MR MERCEDES: Brendan Gleeson on the series based on the novel by Stephen King – Exclusive Interview

MR. MERCEDES - Season 2 key art | ©2018 AT&T Audience Network

MR MERCEDES, which originally aired for three seasons, 2017-2019, on AT&T Audience Network, is now available on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. Seasons 1 and 2 are free; Season 3 is available on the premium tier. Brendan Gleeson plays retired homicide detective Bill Hodges. Based on the novel by Stephen King, MR MERCEDES follows Bill’s dogged pursuit of the title character (Harry Treadaway), who used a stolen car to commit mass murder and is intending to kill even more people. This interview originally ran in ASSIGNMENT X on October 11, 2017. Gleeson, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has been working steadily […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Brendan Gleeson on playing detective on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Brendan Gleeson in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | ©2017 AT&T Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, which has its first-season finale Wednesday, October 11 (and was just renewed for Season 2 today), Brendan Gleeson plays retired homicide detective Bill Hodges. Based on the novel by Stephen King, MR MERCEDES follows Bill’s dogged pursuit of the title character (Harry Treadaway), who used a stolen car to commit mass murder and is intending to kill even more people. Gleeson, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has been working steadily in film, television and theatre for decades. He’s gained three Golden Globe nominations – for playing an idiosyncratic Irish cop in THE GUARD, a […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: MOONLIGHT actor Jharrel Jerome chats new series – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES - Season 1 key art | ©2017 Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, based on Stephen King’s novel, Brendan Gleeson plays retired police detective Bill Hodges, still in pursuit of the psychopath who used a stolen car to commit mass murder. Bill is aided in his quest by Jharrel Jerome’s character Jerome Robinson, a Harvard-bound young computer whiz who until now hasn’t truly encountered human evil. Jerome has been acting professionally for only a little over a year, but it’s been an eventful journey. His first gig was as the sixteen-year-old protagonist Kevin (other actors play young and older Kevin) in the Best Picture Oscar winner MOONLIGHT. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HELL ON WHEELS actress Dominique McElligott on the AMC series

Dominique McElligott in HELL ON WHEELS - Season 1 | ©2011 AMC/Frank Ockenfels

In AMC’s post-Civil War Western  HELL ON WHEELS, which airs Sundays at 10 PM – it repeats throughout the week (see listings for times) – the railroad-building camp is primarily populated by men. One exception to this is Lily Bell, played by Dominique McElligott. Lily is the English wife of an American railroad surveyor – she has been widowed when her husband was killed by the anti-railroad local tribe. However, she’s a force to be reckoned with on her own. McElligott (pronounced mick-el-i-cot), who is Irish, has been visible as a variety of nationalities this year. In BLACKTHORN, she plays American Etta Place, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GUARD

THE GUARD movie poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures Classics

Rating: R Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan Writer: John Michael McDonagh Director: John Michael McDonagh Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Release Date: July 29, 2011 In Ireland, the police are known as “the garda,” pronounced “guard,” hence the title of the film. Writer/director John Michael McDonagh’s film takes place in a small coastal town in Connemara in the west of Ireland, where Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) can get away with a good deal of irreverence and petty larceny. This seemingly puts him on a collision course with straitlaced FBI Special […]Read On »

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