On the Irish DVD front, look for the acclaimed indy horror flick “I Sell the Dead.” Written and directed by Dubliner Glenn McQuaid and starring Ron Perlman and Dominic Monaghan, the film played in art houses over the summer and earned impressive reviews.
On the Hollywood DVD front, Irish actor Michael Fassbender was among the stars of Quentin Tarantino’s kill-Nazis film “Inglourious Basterds.” (“Centurion” and “Jonah Hex” are two of Fassbender’s upcoming projects.)
British actor Steve Coogan (whose parents were Irish immigrants) has been in films such as “Tropic Thunder” and the “Night at the Museum” films. But he became famous for his work on the BBC, which has just released a 14-disc set of Coogan sketches, including his famous creations “Alan Partridge” and “Tony Ferrino.”
Finally, the new TV season will see the return of Irish-American small-screen veterans Ed O’Neill and Chris O’Donnell. O’Neill, most famous for “Married With Children,” will star in an ABC sitcom called “Modern Family.”
O’Donnell (“Scent of a Woman,” “Circle of Friends”) will appear in “NCIS: L.A.” alongside L.L. Cool J.