So, it's only three weeks to go until NOIRELAND kicks off. Holy smokes! It's flying in.
You'd think that they'd have run out of major announcements at this stage, but you'd be wrong. Just last week they revealed that Aidan Gillen would be interviewed by none other than the New York Times best-selling author, Brian McGilloway.
This is going to happen on Saturday 28th at 19:30, by the way. From the NOIRELAND website:
"PLAYING IN THE DARK: Aidan Gillen talks Crime with Brian McGilloway*
Internationally renowned actor Aidan Gillen will be discussing the influence of crime fiction on his life and career, from the books and television shows Gillen enjoyed growing up to the award winning roles he has become renowned for. Aidan Gillen has earned an international reputation as one of Ireland’s finest actors. Gillen has starred in some of the most iconic and influential crime dramas produced in recent years, including the multi-award winning The Wire and RTÉ’s Love/Hate. He will be appearing in the new series of the BBC's Peaky Blinders, which starts this autumn.
*Subject to schedule"
I wonder what they'll announce next?
Oh, and don't forget that I'll be hosting a workshop on the Friday morning before the festivities kick off. Look!
So, like, if you can't make it to the Aidan Gillen thing, my hair's nearly the same colour, and my mother says I'm really handsome too. So you're sorted either way, really.