ACTOR Robert Sheehan took time out of his busy schedule today to spend time with his Irish contingent of fans.
The 25-year-old was honoured by University College Dublin’s Literary & Historical society (L&H) this evening and delighted more than 500 students, who queued for up to two hours to see him, when he turned out to discuss his on-screen work.
Now in its 159th session, the UCD society awarded Rob with a lifetime honorary membership and after signing dozens of autographs outside the Astra Hall building, Rob received a standing ovation as he walked down through the crowd to be interviewed.
Dressed down in a leather jacket and jeans and wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a picture of a Buddha, Rob was joined by his mother Maria and brother Brendan.
UCD students Tara Flood (18) and Ruth Dargan (19), were among the lucky few to shake hands with the star before the event kicked off.
"It was so exciting, we both watch 'Love/Hate' so we're huge fans of his - we were definitely feeling jittery before seeing him in person," Tara told the Irish Independent.
The Portlaoise native has become a bone fide celebrity in America, after playing the role of bookworm Simon, best friend of female lead Clary (Lily Collins), in ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’.