AFTER a short trip home, actor Colin Farrell was back on the promotional tour for his new movie opposite Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks.
The 37-year-old jetted back to Ireland last week to catch up with family and friends, but also to appear on Ryan Tubridy's 'The Late, Late Show' on Friday.
Father-of-two Farrell, who began his acting career in RTE soap 'Ballykissangel', spoke to the broadcaster about battling his alcohol and drugs demons, as well as life in Los Angeles, where he is now based.
But it was a short visit for Dublin-born Farrell, who then flew to London on Saturday to continue with his busy working schedule and meet up with his 'Saving Mr Banks' co-stars, Hanks, Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson.
Farrell laughed and joked with his castmates while attending a press conference for their new movie at the Dorchester Hotel.
And Farrell is not the only well-known Irish face to participate in the festival this year.
'The Host' actress Saoirse Ronan stepped out at Banqueting House, in London's Whitehall, on Saturday night.
Ronan looked effortlessly stylish as she walked the red carpet, wearing an aubergine two-piece trouser suit that she matched with a plum lace blouse.
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