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UK, Irish leaders join funeral for peacemaker David Trimble
"The leaders of Britain and Ireland have joined for the funeral of politician David trumbull who shared the noble peace price for helping to end decades of violence in Northern Ireland Trumbull who led the Ulster unionist party for ten years became a key architect of the 1998 good Friday peace agreement after he reversed his long held opposition to negotiating with the IRA linked party Sinn Fein then he shed the noble Peace Prize with moderate Irish nationalist leader John Hume for ending the sectarian conflict Britain's outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson and Irish premier mihiel Martin joined trumbull's widow and for children for the service at harmony hill presidential church near Belfast trimble died on July 25 at the age of 77 I'm Charles De Ledesma
EXPLAINER: What's next for N. Ireland after Sinn Fein wins?
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"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"The time to write and the parallel atmospheres and the sense I suppose that part of the unknown was just how much time do we have. This is a moment to write this story if I can. And in the first instance, it was to write the story. I didn't know whether we were able to make the story, but to write the stories show it to my family, see if they approved and then let's see three months from now, whether there's a way of making films during the pandemic. So for me, it was a useful discipline I got up every morning early. I walked to the bottom of the garden and I got my little hut and I was there for three or four hours and it started to pour out. It was a cathartic did you learn anything about yourself that you didn't realize prior to that? It was a very releasing, I would say it was very liberating to go back and shake hands with the 9 year old and to try and understand a little about the challenge that my parents had. Because I think I've always had thought about, well, what if I had stayed in Belfast? At least for a while or even all the way through the troubles and many people did and I wonder whether I would have become a different kind of person at a different kind of living, all of those things are possible. But there was something about what it set me up for before the troubles hit that I think was part of what the rest of my life owed. The delight in the oral culture of the street storytelling and joy found a swiftly as it possibly could, even in the grimmest circumstances, a resilience. We've talked about that in terms of just career determination to bounce back and not indulge or become too self absorbed with personal troubles..
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"If he's directed, he's in it, he's taking shirts off. So now he thinks he looks rather good as well. Then I think that's probably thump able. For most people. So I think I saw the film again recently because there was a digital remastering that I was involved with in terms of color and sound and everything and I was I was proud of a lot of the film, but I could see why for some people it wouldn't work. And also I guess if I can talk about it dispassionately and I don't know that I can, but I'll try to. For some people there is a I think that maybe for something like that you want potentially I guess a movie star and I think that some might have regarded me as a movie actor or just an actor where that absolute sort of compulsion to watch regardless that carries something way beyond what the story and everything might be doing is at play. But it could also be as simple as ultimately not many people thought the film was very good. And so the gods will decide that. But it was definitely a huge honor to be asked to be directing something that copper was producing. It was a huge honor to be acting opposite De Niro and again, I don't want to harp on it too much. But for that kid from Belfast to be in that situation, wild. Wild. And on that level, you go, well, why would I say no? No. Well, because you might have a massive flop. Well, you know. But it's a price to pay, but the experience is all, you know, and on the whole, I believe that in this life you don't regret the things you do, you regret the things you didn't do. Well, I want to just kind of group several of the things that you did in the ensuing years because to me they're all very different and it's unusual to see somebody do these so many different things. Acting for other auteurs. I guess we've got Altman with the gingerbread man. Woody Allen was celebrity. Many others. Is it weird to go from being in total control of a project, you're the writer, director, producer, actor, to suddenly serving somebody else's vision. Not for me, I found it, and I find it liberating. I get very, very excited at this unique position. We've spoke about before we started this, the chance Danny Boyle pointed it out to me about how lucky I am to be able to watch other directors at work and I continue to feel that I also think I don't think I'm fooling myself here that I become a nice actor to work with because my job is to serve them in the story and not I have no interest in being anything other than fascinated by what they're doing. I'm not going to second guess them. It's not particularly people at this level. It's really it's fascinating. And continues, by the way, right through to the Christopher Nolan collaborations, Dunkirk, and now Oppenheimer, right? I mean, another guy who I'm sure there are some things to pick up from watching..
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"And just as a quick kind of a side, I'm curious, you had reached talk about, again, both smart and chutzpah as my people say. I mean, you reached out to Prince Charles. Yeah, yeah. There was a moment when I was playing the part in the theater where, again, I do think it's ignorance. You're not really thinking, it's a tunnel vision about the creativity. And I knew, and I think this is another thing I carried from Belfast, who the bejesus am I, 9 year old working class north Belfast Protestant, to be playing the heir to the throne of England and then the king of England. And I thought, well, how do you find out about what that's like? Can you find a way to speak to the heir to the throne? I was voicing these concerns over a pint with a friend of mine. He said, well, actually, you know, I do know someone who knows someone. He said, if you're serious, and if you will be discreet, and so he arranged a number of intermediary meetings, I was very clearly screened, but eventually I met Prince Charles, who was very open, particularly about the burdens of expectation. And the fact of isolation, and this to me was very interesting. It was interesting also to hear how he spoke, very quietly, people in authority often do. They don't need to raise their voices. The degree of thoughtfulness, the degree of detail watching them when they deal with large numbers of people, how they particularize and individualize and can make a moment's memorable when as he commented his experience was that that was partly born out of a need an additional need to connect with people who were often dazzled by the job title as it were, and who, as he would say, until maybe a couple of minutes before he would leave the charitable event or the meeting with whoever it might be. He was only then that they became themselves. So he had to make an extra effort to do that connection and accept that there would always be a separation. That does something to somebody's insides. It does something to the way they then make decisions about other people's welfare. Built in and I could see it in every fabric of his being a sense of duty, a sense of privilege, a sense of sacrifice, for all of the, as it were, first class life that they lead, they know it's an accident of birth and one that they need to meet by a commitment to serving others. And I saw in his case a sort of genuine expression of that. And it doesn't matter whether you're a monarchist anti monarchist or whatever. I felt that what I was hoping to find in the character of Henry the 5th because I believed it was there as Shakespeare wrote it was this sort of spiritual or character confirmation of at least some parts of it, and that that carried the sort of interior of the performance into what I was trying to do. So for me, it was an invaluable experience, amazing..
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Cast, the same group of people. I guess the big question, though, is how does somebody who is at that point, I think 28, obviously you establish yourself on stage, but to get financing for a film in which you're going to not only act but also direct yourself, which is not easy for anyone who's even if you've been directing for a long time, not only that, but a Shakespearean work that has been made into a classic film by sir Lawrence decades earlier. It's sort of the, I think most people's inclination is don't touch a classic. So how did that come about that you suddenly are now filmmaker? Maverick producer Steven Evans, who was, at that point, hadn't produced a film. He had been in the City of London, he had been a sort of freelance stockbroker and a lot of friends who were possibly interested in making investment in film. Financing, however, was harem scarem right up to the last minute. I remember sir David putnam was involved for our lord putnam as he now is and he, I remember called me in with a month to go before shooting. He got involved for a bit, but he just felt that the finance wasn't strong enough. And he said, I got to tell you, he said, just like I'm looking at you know Scott, and he said, and I'm 27, 27 years old, and he says, can I go to tell you with absolute certainty? This film will collapse either two weeks before or two weeks after principal photography begins and your movie career will be over in its entirety. I said, well, gosh, gosh, well, I very much hear what you're saying, sir and I'm very thank you for being involved at this point. And I'm grateful for your candor. And it was a great challenge. I didn't go away thinking how dare he. I thought, well, I'm sure he means and knows what he says. He's been there many times. Steven took this as a tremendous incentive and but it was with it was with ten days to go, I think, that finally, maybe it was even a week to go. And I had a lot of people who were in it at that stage. I was also praying that I was not going to have to make the call to Paul schofield. Saying, you know, you said we were going to do the film. And then I remember there was a funny moment where Steven presented me with what felt like three telephone directories worth of things to sign. And I went through one, and I thought, bloody hell, I'm being paid. You paying me 80,000 pounds to do this. He said, yeah, hold on a minute. And then I got to the one at the bottom, which said, and I offer my entire fee back to the production with no further call. There's no requirement to recompense me for this thing. This is in front of me. It became the large print. And then, you know, somehow we managed to hold on. He got people who took that risk and all those other people hung on in their Judi Dench hung in Ian Holm, Paul schofield, the late great Michael Williams and Robert Stevens and in fact, we had more Henry the 5th in that than you could shake a sticker. It was quite something..
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"Wonder whether it was responsible advice, because, you know, lots of you'll have been in school plays. I'm sure and they're often very memorable experiences there ensemble collaborative things you can have very bonding experiences, and it can lead you for a moment to feeling, hey, this is good. I'd love to do this full time. But I had one teacher who at a school assembly pointed out that people should go and see this play because there's a kid in there who really could do this for a living. And I lend forward. I thought, really, who is that? Absolutely didn't cross my mind for one second that he was talking about me. And then I realized afterwards. And then that was a light going on. And I think again, he threw it away, but how would you do that? So he's a drama school and walked away. So back then, it wasn't a question of beep. Let me put that into the machine and see what comes out. Well, go down to the library and so that the obsessive pursuit of how you could possibly do this for a living began. How did your folks feel about it as you inch more towards this kind of pursuit? Perplexed. They were perplexed slash baffled. You know what? They felt that maybe this is very natural in parents. And maybe in Irish parents, if we'd been back in Belfast, I'm pretty sure my father would have encouraged me to come into the business with him to he was apprenticed as a joiner from the age of 14 to 19, he did 5 years to become this kind of master apprentice and then practiced enough to become radio master. That didn't exist, but what they felt was that they couldn't help me. They just did not know this world at all. And as far as they were concerned, it was something they read about in the tabloids. It was Hollywood Babylon, you know? It was that's what it was, you know, drugs and the depravity and everything that you would wish your child could be sort of steered through. And have a guiding hand. They couldn't give that. So they were very, very worried. And even before Hollywood was a focus in any way for you, it was going to be the theater had you had exposure to any professional theater..
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"You laugh at me, but people ate things like pasta. We just hadn't come across this. And then this other weird thing, somebody introduced the idea of an avocado. I mean, these were these were like things that Martians would eat. We knew for us spaghetti came out of a tin. It was called alpha Betty spaghetti, and it was mainly and it tasted like baked beans. And so everything that was new was kind of throwing. So we wanted to just blend in. So after a year or two, that became the case with the accent. So I think that, yes, I would say the biggest thing that had an impact with the change around that meant that a peaceful street in Belfast that was a playground was turned into a fortress, was that internally, in a way that psychically I don't know that I've ever really recovered from you are on guard. You just were aware that if things could change so profoundly so quickly they might always do. So I think it turned me to some extent from a participant in my life to an observer of my life. It made me speak less, there was a point when I was 12, 13 when my parents said, why don't you ever bring any friends around? I didn't particularly think of myself as a lonely kid. I found my groove at school. I was lucky in school I went to in the end. I got bullied for a bit to begin with. But it wasn't to do with being Irish. It was to do with actually a moment when I, the kid from Belfast came out of his shell a bit, and I started being a little bit funny, then you stick out and then people pick on you. So then I just went right back into that Shell. So adolescence, my parents just thought, well, this is the guy who what they realized at about 13, I just started reading and I never stopped reading..
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Hi everyone and thank you for tuning in to the 429th episode of awards chatter, The Hollywood Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host Scott feinberg. And my guest today is an Irish born British stage and screen actor writer and director, whose abilities range from interpreting Shakespeare as well as any one of his generation to directing populous cinema like marvel's Thor. A man who has been nominated for an Oscar 8 times across a record 7 different categories and who is also won three baftas, a Golden Globe, and a Primetime Emmy, and who is now receiving some of the greatest acclaim of his long career. For Belfast, an autobiographical film about his childhood as the troubles exploded around him, which he wrote, directed and produced, and for which he is personally up for Oscars for best original screenplay, best director and best picture. Sir Kenneth Branagh. Over the course of our conversation, the 61 year old and I discussed how he was changed by the real events that he recreated in the film Belfast, what drove him to do so much in his life so quickly, including starting a theater company, writing a memoir, and writing directing and starring in a film all by the age of just 28, prompting comparisons to sir Lawrence Olivier and Orson Welles, and roller coaster like media coverage of him ever since, what it's like to alternate between being the complete auteur of a film and an actor for hire on the films of others ranging from Robert Altman to Woody Allen to Christopher Nolan. Why he felt that now was the time to tell his own story in Belfast, plus much more, and so without further ado, let's go to that.
"belfast" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"How did that trope work for you here? I was reminded of Derry girls, the TV series, which is also set in Northern Ireland. And I can't put a finger on it, and maybe you guys can help me name it. The characters by themselves were so spunky, and so sassy by themselves, so you know, you could kind of buy into that, oh, these kids are doing kid like things in a very uncomfortable, non quote unquote normal environment. But there's something about this film where the family so perfect within its own little bubble. I know of course they have money problems isn't that. But they just seem like, and I don't know how better to say this, but they seem like an implant within something grave and serious that's going around. And I don't know if I wanted to see more of the characters or character development like they did in Derry girls. And which is, again, probably an unfair comparison because that's a TV series. So they had more time. And a different era. In a different era, yes. I wanted to, I mean, I'm not saying I wanted more sass or something, but definitely more about who these people are. I'm not sure I felt that way about it. I was with you until you said the last line there. I felt as if I got who the people are, they're relation to what was going on. It was what felt tenuous to me. They needed to leave because there was this threatening guy in the neighborhood. Almost more than because of what was going on in society at that moment. You know, I've been talking about how much of it works. The confrontation scene with the soldiers and the bad guy and the dad all in one place. That didn't work. That's not how that would play. I guess what I wanted was for it to be better integrated. Yes, I think that's what I meant. That whole implant thing that I was talking about, they just look a little removed. Like you said, you know, it looks like they're being threatened by a guy in the neighborhood. Well, I do think some of that is the product of the fact that it's not just presenting the story through the eyes of a child, but this is a lot of this is from Kenneth Branagh's childhood memories. And so his memories of it are those of a child. And so the story almost can't help, but be told that way in a way that can be a little bit flattening. 'cause the stakes feel more like I'm not gonna be around the girl I like. More than obviously kind of the life and death we might have to get out of here for our safety. I mean, it is pitching a lot of nostalgia for events taking place 50 years ago. I mean, right up to it, including the wall to wall Van Morrison. Songs on the soundtrack. This is evoking nostalgia for a time period shortly before I was born, and I am elderly. You are so not elderly. Well, listen, that's the story of Oscar periods throughout all of history. West side story is another example of that where you're looking at something that is nostalgic in a way about an era and that audiences have not taken to it. I'm guessing that if the older audience were going to movies in theaters as opposed to watching them at home, that Belfast and west side story and a couple of the other ones that are up for even licorice pizza would be. Right, those films would be doing better at the box office. And I think it's unfortunate that they're not. It's impossible for there to be an Oscar bounce in the middle of a pandemic. You don't get that. It depends somewhat on when those films are released on streaming because there is a whole Second Life awaiting all three of those movies. Right, I tend to discount that. You're right. That's fair. I also think that there's always this danger when an adult retrospectively makes a film quote unquote seeing like a child. You know, there's always like this. It's mine nostalgia. This is how I remembered things. Somebody staying across from the road from buddy would have probably had a very different childhood. So if that person has grown up and is watching this film, it's like, oh no, that's not my title. So there's always that danger of seeing like a child as an adult. And wanting other adults to see it with you. And despite that, I think Brandon did a pretty good job of making this persuasive. But again, we keep on coming back to is, it's lovely. It's very nice. I hesitate to say too nice, but it's a film that seems crafted to not offend about a period that could only offend. Yes. Well, I for one would like to dedicate this episode to the people who liked Belfast. The people who didn't like Belfast and the people who didn't see Belfast. That works. We want to know what you think about Belfast. Find us at Facebook dot com slash PCH and on Twitter at PCH that brings us to the end of our show, thanks so much to both of you for being here. Thank you so much. 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"belfast" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"About you, but after? You know, I'm the bob. I liked it. I'm not thrilled by it. I think it is a testament to because it's Branagh. I just use this word to stagecraft to building this world. And building it so beautifully that it's also a triumph of aesthetic headaches. But then you remind yourself this is what this is about. This is the troubles and so I had this little bit of a moral questioning or there were two angels on each of my shoulders. It's like, oh, you know, you're kind of wary of calling something that is so sad and so destructive, beautiful. But this film is beautiful. Yeah. It's very warm. Yeah. One of the things about films that are based on a filmmaker's life in some way is that you give them a pass in a lot of respects because they are obviously personal. And brana went out of his way to say, this was a personal movie. Now, does that mean that all of his other ones were not? I mean, it's more personal than Thor. One hopes. Yes. There's a level at which I don't know whether the audience gives a film the same credit for being personal in that way. I mean, I think it's just a movie to most people. I know more about bran and I have been covering him since his first movie. And I'm kind of aware of what he's about. And what he did after he left Belfast. And so this sort of gives you keys to how that world might have been shaped. But, you know, again, I don't really know how it goes over with people who aren't that kind of immersed in his over. Yeah, I mean, I had a somewhat similar reaction, I think, that you guys did. I felt that it was very warm, nicely crafted. If you were to name a genre for this movie, it would be Academy Award nominee. Yes. Yes. This film feels like it was greenlit and produced and made and released entirely with the Academy Awards in mind. And as such, it feels very middle of the road. In the way that it's presenting this story. I mean, I think it is very telling that this film is dedicated to the people who stayed, the people who left and the people we lost, which is to say, absolutely everyone involved for everybody. I mean, you'll take sides to a point, but this movie feels kind of wishy washy and like by design through a child's eyes in a way that kind of compels it not to take any particularly strong stances. I think works best as a slice of life as a window into the past of window into someone's childhood. I agree with you, bob that the details in this film are lovely. I collected matchbox and hot wheels cars, and at one point he takes out the little tray of vintage matchbox cars and I'm like, oh, I want that. I want that. I want that. I want that. No, and even like, you know, it's not even about cars, even when ma is like sitting and peeling potatoes. It's just so beautiful and the details, you're like, I got burritos for dinner as well. As film really turned me around on potatoes. How well did you guys think that this movie kind of struck that balance? Because you have life and death stakes, but you also have those details every day. Like, did the balance of stakes work for you guys? I'm sure I wasn't looking at it that way. I was really, I guess I decided early on in watching the movie that it wasn't going to be about the plot, really. I mean, to some extent it is about whether the family is going to leave or not. And after a little while, I was watching the performances. I was watching Judi Dench, for instance, doing gorgeous things with absolutely nothing, or Kieran Heinz singing how to handle a woman. Mark me well, I will tell you. The way to Honda oh is to love her. Yeah, that's about right. That would have opened a couple of years earlier. That's Camelot. So I was kind of in trans with that kind of thing. I actually, I went to a screening of this movie that Branagh was present at, and that he talked about afterwards, working with those actors. And he talked about filming the last scene where Judi Dench, she says her line and he thinks, oh my God, she's so great. And then they go to look at the footage and there's this noise in the footage, as she says the line. And he's looking around like, I can't believe somebody ruined this shot. And somebody says that was you. You gasped. He wrecked. I thought that was nice. I was also reading Judi Dench saying that how very difficult it was for her to do the accent. To do the Northern Irish accent and I was like, wow, there are things in this world that even Judi Dench finds. All right. I mean, I think when Judi Dench was nominated for an Oscar, there was a certain measure of surprise, I think, from a lot of observers, I think a lot of people thought that if any performance from this film were going to be nominated for supporting actress, it would have been Katrina bell and not Judi Dench. Do you feel like that was a deserving nomination? I do. I think she's superb in it. Listen, Oscars don't mean the same things to me that I guess they do to the general public. I don't care. I saw 20 performances this year that were every bit as good as every performance in this film. Something's going to win best actor and actress and supporting actor and supporting actors. If it's these two performances, great, if it isn't, okay. I think she does a beautiful job. I wasn't surprised that the two leads the parents were not nominated. And I thought, yeah, they're gorgeous in the film, but they're doing it the way Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward would have done it, right? They are movie stars because what child doesn't see his parents as movie stars. So they're beautiful. They're just gorgeous to watch. And their idealized in that way. And that isn't necessarily something that Oscar is going to reward. Whereas the grandparents are idealized in a different sense. They're kind of cranky and interestingly engaging. So I think the nominations went where they should. Yeah, I mean, you know, I'm also disclaimer. I'm the kind of person who paid to watch Judi Dench sitting on a bench and what's being dry on a wall. So I will take whatever little or lot of what you give me. But also like bob said that she's working with so little in the film. Like she doesn't have much screen time. She doesn't have much dialog. But there's such deep layering and you know, my grandmother is someone who had to leave her country as well. And just that idea of what you call home and you know that song, but you also know it's not safe for your children. That's such a contradictory layer thing and then that last scene bob talks about. It all comes out. It's so beautiful. So yeah, I think she deserves everything she gets. Yes. And more. I mean, I really came away from this film adoring that performance by Kieran Hines. And that performance really gets an assist from Branagh's screenplay in a way that I think no other performance in this film quite gets at. He's not just acting, he's not just conveying the dialog that the grandpa character is conveying. But he's conveying an entire personality. Like, I think everybody has that relative who's just got a salty little twist on everything. To me, that performance had real layering to it that just really stuck with me more than I think anything else in the film. I agree with you, absolutely. Okay, so Belfast is the latest in a long, long line of movies where you see like a serious historical moment through the eyes of a child..
"belfast" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Belfast is nominated for 7 Oscars, including best picture and best director for Kenneth Branagh. The film is loosely based on Branagh's own childhood as he came of age during the troubles in 1969 and 1970. I'm Stephen Thompson and today we are talking about Belfast on pop culture happy hour from NPR. Joining me today is NPR film critic bob mandelo, hey bob. Hey, good to be here. It's great to have you also with us is film critic and culture journalist bada tri D Chaudhry, hello, bada tree. Hi, so good to be back. It's great to have you here. I'm excited to talk to you both. So Belfast isn't a straight up dramatization of Kenneth Branagh's own childhood in Northern Ireland during the troubles, but it's clearly based in part on his own life in which his working class Protestant family had to choose whether to stay in a neighborhood rocked by violence between Irish Catholics and Protestant groups. Jude hill stars as buddy, a young boy raised mostly by his mother, played by Katrina balf, Jamie Dornan plays his father, who's often away on construction work in England, but buddy also gets plenty of input from his grandparents played by Judi Dench and cure in Heinz. Shot almost entirely in black and white, the film depicts occasional bursts of civil unrest and violence, but it also spends a fair bit of time reveling in everyday life as buddy pines for a classmate watches movies and gets into minor scrapes around the neighborhood. Of Belfast's 7 Oscar nominations Branagh is up for three himself. He's a producer, as well as the director and screenwriter, Judi Dench and Kieran Hines are up for best supporting actress and best supporting actor, respectively, and it's also nominated for best sound and best original song for Van Morrison's down to joy, which is one of 9 songs by Morrison to appear in the film. Belfast is in theaters and available for streaming on demand, bob, I'm going to start with you. What do you think about fast? Well, it was a very nice movie. I wasn't thrilled with it when I saw it, but it's very nice. The thing I like about it is the details, very early on. There's a sort of a car bombing in the street. And people start throwing stones. And they pick up the stones and you notice that there's sand under them, right? And Kenneth Branagh has talked about the fact that he didn't realize that the roads were built on sand until the troubles. And he suddenly saw it. And I thought, that's the kind of detail. It felt so real, right? And I think you wouldn't have noticed it otherwise. He built sections of Belfast on a set. So he basically created all of this. It's not actually filmed there. And I thought it felt real. I mean, that was the thing that I kept on thinking about it was that, okay, that moment, that scene that alley that everything just always.
'The Power of the Dog' leads Oscar field with 12 nominations, followed by 'Dune' with 10
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"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Town, but I hadn't really been around the films that and just like the length of time it was taking to take this one to do this one scene and we were stuck in a honeywagon, you know, me and my two or three other friends that I was there on the job with all day just waiting in this honey wagon and I was like, this is this blows. Terrible. And then when we finally got called it was literally to walk in front of a camera that was down on the ground, by the way, so it was literally just our feet. Oh my gosh. And so I did I'm ashamed to say I didn't go back the next day. Had you did you catch it early glimpse there of Meryl or anything like that on the first in the distance, but yeah, we were kept away from the hospital. Well, so flashing forward now, 5 years from that approximately after now you've I believe after you've relocated to LA, how do you wind up as a not necessarily a more demonstrative character, but a character in JJ Abrams super 8? Yeah, you know, I have a lot to thank JJ for for that. You know, I didn't really get to speak there, Scott, but we'll just remind our listeners, you were the deceased mother. But you know, somebody had to do it. Nobody had to do it. And you know, it was a great thing. You know, I April, the casting director, I went and I remember it was on my birthday. I had the audition, and I just said to go in an improv with her and we did a couple of scenarios and they were lovely. They wanted to book me and it was a featured part to even if I didn't speak, but what I did love about that was I got to spend a lot of one on one time with JJ and he had his super 8 camera and we talked and he's the most incredible, lovely man and that was a real, I got to spend quite a bit of time down in West.
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Hi everyone and thank you for tuning in to the 425th episode of awards Cheddar, The Hollywood Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host Scott feinberg. And my guest today is an Irish actress who has won widespread acclaim and popularity for her work on screens big and small. She is best known for playing Claire Randall, a World War II era nurse who manages to travel back in time to 1743 Scotland on the stars fantasy series outlander, which debuted in 2014. The 6th season of which will premiere on March 6th, and for which he has received four Golden Globe Award nominations so far. But lately, her industry profile has exploded thanks to her deeply affecting portrait of the matriarch of an Irish family caught in the middle of the troubles in Kenneth Branagh's 2021 film Belfast, for which she was nominated for the best supporting actress Golden Globe Award. Is nominated for the best supporting actress critics choice and sag awards and is widely expected to be nominated for the best supporting actress Academy Award. Katrina balf. Over the course of our conversation, the 42 year old and I discussed how her acting ambitions were sidelined for several years when she became one of the first Irish supermodels and what led her to later revisit them, how she landed her part opposite Sam Heughan on outlander, and what she makes of the rabid fanbase of the show and the series of books by Diana gabaldon, which inspired it. What it was like to essentially play Branagh's own mother in Belfast, and why she thinks the film, which unfolds through the eyes of a young boy modeled on the filmmaker in his youth, has proven to be so moving to so many plus, much more. And so without further ado, let's go.
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"To be I want to kick on to a point where you're changing things up even further and progressing more, you know, I think that's what's all about and if you're not aiming to progress while disappointed doing this. And yeah, it's nice to see it in those terms and look back and alive myself a sense of pride that good things have happened in that time and that you're maybe you're maybe spinning people's perception on its head sometimes and it's a long road still head and nothing is set yet, but even just the nomination so far. What was that woman's name, Lucy? It should be a fuck you Lucy. She won't get an email if things keep going well, you know. They see my God. Yeah. You know, you're almost there to prove to yourself, you know, I wouldn't, I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think I had something to offer. You know, and I sometimes, I've sort of always known that, but I've had moments where I've died at that because of things like this article. Every single review I ever read for any of those movies. But again, like I said before, like a challenge. I like back against the wall. I like to prove a point. It's good for me that so if this movie helps prove a point or change people's perception, great, that's great, but I feel like I've still got a lot of work to do. And I want to prove myself in a bigger way, going into my 40s. Well, I can't thank you enough for your generosity with the time here and really it's been a lot of fun watching the whole career in this period for you and just best select the rest of the way. Thanks, Scott. I appreciate it. Thank you. Thanks very much for tuning in to awards chatter. We really appreciate you taking the time to do that and would really appreciate you taking a minute more to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or your podcast app, and to leave us a rating as well. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can reach me via Twitter at Twitter dot com slash stop Weinberg. Until next time, thanks for joining us..
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"But BBC Two isn't BBC One that doesn't get as big, but it was like the biggest drama BBC Two I think it potentially ever had. A lot of people saw it. And yes, as you say, I got nominated for a BAFTA and it got a lot. It got lots of great attention, but it wasn't actually until was when we were shooting Belfast last summer. It was summer 2020. It was put on to Netflix in the UK and it can't underestimate the power of Netflix, like suddenly it was like, it was like it was a new show. You know, even like crew members and stuff on Belfast were like going, oh my gosh, just got into the fall. I'm like, it came out like 8 years ago. What? You know, it was kind of hot this whole new life. It was really cool and people were talking about it again. It was like trending. It was like really fun to experience that because I like that. I like when you discover things I remember I discovered the comeback that Lisa Kudrow show like way later than everyone else and just thought it was like this kind of like perfection to me. That's your I just love it so much. And I kind of like that I came to late you know I just thought that was I sort of enjoyed that. So yeah, it was one of those things where you know I was in a period of my career where playing the police officer who is only in two episodes of the first season was a good gig for me. It truly would have been I wasn't working a great deal and that was finished for the BBC who had had kindness auditions for over the years. I've never worked for the BBC. So it would have been a nice gig. There's some great scenes with Jillian Anderson in there..
"belfast" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"You know, it's not like there wasn't actors from my part of the world doing it, but not a huge amount in a scale that would make you not aware of, I guess I certainly wasn't. But so that's planted some sort of idea of doing something that wasn't where I was heading at that particular time. So then you're the same summer following off the back of that or maybe certainly within that year. My sister came and said, listen, there's this thing. They're doing auditions in Belfast. For the model behavior, which is a sort of early days of reality TV, it was 20 years ago. It was the first time that done the show. It wasn't a second season. It was the first season of this thing. And the idea was that Rindell models like any like how any of these big shows work night, they go around different regions and they find a few people and they bring them all over to London and they go for you go for a different ride until there's one man and one woman standing and so I sort of got through the Belfast part of it. I've actually left the big bed. I was so, so reluctant to be involved in this thing. I was like, I was like, I can't look my friends in the face and tell them. I'm going to be trying to be a model. I would just, it was, it was a ridiculous thing as you could have conjured up. Being in the environment that I was from and having the Friends that I have and still my best Friends today, my Friends from that age, just the idea, you know, we struggle in Ireland in general with self belief. Praise maybe. Self confidence. So I think and we don't like it when people think much of themselves that doesn't go down well on that island..
The Golden Globe nominations are out. Does anybody in Hollywood care?
"The the Hollywood Hollywood foreign foreign press press association association has has announced announced the the nominations nominations for for the the golden golden globe globe awards awards despite despite widespread widespread criticism criticism and and the the loss loss of of the the wards wards TV TV deal deal I'm I'm marquees marquees are are a a letter letter with with the the latest latest Belfast Belfast in in the the power power of of the the dog dog lead lead the the golden golden globe globe nominations nominations with with seven seven each each but but nominees nominees are are subdued subdued and and celebrating celebrating rather rather than than triumphant triumphant the the Hollywood Hollywood foreign foreign press press association association faced faced a a backlash backlash from from studios studios and and PR PR firms firms after after the the Los Los Angeles Angeles Times Times reported reported on on some some H. H. F. F. P. P. A. A. members members on on ethical ethical behavior behavior and and that that of of its its eighty eighty seven seven voting voting members members not not to to one one was was black black the the press press association association has has elected elected a a new new president president and and has has added added six six black black journalists journalists and and BC BC has has dropped dropped the the show show saying saying change change of of this this magnitude magnitude takes takes time time and and work work the the golden golden globes globes will will be be held held January January ninth ninth but but details details on on the the ceremony ceremony were were not not announced announced
UK police say a man has died in incident where lawmaker was stabbed in eastern England
"Meeting with his constituents have site which is conservative lawmaker David amis died after being stopped at Belfast Methodist church in a residential area of the on C. a seaside town east of London please confirm that a man was arrested in a knife was recovered police announced that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incidents and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the wider public aerial footage showed several ambulances and an ambulance was waiting nearby to the church Karen Thomas London
British lawmaker stabbed while holding meetings with constituents
"Reports have emerged that the British lawmaker has been stabbed during a meeting with his constituents wishes police confirmed that a man has been arrested off to the stopping any sin England's Sky News reported that conservative lawmaker David Amos Wilson will make cuts heights at Belfast Methodist church in Leigh on sea the seaside town east of London amis's London office confirmed the police and ambulance had been called but had no other details Amos has been a member of parliament Philly on C. since nineteen ninety seven but has been only because since nineteen eighty three two other British lawmakers have been attacked in the past twenty one years during their regular meetings nine the surgeries when local members of that area can present concerns and complaints Karen
Marathoner Deirdre Keane on How She Has Added More Meaning to Her Running
"You say i'm gonna do one marathon in memory of my dad. Check it off. The bucket list spoiler. You're now a thirty plus time marathoner. So is it because that first one wasn't as hard as you thought it would be as that why you wanted to sign up from her. What motivated you to go and go back to like race. Registration dot com. And find another one and i think a lot of people can relate to this depending how a race goes right. Sometimes we hit the wall and finished a race like never again but other times when we had a relatively good race endorphins. Kick in right. When do i sign up for another one. Oh my gosh. that was awesome. We forget mile full team to twenty two when Struggling and hated our lives. So i knew i had marathons future for. They also thought. I sleep. Good way to travel so i graduated from northeastern that may and i moved to ireland and i started running marathons in different spots in ireland. I did dial blend belfast cork. I moved back. i said okay like. Let's continue to utilize this traveling. Iran traveling iran multiple marathons across the you ask at edinburgh london paris berlin. It's a great way to see the world and it's a great way just to get releases then i don't feel more motivated when you know. There's a trip coming in with the marathon. Oh heck yeah. Run -cation if you will use that yeah yeah. I didn't make that up. I don't get credit for that your credit because you introduced the term to me. I'll take it of ega. You also shave. That's that's a great time for your first race but you've also shaved quite a bit europe. Pr ers now three. Fourteen is that right yeah premium endemic. I was doing quite well. A part of a running club in the bronze calling portland track club. And i love them. Because when you're running with a group of people especially competitive runners you had to push yourself more than you would when you're just running by yourself Unfortunately i scheduled to some permit me to join track workouts but it lets we see potential when i do joining so slowly. Shaving off in ed's and My dream is to do some three however my big thing burning is that should always add value to your lights and always take away right so at what point are trying so hard that it becomes more difficult and you feel like stressing you hour so if it happens great but it's not going to be the end all be all for me.
British Travel Industry Urges Swifter Reopening of Sector
"Allow more quarantine free travel and provide cash strapped businesses with much needed financial support Hundreds of industry workers, including travel agents, pilots and cabin crew from airlines, such as British Airways and easyJet. Gathered outside the parliament in London. There were other protests, and Edinburgh and Belfast Simon Marx reports. Today. The growing anger of the travel industry over the British government's failure so far to loosen restrictions on international travel for fully vaccinated people from the UK and for fully vaccinated people wanting to visit the UK from overseas. Britain's airlines and holiday companies are holding a day of action on Wednesday. Calling on the government to take rapid action before it's too late to salvage the 2021 summer holiday season. The sands of Time are rapidly slipping through the hourglass, says Julie Low beside the chief executive of the Advantage Travel partnership. We have upset every part of the industry together, really try to in a united fashion make it very clear to government. The devastation has been caused offer an industry that's been shut down effective for 15 months, not also for businesses but also for people will have crew there. We've got different representatives of pilots will be coming along. We really need the government to listen to our society. 15 months an entire industries be shut down people losing their homes. People can't feed their family. We're at a real crisis point. And we need the government's who urgently look and understand at the devastation that's being caused. The British government says it is considering the possibility of giving fully vaccinated people more flexibility to travel. But only yesterday, the country's health secretary said it's too early to know how soon those changes might be implemented. Simon marks Washington. You're listening to the evening news on
Northern Ireland Adds to Pressures on the UK Union
"Uk's northern ireland secretary brandon lewis is in dublin today to hold talks with ireland's foreign minister. Simon coveney. it comes at a time. When relations between the two neighbors are being tested daily as a recent burst of violence in loyalist areas of belfast and a continued objection to the northern ireland protocol. The part of the brexit deal aimed at avoiding a heart border between the north and the republic for which imposes some trade barriers between the former and great britain. Well to examine what the two men have to talk about. And what progress can make. I'm joined by belfast. Based journalist rebecca black good morning rebecca. Good to have you with us. Good morning thanks. So just this is now. It's a month now since i'm in. Coney went to london to try to begin to sort out the problems. Just give us a little bit of context. What circumstances mr lewis. Mr coveney meeting and well i suppose to a meeting amid a lot of uncertainty of minutes and the husband calls for for for more formal talks to be To be brought but so far the thousand quite listen to that so we take the middle road of them having sort of individual talks with different parties instead so many other meet today. There's lot of uncertainty following the resignation of already foster. There's two people are should come forward in terms of trying to succeed her I suppose with any party dealership called pass things. Become a little more predictable. People will say things appealed to party members on particularly the party. Membership up minute. Which is reflecting susan. Mid within unions and those with a lot of discomfort over the brexit brexit arranged into the
The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back
"To northern ireland now where violent protests have grit the region for almost two weeks. That's the sound of rioting which has involved children as young as twelve throwing bricks fireworks and petrol bombs at lines of police officers and vehicles in the last week. Ninety officers have been injured. This unrest relates back to brexit and today a court in belfast will decide whether to hear a legal challenge to the northern ireland protocol. That was part of the. Uk's brexit deal that imposed trade barriers between the region and the rest of britain to allow trade to continue seamlessly on the island of ireland. The bbc's john campbell has more on that story from belfast. Basically you have unionists. One of the men political groupings in northern ireland at the core of their politics is the desire to remain part of the united kingdom and to resist any attempt to reunite with the other part of ireland the republic of ireland. They want a judge to rule. Brexit deal for northern ireland would be unconstitutional. And they hope that would force the uk government to go and renegotiated. And what they are. Trying to argue is that the brexit dale breaches the good friday agreement. Peace accord because it changes northern ireland's constitutional position without the consent of a vote on the also says it breaches a much older law known as the act of union which says there shouldn't be any customs borders within the uk
74 Police Officers Injured in Week of Belfast Violence
"Seven nights of rioting on the streets of the northern irish capital of left seventy four police officers injured in what observers say is the country's worst violence in years late thursday. The white house appealed for calm. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland. President joe biden spokeswoman jen psaki said in a statement adding that biden hoped for a secure and prosperous northern ireland in which all communities have a voice and enjoy the gains of the hard one piece.
Rioters Ignore Pleas for Calm as Violence Flares in Belfast
"Belfast so another night of violence on Thursday as demonstrators clashed with police in the Springfield road area in the west of the city known locally as a nationalist and clay demonstrators many of them young men throwing stones and fireworks at police who responded by deploying a water cannon authorities in Northern Ireland have been trying to restore calm the last two nights have been the worst may happen in a week over rights in Belfast Britain's split from the E. U. has highlighted the contested status of Northern Ireland with some people identify as British I want to stay in the U. K. while others see themselves as Irish and seek unity with the neighboring Republic of Ireland Anne you member I'm Charles to the test my
Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates
"Authorities in northern ireland sought to restore calm on thursday after protestant and catholic. Youths in belfast. Hold bricks fireworks gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street. Violence in the region where britain's exit from the european union has unsettled and uneasy political balance crowds including children as young as twelve or thirteen clashed across a concrete peace wall. In west belfast that separates a british loyalist. Protestant neighborhood from an irish nationalist catholic area. Police fired rubber bullets at the crowd. A nearby city bus was hijacked and set on fire northern ireland to seen sporadic outbreaks of street violence since the nineteen ninety eight. Good friday peace accord ended the troubles decades of catholic-protestant bloodshed over the status of the region. In which more than three thousand people died but police service of northern ireland. Assistant chief constable. Jonathan roberts said the mayhem was at a scale. We have not seen in recent years. He said fifty five police officers had been injured over several nights of disorder. And it was lucky. No one had been seriously hurt or
Prince Philip's legacy will live on in Netflix's 'The Crown'
"Philip. The royal consort of queen elizabeth. The second died this morning. At windsor castle in england. The duke of edinburgh was ninety nine years old. Npr's london correspondent. Frank langfitt joins us from belfast. Where he is covering the recent violence in northern ireland Frank just tell us more about prince philip's story and what the british public thought of a prince ville spent his early years actually traveling throughout europe e he was of royal descent himself and eventually At and had gotten to know The royal family and eventually married queen elizabeth. He was known. I think in different ways In this country over time People did make fun of him he has. She was seen as short tempered. He would tell jokes that were off color things that we would now consider even years ago politically incorrect kind of remarks. If you look at the daily mirror they number newspapers here would carry every year to they would say you know His hundreds most improper remarks was back in sixty nine. When i guess they were some financial questions he said well. If going to read next year. I'll have to give up polo. And that was one of the more minor ones that said there was also a lot of affection for him and i think respect in the sense that you know when you do a job for a very very long time and you really put your energy into it People give you a lot of credit for that. He was very dutiful. Heated thousands and thousands of royal events supporting the queen. It was a pretty thankless job in in some respects And not a great job necessarily to have today or in. The prime minister said That we give thanks to him. The nation and the kingdom give thanks to him for an extraordinary life and is his extraordinary work.
What's Behind the Recent Violence in Northern Ireland?
"The violence on the streets of northern ireland. This week is the worst thing. In years the unrest has largely come from unionist or loyalist factions. those in favor of unity. With great britain were loyal to its crown night after night mobs targeted. Police officers with bricks and molotov cocktails more than fifty officers have been injured politicians including the country's leader. I minister arlene foster of the democratic. Unionist party held an emergency meeting yesterday. Calling for calm injury tree. Frontline officers victims terrorized. How much to people's property the harm to northern ireland image. In our centenary year us take us backwards. A new brick no bottle no patra bone thrown has shaved or ever cheese anything but -struction arm on the scale of that destruction harm and fear has brought to international attention. Prompting a statement from white house press secretary jen psaki. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland joined the british irish and northern irish leaders in their calls for calm rioting on northern. Ireland's streets is uncomfortably familiar with roots in sectarian divides that go back centuries in nineteen ninety eight. The good friday agreement devolved the government and put an end to the decades of brutal clashes known as the troubles. What's happening now is fueled by more. Recent events represents appointed threat to that hard won peace. Really we've had several nights of pretty consistent and quite serious violence across northern ireland. This has been going on for more than a week annoy. It has spread from londonderry to belfast. To some of the smaller provincial ballymena carrickfergus etcetera.
Northern Ireland Leaders Call for Calm After Night of Rioting
"The recent violence largely in loyalist Protestant areas displayed amid rising tensions over post brexit trade rules phenomenon and found worsening relations between the parties in the Protestant Catholic powersharing bill false government wouldn't split from the EU has renewed tensions over no on and status and disturb the political balance in the region with some people identify as British I want to stay part of the U. K. while others see themselves as Irish and seek unity with the neighboring Republic of Ireland an E. U. member Katie Haigh wood a politics professor at queen's university Belfast says unionists may feel the normal mom's place is under threat in the union on this week's violence she adds it's really easy to see how it could escalate Charles Taylor this month London
N Ireland leaders call for calm after violence escalates
"Hijacked bus was set on fire and petrol bombs hurled at police in Belfast in the fourth night of serious violence in week in Northern Ireland hello bricks fireworks and gasoline bombs on Wednesday night in both directions over a concrete peaceful the separates Protestant British loyalist and Catholic Irish nationalist neighborhoods assistant chief constable Jonathan Roberts says the scenes of violence were absolutely disgraceful who should be condemned in the strongest possible terms hello fifty five police officers entered very very lucky and nobody was seriously injured our investigation into the violence is being launched Charles to lead as well London
Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest
"Edition of the briefing with me. Andrew mueller last night for the sixth consecutive night northern ireland witnessed scenes of the kind of violence likely to prompt considerable agitation in observers with long enough memories. More than fifty. Five police officers are known to have been injured in the last week and considerable damage done to buildings and vehicles. The worst of the most recent disturbances occurred around one of these so-called peace walls which separate nationalist and loyalist communities in west belfast. The northern ireland assembly has been recalled for an emergency session at stormont today on joined with more on this by lord. Peter hain former secretary of state for northern ireland lord as you would know better than most people the good agreement did not end sectarian tension in northern ireland. There has been sporadic tension and violence over the decades since but measured against that scale. How bad is what we're seeing. Now was nothing like as you indicate the level of bombing and assassination and horror at the said. He has also troubles brought to northern ireland. Whistle the terrorism but It is serious and it needs to be addressed not just by northern ireland's leaders who displaying frankly a lack of leadership which is really disturbing but also by trade minister boris johnson and state for northern ireland who've been pretty absent from the scene in northern ireland now full quite a while and especially over this. What's your read of what's behind this because there is always the trap of reading significance which might not exist into what might just be a bunch of board young men looking for trouble. No this is that there are elements of that and they're a variety of other factors but the main problem has arisen over frustration amongst the unionist community the protestant community over the fact that there are checks and controls in for businesses doing trade. With great britain with england scotland or wales across the irish sea northern ireland of course is on an island with the republic of ireland to the cells and also within the united kingdom and within the united kingdom the rest of the united kingdom there are no barriers to trade of any kind between scotland. And or between wales and england for that matter scotland wales but they're on house result of brexit across the irish sea between england scotland and wales to northern ireland for the first time and that is the reason because the type of brexit that boris johnson. The prime minister pursued which was to break any real alignment with the european trade and customs arrangements and to go for at entirely separate of great britain but in order to make sure that the good friday peace process and the stability which has brought since ninety nine hundred was maintained. The irish border had to be kept open. Let's say the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to itself as it has been now for decades and has become invisible with all sorts of human activity. Crossing it in their efforts not had the toxic role played a toxic role. Because it's been invisible it did in generations gone by and that's that's also the good if however that's it become the external frontier customs frontier of the european union. Then it could have ignited all those old problems that had beset and an bedeviled northern ireland. So instead what boris johnson agreed to was to keep the border open that men the northern ireland remained in the european union's customs union and it's trading markets but that's Inevitably because the united kingdom was leaving Great britain would be outside those arrangements so they have to be checks across the irish sea between northern ireland and great britain. of course. The prime minister denied this in his normal airy way At the beginning on the unionists and loyalists in particular who some of the most hardline involved feel betrayed. Because he didn't he wasn't straight with them way. Do you save in the causal connection between that dissatisfaction with the post brexit arrangements. And what we've seen in west belfast. Is it possible that there are people who are or were associated with loyalist paramilitarism. Who are leveraging that discontent to cause trouble. Yes there are and they're also criminals amongst them who drug. Traffic is and so on who've presented a police crackdown which has been quite effective in their communities to try and get rid of this drug trafficking problem and bought ignited. Not because of that so much though it's fit into it but also but primarily because suddenly loyalist protestant unionists suddenly found that Country what boris johnson told them. There are actually checks and controls strangling a lot of northern ireland businesses in a mountain of tape and naturally they see that as a break within the united kingdom because which puts northern ireland in a different place from say england scotland or wales and so they feel that their fundamental beliefs in the the union of the united kingdom northern ireland. Being within that is being threatened. And that is what ignites it. There was none of this until that issue suddenly arose around new year because the prime minister frankly say told a lot of porky's on us and didn't level with the unionist community and they suddenly found themselves in this predicament and had created Insecurity and understandable anxiety out of which these other factors criminality usa Vandalism and so on out of which that's fed you mentioned earlier a an absence of leadership both in northern ireland and in the united kingdom what would a constructive response from especially northern irish politicians. At this point look like presumably not like the one We saw her on twitter from arlene foster who went and it is a a term with which you will be familiar. Full water battery Suggesting that the violence will die quote. Take the focus off the real lawbreakers incheon. Fine that's probably not the most helpful into intercession. She could have made at this point. Is it well when you become first minister which is effective northern ireland as she is Although it's an unusual arrangement that she has joins us with the deputy minister. Michelle neil who's a shouldn't fain leader when you reach these positions you've got to speak for the whole of the community promises and president presidents naturally have their own party agendas to follow in their own party members to satisfy in any country in any democratic system. But you're trying to speak for the whole nation and that for the whole nation as well once you assume those positions and what has been disappointing about both of them and especially in recent days. Me aline fosters utterances. She's not adopted that role. She's effective acting as a party politician. A democratic unionist party rather than speaking for the whole of the the the the community across northern ireland and across the religious and political divides that have bedeviled for so many generations. And i think that's the kind of leadership we need. And we have gossips equally across the water London has been virtually silent on northern ireland. Now full rarely ever since David cameron and the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten under make this point on a on a party. Basis is a leave a politician and also it was labor secretary of state for northern ireland. A because it's traditionally been a nonpartisan issue between both the major parties. I make it. Because i'm genuinely an i've being hugely critical of the the absence of of number ten downing street of the prime minister in a way. That's attorney blend. Gordon brown were in vogue. John major's conservative prime minister before them. playing an honest broker role effectively. What they've done is said will not you know the the good friday process the peace settlement that i helped to negotiate in two thousand seven that brought the old enemies to share power together. That that's all done and dusted and therefore we can concentrate on the other pressures of government and that was fatal So we only seen a couple of sentences from the prime minister over the last few days when parts of belfast up in flames and a couple of tweets from the northern ireland secretary of state. Frankly that's not good enough. They should be convening all party. Talks in person to try and resolve these as labor shattered secretary. St louis hague has called for And they should be on the case all the time instead of effectively absence without leave as has been the case over northern ireland now sadly for a number of years lord haein. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is markle's ailing goffin. With the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew in the serum institute.
"belfast" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"Right next to curious out and rubel And i'm i'm at marineland. Which is the name of the town. But in the building called marine land and in florida behind standing behind an antique movie camera that they used to use to underwater filming through a window under the atlantic ocean that they built at this spot. And for those of you who have either seen it on cable. Tv or old enough to have seen it on tv. The show sea world now. Nazi world seond with lloyd bridges. Jeff bridges dad They used to film there and they filmed something. The underwater sea monster movies. A film them there through that window. They didn't swim underneath with the cameras. They didn't have cameras. That were waterproof. That and so if you click on that photo of me with this antique camera at marineland underrated says travel. Tv with stephanie. Abrams i wanna say it's something like episode ten or eleven maybe It's called of its episode. Nine people memory serving the episode nine of titanic proportions and it starts out in belfast interviewing the then. Ceo of titanic. Belfast tim husbands and then marketing director clear bradshaw and from there we go off to visit in lorestan in county mayo where they built a memorial park to the fourteen people from agricultural parish who sailed on titanic of which eleven did not make it and so it's a really fascinating Episode if she says so humbly and modestly so. I wanna to take you off to belfast with me today. In this hour we're gonna visit with adrian. Mcnally the general manager of titanic hotel belfast. And we while you listen to this important message you can check out. I tonic hotel. Belfast dot com. And we'll catch up right after. This guests have stephanie. Abrams travel shows when here in the berkshires of western massachusetts. Stay at the delightful untrendy boutique hotel on north. Visit their website and hotel on north dot com. I am delighted to introduce you to adrian. Mcnally the general manager of titanic hotel. Belfast located in belfast northern ireland and literally a happen to jump from the titanic belfast exhibit. Which memorialize is the ship and its passengers in a very personal way. When you go to visit that you really feel like You knew all these people by the time you leave the exhibit. How far are you exactly from the titanic. Belfast exhibited itself adrian. Well hello stephanie. We are less them a hundred yards from the front entrance off. Titanic belfast super closest neighbor. And thank you for giving it to us in yard so that my audience doesn't have to start converting from meters. That's a blessing exactly. When did the hotel open for the first time to accept guests. We welcomed our first guest on the tenth of september. Twenty seventeen so you're barely three years old crack beaming. Yeah well and for a brand new hotel opening and getting slammed with The corona virus the situation That's even tougher than it is for a well established place. It really reminds me in a parallel of my very good friend. Dr tim campbell. Who was a part of the pre-opening and launch and is still the director of the saint patrick's center which is about twenty nine miles from you in county down In the town of downpatrick so people coming to stay at your hotel. can easily get to visit there. And they opened on saint patrick's day ahead their grand opening saint patrick's day. Two thousand one. I mean other than than the corona virus business. Can you think of another worst time to open something. That is tourism-related hardship but we help them get through and stay in business and attract visitors from when things became viable in the universe. We're gonna take a quick commercial break and we're going to come right back and learn all about The titanic.
"belfast" Discussed on Bellwether Hub Podcast
"This week on bellwether hub. We are thrilled to have the former Lord. Mayor of Belfast and current. Head of the Belfast Media Group Martina Muller talking about all of the opportunities coming out of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Belfast has gone from being one of the most bombed cities in Europe of the nineteen nineties. Right up to one of the great success and potential stories of this decade to great interview. We loved having him. We recorded it in a bar. You'RE GONNA love it stay tuned? I'm Jim Frawley. And this bellwether do welcome to bellwether. Thank you for joining in.