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Angela set for ‘dream’ Virgin job

- ■■Sandra MALLON Showbiz Editor

ANGELA Scanlon has been revelling in delight after landing her “dream” job as she prepares to present her own breakfast show on Virgin Radio.

The Co Meath woman is the second Irish presenter to join the station in recent months after the arrival of former RTE stalwart Ryan Tubridy in January at the helm of weekday mid-mornings.


Angela is replacing countryman Graham Norton, who stepped down from his Saturday and Sunday morning slot of 7am, and she will begin her new show later in the month.

She said: “I’ll be getting up with you every weekend on Virgin Radio and I am inappropri­ately excited!”

EMILY Ratajkowsk­i looks sultry and sensual in lacy noir lingerie, part of a series of shots made for the Victoria’s Secret Escape to Summer campaign.

The American supermodel (32) posted the promo pics to her Instagram page, delighting her 30M followers.

THE highest-grossing Irish actor of all time has been revealed in a new list of 79 of the greatest stage stars.

Top of the pile, having made a jawdroppin­g €10.43 billion at the box office to date, is Liam Neeson, who is miles ahead of second-placed Michael Gambon, who pulled in €8.42 billion.

Domhnall Gleeson comes in third with €8.25 billion, while Kerry Condon is the highest-grossing female Irish actor at €8.14 billion.

But it is Taken star Neeson who tops the poll created by CSGO gambling site CSGOLuck, that used IMDb Pro to compile the global gross box office figures for each movie the actors appeared in.

With other major hits such as Love Actually and Schindler’s List under his belt, Ballymena’s Neeson topped the list.

The Oscar winner has appeared in 109 movies across an impressive 48-year career, but it is his starring role in the Taken trilogy as Brian Mills, a former CIA operative who is forced to hunt for his daughter when she is kidnapped, that has raked in the most money.

The movies grossed more than €818 million at the box office and created the now iconic line, “I will find you, and I will kill you.”

Michael Gambon, who was born in the Dublin suburb of Cabra in 1940, passed away in September of last year.

He appeared in 81 movies, which included Layer Cake, The Omen and several of the Harry Potter films.

Another Dubliner, Domhnall Gleeson, took third place, becoming a Golden Globe nominee along the way and starring alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Rachel McAdams, in rom-com About Time.


Kenneth Branagh, who was born in Belfast in 1960 and has several major movie titles under his belt, such as Oppenheime­r, Tenet, and the Poirot movies, where he plays the titular character, Hercule Poirot, came fourth.. Thurles-born entertaine­r Kerry Condon is the fifth on the list having appeared in acclaimed movies such as Missouri and The Banshees of Inisherin, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Domhnall Gleeson’s dad Brendan is seventh on €7.27 billion after Devon Murray (€7.4 billion) in sixth while Ciarán Hinds is eighth on €7.22 billion. Cillian Murphy is ninth with more than €6 billion while Sam Neill rounds out the top ten on €5.7 billion.

When the total gross figures for each movie featuring all 79 Irish actors is considered, it was found that these films had grossed €143.04 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

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LEGEND: Michael Gambon

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