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Donal MacIntyre and Ameera De La Rosa - The IFTA Awards 2013 Dublin Ireland Saturday 9th February 2013

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Donal MacIntyre & wife Ameera De La Rosa - Guests leave the Gibson Hotel Dublin Ireland Saturday 9th February 2013

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Donal MacIntyre Monday 14th May 2012 'We Will Rock You' 10th year anniversary performance - arrivals

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Donal MacIntyre and Albert Hall - Wednesday 5th January 2011 at Cirque Du Soleil London, England

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Donal MacIntyre Friday 8th October 2010 Specsavers Thriller Awards held at Grovesnor Hotel London, England

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A Very British Gangster Review


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The opening scenes of Donal MacIntyre's blunt, charged documentary A Very British Gangster have the kind of grandiose strut and prowl you'd expect from a director who was given total access to one of the country's most wanted gang lords; he's not going to waste that opportunity by making the guy look daft. Manchester underworld boss Dominic Noonan is lovingly photographed walking in gangster slo-mo through the town's damp and greasy-looking streets as the hyperactive soundtrack throbs -- rarely has Quentin Tarantino's deadly stubborn hold on the British creative psyche been made more apparent.

Of course, Tarantino would never make a film about someone like Noonan. For one thing, he wouldn't be able to understand the man. Stocky and bullet-headed, with businessman glasses and gangster-flash suit, Noonan talks a blue streak throughout the film in a Mancunian accent so thick you could spread it on toast. He also fails to fit the cinematic definition of a gangster by living quite mildly (despite the millions he's allegedly stolen) in a standard-issue working-class house, not to mention being gay. Noonan doesn't let his late-blooming homosexuality define him as somehow a man apart from the many generations of thuggish criminals his family appears to have spawned, it seems simply a rather small detail of the pulp novel that is his life. He seems too busy lording it over his particular patch of Manchester real estate to waste much time worrying about the difficulties of being gay in a criminal environment.

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