Author Archives: The Bellissimo Files

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina

Living With Alopecia – Amber Jean Rowan Shares Her Story

When she was just 15 years old, one of Amber Jean’s friends noticed a bald patch on her head. After a doctor’s visit, she discovered she had alopecia. Twelve months later, Amber Jean was completely bald. Over a decade later, … Continue reading

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“The Only Success That Matters Is Happiness” Ricky Gervais and Kerry Godliman (“After Life”)

Ricky Gervais is back with his latest 6 part series, for Netflix, After Life. Just having his name attached to a project has people assume controversy. There have been one liners that have come out of this series that have … Continue reading

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Tony Way and Mandeep Dhillon On Why They Jumped At The Chance To Work With Ricky Gervais Again

Ricky Gervais is back with a new series, premiering on Netflix on Friday, After Life. Many of the actors in this series are people Ricky has worked with before. Two such actors are Mandeep Dhillon and Tony Way. For Mandeep, … Continue reading

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“I Like To Work” – Rebecca Ferguson On Going From Film To Film

Rebecca Ferguson plays the villain, ‘Morgana’, in the latest retelling of the “King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable” tale,  “The Kid Who Would Be King”. I loved sitting down with Rebecca as she was so  refreshingly open and … Continue reading

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“I can finally join in Ian McKellan & Michael Gambon’s Wizarding Conversations” – Patrick Stewart on “The Kid Who Would Be King”

Patrick Stewart and Angus Imrie both play one of the most famous wizard, “Merlin” in the latest re-telling of the King Arthur tale, “The King Who Would Be King”. Patrick shares how he can now be a part of Ian … Continue reading

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Joel Egerton Shares Why He Couldn’t Walk Away From “Boy Erased”

Joel Egerton writes, directs and co-stars in “Boy Erased.” Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name, “Boy Erased” tells the story of how Jared Eamon’s (Lucas Hedges) life is thrown into turmoil when, at 19, he is outed by … Continue reading

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Review: “Boy Erased”

Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name, “Boy Erased” tells the story of how Jared Eamon’s (Lucas Hedges) life is thrown into turmoil when, at 19, he is outed by a college classmate. When Jared’s parents find out … Continue reading

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