Next Up

Next up: I will be featuring in the short films Dark & Stormy and Belfast Caliber 9.

1 Aug 2018

The West Wing's powerhouse ensemble cast elevated the brilliant writing

Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing was a monumental achievement in 21st century television, showing that the medium could be as ambitious as cinema, and along with The Sopranos, and the often overlooked ER, shepherded in the idea that great drama could exist on television, and lead the way for the Golden Age of Television that sprung up during the mid to late noughties.

28 Apr 2018

Theatre cuts, a divide and conquer strategy

(In response to this post in The Stage magazine, I'm raising my head above the parapet, and speaking up for the practitioners who have been struggling on without any funding in Northern Ireland, which invariably, includes myself).

𝕴t isn't breaking any secret code pointing out that the arts in general in Northern Ireland have been totally decimated by cuts in recent years. The post-conflict economy was buttressed by very generous loans and grants to NI (most of which was squandered, or stolen, but that's a different website), and the arts began to thrive.

20 Oct 2017

The London Cinema Museum faces closure, please help save it

A few years back I had the unique pleasure of attending the London Cinema Museum - a little, volunteer-run collection of movie posters, early film reels, and decor from an age when going to the cinema was an occasion you dressed up for.