Friday 9 December 2016

Colin Farrell on his childhood home: ‘Sometimes I drive to Castleknock at 2AM and park outside my old house’

Published 01/11/2015 | 10:27

Colin Farrell attending the official screening of The Lobster during the 59th BFI London Film Festival at Vue West End, Leicester Square, London
Colin Farrell attending the official screening of The Lobster during the 59th BFI London Film Festival at Vue West End, Leicester Square, London
Swashbuckling: Colin Farrell

Although he has reached the heights of Hollywood, Colin Farrell has admitted he harbours fond memories of his childhood home in Dublin’s Castleknock.

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The actor revealed that he gets a bit nostalgic when he comes home to Dublin and sometimes drives to his parents’ old house in the early hours of the morning to reminisce.

“I drive back to Castleknock at maybe two o’clock in the morning and park outside my house as if I am in my own self-indulgent film,” Colin said earlier this week.

According to The Sunday World, the current owners of the property have opened their doors to The Lobster actor and expressed their wish for him to call in for a cup of tea.

“He’s welcome to come in anytime,” current owner Oisinn told the paper.

Although based in Los Angeles, where his mother and sisters also live, Colin regularly laps up the opportunity to visit his hometown of Dublin.

Colin pictured with his brother Eamon Farrell and sister Claudine Farrell as well as Eamon's partner Stephen Mannion at the opening night of National Theatres multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night at The Bord Gais Theatre. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Colin pictured with his brother Eamon Farrell and sister Claudine Farrell as well as Eamon's partner Stephen Mannion at the opening night of National Theatres multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night at The Bord Gais Theatre. Picture: Brian McEvoy

“For me it’s a very deep experience to have been shaped and moulded by that country, which is only a reflection of its history and its history is very colourful and very painful and quite recent. I love going home to shoot,” he said.

Colin has two young sons based in LA but when in Dublin he spends time with his brother Eamon Jr and his dad.

The actor retreats to Irishtown on the south side of the city when he returns where he owns a cottage.

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