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Chris O'Dowd's extended family flying to LA for Christmas

Chris O'Dowd and wife Dawn split their time between London and LA.
Chris O'Dowd and wife Dawn split their time between London and LA.
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Forget the bright lights of Boyle. This festive season, Chris O'Dowd's extended family will be heading over to Tinsel Town to celebrate Christmas.

Chris's father Sean says the family are looking forward to celebrating Christmas Day with the Bridesmaids actor and his wife Dawn Porter in their new LA pad.

Dawn and Chris bought the two bedroom house in West Hollywood earlier this year and have spent the last few months decorating and decking out the new home.

Dawn has used a selection of vintage stores for soft furnishing -- she recently bought a wicker dog-shaped laundry basket.

The pair split their time between London and LA.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Dawn Porter (L) and Chris O'Dowd arrive at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in association with Pandora at Berkeley Square Gardens on May 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)


But next year, Chris will have to up sticks and settle down in the city that never sleeps -- New York.

He is to star in a Broadway production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which also stars James Franco and Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester.

Leighton starred as preppy Upper East Side queen Blair Waldorf in the popular series which ran from 2007 to 2012.

This will be both Chris and Meester's Broadway debut.


Chris will take on the part of learning impaired Lennie in the Great Depression play which will be directed by 2008 Tony winner Anna D Shapiro.

Of Mice and Men will open in March at the Longacre Theatre in New York and runs through to July 27.

The drama was last seen on Broadway almost 40 years ago in 1974, with Kevin Conway playing the part of George and James Earl Jones as Lennie.

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