Saturday 1 October 2016

Colin Farrell set to be Best Man at big brother Eamon's wedding

Published 20/07/2015 | 11:36

Irish actor Colin Farrell poses during a photocall for the film
Irish actor Colin Farrell poses during a photocall for the film "The Lobster" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

Colin Farrell will play a major role in his brother Eamon's upcoming nuptials.

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Eamon Farrell and his artist husband Steven Mannion are planning to get married again - they originally married in Vancouver in Canada in 2009 - at The Factory in Dublin at Christmas, 2016.

Former President Mary McAleese speaks with Eamon Farrell (Brother of Hollywood Star Colin) and Artist Steven Mannion
Former President Mary McAleese speaks with Eamon Farrell (Brother of Hollywood Star Colin) and Artist Steven Mannion

"Hopefully by then," Eamon told me, "they will allow civil ceremonies in different venues in Ireland. I would hate to be in the registry offices."

Those who will be attending the big bash in The Factory (where Eamon and his partner Jill Doyle have had The National Performing Arts School for decades - it has moved to The Lir Academy and "a couple of other places in Grand Canal Dock" until next year while the whole site is being developed) include Jill and of course Eamon's family: "Jill and Colin [Farrell, Eamon's brother] will do joint Best Man duties," Eamon told me.

Actor Colin Farrell attends the Taste of Summer Opening Night Party during the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Grand Wailea on June 3, 2015 in Wailea, Hawaii. (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for Maui Film Festival)
Actor Colin Farrell attends the Taste of Summer Opening Night Party during the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Grand Wailea on June 3, 2015 in Wailea, Hawaii. (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for Maui Film Festival)

"David Norris said he would be my Matron of Honour! The Honeymoon will be LA to spend time with my family."

So will Eamon be getting down on bended knee to ask Steven to marry him again?

Road trip: Eamon Farrell and Steven Mannion
Road trip: Eamon Farrell and Steven Mannion

"After the Yes vote I'm afraid," Eamon laughed, "I'll never be on my knees again!"

Eamon Farrell and Steve Mannion
Eamon Farrell and Steve Mannion

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