Interviews
Conor McPherson on The Weir, drink and getting his break in London

Conor McPherson on The Weir, drink and getting his break in London

Interview with Conor Mc Pherson in London to discuss The Weir, his latest new work, The Night Alive, and his battle with alcoholism. Read more
Ciaran Hinds on The Sea, Game of Thrones and filming in Ireland

Ciaran Hinds on The Sea, Game of Thrones and filming in Ireland

Northern Irish actor Ciaran Hinds discusses the film adaptation of John Banville's The Sea and a life on stage and screen.... Read more
John Michael McDonagh on Calvary, ‘Plastic Paddies’ and being second-generation Irish

John Michael McDonagh on Calvary, ‘Plastic Paddies’ and being second-generation Irish

Calvary director John Michael McDonagh on 'Plastic Paddies', being second-generation Irish and his relationship with Ireland... Read more
Barry Ward, Ken Loach and the true story behind Jimmy's Hall

Barry Ward, Ken Loach and the true story behind Jimmy’s Hall

Interview with Irish actor Barry Ward to discuss Ken Loach and the real-life story that inspired Jimmy's Hall... Read more
Crazy In Love — Anton Yelchin Interview

Crazy In Love — Anton Yelchin Interview

Anton Yelchin may be “cynical” about fame, but following the acclaim of his latest movie, Like Crazy, the Russian-born 22-year-old actor may just have to get used to it. He talks to Steve Cummins about improvisation, paranoia and his parents, Olympic athletes, who were forced to flee Russia upon his birth. Anton Yelchin looks like he’s ready... Read more
Lily Allen: What's Up Tiger Lily?

Lily Allen: What’s Up Tiger Lily?

In 2006 I sat down with and interviewed Lily Allen just as she was on the cusp of becoming one of Britain’s biggest pop stars. What was to be a 400 word piece was later elevated to a major Hot Press magazine cover story thanks to the strength of my interview. Indeed it proved one of the... Read more
Evanna Lynch: A Brief Spell

Evanna Lynch: A Brief Spell

Plucked out of thousands to star in the Harry Potter movies, Evanna Lynch’s story is the stuff of fairytales. I was commissioned by New York-based magazine Nylon to write a profile piece on her looking at where she was at that period in her life. I met Evanna the day after her 19th birthday and... Read more
Pete Doherty: What A Bloody Shambles

Pete Doherty: What A Bloody Shambles

Heroin, stage invasions, captured by a band and whisked off on their tour bus — this is perhaps the closest I came to experiencing the rock ‘n’ roll myth. Normally your average music interview is quite a sedate affair — not so with Pete Doherty. Following a raucous show in Dublin I boarded the Babyshambles... Read more