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Lenny Abrahamson

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Lenny Abrahamson

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Irish Film and TV Director Lenny Abrahamson, tells Dearbhail about Room screening at the NCH with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra .


13 Aug 2022

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Ep353 - Lenny Abrahamson Returns, Director ‘Conversations with Friends’

Creative Principles

“It kind of grew out of Normal People,” said Lenny Abrahamson about his new series Conversations with Friends. Both stories come from Irish author Sally Rooney. “It seemed very obvious having gone through the adaptation in episodic form. We learned how best to work with Sally’s material and we all felt like Conversations should be a series.”The series are listed as Normal People premiering in 2020 and Conversations with Friends premiering in 2022, but the process was a little more overlapping for the writer/director. “We were cranking up with breaking the episodes while Normal People was still not out in the world.”Normal People “…follows Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives.”Conversations with Friends is about “…two Dublin college students, Frances and Bobbi, and the strange and unexpected connection they forge with married couple, Melissa and Nick.”In this interview, the writer-director talks about making limited series instead of films, how he carried on the Normal People style, why he dislikes the Syd Field method, and what he’s learned working on adaptations. Listen to my first interview with Lenny back in Episode 229. If it’s your first time listening, make sure to subscribe and visit my new website for information on the YouTube channel, the blog, this podcast, and my new book ‘Ink by the Barrel’ which takes advice from these 200+ interviews at the link below…Follow us on Instagram: @brockswinsonIf you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It only takes about 60-seconds and it really helps convince some of the hard-to-get guests to sit down and have a chat (simply scroll to the bottom on your iTunes Podcast app and click “Write Review"). Enjoy the show!


1 Jul 2022

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Lenny Abrahamson Jokes 'Conversations With Friends' Might End Up On Liveline

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

We're 2 years on from the rollercoaster that was Normal People, and tonight on RTÉ another Sally Rooney adaptation, Conversations With Friends, comes to the small screen.Back behind the camera is director Lenny Abrahamson, who spoke to The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show this morning ahead of the show's release.[audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/18093256/Lenny-Abrahamson-180522-STING.mp3"][/audio]While a pair of O'Neill's shorts may not steal the show this time around, Lenny did say that there's a lot more of Dublin to look forward to in Conversations With Friends.The show stars Taylor Swift's boyfriend Joe Alwyn, and Ian didn't miss an opportunity to ask Lenny whether Taylor had seen the series.Lenny also joked that another Liveline discussion may be on the cards after one episode in particular.Catch Ian's full chat with Lenny by pressing the Play button above.


18 May 2022

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Lenny Abrahamson on 'Conversation with Friends'

The Anton Savage Show

The team behind the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel 'Normal People' has returned with a new television series adaptation of 'Conversations with Friends'. Director Lenny Abrahamson - also known for the likes of 'Room', 'Garage', and 'Frank', among many others - joined Anton to discuss.You can catch 'Conversations with Friends' on RTÉ One from Wednesday 18th May at 9:35pm. It airs over six weeks with two new episodes each Wednesday night.Listen and subscribe to The Anton Savage Show on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.   You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.You will find all Anton Savage Show podcasts here.


14 May 2022

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CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS SPECIAL with Lenny Abrahamson and cast!

The Big Reviewski

We chatted to Conversations With Friends director Lenny Abrahamson and his cast Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke about the brand new mini-series.


14 May 2022

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Episode 47- Lenny Abrahamson on Frank and Conversations with Friends

Overdue Rentals

When Mike and I started work on the Overdue Rentals podcast, we had a list of 10 films we wanted to kick off our show with. Lenny Abrahamson's 2014 film, Frank, was one of those 10. Now, here we are with the man himself discussing this highly underseen classic. After the success of his adaptation of Normal People for Hulu, Lenny is back with an adaptation of Sally Rooney's first book, Conversations with Friends which premieres on Hulu starting this Friday, May 15th. As much as it was a thrill to talk about the show with Lenny, we were beyond thrilled to have some time to chat up the man about Frank and revel in all its glory. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/overduerentals/support


11 May 2022

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29. Lenny Abrahamson in conversation with Lance Pettitt (13 January 2022)

The Irish Itinerary Podcast

In his conversation with Lance Pettitt, Visiting Professor in Irish Studies at the University of Wuppertal, Lenny Abrahamson explores the challenges of creating dramatic stories for television, showing how - in his view - the aesthetics, structures and intimacy of  film and TV intersect in the compelling viewing experience that is the  hallmark of a hit show. He talks about the upcoming series Conversations with Friends and about how we can recognize the themes, form and patterns of Normal People, while at the same time Conversations with Friends pushes further and strives to be a more polyphonic story. Lenny discusses working in a creative and generous environment with, among others, writer Alice Birch and director Leanne Welham; trying to render the characters’ experiences in a truthful way; giving the audience the feeling of being inside the frame; and thinking of episodes as small films. He also lifts the veil on some of the projects he is currently working on. 


13 Jan 2022

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Lenny Abrahamson in conversation with Irish Film London

The Irish Film London Podcast

We're going back to one of our St Brigid's Day Festival Events where Gerry sits down with an IFL audience with Irish Film Director & IFL Patron Lenny Abrahamson. Where they discuss his Oscar nominee film 'Room' and hit tv show 'Normal People'  The Irish Film London Podcast is produced by Niamh Branigan and mixed and edited by Owen Billcliffe. For more about Irish Film London, visit irishfilmlondon.com, and follow us on our social media platforms:  twitter.com/irishfilmlondon facebook.com/IrishFilmFestivalLondon instagram.com/irishfilmlondon Our theme music is Acid Trumpet by Kevin McCloud.  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


3 Aug 2021

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New Perspectives: Donald Teskey and Lenny Abrahamson

The National Gallery of Ireland Podcast

Episode 1 of a new series of podcasts produced by the National Gallery of Ireland in association with our exhibition New Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011-2020.This series looks at artworks by living artists recently acquired for the national collection. We explore the motivation behind the work, how it came to be in the Gallery, and what it means for an artist to have their work in the national collection. In this episode, Donald Teskey, an internationally renowned painter, perhaps best-known for his rugged and vibrant large-scale landscape paintings, speaks to Lenny Abrahamson, a film and TV director who has been honoured here in Ireland and abroad for his work. His credits include films such as Adam and Paul, Garage, What Richard Did and Room. Most recently he was a director on the hugely successful TV series, Normal People. In 2018, Donald Teskey was awarded a commission to create a portrait of Lenny Abrahamson for the National Portrait Collection. In this podcast, Donald and Lenny discuss the portrait commission, and the process of creating artwork, both on canvas and on film.Download a transcript of this episode here: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/new-acquisitions-2010-2020/podcasts-new-perspectivesFind out more about New Perspectives on the Gallery's website: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/new-acquisitions-2010-2020Image: Donald Teskey (b.1956), Lenny Abrahamson (b.1966), filmmaker. 2018. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. Commissioned by the National Gallery of Ireland, 2018.Music: Old Walls by Colm Mac Con Iomaire


11 Jun 2021

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Movie Analysis #2 : ROOM by Lenny Abrahamson

A Mind Pickle

pod #5 Movie : ROOM released in 2015 Adapted from book ROOM by Emma Donoghue in 2010Cinematographer : Danny Cohen Music : Stephen RennickWatch on Netflix Creator : Riya & SaarwaniAlso read our blog on the same : amindpickletweekly.wordpress.com


10 May 2021