Ryan Tubridy Talks Movies

The chat show host is presenting this weekends Irish Film and TV awards… but what films make him tick?

This years Irish Film and Television Awards ceremony will be hosted by Ryan Tubridy. Currently enjoying record ratings for his Saturday evening show, Tubridy will take the stage  this Sunday to host the event with such stars as Rene Russo and Mel Gibson set to attend.

With the IFTAs less than a week away, we caught up its host Ryan Tubridy to talk movies.


Q: How often to you get to sit down and watch a movie?
Quite a lot to be honest as we talk about movies on the Tubridy Show all the time so I’m lucky that way.


Q: Tell us about the last movie you saw?

Sweeny Todd.  Depp trying to sing like Bowie and doing his whole ‘mascara/sad face/Time Burton thing.  Left me cold.


Q: What is your favourite Irish movie and why?

I love Intermission because it was brave and also for that unnerving scene with Colin Farrell and the shop girl.


Q: What is your favourite movie of all time?

It’s A Wonderful Life.  Stop whinging, take a look around at what you have and enjoy it.  Capra and James Stewart, a divine double act.


Q: What movie could you never sit through again?
Titanic.  I though the boat would never sink.  (A Night To Remember told the same story with sublime elegance).


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

James Stewart opposite Kirsten Scott-Thomas in a gangster fairy tale directed by Martin Scorcese.


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

Most recently, Little Miss Sunshine.  I had ‘a moment’ when the little girl cries so realistically when she says “I don’t wanna be a loser”.


Q: Favourite movie snack?

Popcorn and Coke.  It ain’t broke.


Q: Favourite TV programme?

West Wing/Inspector Morse/Band of Brothers.


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

James Stewart.  Without the drawl though.



The Awards ceremony will be broadcast on RTE One at 9.30pm on 17 February