Sunday 22 April 2018

Evening delight as Will Ferrell 'thrilled' to be back on Irish soil

Actors David Koechner , Will Ferrell ,Steve Carell and Paul Rudd tonight at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin
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Actors David Koechner , Will Ferrell ,Steve Carell and Paul Rudd tonight at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy No repro fee for one use

Anchorman star Will Ferrell has told Independent.ie of his excitement at returning to Ireland for his film premiere here.

"I don't think I've ever had a movie premiere here, so I'm really excited we were able to do this," he told us on the red carpet.

As Dublin's Savoy Cinema was awash with Hollywood and homegrown talent for the much anticipated premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Ferrell joked that he would be attending a yoga class after the party, rather than celebrating at the after-party.

He was joined by castmates Paul Rudd and Steve Carell for one of the biggest premieres of the year, which saw Irish actress Aoibhinn McGinnity, tv presenter Colette Fitzpatrick and top model Roz Purcell among the familiar faces in attendance.

Earlier in the night, they surprised fans on a movie-themed pub crawl with an appearance at Toners Pub on Baggot Street.

Tonight's premiere tickets are the social equivalent of gold dust as homegrown stars hope to mingle with some of Hollywood's elite.

Actor Will Ferrel at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin
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Actor Will Ferrel at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Anchorman cast on a pub crawl in Toners, Baggot Street
Actors David Koechner , Will Ferrell ,Steve Carell and Paul Rudd at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Ryan Tubridy with the cast of Anchorman 2, Will Farrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner. Picture Andres Poved
Actors David Koechner, Will Ferrell ,Steve Carell and Paul Rudd and Director Adam McKay at at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Fans at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Actor Steve Carell at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Actor David Koechner at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Actor David Koechner at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Jennifer Maguire at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Matt Cooer and Aileen Cooper at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Love Hate's Peter Coonan at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Love Hate's Aoibhinn McGinnity at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Fans Anna Taylor and Alice McGuigan at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Actor Steve Carell at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Actor David Koechner with fans at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Comedians Jason Byrne and Eric Lalor at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Jennifer Maguire at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Actor Steve Carell tonight at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
News Reader Aengus McGrianna tonight at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Actor Paul Rudd with fans at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy No repro fee
Will Ferrell talks to Daniella Moyles on the red carpet at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Nadia Forde at The Irish Premiere of Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues at The Savoy Cinema Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy

Ferrell has shown an affinity for Ireland in recent years, making several trips and pencilling in an Irish premiere date.

Film bosses also included legendary newsreader Anne Doyle in the opening segment of the sequel trailer.

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