Tuesday 12 December 2017

Geldof brings Buzz to festival

Sean Penn, left, Bob Geldof and astronaut Buzz Aldrin at a press conference during the Berlin Film Festival yesterday
Sean Penn, left, Bob Geldof and astronaut Buzz Aldrin at a press conference during the Berlin Film Festival yesterday
Award recipient Domhnall Gleeson

BOB Geldof got the red carpet treatment at the Berlin International Film Festival last night.

The rocker-turned-activist was accompanied by his actress partner Jeanne Marine for the 'Cinema for Peace 2011' charity gala at the historic Konzerthaus.

The film makers' group holds its black tie event each year as a platform for peace and increasing tolerance.

Joining Geldof at the gala were former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and actor Sean Penn.

Meanwhile, Domhnall Gleeson, who recently played Geldof in the RTE/BBC drama 'When Harvey Met Bob', received a Shooting Star Award at the festival.

The 28-year-old beat off competition from actors all over Europe to be one of nine rising stars receiving the award.

The honour came just 48 hours after the Irish Film and Television Academy awarded him their Rising Star Award.

The Dubliner made his film debut in 2004 in Martin McDonagh's 'Six Shooter' which went on to win an Oscar for Best Live Action Short.

Irish Independent

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