Ruth Barton is Associate Professor in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of a number of publications on Irish cinema including Irish National Cinema (Routledge, 2004) and Acting Irish in Hollywood (Irish Academic Press, 2006). She has written critical biographies of the Hollywood star, Hedy Lamarr: Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in Film (University Press of Kentucky, 2010) and the Irish silent era director, Rex Ingram: Rex Ingram, Visionary Director of the Silent Screen (University Press of Kentucky, 2014). She is currently preparing a new monograph on Irish cinema, Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century, for Manchester University Press.