Dust off the good china and get the front room ready, because we've got an actual movie star visiting The Late Late Show. Yep, after the shenanigans of the Valentine's Special and weeks of mainly all-Irish lineups, we have a Hollywood A-lister on the show as Eric Bana has been announced for the lineup this Friday.
The actor is in town for the Audi Dublin International Film Festival and will be in studio to chat about working with Irish director Jim Sheridan on his upcoming movie The Secret Scripture. He’ll be filling viewers in on making it on his previous starring roles, which include Hulk, Munich and The Time Traveller’s Wife as well as talking about the beginning of his career as a comedian and chat show host on Australian television.
Also on The Late Late Show this week, The Saturday's Una Healy will be in to talk about her new solo career as well performing her latest single.
Fr Brian D’Arcy will join Ryan to reflect on his time as one of Ireland’s most famous priests, his clashes with the Vatican and where he is headed next as he nears retirement. He will also be telling viewers why he believes the Church remains entirely out of kilter with ordinary people and why he sees Irish politics heading down the same road.
In what has been a turbulent week for Irish politics, commentator Olivia O’Leary will give her take on the turmoil engulfing Leinster House and take stock of where the country is at as Brexit looms and the Trump presidency continues to make waves.
Ryan will also meet 13-year-old Megan Halvey-Ryan, who you may have seen recently on RTÉ Investigates documentary Living on the List. The youngster is in severe pain from scoliosis and still waiting to get the help she needs despite being diagnosed more than two years ago.
Also on the show, Gavan Hennigan will be in to talk about making history recently when he became one of the few people to row solo across the Atlantic, setting a new Irish record and becoming the fastest solo competitor in the history of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Gavan will be in studio to talk about overcoming addiction and struggles with his sexuality to completely transforming his life to become an extreme adventurer, while he will exclusively reveal his next adventure.
So now, it's all go.