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Fassbender and Farrell slug it out for IFTA gong

Laura Butler

Published 05/04/2014 | 02:30

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The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Art Auction Benefit Presented By Wilding Cran Gallery on February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Colin Farrell attends The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Art Auction Benefit Presented By Wilding Cran Gallery on February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Date created: 	27 Feb 2014
Colin Farrell

THEY'VE made it as bona fide Hollywood stars and Michael Fassbender and Colin Farrell will lead the way at the 2014 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs).

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The two Irish actors are set to step out on the red carpet today for the 11th annual IFTAs ceremony.

Fassbender and Farrell will go head-to-head for the Best Supporting Actor in Film accolade and are expected to be accompanied by family members.

Fassbender (37) is shooting an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' in the UK at the moment and has flown home specifically for the occasion, while Farrell (37) is currently working on 'The Lobster' with Rachel Weisz in Co Kerry.

A string of well-known faces will attend the awards, held in the Double Tree hotel in Dublin's Ballsbridge, including veterans Jeremy Irons, Colm Meaney, Brendan Gleeson, and Gabriel Byrne, as well as rising stars Jamie Dornan and Jack Reynor, and director Neil Jordan.

Actor Steve Coogan has flown in from the UK to be present.

Coogan's movie, 'Philomena', made a considerable impact during the year's awards season and took home a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The awards will be hosted by MTV star Laura Whitmore and actor Simon Delaney.

 

Irish Independent

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