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Hollywood in Éirinn delves into the screen adaptation
of Brian Friel’s, ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’.

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A new season for the popular series that visits the small towns and other localities in Ireland that have played host to celebrated Hollywood productions along with their glamorous casts and crew.

First Shown: 16 Feb

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A second series of Hollywood in Éirinn.  For season 2, Seamus Moran visits the small towns in Ireland that have played host to celebrated Hollywood productions along with their glamorous casts and crew.  

 Hollywood in Éirinn takes an affectionate look at how the silver screen transformed and enriched the lives of ordinary Irish people in small communities. When the movie production machine rumbles into town, anything can happen and frequently does. An invigorating injection of magic, money and mayhem arrives along with it, all contributing to a wild sense of excitement and anticipation.

Actor Seamus Moran, (Fair city, Rásaí na Gaillimhe) leads the way as he travels to the small villages and towns in search of residents who remember the making of six major Hollywood blockbusters, which brought the biggest names in Hollywood to our fair Isle – Steven Speilberg, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Meyrl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson and Aidan Quinn.  Then there’s our very own home grown talent, Neil Jordan, Brendan Gleeson, Sean McGinely and Pauline McLynn. And who could possibly forget the FCA and the incredible part they played.

Seamus unearths a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from local people from communities across the land stretcing from Sleigh Head in Kerry to Gelnties in Donegal, as well as our very own Hollywood in Wickow. People who were employed behind the scenes or appeared, however fleetingly, as extras in these big landmark films – Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Michael Collins,  Far and Away, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Field.

 

Programme 3 – 23.02.17

Hollywood in Éirinn delves into the screen adaptation of Brian Friel’s work, ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’. Filmed in Co. Wicklow and premiered in Glenties in Donegal, the location for the inspiration for the play, the programme visits the extras cast with Hollywood icon Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon and Catherine McCormack. We visit Hollywood in Wicklow where the action took place.

Produced by Seabed Productions

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