Thursday 21 November 2019

Mulcahy: Miriam O’Callaghan coy over Presidency rumours

Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

‘Prime Time’ host Miriam O’Callaghan is remaining coy regarding the rumours she is putting together a bid to run for the Presidency in 2018.

“I genuinely don’t know any of these ‘friends’ who keep speaking to the press,” she said at a charity photo call this week. “But they’re certainly not talking to me. I have no comment about the President thing.”

The RTÉ broadcaster then preceded to talk at length about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, strong female leaders and the importance of smashing glass ceilings.

“Now I have to go,” she cried. “But I’ll see you in the Áras. Joking!” Of course you are.


The make-up artist working on the BBC’s hit series ‘Poldark’ has divulged the secret to transforming Irish actor Aidan Turner into a certifiable heart-throb.

“Aidan is such a special bunny,” Jacqueline Fowler told the ‘Radio Times’. “He is very hairy. I clipped (his chest hair) right down. And his underarm hair. I didn’t want to take it all off but I wanted it to be stylised... I just wanted to make him look drop-dead gorgeous.”

Because there’s nothing quite like stylised armpit hair to get hearts racing.


Alan Rickman – who played a memorable Éamon de Valera in Neil Jordan’s movie ‘Michael Collins’ – is now starring as another sort of Chief.

As Louis XIV, to be precise, in Irish writer Alison Deegan’s period feature film ‘A Little Chaos’.

The drama sees two gardeners battle it out to be named the top topiary expert at the royal palace of Versailles.

It was shot in France and England, and Rickman admits juggling the role of actor and director wasn’t an ideal set up.

“I was never going to play the king,” he tells the ‘RTÉ Guide’.

“It was peer pressure and economics. ‘Alan, you play Louis because then we won’t have to pay you.’”

Irish Independent

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