Gabriel Byrne

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The best theatre of 2022
In a superb year for the stage, our chief critic gives 10 shows an extra round of applause. Plus, Guardian theatre reviewers each pick their 2022 standout

Arifa Akbar

15, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The week in theatre: The Clinic; The Snail House; Who Killed My Father; Walking With Ghosts – review
Family celebrations go pear-shaped in Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s mischievous new play; Richard Eyre’s writing debut falls mysteriously flat; and Gabriel Byrne brilliantly channels his early Dublin years

Kate Kellaway

18, Sep, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Death of a Ladies’ Man review – Gabriel Byrne charms in Philip Roth style dramedy
The Irish actor is compelling as a womanising professor who begins to realise his best days are over, with added Leonard Cohen

Cath Clarke

18, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Gabriel Byrne ‘I was never not conscious of being Irish’
The actor discusses the stage adaptation of his memoir Walking With Ghosts, playing Samuel Beckett in a new film, and making peace with being an exile

Sean O’Hagan

17, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Mum, Hamlet, Oliver Twist and more
In a new monthly roundup, we pick 10 of the best shows to enjoy from home – including Shakespeare filmed in a church, a lavish musical and Gabriel Byrne’s return to Dublin

Chris Wiegand

01, Mar, 2022 @11:51 AM

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Walking With Ghosts review – Gabriel Byrne’s trip down Dublin’s memory lanes
The actor adapts his impressionistic memoir for the stage, giving life to the characters he observed as a boy in the ‘theatre of the street’

Chris Wiegand

02, Feb, 2022 @11:38 AM

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Gabriel Byrne: ‘I’ve never played Hamlet, but in many ways I am him’
The actor on preferring girls’ comics, being politicised by fiction and finally understanding The Great Gatsby

Gabriel Byrne

15, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Monique Roffey: ‘William Golding’s The Inheritors gave me ideas for how I could write a mermaid’
The Costa winner on the James Baldwin novel she most cherishes, devouring Willard Price adventures as a child, and the sex scene she wishes she had written

Monique Roffey

09, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Walking With Ghosts by Gabriel Byrne review – an elegy for Ireland
The celebrated actor brings his youth in Dublin to vivid life in a tender account of how failing as a priest and a plumber led him to Hollywood

Sean O’Hagan

23, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Gabriel Byrne: 'There’s a shame about men speaking out. A sense that if you were abused, it was your fault'
The actor’s autobiography confronts the abuse he experienced at the hands of the church. But he has just as much contempt for Hollywood – and US presidents from Obama to Trump

Catherine Shoard

08, Nov, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Miller's Crossing at 30: the Coen brothers' unknowable gangster drama
Released in the same year as Goodfellas, and disappearing fast as a result, the difficult prohibition-era noir deserves a fresh analysis

Scott Tobias

05, Oct, 2020 @7:27 AM

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Streamadelica: the 30 best box sets to watch before you die
From seminal crime sagas and grim comedies to deep dramas and meta humour, here’s our writers’ guide to the best streamable shows right now

Hannah J Davies, Paul Flynn , Stuart Heritage, Julia Raeside and Jack Seale

26, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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