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Graham Norton: literary aspirations

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

But the star of “So Graham Norton” is no one-trick pony. The Cork-born performer is planning to take on the literary world, too, with his upcoming autobiography.
According to the book company, the memoir will trace Graham’s rise from “a cockroach-infested council flat in Hackney, London, to buying Claudia Schiffer’s Manhattan penthouse.” We’d just love to know what he did with all the mirrors.

Gaybo’s movie sparks holy war
Former “Late Late Show” host Gay Byrne can rest assured that his movie debut will make the whole country sit up and take notice. In “Conspiracy of Silence,” Gaybo plays a no-nonsense TV presenter who tackles controversial church issues on his show. (Not that it’s typecasting or anything.)
The film, which tackles the questions of homosexuality and celibacy within the ranks of the clergy, is expected to draw heavy criticism from the Vatican. The piece, which also stars John Lynch, Brenda Fricker, Jim Norton and Sean McGinley, caused some public comment last month when it was screened at the Galway Film Fleadh.
“I expect protest from the Church, but I welcome that,” director John Deery told the Sunday World.
“I welcome anything that moves the debate about celibacy along,” he said.
On a lighter note, the director is very pleased with Gaybo’s debut. Sure, he’s a natural.
“I wrote the part with him in mind,” he confided. “[And I] was delighted when he agreed to do it.”

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