Saturday 27 December 2014

Chris O'Dowd is on song at film premiere party

Published 15/03/2013 | 05:00

Chris O’Dowd and Jessica Mauboy sing together at ‘The Sapphires’ premiere after-party in New York City

Actor Chris O'Dowd has had a busy week. He showed off his dance moves after the US premiere of his latest film 'The Sapphires', limbering up ahead of receiving an Irish Spirit award.

The 'Bridesmaids' star, who was accompanied by his wife Dawn Porter, let his hair down with his co-stars Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy after the premiere in New York City.

With the likes of well-known producer Harvey Weinstein among the guests, O'Dowd took to the stage to sing a duet with Mauboy.

'The Sapphires' is a musical comedy set in the 1960s and sees O'Dowd play the role of Dave Lovelace, a music promoter who unearths a talented Aboriginal girl band and takes them on a tour across Vietnam.

The 'Moone Boy' creator brought the film to Dublin for its Irish premiere last October.

Meanwhile, the Roscommon-born star was celebrated in New York last night by the American Ireland Fund's Annual Young Leaders dinner at the Capitale on the Bowery in Manhattan, where he received the Irish Spirit Award.

The annual event has helped raise over €2m for Irish and Irish-American philanthropic causes. Also honoured with O'Dowd was Ireland's deputy consul general to New York, Peter Ryan, for organising the Irish-American community in relief efforts during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Irish Independent

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