Gabriel Byrne: ‘I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to free myself from my upbringing’
In his new memoir, the actor flits through episodes in his movie life in which he saw ‘everything up close’. But, he says, he now finds ‘contentment in the peaceful passing of each day’
One day, when Gabriel Byrne was making a film in New York City, he was hanging around with some of the actors on the street, waiting for a scene to be set up, when a man approached him unexpectedly. He asked if it would be okay if he brought his friend over to say hello to the famous actor.
Accustomed to that kind of attention, Byrne nodded and the man disappeared around the corner. He...
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