Monday 25 September 2017

Hollywood star Sheen happy to work with troubled Charlie

Martin Sheen and son Emilio Estevez at last night's Dublin Film Festival premiere of Sheen's latest film 'The Way', which was directed by Estevez
Martin Sheen and son Emilio Estevez at last night's Dublin Film Festival premiere of Sheen's latest film 'The Way', which was directed by Estevez
Martin Sheen and son Emilio Estevez at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival premiere of The Way. Photo: Collins Photo Agency
Martin Sheen accepts an Academy Award from Lisa Cannon. Photo: Collins Photo Agency
Emilio Estevez with Lisa Cannon. Photo: Collins Photo Agency

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

'WEST Wing' actor Martin Sheen last night said he would be happy to work with his troubled son Charlie in the future.

Sheen recently compared Charlie's well-publicised problems with drink and drugs to "a cancer" on the 'Two and a Half Men' star.

But speaking at the Irish premiere of his latest film, 'The Way', Sheen said he would be happy to work with Charlie again. He said: "Maybe the next project could be with Charlie."

The last time the pair worked together was for the 1987-hit 'Wall Street', directed by Oliver Stone. In his latest film -- directed by his other son, Emilio Estevez -- the 70-year-old plays an American doctor Tom Avery.

For this and other roles, the Irish-American actor was presented with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival career achievement award, The Volta, last night at the gala screening in Dublin's Savoy Cinema.

The film and TV star, who is immensely proud of his Irish roots and holds an Irish passport, said he would treasure his Irish trophy ahead of this Sunday's Oscars.

"Do you know I've never been invited. To attend the Oscars, you have to be nominated to be invited and I have never been nominated," Sheen told the Irish Independent.

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