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April 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - If there's one thing Gabriel Byrne has learned in recent years, it's the importance of a comfortable chair. After a marathon 106 episodes as psychologist Paul Weston on the HBO drama "In Treatment," Byrne stars in "Vikings," History's first full-length scripted series, as Earl Haraldson, a Norse chieftain with a flowing salt-and-pepper mane (all his own, thank you very much) and a taste for cruelty. Despite the considerable differences between the shows - one set almost entirely in a shrink's office in brownstone Brooklyn, the other in 8th century Scandinavia - they both left Byrne, well, uncomfortable.
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March 27, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
Strangers on a train, played to perfection by Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne, are destined for a brief encounter, Parisian-style, in "Just a Sigh. " The blah title suggests bad middle-school poetry (the original French, " Le Temps de l'aventure ," at least has energy), but the film is a bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery. Devos, a performer with a singular, sometimes off-putting combination of abrasiveness and fragility, is riveting as Alix, an actress.
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April 5, 2009 | Matea Gold
Gabriel Byrne looked exhausted. Three days earlier, he had wrapped production on the second season of "In Treatment," the HBO drama in which he plays therapist Paul Weston, and as he sank into a sofa at the network's midtown headquarters, the Irish-born actor still had heavy bags etched under his eyes. "It's a doggedly difficult role to play," said Byrne, who is in every scene of all 35 episodes, which begin airing tonight.
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October 31, 2013 | By Robert Abele
With international high finance the modern era's wild west, it's not surprising Costa-Gavras - a stalwart of the politically minded thriller ("Z," "Missing") - would try to mine banking malfeasance for cinematic suspense. But "Capital," about the machinations engineered by a newly anointed French bank president (Gad Elmaleh) to avoid a takeover from an aggressive American hedge fund mastermind (Gabriel Byrne), never quite gels as either a sharp critique of take-no-prisoners commerce or a voyeuristic wallow in corporate nastiness.
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October 25, 2010 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
Happiness is overrated. At least, that's what Gabriel Byrne believes. "There's too much pressure to be happy in this culture," insists the Irish star of HBO's therapy drama "In Treatment. " "We're constantly told that happiness is so accessible, but life isn't like that. Life is a gradual process of acceptance. Once you understand that, you can find some measure of contentment. " As he lounges on an old sofa at HBO headquarters in New York ? the kind of couch that Freud could've read a lot into ?
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December 20, 1994 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Irish actor Gabriel Byrne attended the Oscars last March, his interest in the proceedings was a bit different than might be expected.
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March 21, 2008 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
IF you've watched HBO's "In Treatment," you've seen Gabriel Byrne sitting in a chair, playing therapist to Melissa George's seductive patient. "Let's talk about what's really going on here. Mmmmm?" he says as the camera closes in on his warm blue eyes boring into hers. He raises an eyebrow. Silence. He crosses his legs. He taps his fingertips together. The central role, with an abundance of close-ups and tiny nuances, could have been an actor's dream. Or nightmare.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
Strangers on a train, played to perfection by Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne, are destined for a brief encounter, Parisian-style, in "Just a Sigh. " The blah title suggests bad middle-school poetry (the original French, " Le Temps de l'aventure ," at least has energy), but the film is a bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery. Devos, a performer with a singular, sometimes off-putting combination of abrasiveness and fragility, is riveting as Alix, an actress.
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February 21, 1995 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Irish actor Gabriel Byrne attended the Oscars last March, his interest in the proceedings was a bit different than might be expected.
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April 20, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Third Man Records celebrated Record Store Day with a pop-up party at the Ace Hotel on Saturday, featuring Carly Ritter, Courtney Jaye and the Dough Rollers. It was a laid-back, sun-soaked affair, with the Dough Rollers playing last at the peak of mid-afternoon heat. Their jagged blues rock set fit perfectly with the sweltering heat, as the crowd lolled in yellow inner tube floaties in the crystalline pool. The skin on display -- and there was much of it -- was reddened by sun. A life guard that looked suspiciously like Josh Tillman of Father John Misty fame looked on with sullen concentration.
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April 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - If there's one thing Gabriel Byrne has learned in recent years, it's the importance of a comfortable chair. After a marathon 106 episodes as psychologist Paul Weston on the HBO drama "In Treatment," Byrne stars in "Vikings," History's first full-length scripted series, as Earl Haraldson, a Norse chieftain with a flowing salt-and-pepper mane (all his own, thank you very much) and a taste for cruelty. Despite the considerable differences between the shows - one set almost entirely in a shrink's office in brownstone Brooklyn, the other in 8th century Scandinavia - they both left Byrne, well, uncomfortable.
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April 8, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The verdict is in: Judge Judy is staying on the bench for at least four more years. Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue her top-rated "Judge Judy" show through 2017. The show, now in its 17th season, averages more than 9 million viewers daily and is the top-rated daytime program. The judge's no-nonsense demeanor and frequent belittling of litigants have turned the show into a blockbuster hit. "Twenty-one is a terrific number," Sheindlin said in a statement.
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October 25, 2010 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
Happiness is overrated. At least, that's what Gabriel Byrne believes. "There's too much pressure to be happy in this culture," insists the Irish star of HBO's therapy drama "In Treatment. " "We're constantly told that happiness is so accessible, but life isn't like that. Life is a gradual process of acceptance. Once you understand that, you can find some measure of contentment. " As he lounges on an old sofa at HBO headquarters in New York ? the kind of couch that Freud could've read a lot into ?
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August 5, 2009 | Christy Grosz
Playing a doctor on TV is one of the oldest roles in the book, but Gabriel Byrne's Emmy-nominated turn as Paul Weston eschews the action of a hospital for the tense, charged silences of a therapist's office on HBO's "In Treatment." In fact, the half-hour drama is brilliant in its apparent simplicity, pairing skillful acting with rich dialogue in tightly drawn scenes that rarely find the characters doing anything more than sitting opposite each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2009 | Matea Gold
Gabriel Byrne looked exhausted. Three days earlier, he had wrapped production on the second season of "In Treatment," the HBO drama in which he plays therapist Paul Weston, and as he sank into a sofa at the network's midtown headquarters, the Irish-born actor still had heavy bags etched under his eyes. "It's a doggedly difficult role to play," said Byrne, who is in every scene of all 35 episodes, which begin airing tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The verdict is in: Judge Judy is staying on the bench for at least four more years. Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue her top-rated "Judge Judy" show through 2017. The show, now in its 17th season, averages more than 9 million viewers daily and is the top-rated daytime program. The judge's no-nonsense demeanor and frequent belittling of litigants have turned the show into a blockbuster hit. "Twenty-one is a terrific number," Sheindlin said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Third Man Records celebrated Record Store Day with a pop-up party at the Ace Hotel on Saturday, featuring Carly Ritter, Courtney Jaye and the Dough Rollers. It was a laid-back, sun-soaked affair, with the Dough Rollers playing last at the peak of mid-afternoon heat. Their jagged blues rock set fit perfectly with the sweltering heat, as the crowd lolled in yellow inner tube floaties in the crystalline pool. The skin on display -- and there was much of it -- was reddened by sun. A life guard that looked suspiciously like Josh Tillman of Father John Misty fame looked on with sullen concentration.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2008 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
IF you've watched HBO's "In Treatment," you've seen Gabriel Byrne sitting in a chair, playing therapist to Melissa George's seductive patient. "Let's talk about what's really going on here. Mmmmm?" he says as the camera closes in on his warm blue eyes boring into hers. He raises an eyebrow. Silence. He crosses his legs. He taps his fingertips together. The central role, with an abundance of close-ups and tiny nuances, could have been an actor's dream. Or nightmare.
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January 28, 2008 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
In these strike-plagued days of endless reruns and empty, aching TiVo queues, just about anything new from HBO would be cause for rejoicing. But "In Treatment," a half-hour drama that debuts tonight, is the proverbial manna in the desert. And not just because it's based on a popular Israeli television show. Cleverly conceived, it boasts a star-studded cast (Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Blair Underwood) who achieve, at times, theatrical transcendence.
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