Paul Mescal is an Irish actor.
Alison Oliver was already feeling delighted with herself. The young actress from Cork had just gotten a job at a new vegan burger place in Dublin. It would mean some much-needed extra money, as well as food she would enjoy – she is a vegetarian.
Just over two years ago, Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel Normal People beamed into our living rooms and became an instant hit.
There’s an instant sense of familiarity in the opening scenes of Conversations with Friends, the follow-up series to lockdown smash-hit Normal People.
12 Jack Taylor (2010–2016) A Galwegian garda turned private investigator, you say? Sure that’ll never fly! Oh, but it did — for a number of years, as it happens. Based on Ken Bruen’s mystery novels, the TV depiction of Jack Taylor was a blend of Bergerac and Red Rock, with the mandatory bang of Ballykissangel in between. Starring Scottish actor Iain Glen’s precarious Wesht of Ireland accent, some familiar bit-part actors, and the gritty streets of Galway, it’s a wonder it managed to last as long as it did.
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