Beloved Irish film stars top the list of late shows


Several of Ireland’s best-loved film stars are leading a Late Late Show lineup that might keep you in the living room this Friday.

Last week, Late Late saw Irish comedian Joanne McNally discuss her rise to fame and how she and Vogue Williams became the two biggest podcast hosts in the country.

In a season that has already featured Hollywood royalty in George Clooney, Jamie-Lee Curtis and Russell Crowe, three of Ireland’s biggest actors join Ryan Tubridy on the RTE talk show.

Several of Ireland’s best-loved film stars are leading a Late Late Show lineup that might keep you in the living room this Friday. Photo: TEN

Promoting Martin McDonagh’s latest film, The Banshess of Inisherin, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan will be on the couch to explain how their film became one of the Oscars’ favorite early films.

The critically acclaimed film, which hits Irish cinemas next Friday, sees McDonagh reunite with Farrell and Gleeson for the first time since the trio found success with the comedy classic In Bruges.

2022 has been quite a year for Farrell, having wowed superhero fans with his portrayal of the Penguin in The Batman and giving a sweet performance in the indie film After Yang.

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson will talk about their new movie The Banshess of Inisherin. Pic: Projector Pictures

While Gleeson is fresh out of his unlikely Saturday Night Live hosting experience, there’s no word yet on whether he’ll bring his instantly iconic skateboard to Late Late. Keoghan may be younger than his peers, but having starred in an MCU and DC movie in the past 12 months, there aren’t many actors with a brighter future than him.

Elsewhere, Brendan O’Carroll will lift the lid on his new autobiography Call Me Mrs Brown, a book that sees him reflect on his upbringing and why his performance as an Irish mum has stood the test of time.

Paul Galvin will be on hand to talk about how he went from leading Kerry on the football field to becoming one of the nation’s top fashion designers.

Brendan O’Carroll will speak about Ms. Brown’s success. Picture: BBC.

Sports fans will turn to hear historian Dr Siobhán Doyle give an insight into some of the GAA’s most famous artifacts, including the very first throwing ball and the plaque that led Armagh to victory in the final of All Ireland Football in 2002.

Ahead of its December 10 debut at the Dublin Convention Centre, viewers will get a glimpse of the highly anticipated Toy Show The Musical.

The show will also include a special performance by Moya Brennan and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh in honor of the victims of the tragedy in the village of Creeslough in County Donegal.

The Late Late Show airs Friday at 9:35 p.m. on RTE One and RTE Player.


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