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Aidan Quinn jetting in to Dublin for 20th anniversary of Michael Collins

Published 17/02/2016 | 10:06

BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: Actor Liam Neeson (C) poses with co-star Aidan Quinn (R) and director Neil Jordan at the Los Angeles premiere of their film
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: Actor Liam Neeson (C) poses with co-star Aidan Quinn (R) and director Neil Jordan at the Los Angeles premiere of their film "Michael Collins." Neeson stars in the title role about the legendary Irish patriot. AFP PHOTO Vince BUCCI (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)

Irish actor Aidan Quinn will jet in to Ireland to attend the 20th anniversary celebration of Neil Jordan's Michael Collins.

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Quinn played Harry Boland in the 1996 film which also starred Liam Neeson and the late Alan Rickman and was filmed in Dublin.

Actors in the Michael Collins film, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, and Alan Rickman.
Actors in the Michael Collins film, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, and Alan Rickman.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of honoring this remarkable film,” he said.

“It was an absolute privilege to work on and with, this extraordinary group and remains one of my favorite film making experiences."

The 20th anniversary premiere of Michael Collins will take place on Saturday February 20 at the Savoy Cinema on O'Connell Street in Dublin.

Neil Jordan and cinematographer Chris Menges will attend and take part in a Q&A following the screening.

MICHAEL COLLINS, Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Aiden Quinn, 1996
MICHAEL COLLINS, Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Aiden Quinn, 1996

The screening is part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival and the film will be released on Blu Ray on March 4 and will have a cinema re-release from March 18th.

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