Thursday 20 July 2017

Sean Penn looks unrecognisable on the streets of Dublin as he shoots new movie

Actor Sean Penn sporting wild hair and a ragged beard on the set of his new movie
Actor Sean Penn sporting wild hair and a ragged beard on the set of his new movie " The Professor and the Madman". PHOTOS- JOHN DARDIS
Actor Sean Penn sporting wild hair and a ragged beard on the set of his new movie " The Professor and the Madman". PHOTOS- JOHN DARDIS

Sasha Brady

Sean Penn looked unrecognisable as he stepped into character to shoot scenes for The Professor and the Madmen in Dublin on Monday.

The Oscar-winning actor Penn is playing the part of Dr William Chester Minor in the movie which tells the story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Actor Sean Penn sporting wild hair and a ragged beard on the set of his new movie
Actor Sean Penn sporting wild hair and a ragged beard on the set of his new movie " The Professor and the Madman". PHOTOS- JOHN DARDIS

The 56-year-old sported a face dressed with plasters, an unkempt beard and shaggy hair as he got into character for his role of Dr Chester, who submitted more than 10,000 entries to the dictionary while he was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

The movie is directed by Mel Gibson, who just finished a six-week stay in Ireland as he scouted locations for the project. The Braveheart star stayed in the €5,000-per-night Princess Grace Suite in the Shelbourne Hotel with his pregnant girlfriend Rosalind Ross, during his time in Dublin.

Mel Gibson with Heather Fogarty, Michael O'Connor and Shane Gallagher on Sugarloaf
Mel Gibson with Heather Fogarty, Michael O'Connor and Shane Gallagher on Sugarloaf
Mel Gibson (60) and his pregnant girlfriend Rosalind Ross (26) seen out for a stroll in Dublin
Mel Gibson (60) and his pregnant girlfriend Rosalind Ross (26) seen out for a stroll in Dublin

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