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Actor Johnny Murphy Dies

The actor died of respiratory failure at St James's hospital in Dublin, Ireland, on Tuesday morning (23Feb16). He has been hospitalised after a short undisclosed illness, his family confirmed in a statement to...

Want To Know Why It Took 'The Commitments' 25 Years To Get To The West End?

The Commitments, the hugely successful and popular film by Sir Alan Parker based on the bestselling book the same name, is heading to the stage. The story of working-class Dubliners who form an unlikely soul...

The Commitments Heading To The West End

Hit comedy drama The Commitments has been adapted into a musical and is heading to London's West End theatre district.The Oscar-nominated film, about a Dublin soul band in the 1980s, was based on Roddy Doyle's...

Morrison Snubbed Over The Commitments Negative Remarks

Northern Irish singing legend VAN MORRISON was snubbed by the makers of THE COMMITMENTS - because he criticised the film's screenplay. The 1990 movie - based on the Roddy Doyle novel of the same name...

Wenn Irish Movie Poll

by Kev Lewin As the sun rises on another St Patrick's Day, WENN has decided to honour the Emerald Isle and all things Irish by looking back at the classic movies of Ireland. From leprechauns and...

Frames Star Lands Last Big Sundance Deal

An Irish movie musical written and directed by former THE FRAMES star JOHN CARNEY has become the unexpected hit of the Sundance Film Festival - two weeks after the annual movie event ended. Carney's low-budget...

Wilson Pickett Dies

Legendary soul singer WILSON PICKETT died yesterday (19JAN06) after suffering a heart attack. He was 64. Pickett, who had been in ill health over the last year, passed away in a Virginia hospital close...

Writers Fight For Beatles Songs In New Movie

Veteran British TV and movie writers IAN LA FRENAIS and DICK CLEMENT are attempting to make history by securing the right to fill the soundtrack of their new film with BEATLES songs. The pair,...

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