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Donal MacIntyre, Allegra MacIntyre, Hunter MacIntyre and Tiger-Lily MacIntyre - UK Premiere of 'Inside Out' held at Odeon - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th July 2015

Donal Macintyre, Allegra Macintyre, Hunter Macintyre and Tiger-lily Macintyre

Donal MacIntyre - 'Pudsey: The Movie' UK premiere at Vue West End - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th July 2014

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Donal MacIntyre - The World Premiere of 'Smurfs 2', held at the VUE cinema Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th July 2013

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Donal MacIntyre - Investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre has his hands full as he talks on his mobile phone, while pulling his suitcase and carrying a shopping bag - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 1st March 2013

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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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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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