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In this episode Gearóid talks to his favourite actress of all time: Tyne Daly.
Tyne Daly is a celebrated star of stage and screen. She once dreamed of becoming a nun to the theatre, but a stint as Dirty Harry’s sidekick in “The Enforcer” led to her starring opposite Loretta Switt in a tv movie of the week called “Cagney & Lacey” which was a buddy film about two women working as New York police officers. The movie turned into a series and despite some bumps and cast changes the show went on to become iconic television.
During the series run both Tyne and her co-star Sharon Gless were nominated for the Best Actress Emmy with one of them taking home the prize each season. Tyne won an unprecedented three in a row and also took another in the last season. “Cagney and Lacey” was the first time in the history of network television that an hour was turned over to tell stories about women. It is widely accepted that the show changed the way women were perceived in television.
Tyne’s hasn’t stopped working since. She went to Broadway and one a Tony for “Gypsy” and returned to the theatre in a string of new plays including the Pulitzer Prize winning “Rabbit Hole”. Recently she starred opposite Sally Field in “Hello My Name Is Doris”, the revival of ninties sitcom “Murphy Brown” and “Spiderman: Homecoming”.
This interview was recorded live at the Townhall Theatre, Galway as part of the Galway Film Fleadh where Tyne was promoting her new movies “The Bread Factory Parts One and Two” Directed by Patrick Wang.