My interview on Fresh Air today is with Brendon Gleeson, an Irish actor you’ve probably seen in a half dozen films, even if you don’t recognize his name.
If you’re into Harry Potter (I’m not, please don’t hate me), he played Mad Eye Moody in three of those films. He was also in Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, Cold Mountain and others. But you should really see him and Colin Farrell as a hilarious pair of criminals in the dark comedy In Bruges. And you should see Gleeson’s new film, The Guard, in which he plays an eccentric policeman in rural Ireland.
Gleeson’s character, Harry Boyle, works with a visiting FBI agent played by Don Cheadle on an international drug smuggling case. It’s very funny and original, and he’s a delightful guy to listen to on NPR’s Fresh Air, at 3 and 7 today on 91FM in Philadelphia.
I’ll be in Harrisburg today covering a hearing on a proposal to do away with Pennsylvania’s State Store system of liquor sales. You can hear about that on Newsworks Tonight at 6:00 this evening, also on 91FM.