cannot speak: the truth. I write all I know of it, then I throw that pages to the wind. Maybe the birds can read it.”?

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He was part of a comedy duo, has appeared in a number of highly successful Irish television comedies and played it straight and tragic in Garage, who are we talking about?

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Which Irish Actor was offered a role as the first Doctor Who (1962)

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Which 2007 Irish television series was a spin-off from “Adam & Paul” (2004)?

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Which Irish actor/writer/producer currently enjoying success and television and movies is quoted as saying “I’ve always been conscious of the fact that there aren’t enough Irish voices on British television compared to the amount of Irish people who live there.”

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For which British sketch show did Graham Linehan begin his comedy writing career?

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Jim and Kirsten Sheridan were the first filmmaking father and daughter to be nominated for Oscars the same film for In America.

Fair City was mentioned in Once.

Eamon De Valera spoke those word about the opening of RTE on New Year’s Eve of that year.

Eve Hewson, Bono’s daughter was in This Must Be the Place.

Saoirse Ronan speak these words at the beginning of Byzantium. 

Pat Shortt played it straight in Garage.

Cyril Cusack turned down the role as the First Doctor Who.

Prosperity was the television spin off of Adam & Paul (both written by Mark O’Halloran and both directed by Lenny Abrahamson).

Chris O’Dowd said those words about the Irish in the UK

Graham Linehan first wrote for Alas Smith and Jones.

 

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Which Irish writer born on February 2nd was the subject of a biopic in 2000 starring Ewan McGregor?

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Which Irish Actor plays Jim Moriarty in the current BBC series Sherlock?

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The character Mrs. Brown, famously portrayed by Brendan O’Carroll, has also been played by which actress?

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Which 2003 Irish film is as follows… “A hapless civil servant gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk.”

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Which multi-award winning actor is quoted as saying “Interviews are God’s great joke on me.”?

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Which Irish Actor had purchased the rights to Gerry Conlon’s book “Proved Innocent” and had intended to play Gerry himself but decided to let Daniel Day-Lewis play the part and just serve as executive producer instead?

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My debut was in The Commitments, I have appeared in Father Ted, Dexter, The Tudors Albert Nobbs, Byzantium and more. Which Irish Actress am I?

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Which 2014 movie release was shot in Ireland, Afghanistan and Morocco?

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The First and Second series of which recent BBC television show employed 5,000 Irish cast, extras and crew and contributed €20m in total to the Irish economy?

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Which Irish actor has played Guy Fawkes, a German POW, a character with an interest in Lawrence of Arabia, Carl Jung and a mutant?

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The Answers

James Joyce was played by Ewan McGregor

Andrew Scott played Moriarty

Angelica Houston also played the character of Mrs. Browne

Cowboys & Angels was the 2003 film

Daniel Day-Lewis has that attitude to interviews.

Gabriel Byrne was first going to play Gerry Conlon

Maria Doyle Kennedy (the Commitments etc.)

A Thousand Times Goodnight (shot in Afghanistan & Morocco).

Ripper Street contributed 20million to the irish Economy.

Michael Fassbender has played Guy Fawkes etc.

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The Questions

Before working with her which Irish actor described Meryl Streep as “that gorgeous blonde I fancied terribly in Drama School.”

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How many Irish filming locations were used during the shoot of The Tudors?

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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?

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In The Commitments one character mockingly sings the theme tune to another of director Alan Parker’s Films, which film is it?

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Roddy Doyle has 9 writing credits on IMDB, how many are adaptations of his novels?

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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.”

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Who played Noel Curley in The General, Maguire in the Crying Game, and Peter in My Left Foot?

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How many of director Alan Parker’s films have been set (and shot) in Ireland?

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While doing research for what Irish movie did Michael McElhatton find that real prisoners often quoted one of his characters?

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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?

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Answers

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
(season 4)
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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The Questions

Which production was shot in Dublin over 34 days in 2011 and starred a leading Hollywood actress who adapted it from a one ‘man’ show?
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Which Irish filmed television series was the first small screen appearance for Eva Green?

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What connection does the organ like instrument featured in This Must Be The Place have to David Byrne in reality?

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Which outspoken Irish actor said this about Ardmore Studios “It’s proximity to Dublin, a myriad of diverse locations, facilities and first rate crews, make it Grade A. It’s track record over the years speaks for itself. Unhesitatingly, I would recommend it as a first class studio”?

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Which 1978 Irish filmed movie starred Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland and Leslie-Ann Downe?

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How did Director John Wright help actors Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley prepare for the filming of ‘Grabbers’?

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While Hurricane Hugo was causing extensive damage in Puerto Rico on 18th September 1989 what program did RTE air for the first time?

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What is the Costume connection between Northanger Abbey and Becoming Jane?

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Name the movie: shot in 2000, in Dublin, cast includes Kate Hudson & Tommy Tiernan?

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Name the programme that Dermot Morgan and Pauline McGlynn worked  on before Father Ted?

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The Answers

Albert Nobbs was filmed in Dublin (with Glenn Close).

Camelot was where Eva Green made her first screen appearance. 

It is based on an installation David Byrne created, where he hooked an organ to old pipes in a a factory allowing people to ‘play the building’.

Gabriel Byrne spoke those words about Ardmore.

The Great Train Robbery starred Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland and Leslie-Ann Downe.

He got them drunk and then filmed them so that they know how they would have to act drunk in “Grabbers”.

Fair City started on the same day Hurricane Hugo was raging.

The white overdress with pink and green stripes Carey Mulligan (Isabella Thorpe) is wearing when she first meets Catherine Morland in “Northanger Abbey” is the same costume worn by Jessica Ashworth’ (Lucy Lefroy) to the Laverton Fair in “Becoming Jane”.

Hudson & Tiernan appeared in “About Adam”

Morgan & McGlynn worked together on Scrap Saturday (radio)

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The Questions

Eva Birthistle plays Cillian Murphy’s mother in “Breakfast On Pluto”, in reality how many years apart are they in age?

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While contracted to play James Bond what specific wardrobe restrictions caused a bit of trouble for Pierce Brosnan’s role in “The Thomas Crown Affair”?

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Which Irish Actor summed up acting quite simply as “Be the person I’m playing. That’s what acting is. You’re pretending to be someone else.”?

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Which Thaddeus O’Sullivan movie script was altered when he found out about a similar themed John Boorman production?

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Which in which Irish film starring Brendan Gleeson did the director ask Calexico if would they write part of the score to sound like Ennio Morricone?

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Which Irish Film did the late Roger Ebert describe as “ a very funny movie about the people packed into small houses on a small street in a tight little neighborhood in Ireland.”

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How is the Irish made title “Nothing Personal” connected to the years 1995 and 2009?

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Which Irish made film started out when Martin Sheen was given a book at the celebration of what would have been his late Mother’s 100 Birthday?

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Which Irish actor has played the following characters; Danny, Liam, Jason, Ray, Tim, Nicky, Billy and Burglar 1 etc.?

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Which Lenny Abrahamson film made the 2013 European Film Award’s Film Selection long list?

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The Answers

While she played his mother in “Breakfast On Pluto” Eva Birthistle is only 2 years older than Cillian Murphy.

The Bond contract forbade him to wear a tuxedo in any other films.

Saoirse Ronan spoke those words about acting.

“Ordinary Decent Criminal” (O’Sullivan’s film was going to be directly about Martin Cahill until they found out about Boorman’s “The General”)

“The Guard” had music written by Calexico made to sound like Ennio Morricone.

The Snapper was described thus by Roger Ebert.

Two different films of the same name “Nothing Personal” made in Ireland in those two years.

“Stella Days” was the film eventually made with Martin Sheen.

Robert Sheehan played all of those characters. 

“What Richard Did” made the 2013 European Awards Selection Long List.

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The Questions

Which Irish television series first aired on 18th September 1989?

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Which member of the “Ripper Street” (shot in Dublin) cast first appeared on stage age 11 in a school production of “Oklahoma!”?

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The brother of which Irish movie director fronts the The Long Jump Band who performed in the ballroom scenes of “Circle Of Friends”?

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John Boorman directed “The General” about the life and crimes of Martin Cahill but what other connection did the two men have?

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Although “The Boxer” was set in Belfast, in which Irish city was is principally shot?

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Colin Farrell sings the song “I Fought The Law” at then end of which of his movies?

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Which two Irish Movie leads were so convincing that they were asked to leave their own set by the Irish Police in 2004?

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Besides playing a musician what is the connection between Glen Hansard’s first and second film appearances?

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During which production was Angelica Huston detained by the Irish Police?

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Approximately how many Extras were used in the ballroom scene in Becoming Jane? (to the nearest 100)

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The ANswers

Fair City first aired on 18th September 1989

Irish Actor Charlene McKenna from “Ripper Street” (shot in Dublin) cast first appeared on stage age 11 in a school production of “Oklahoma!”

Jim Sheridan’s brother John Sheridan front The Long Jump Band featured in “Circle Of Friends”.

Martin Cahill once robbed Boorman’s house and stole a gold record from his wall, Boorman recreated the theft in the movie.

“The Boxer” was primarily shot in Dublin

Colin Farrell sings “I Fought the Law” for the film “Intermission”

Mark O’Halloran and Tom Murphy in character as a pair of heroin junkies were asked to leave the set by the Gardaí  during the filming of “Adam & Paul”.

In his last scene in “The Commitments” Glen Hansard is seem busking and in the opening scene in “Once” he is also seen busking.

“Agnes Brown”, while researching the role a Moore Street trader invited her to practice her pitch and then, as a joke, someone told the local beat Guard that there was an unlicensed trader selling in the street.

Around 300 Extras were used in the ballroom scene in Becoming Jane.

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Friedrich Bhaer, Tom Reagan & Dean Keaton. Which Irish Actor has played these characters?

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Which Irish Actress has acted in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Pulp Fiction and Mary Reilly etc. ?

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Cillian Murphy auditioned for which part in Batman Begins before landing the role Of Dr. Jonathan Crane a.k.a. The Scarecrow?

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Which Irish Actress turned down the part of Éowyn on the Lord Of The Rings trilogy?

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What is the link between Liam Neeson in Schindler’s List and Stellan Skarsgård in Exorcist: The Beginning?

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Which Irish Actress was described by Katherine Hepburn as “the real McCoy – one of the most exciting actors I’ve ever seen”?

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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?

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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?

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Which Irish historical film’s title was taken from a 19th century poem by Robert Dwyer Joyce?

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What made Stanley Kubrick finish filming Barry Lyndon in the UK when he had begun shooting in Ireland?

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the answers

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.

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