Actor Gabriel Byrne delves into his memoir, from a childhood in Dublin to a Hollywood career spanning 40 years. / Pléann an t-aisteoir Gabriel Byrne a chuimhní cinn, óna óige i mBaile Átha Cliath go dtí a ghairmréim in Hollywood le 40 bliain anuas.

Date/Dáta: Friday 20 November 
Time/Am: 7.15pm to 8.00pm IST/GMT

Colum McCann has described Gabriel Byrne’s memoir, Walking With Ghosts, as “poetic, moving and very funny.” Hear the stories from the man himself as Gabriel Byrne recounts anecdotes from his childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway, his battles with addiction and the ambivalence of fame.

From Irish dramas The Riordans and Bracken, to film (Into the West, The Usual Suspects) and internationally acclaimed dramas (Vikings and his Golden Globe winning role in In Treatment), Byrne’s career has been as varied as it is enduring.

Gabriel Byrne interviewed by Mia Colleran

A life-long relationship with words: Gabriel Byrne reflects on Irish identity, language and the literature that influences him.

What will the interview be about?
How does Gabriel Byrne personally define ‘being Irish’ and how does the Irish language and literature influence his answer? Gabriel will discuss all of this with Mia, delving into his relationship with America—where he lives now—and Ireland, while also sharing some of the defining works of literature of his life and their influence on his own writing.

Mia Colleran is an Irish book critic and an award-winning writer and bookseller.

Multi-award-winning actor, writer and director Gabriel Byrne interviewed by Mia Colleran on Friday 20 November 2020 at 7.15pm IST/GMT