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Another reason to celebrate as Larry’s film wins top award

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Published 05/09/2013 | 06:44

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Group therapy: U2 drummer Larry Mullen is extremely private
U2 drummer Larry Mullen
Drummer Larry Mullen during Nou Camp rehearsals in 2009
Drummer Larry Mullen during Nou Camp rehearsals in 2009

Larry Mullen Jr is celebrating after his latest film bagged a prestigious award.

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The U2 star can add acting to his CV with the news that A Thousand Times Goodnight has won the Grand Prix Jury award at the Montreal Film Festival.

Larry was joined in the film by Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche.

The movie, which is co-produced by Irish production company Newgrange Pictures, is based on Binoche's character as a war photographer who is seriously injured in Afghanistan.

Larry was not the only Irish actor involved, with The Tudors star Maria Doyle Kennedy and newcomer Lauryn Canny among the cast.

Mullen plays the role of Tom, who is the husband of Maria Doyle Kennedy's character Theresa. They are friends of the main characters.

Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Erik Poppe, the film premiered in Montreal on Saturday where it received a standing ovation.

“I always want to mix in a little surprise,” said director Poppe on his decision to cast the drummer in the film.

“Since I'm filming in Dublin, I just had to ask him, to add something fresh and raw to the movie.” It is not clear whether the Dublin rocker attend the 37th Montreal World Film Festival.

U2 are currently working on their 13th studio album, due to be ready this month.

However, the band admitted in recent weeks that production had slowed on the album and would postpone its release.

 

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