Middletown: Review from Cork Film Festival (Oct 2006)

51st Cork Film Festival: Highlights

Middletown By Iain Houten and Michael John O’Shea

Director: Brian Kirk

Running time: 88 minutes

As the most high-profile home-grown film at the festival, the screening of Middletown was met with keen interest. Supported by well known actors and directed by prolific programme maker Brian Kirk, it tells the story of Gabriel(Matthew McFadyen ), a man who in his early youth is urged by his Father and the village Reverend to answer Gods calling and become a preacher of the faith. Cut to fifteen years later and the village has fallen into an apparent state of Godlessness. The ailing Reverend is retiring and Gabriel returns from the missions in Africa to take his place. The film examines the friction that occurs between Gabriel, his family and the entire village as he attempts to reinstate Biblical law. He becomes compelled beyond reason to cleanse his flock, creating more evil than he could ever have hoped to vanquish.

Matthew Macfadyen has a baby boy!

SecretWifeOfTomQuinn also discovered that Matthew was invited to an interview on BBC Ulster on Friday, October 13th, on Arts Extra.

You can listen to the interview. MrsQ reports that If you listen carefully to the interview, you'll notice that Matthew mentions that he had a BABY BOY, four weeks ago....

We hope to have the interview of Matthew on our site eventually. You hear Matthew speak with an Irish accent.

Thank you for all of your incredible finds, MrsQ!


SecretWifeOfTomQuinn has discovered some more valuable information!

First, she discovered this image of Matthew along with Eva Birthistle on the Irish Film and Television Network website.

Update on Robin Hood's Quest: Another Matthew Narration

Play.com had originally scheduled Robin Hood's Quest to be released this week on October 20, 2006. Unfortunately, I see that Play.com has changed all of the release dates.

Read more for futher details

Happy Birthday, Matthew!

Please join kls010, cubbie866 and all of the fabulous people at Pemberworth in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Matthew Macfadyen.




May all your wishes and dreams come true on this special day.

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