Genuine Hollywood talent and throwback rock on Friday's Late Late Show

Something for everyone on this week's 'Late Late' as Ryan is joined by some genuine Hollywood talents, Ireland's newest political party leader and the nation's favourite architect.

Newly elected Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald is first on the bill for this week's show and she'll be in the studio to talk about said election, taking over the leadership of the party after 35 years with Gerry Adams at the helm. She'll be giving us insight into what's happening in Stormont and what her vision for the Sinn Féin party, north and south of the border, is. She'll also be telling viewers the highs and lows of her rise up through the party ranks having first come to prominence in the early 2000s.

Gabriel Byrne will also be live in studio to chat about his new film horror/drama 'Hereditary', which is already being talked up as one of the scariest horror movies of the year, his long career and what it means to be picking up a lifetime achievement award at this year's IFTAs.

'Outlander' star Caitriona Balfe will also be joining Ryan to talk about how she went from growing up in Monaghan to modelling for some of the world's biggest names before finding international fame with her time-travel romance series that has a cult following and has seen her receive three Golden Globe nominations.


Not to be outdone, we'll be catching up with Ireland’s favourite architect Dermot Bannon as he brings us up to speed on the new series of 'Room to Improve' and tells us about what happened when he took on the challenge of renovating the Donegal home of Daniel and Majella O’Donnell, and he's joined by a past client who had the entire nation talking.

And because this is the 'Late Late', Ryan will be showing us some of the winning shots from the Press Photographers Association of Ireland Awards, while music comes from Feeder. Yes, that Feeder.

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