Group of well-known Irish actresses surprised after being described as British in New York Times
A GROUP of well-known Irish actresses have been left surprised after being described as British in the New York Times.
In its end of year list of the best TV of 2022, the publication referred to Sharon Horgan's comedy Bad Sisters, writing: "A quintet of British actresses - Eva Birthistle, Ann Marie-Duff, Sarah Greene, and Eve Hewson and Sharon Horgan . . . "
Puzzled by the mention, Bad Sisters actress Eve Hewson - the daughter of U2 frontman Bono and Ali Hewson - tweeted: "Oh dear @nytimesarts. We are Irish please and thank you".
She added, "P.S. Anne Marie is Irish/ English but… still."
Birthistle added: "I'll just speak for myself here but I'm definitely really an Irish actor @nytimesarts."
The tweet led to a flurry of activity, some calling out the newspaper for making such a gaffe.
One reply read: "Just wow. Copy Editors needed. Must have experience *not* living under a rock".
The article has since been amended.
It is not the first time Irish performers have been described as British.
Following the 2020 Emmy nominations, The Guardian and the Daily Mail described Kildare-born actor Paul Mescal and Dubliner Andrew Scott as British.
Cork's Cillian Murphy has also had to point out that he is Irish.