From Moone Boy to Hollywood star: an interview with Chris O’Dowd

One-time Bob Geldof impersonator Chris O’Dowd is now firmly part of the Hollywood elite, but that hasn’t prevented him from becoming personally involved in a project to combat rural isolation in Ireland, writes Shilpa Ganatra

22nd December, 2019
From Moone Boy to Hollywood star: an interview with Chris O’Dowd
Chris O’Dowd: ‘I’ve always loved TV, because you know people are going to see it.’ Picture: Getty Images

When I speak to Chris O’Dowd – he at home in LA, me across the Atlantic – the Golden Globe nominations have only just been announced. He hasn’t had a chance to read them yet, so it falls on me to do the honours. Gifted in making a sentence funny by intonation alone, O’Dowd’s response is such a hoot that it’s an exchange fit for radio....

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