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Friday 22 August 2014

Heartthrob Colin Farrell gets own wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Caitlin McBride

Published 09/01/2014 | 08:35

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06:  A wax figure of actor Colin Farrell is displayed at Madame Tussauds on January 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
wax figure of actor Colin Farrell is displayed at Madame Tussauds
NO TURKEY: Colin will spend Christmas with sister Claudine
(above) and family in LA. Photo: Fred Prouser/Reuter
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06:  A wax figure of actor Colin Farrell is displayed at Madame Tussauds on January 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Irish actor Colin Farrell is officially A-list...at least in the wax world.

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The Castleknock native's figurine doppelganger has been officially launched at one of the biggest tourist attractions in Los Angeles, at Madame Tussauds iconic wax museum.

While his facial features are undeniably akin to the real deal, his oversized tweed coat, open button white shirt and skinny jeans aren't exactly an accurate replica of Farrell's off duty wardrobe.

Previous wax figures of Farrell have been displayed at the Hollywood Wax Museum and other international attractions in various cities throughout the world, but this marks his highest profile showing to date.

2014 is set to become one of the biggest of his career. As he wraps promotional duties for Disney's Saving Mr Banks, he will be presenting an award at Sunday's Golden Globes.

And his role in the hit Disney flick, which is earning a string of BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe nominations, clearly hit a nerve with him as he admits to crying during the film.

When Nick Grimshaw from BBC Radio 1 told him he cried watching the film, the actor said he wasn't alone.

"I did too and I'm in it, so how pathetic is that?" he laughed. "I think Emma Thompson just rips you from one side of the room to the other emotionally; there's something particularly raw about what she does in this."

Colin plays the ill-tempered and alcoholic-yet-loving father of Emma's character, Pamela, in flashback scenes to her childhood in Australia.

This meant the actors didn't share a scene together, which Colin was disappointed about.

"I wish I had have worked with Emma man, I wish," he said during the radio interview.

"We had dinner together and hung out a little bit, she's wicked. So funny, clever and kind. An amazing woman; I adore her."

 

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