TCM movie channel has a lot of Artist Spotlights and Themes. The featured Artist of the Month in March is Merle Oberon. The TCM channel will be airing her movies on Friday night with one of her most recognizable movie this Friday, Wuthering Heights (1939). I look forward to rewatching that movie.
Thanks to TCM, I’ve been doing my own Monthly Artist Spotlights. I focus on 3 artists, book authors, music artists, and actors.
My Artists Spotlight for March
March is always a fun month for me, from holidays to a lot of family birthdays. My favorite holidays are St. Patrick’s Day and International Women’s Day (this year’s theme is #PledgeForParity).
“In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.” – Wikipedia.
So here are 3 Irish Women for March Artist Spotlight.
Maria Doyle Kennedy
I first saw Maria in her first movie appearance in 1991, The Commitments as Natalie Murphy. She is even on an official Irish Stamp with a picture from that movie. To be on a official stamp, that’s amazing.
Since then she’s been in 20 movies and 17 Television show appearances with her most notable show, BBC’s Orphan Black (BBC Three and America links) as the tough Siobhán Sadler or just Mrs. S for those Orphan Black fans like myself. She’s a total bad a$$ in this show and I love it!
I liked her in The Commitments but really liked her in the movie The Matchmaker with co-stars Janeane Garofalo and Denis Leary. And my Gramps and I are really anticipating the coming season 4 of Orphan Black on April 14th! (For the U.S. that is).
So take a look at some of Maria Doyle Kennedy’s works. I think she’s an awesome woman. Continue reading “March Spotlight Artist”