Daniel Craig to set up home in Dublin with wife Rachel Weisz
Hollywood actor Daniel Craig is to temporarily set up home in Dublin while his wife Rachel Weisz films her next movie, The Lobster, here.
The Bond star has already been on the lookout for a suitable property somewhere in the city's southside. Craig and Weisz are planning to rent a house for several weeks as she is scheduled to start filming in March with Castleknock star Colin Farrell.
"A member of Rachel and Daniel's team got in touch with the estate agent as early as last December to look for properties that match their criteria," said an insider. "They were interested in the Dun Laoghaire area, as it's by the seaside and out of the city centre, yet close enough if they want to get to the airport."
The Lobster will be the first English language film by Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who is behind Dogtooth and Alps.
Weisz and Farrell have signed on to play the lead roles, with Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman and Aggeliki Papoulia completing the cast. The film focuses on an unusual love story set in the future, when finding a partner is a matter of life or death. Production will begin in Kerry, but Weisz and Craig will be basing themselves in the capital for the most part.
Last month the couple completed a 14-week stint on Broadway, appearing together in a production of Harold Pinter's classic Betrayal.
Meanwhile, Craig saw his personal life hit the headlines in recent weeks. FLING In January, a UK court heard he had a fling with actress Sienna Miller while she was dating Jude Law. Miller told a court on January 31 that she had a "brief encounter" with Layer Cake co-star. Miller is coincidentally due to begin shooting a movie in Ireland.
The 32-year-old, now back at work after taking time off following the birth of her daughter, Marlowe, will be living here over the summer while filming period comedy Love and Friendship.
The feature is based on a short novel by Jane Austen.