Saturday 23 September 2017

Rooney Mara back on film set after gran's death

Rooney Mara on set
Rooney Mara on set
Actors Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Aiden Turner playing IRA leaders.
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Actress Rooney Mara returned to the Co Kilkenny set of her latest film yesterday following the death of her grandmother Ann Mara (85).

The late Mrs Mara was co-owner of American football team the New York Giants and was often referred to as the "First Lady of Football". Mrs Mara died on February 1 from a head injury which she sustained after a fall on January 18.

As a mark of respect the NFL held a moment's silence before the coin toss at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Mara became co-owner of the Giants following the death of her husband Wellington nine years ago. She is survived by her 11 children and 43 grandchildren. Rooney Mara is in Inistioge shooting Sebastian Barry's 'The Secret Scripture'.

Irish Independent

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