‘Frank of Ireland’ Interview: Brian and Domhnall Gleeson

Starting today, Amazon Prime has something truly unique to put a smile on your face. In the six-episode, half-hour series, Frank of Ireland, real-life brothers Brian and Domhnall Gleeson star as best pals, Frank and Doofus – yes, you read that right, Domhnall’s character’s name is Doofus. The darkly comedic new series offers us a modern-day anti-hero in Frank, a man who lives with his mother, Mary (Pom Boyd), and he can’t get over his ex-girlfriend Anne (Sarah Greene). What’s truly special about the new series is just how messed up every single character is, and yet there is something truly captivating about each one of them. However, it’s all anchored with the impressive talents of the series’ leading fellas. Frank of Ireland is heartbreakingly hilarious.

I recently sat down on Zoom with both Brian and Domhnall, and it was exceptionally fun. The two brothers discussed creating the series and the very complicated characters they play. While much of the humor comes from the problematic characteristics of Frank, Doofus comes across as a far more nuanced and complicated role than you’d ever expect. And yes, Domhnall to bring to life. Both of these fine actors are terrific here. The two also discussed working with fellow cast members and planning for more adventures. Not only are Brian and Domhnall fantastic in their roles, the two – along with Michael Moloney – have also written a smart and satisfyingly rich bit of satire. If you are looking for an easy new series to take on, you won’t want to miss Frank of Ireland, which is now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime.

Watch Jimmy’s full interview with Brian and Domhnall Gleeson by clicking play on the video clip below:

Be sure to check out the first episode of Frank of Ireland streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. 

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James Oster, aka JimmyO, started his career as a film reviewer at Arrow in the Head in 2006. There, he brought his movie knowledge and admiration of cinema to giving his own take on all types of horror features. From there, he officially joined JoBlo.com (in addition to AITH) where he became one of the three major critics for the site. Thanks to the connections he has made, Jimmy has managed to take his love of movies to another level. In the past couple of years, he has produced the Oklahoma horror mystery THE HARVESTERS, written and directed by Nick Sanford. And this October,, the twisted holiday thriller he co-wrote and co-produced called SICK FOR TOYS will be released on streaming VOD and Blu-Ray. Jimmy is a proud and passionate member of the HCA where he looks forward to continuing to share his passion for the art of film.

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