We Are Living Away Beyond Our Means



A new promo for Charlie.

Starring Aidan Gillen (Charles J. Haughey), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (PJ Mara), Risteárd Cooper (Dermot Nally), Peter O’Meara (Brian Lenihan), Gavin O’Connor (Sean Doherty), Marcus Lamb (Des O’Malley) and English actress Lucy Cohu (Terry Keane)

The DRAMA begins at 9.30pm on Sunday January 4, 2015 on RTÉ One and will run over three successive Sundays.


Any excuse

Thanks Anne Louise Foley

71 thoughts on “We Are Living Away Beyond Our Means

    1. scottser

      i can’t get over his ‘tom cruise’ irish accent in game of thrones.

      *jumps and clicks heels together
      ‘ha-hoo, i’ll wed ya yet young sansa stark! ha-hoo’

    2. Alfred E. Neumann

      His performance in Game of Thrones was a tour de force. He must have got five or six different accents into each episode. It was like watching Meryl Streep having a breakdown.

      1. Starina

        thanks for making me giggle. I hadn’t noticed but I’m sure I won’t be able to un-notice it now!

  1. Parky Mark

    It’s good to see that hard work and determination can get you places even if you aren’t a very good actor.

  2. roryna

    i mentioned something about CJH recently to my wife. she, not being from ireland, had never heard of him. when i synopsised his life she was left utterly bemused that he could do such things and get away with them. and that his family have not been pursued for his ill-gotten gains angered her. GUBU etc indeed.

      1. Alfred E. Neumann

        What a sh*tty little rubber-stamp response. You’ve got the whole damn internet, GN. Why insult the little bits of it you didn’t enjoy?

          1. Mani

            In this age of extreme sensitivity I now assume that everyone on the internet is a polyamorous multigendered amorphous blob.

            Like your ma.


          2. Mani

            Oh no you don’t. I’ve heard reading insane ramblings backwards can summon Cthulhu. Or Barry Scott.

          3. Don Pidgeoni

            Fair warning of what? You’re going to get in a tizzy at me over the internet too? Awesome! Can’t wait!!!

          4. Don Pidgeoni

            Lol! That is a very poor effort. Mani would have at least said something offensive about my mum

          5. Don Pidgeoni

            I’ll just pop back every now and again so you can show off your scintillating wit. Does that work? Maybe your next joke could be about how good my homing skills are?

      2. roryna

        @gone north

        why, thank you, you’re most kind.
        if you’re interested in more of my musings we could go for a drink sometime. in return perhaps you could come out with more original comedy gold in a similar vein…maybe “do you even lift?” or some such.
        i’m sure it’d be super fun!

  3. Soundings

    Christ, is this the centrepiece of RTE’s Christmas schedule. How much is a Sky subscription again?

    1. Mysterymeat

      Well I would have thought that “Starts Sunday 4th January” would put it firmly outside the Xmas schedule, what with most people being back to work the next day, assuming they weren’t back before then.
      But I guess with the rising number of people of the Orthodox church in Ireland, maybe it’s just pre-Xmas viewing for them.

    2. Mani

      No, don’t forget Twink’s doing Urbi et Orbi this year which apparently is just her dressed as an elf, licking a giant chocolate Santa while Sinead O’Connor performs ‘Take me to Church’ in sign language.

    3. rotide

      You have the cappucino machine and panini maker but no sky subscription?

      We’re not quite back yet baby!

  4. Starina

    I’m going to find it difficult to keep fapping over Gillen if he keeps playing these awful characters.

  5. Owen

    Christmas day meal…. “so, did you see there is a show about Haughey coming out?”.

    100% family fall out by the time the Turkey is even cut. All agreeing, but blaming one another.

    1. scottser

      yeah, but the box set will make a great pressie for the most aggrieved family member next xmas..

  6. Roj

    I like Gillen as an actor. I’m not saying he’s a master of his craft but he has something that compels me to watch his performances.
    He rarely plays a character I don’t like, and that says a lot as most of his characters are complete bastards, maybe even all of them now I think of it.

  7. rotide

    Ah the usual RTE Begrudgery beginning again. At least give it a chance and watch the first episode before you laud every other tv station in the world as being better than RTE.

    I’d love to see the very first mention of love/hate on here to see the comments. Earliest I could find was on a promo for season 3 which featured:
    “Comically sh*t.
    A posh, pretty-boy from Portlaoise, pretending to be a Dublin knack.
    Who watches this? Really?”

    TV critic of the year there. There was more of that type of stuff and this is when the series had already established itself as the standout drama of recent times.

    I’m not saying everyone has to like everything or even if Charlie is even going to be any good, but for jesus sake give it a chance.

  8. John E. Bravo

    Aidan Gillen acts out just one side of his face, like he’s trying to dodge the slap in the gob so many are looking to give him.

    1. roryna

      um, he’s a bit under 6’/ 1.8m i’d say. of course he could be doing a tom cruise and wearing lifts…
      if you’re interested in stalking him he often walks his dog around portobello/ heytesbury st areas. happy stalking!

    2. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      Aiden Gillen? He’s TINY! I was near him at a Metallica concert (RAWK) and I’d say he’s 5’8″. It says 5’10” on t’internet but that’s not true as no way was he almost eye to eye with me.
      Oh. I also met him at a party. I forgot. But I was gee-eyed so can’t remember much about that.

      1. Dissident Citizen Frilly!

        That sounds like you saw more of’im than I asked for

        Naw’mind. 6′ 2″ is probably as low as I’d go.

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