Profile: Why Mark Ruffalo is taking a close interest in Northern Ireland

The Hollywood actor, who last year exhorted the Greens to enter a government coalition, is once again venturing into the waters of Irish environmentalism by advocating against fracking in the North

Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo: fracking companies ‘destroyed our communities. They pitted neighbour against neighbour. They made winners and losers. They poisoned people’s water’

Last Monday evening, there was a moment when Mark Ruffalo’s voice started to tremble as he addressed a gathering over Zoom. The American actor, renowned for playing the Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner, was speaking at an event about fracking in Northern Ireland. After listening to other speakers, it was his turn to address the crowd.

“I'm sitting here and I'm listening to this, and I'm actually – my heart is pounding. I'm reliving a ...