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Ellen Barkin 'Sea of Love' star Ellen Barkin, who has two children, Jack, 26, and Romy, 23, with the Irish actor, has reportedly been "swept off her feet" by British barrister and Queen's counsel Ben Emmerson after meeting him at the human rights lawyer's wedding to George Clooney in Venice, Italy last September.
A source close to the couple told Us Weekly magazine: "Ellen met him at George and Amal's wedding and they totally hit it off.
I didn't know whether I could do it or not but by lunchtime I had written two and a half thousand words.
Benjamin Black is a tightrope walker and he mustn't look down… Poor Banville is a mole digging away in the dark, year after year, hoping eventually to come up into the light." Byrne and Banville first met in 1984 when the actor starred in a Channel 4 film, Reflections, based on the author's novel The Newton Letter.
"We talked about the soul, and how you differentiate between the brain and the soul," he says.
"And I asked one guy 'are all dead bodies the same? sometimes you'll get a person in who had been unexpectedly killed or murdered or died in a car crash – and the energy is trapped in their body, and it takes a while for that energy to leave.' So I said, 'What do think about that?
"Ireland in the Fifties was almost a Talibanesque society… Now all the rocks have been lifted up and all the maggots have crawled out." "The Catholic Church was our communist party," concurs Banville, who was brought up in the market town of Wexford. we didn't know it at the time, we thought we were free.
I think that's the fundamental theme of these books – the un-freedom of these people." The author didn't have a hand in the TV series.
There’s a lot of truth in that.” On his support for the hospice movement: “Through a personal experience I had of two people I was close to who died in not the most wonderful of situations in a public ward.