Irish Opinion Tony Kenny

The former star of Jurys Irish Cabaret talks movies!

Tony Kenny stars in CELTIC NIGHTS, which is Riverdance meets Lord of the Dance and much more all wrapped up in a fantastic night’s entertainment.  Celebrities Go Wild contestant Tony Kenny joins young stars Sarah Rogers and Victoria Kenny.  Victoria is Tony’s young and beautiful daughter.  It’s a family affair with Tony’s wife and Producer/Director Joan Kenny.  Joan Kenny is daughter of the infamous Billy Barry.  Tony Kenny is the former star of Jurys Irish Cabaret.  The celebrated Jurys Irish Cabaret ran for a duration of 46 years, longer than Gay Byrne’s historical presence on the Late Late Show.  It was an institution and the forerunner for Riverdance passing on the love for Irish Dancing to many who would never have otherwise experienced it.

The show takes nightly from Thursdays through to Mondays at The Regency Hotel, Drumcondra, Dublin.
Tickets are on sale now from or direct from the venue on 01-8522244


Q: How often to you get to sit down and watch a movie?
About four or five times a year.

Q: Tell us about the last movie you saw? (either in cinema, video, DVD or TV)

The last movie I saw was Atonement, which I thought was really fantastic. The real thrill was the performance of Saoirse Ronan as the young girl. She gave a really wonderful performance. I did not discover until later that she is Irish. I was so proud of her.

Q: What is your favourite Irish movie and why?

I loved “Inside I’m Dancing”.A great story, well told.With a wonderful performance by “The Cabaret Singer”

Q: What is your favourite movie of all time?

My favourite all time movie is “The Producers”

When I first saw it I was alone in the cinema, and I could’nt stop laughing out loud, which is so, not me.

I thought I would be ejected from the cinema. The performances of Zero Mostel and Gege Wilder were brilliant.

Its the one movie I can still sit through again and again.

Q: What movie could you never sit through again?

Seraphim Falls…… YUCK

Q: Describe your ideal movie cast… (actor, actress & director)

Gene Hackman… Rene Rousso…Woody Allen

Q: Have you ever cried during a movie? Which one?

When I was young I saw a movie called “The Champ” starring Jon Voight. I cried like a baby at the end.

Q: Favourite movie snack?

Wine gums

Q: Favourite TV programme?

I am a “LAW AND ORDER” fanatic .

Q: Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?

Danny DE Vito