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Hollywood star John C Reilly to take part in public interview at Galway Film Fleadh

Published 17/06/2015 | 09:45

US actor John C. Reilly listens to the audience singing Happy Birthday to him during the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor John C. Reilly listens to the audience singing Happy Birthday to him during the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hollywood actor John C Reilly will take part in this year's public interview on Sunday July 12 at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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Reilly, known for headlining comedies including Step Brothers and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and his scene-stealing stints in films including Boogie Nights and Magnolia, will discuss his 26 year career which spans more than 70 performances.

He made his debut in Brian De Palma’s Casualties of War in 1989 where the director was so impressed during early filming that he re-cast Reilly in a bigger role.

The actor, whose family is of Irish descent, has worked with directors such as Paul Thomas Anderson in films like Hard Eight and Magnolia and Terence Malick in The Thin Red Line.

John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, and Colin Farrell in The Lobster which will premiere at Cannes
John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, and Colin Farrell in The Lobster which will premiere at Cannes

In 2002, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Chicago which, along with The Hours and Gangs of New York, all starring Reilly, were nominated for Best Picture that year.

The Public Interview will be hosted by Seán Rocks, from RTÉ One’s Arena, in the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday 12th July at 3pm, before a screening of the cult comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

He also stars opposite Colin Farrell and Ben Whishaw in The Lobster which opens in Ireland in October.

The Film Fleadh is a six day international festival taking place from Tuesday 7th until Sunday 12th July and the full programme for the 2015 event will be revealed next Tuesday, 23rd June.

Tickets and further info are available at www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

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