Saturday 3 December 2016

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer: “When you spend two years in Ireland you end up with an Irishman”

Published 21/11/2015 | 16:20

Anthony Byrne (L) and Natalie Dormer
Anthony Byrne (L) and Natalie Dormer

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has revealed that she found it difficult to understand her Irish fiancé when the pair first began dating.

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The British star (33) who also plays Cressida in the Hunger Games, met her other half Anthony Byrne while she was filming The Tudors with Jonathon Rhys Meyers.

Natalie and the Dubliner clicked but the actress revealed she had difficulty understanding him at the beginning of the relationship.

“When you spend two years in Ireland you end up with an Irishman.

Natalie Dormer attends
Natalie Dormer attends "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2" premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on November 18, 2015 in New York City.

“There were translation issues in the beginning of the relationship but we worked through them. We’re the personification of the Anglo-Irish Agreement,” Natalie told the Irish Daily Mirror.

Natalie admitted there are still phrases she finds particularly funny.

“I now know all the Irish idioms. We had long debates about it not being a hot press but an airing cupboard,” she said.

The actress spends a lot of time in Ireland with Anthony but revealed she spent the holiday hiding her head in Dublin after it was shaved for her part in The Hunger Games.

“I was in Neary’s having a pint on Christmas Eve with a beanie hat on – I didn’t want to take it off.

“The filmmakers wanted me to hide it for a while before the movie’s release,” she said.

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