Next Up

Next up: I will be appearing in Playboy of the Western World as Christy Mahon. 10th, 11th & 12th May, Roddy McCorley Historical Society, Glen Road Belfast

24 Apr 2017

Great screen acting performances in American Film (Male Leads)

For the purpose of this post, male lead includes Heath Ledger as Joker, since he was the lead antagonist. Also, shut up.

Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight [2008]

Whenever a performer is universally lauded, it's usually because they have dazzled audiences with a showy performance, but it also contains nuance and so isn't just an excercise in buffoonery, like Heath Ledger's transcendant turn as the Joker. 

11 Apr 2017

Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy (2010-11): The American Great Tackles Europe's Nadir

Arthur Miller's best work focused on the American experience. The American Dream, where every man can raise a family by sheer strength of spirit in The Land of the Free was exposed in his most famous work, Death of a Salesman. And the puritanical vim of the early settlers, who curtailed female empowerment/dealt with difficult women, by burning them at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials was laid bare in The Crucible, while serving as the perfect backdrop for a metaphor on McCarthyism.

1 Apr 2017

Black Sails is the best show you aren't watching!

Tonight on US Tv, Starz is showing the final episode of the pirate drama, Black Sails, and its the best TV show you haven't been watching.

26 Mar 2017

Playboy of the Western World, a play for the 21st century.

Next weekend, April 1st and 2nd, I'll be performing in J.M. Synge's Playboy of the Western World. The play is considered one of the great works of Irish literature (a very coveted field - it would be no exaggeration to say that Irish literature is possibly the most prolific in the world), and caused riots

22 Mar 2017

On set: Run Rabbit Run

Here's a quick photo collage from on the set of Run Rabbit Run... Your intrigued, aren't you?