Winona Ryder is the star attraction at a top Irish festival this year. She will join stand-up comedian Frank Skinner, actor Clive James, Harry Potter star Miranda Richardson and Fiona Shaw at this year’s Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett festival. It’s the world’s largest celebration of Samuel Beckett’s work.
Spokesperson for the festival, Conleath Teevan, says Winona will be reading extracts from some of the Nobel Prize winner’s work.
“She’ll be doing several readings,” he said.
“All actors love Beckett and we’re delighted Winona is taking part in the festival. She’ll be in the Words Without Acts section.
“Winona and some of the other celebrities will read extracts of Beckett’s lesser known prose and they’ll chat about them afterwards. Winona is a big, big fan of Beckett’s work,” he said.
The 41-year-old appeared as Winnie in a 2007 film version of Happy Days and is believed to be extremely excited about heading to Enniskillen.