Colin Farrell Becomes Irish Film Festival London Patron [read more]
A worthy cause
Colin Farrell, the critically acclaimed and Golden Globe award winning Irish actor best known for his iconic lead roles in In Bruges and Intermission among an extensive list of more than 50 film and television credits, has joined Irish Film London as a Patron.
Irish Film London, which is now in its eighth year, supports the promotion of Irish film and animation across the UK and its annual five-day Irish Film Festival London will take place from 21-25 November at the Regent Street Cinema.
Dubliner Farrell was first attracted to acting when Henry Thomas's performance in Steven Spielberg's E.T. moved him to tears. Irish Film London's original patron, casting director Ros Hubbard, took him under her wing and soon he landed his first role, as Danny Byrne in the popular BBC TV drama Ballykissangel.
20 years and 45 films later, Farrell is one of Ireland's top male international exports, alongside Taken’s Liam Neeson and X-Men's Michael Fassbender.
To celebrate Farrell's patronage, Irish Film London is presenting the Colin Farrell Fest: Deadly Double Bill of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, at Regent Street Cinema, accompanied by a Q&A with Ros Hubbard, who first discovered the young Farrell in Dublin in 1998.
Thursday 20th September, 6pm: In Bruges, 8pm Q&A, 8.30pm Seven Psychopaths. Tickets are on sale from the link above.