New “Ex Machina” Trailer

A24 released the second U.S. trailer for “Ex Machina“. The movie will be released on April 10 in the U.S.

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.

2015 SXSW Festival “Ex Machina” Press Day

Domhnall attended various press events for during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival to promote “Ex Machina” alongside co-star Oscar Isaac and writer/director Alex Garland. High quality images have been added to our gallery, many thanks to my friend Claudia for contributing most of these!

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Events from 2015 > Mar 14 | 2015 SXSW Festival Samsung Studio
Events from 2015 > Mar 14 | 2015 SXSW Festival “Ex Machina” Premiere – Arrivals
Events from 2015 > Mar 14 | 2015 SXSW Premiere – Q&A
Photoshoots from 2015 > 2015 | 2015 SXSW Festival #1

Video: The Walworth Farce

Landmark Productions uploaded a great video of “The Walworth Farce” which featured footage of the stage production.

The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh: Starring Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson and Leona Allen. Directed by Sean Foley. Designed by Alice Power. Lighting Designed by Paul Keogan. Sound Design by Ben and Max Ringhham. Produced by Landmark Productions at the Olympia Theatre 10th Jan – 8th Feb 2015.

“Brooklyn” U.S. Release Date Announced

Variety is reporting that Fox Searchlight has set a November 6, 2015 release date for “Brooklyn“.

Fox Searchlight has set an awards season release for “Brooklyn,” slotting the Saoirse Ronan drama for a Nov. 6 launch.

“Brooklyn,” the story of an immigrant’s journey to New York, was bought during Sundance for $9 million following its Jan. 25 premiere at the festival.

Ronan plays a native of Ireland who leaves for Brooklyn in 1952. The movie was directed by John Crowley and adapted by Nick Hornby from the novel written by Colm Toibin.

Producers are Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey. Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters also star.

JJ Abrams Praises Domhnall

Star Wars director JJ Abrams talked to earlier this week and he praised Domhnall and talked working with him.

Star Wars director JJ Abrams has said that Domhnall Gleeson is “a joy” to work with as he hosted Irish America’s annual Hollywood bash last night.

He had nothing but praise for Gleeson (31) whose role in the upcoming Star Wars – The Force Awakens is top secret.

“He is such a brilliant actor. I cannot tell you how lucky we are to have him. He is so good and so smart. He’s an utter joy to work with,” Abrams told the Herald last night.

Several news outlets have been reported rumors and speculations about Domhnall’s role in Star Wars, but we have decided no to report them until official sources confirm them.

“Ex Machina” Gallery Update

The gallery have been updated with additional poster & key-art, production stills, behind the scenes images, and social media promotional banners of “Ex Machina“. The movie is currently playing in cinemas in the U.K. and Ireland and will be released on April 10, 2015 in the U.S.

From acclaimed writer/director ALEX GARLAND (28 Days Later, Sunshine) comes EX MACHINA, a chilling vision of the not-too-distant future of artificial intelligence.

In the mountain retreat of a gifted internet billionaire, a young man takes part in a strange experiment: testing an artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. But the experiment twists into a dark psychological battle, where loyalties are torn between man and machine.

DOMHNALL GLEESON, OSCAR ISAAC and ALICIA VIKANDER lead the cast of Ex Machina, an intense psychological thriller, played out in a love triangle. The film explores big ideas about the nature of consciousness, emotion, sexuality, truth and lies.

Gallery links
2015 | Ex-Machina > Posters & Key-Art
2015 | Ex-Machina > Production Stills
2015 | Ex-Machina > Behind The Scenes
2015 | Ex-Machina > Social Media Promotional Banners

“Brooklyn” Sundance Reviews Round-Up

Brooklyn” premiered earlier this week at the Sundance Film Festival. Domhnall was unable to attend because he is currently starring in The Walworth Farce stage production. The movie was very well received – it currently holds a 100% rating score at Rotten Tomatoes with 8 reviews – during the festivals and we will round-up the reviews in this post. As we reported before Fox Searchlight acquired the U.S. right for the movie and are aiming to release the film in 2015.

“From the leads to the smallest roles, the casting and acting are perfection. Veteran adolescent phenom Ronan works wonders with this exceptional transitional role, registering the maturing process from fresh-off-the-boat naivete to first-love blossoming and, ultimately, to calculating grown woman forced to decide what’s in her best interests. As Tony, Cohen is not only a total delight but absolutely captures a particular blend of shyness, enthusiasm and politeness women that disappeared in the 1960s and never came back. As a proper society Irishman, Gleeson grows on you, as he does on Eilis, acting the role of the civilized gent while evincing a certain insecurity that whatever he has to offer can’t compare to what the have in the States.”
-Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

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“The Walworth Farce” Gallery Update

We have updated the gallery with additional “The Walworth Farce” images. The stage production in which Domhnall stars alongside his father Brendan Gleeson and his brother Brian Gleeson is currently running at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin until February 8. Additional images of the first day of rehearsal, of the opening night after party, production stills and poster & key-art have been added in our gallery. For more information about the production be sure to head over to the official website.

Gallery links
Events from 2014 > Dec 04 | “The Walworth Farce” Rehearsals Photocall
Events from 2015 > Jan 14 | “The Walworth Farce” Opening Night
Stage Productions > 2015 | The Walworth Farce > Production Stills
Stage Productions > 2015 | The Walworth Farce > Posters & Key-Art