Chris O'Dowd refuses to let HBO's bad news dampen his spirits
His HBO series Family Tree may have been dropped after just one season but the bad news doesn’t seem to be dampening actor Chris O’Dowd’s spirits.
The Moone Boy creator is throwing himself into the festival circuit with gusto. He and his wife Dawn O’Porter both attended Sundance for the premiere of Calvary and now Chris plans on heading over to sunny Santa Barbara to cheer on his following acting pal Deirdre O’Kane.
O’Kane is flying over to California for the world premiere of her upcoming film Noble, a biopic about charity campaigner Christina Noble. The screening will take place on January 31 at the Metro 4 Theatre and O’Kane told the Irish independent she is “very excited” about it.
O’Dowd plans joining O’Kane for the screening – provided his schedule doesn’t get too jam packed. O’Kane and O’Dowd worked together on 2005 film Festival; a black comedy set during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. O’Kane stars as Debra Moone is O’Dowd’s Boyle based comedy series Moone Boy.
Chris’s improvised series Family Tree was co-written by This is Spinal Tap creator Christopher Guest. The show followed recently unemployed Tom Chadwick (O'Dowd) who after losing his job and splitting up with his girlfriend began researching his family history. The series opened in May 2013 with 541,000 viewers.
O’Dowd will make his Broadway debut in Of Men and Mice at the Longacre Theatre. Leighton Meester and James Franco will also appear in the film.