x There was a lot of discussion about that and how it would come about. And I had a lot of thought about that. I thought, ‘How would I want that scene conveyed’ and then just let go. I first wanted to respond in a humane way: a person was choking to death, so to stop it the impulse was to help. And then he stops himself because he realizes this is the same person who was just blackmailing him and threatening to expose his whole enterprise and everyone’s life would be turned upside down…
But then I look at her again and I said, 'She's just a girl — she could be my daughter,' so you have an impulse again to do something. But then I think, 'But she's got Jesse on heroin and she's going to kill that boy who I have an affinity for.' So he’s going back and forth and trying to make sense of this whole experience.
Enda Walsh and Mikel Murfi chat about Ballyturk and Cillian on BBC Radio.
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Recipe: Chocolate Chantilly: The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life under 5 minutes (and using only two ingredients).
9.35 oz./265 g. bittersweet (70 percent cocoa solids) chocolate, chopped (preferably Valrhona Guanaja)
1 cup/240 ml. water
4 Tbsp sugar, optional
1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller one, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice). Set aside.
2. Put chocolate and water (also sugar and/or liquor if you’re using) in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand-held mixer) until thick. Watch the texture as you whip and make sure not to over-whip as it will make the mousse grainy. If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible at your first try), transfer it back into the pan, reheat until half of it is melted, pour it back to the mixing bowl and whisk again briefly.
4. Divide into four serving cups and serve immediately.
Caricatures of Cillian in the Daily Mail by Gary, as Thomas Magill in Misterman (2012) and as #1 in Ballyturk (2014). And this bit about Cillian’s performance in Ballyturk at the National Theatre:
You may think you know Cillian Murphy from the BBC series Peaky Blinders in which he plays a handsome young gang leader. Lake blue eyes sit between the twin peaks of his rolling cheekbones and add fathomless depth to his dangerous good looks.
Here though in Enda Walsh’s play with Stephen Rea and Mikel Murfi, first seen in Galway this year, his rugged features and brawny body get the kind of battering that serve to show the range of the man. It will doubtless add noughts to his agents’ fees.
"What other girlfriends? You are the first girl he's ever brought home."
A trip down memory lane, via Alice Sykes, the voice of Edel in Misterman:
Top photo:press night, Sept 16, 2014
press night, April 18, 2012
You know, in France I got used to seeing men die. I never got used to seeing horses die.
New poster for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar
BrBa - Ozymandias (5x14)
I’ve still got things left to do.