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Daniel Radcliffe says he is 'really quite normal'

Daniel Radcliffe says he is 'really quite normal'

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) --"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe says he doesn't think fame has turned him into an "obnoxious dick."
Annie Martin
Brendan Gleeson shares screen with son Domhnall in 'Calvary'

Brendan Gleeson shares screen with son Domhnall in 'Calvary'

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) --Brendan Gleeson says working with his son Domhnall on John Michael McDonagh's film "Calvary" was difficult due to the nature of their characters' relationship.
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'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Daniel Radcliffe heading back to Broadway this spring

Daniel Radcliffe heading back to Broadway this spring

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Michael Grandage Company's production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" is to open on Broadway April 20, producers announced.
Radcliffe to star in West End's 'Inishmaan' revival

Radcliffe to star in West End's 'Inishmaan' revival

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- Daniel Radcliffe is to star in director Michael Grandage's new West End staging of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan," producers said.
'PsychoCATS' trailer hits the Web

'PsychoCATS' trailer hits the Web

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- "Seven PsychoCATS," a mock trailer with "Seven Psychopaths" co-stars Christopher Walken and Colin Farrell as tough-talking Hollywood felines, has hit the Web.
'Playbook' wins big at Toronto film fest

'Playbook' wins big at Toronto film fest

TORONTO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- "Silver Linings Playbook" has won the BlackBerry People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
McDonagh's 'Behanding' opens on Broadway

McDonagh's 'Behanding' opens on Broadway

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- "A Behanding in Spokane," Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh's first U.S.-set play, has opened on Broadway.
Walken headed back to Broadway

Walken headed back to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Christopher Walken will headline the upcoming Broadway production of Martin McDonagh's "A Behanding in Spokane," the play's producers said Monday.
Playwright McDonagh makes move to film

Playwright McDonagh makes move to film

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The new dark comedy "In Bruges" marks the feature-film writing and directorial debut of award-winning British playwright Martin McDonagh.

McDonagh introduces moviegoers to Bruges

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- British playwright Martin McDonagh said he decided to set his feature-film directorial debut in Bruges because the Belgian city is seldom seen on screen.

British playwright to return to Broadway

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Popular British playwright Martin McDonagh, best known for "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" and "The Lonesome West," returns to New York's Broadway next spring.

Top British literary agent stabbed

LONDON, May 26 (UPI) -- A top British literary agent, whose clients included "The Full Monty" author, was stabbed to death in his London home, it was reported Wednesday.

U.S. to get Royal National Theater show

LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers" will be the first of Britain's Royal National Theater production transferred to Broadway, according to one of the producers involved.
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Martin McDonagh poses with his Oscar award for best live-action short for "Six Shooter" at the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Ca., on March 5, 2006. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Martin McDonagh (born 26 March 1970) is an English-born Irish playwright, filmmaker, and screenwriter.

McDonagh was born in Camberwell, London, England to Irish parents. His mother (originally from Killeenduff, Easky, County Sligo) and his father (originally from Lettermullen, Connemara, County Galway) later moved back to Galway, leaving Martin and his brother (screenwriter John Michael McDonagh) in London, where Martin began collecting unemployment benefits at age 16.

During visits to Galway in the summers, McDonagh became acquainted with the dialect of English spoken in western Ireland. He would later put an exaggerated and poeticized version of this dialect to work in his plays. His ironic combination of coarse country language, primal symbolism and black humour represents a peculiar fusion of the work of John Millington Synge with the modern drama of Harold Pinter, David Mamet and British television comedy.

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