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My Irish accent is fine, says Cruise in his best 'Far and Away' brogue

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Tom Cruise outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin

Tom Cruise outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin

Tom Cruise outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin

HOLLYWOOD megastar Tom Cruise insists his Irish accent is "fine" despite having the same Oirish brogue that has earned him the dubious distinction of having one of the worst Irish accents of all time.

On the same day that the 50-year-old leading man was given a Certificate of Irish Heritage by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, the Hollywood icon proved that time hasn't helped him fine-tune his Irish accent since he last attempted it – with disastrous results – in the 1992 blockbuster 'Far and Away.'

Speaking in the same "Oirish" accent, the Hollywood A-lister told Ryan Tubridy on last night's 'Late Late Show', "It's fine, Ryan" when the presenter asked him how his accent is these days and if he picked up any tips on a real Irish brogue from his "Minority Report" co-star Colin Farrell.

Although the audience good-naturedly laughed with him, he didn't do himself any linguistic favours when he added: "Ahh, it's grand to be here today."

While he may be forgiven for his crimes against the Irish accent, the 'Top Gun' star spoke of his pride in his Irish roots which date back to the 12th century.

Meanwhile, triple-Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis took advantage of some New York spring weather as he strolled through the streets of Soho in the sun with his son Gabriel Kane Day-Lewis.

Dressed casually in a pea jacket and jeans, the 'Lincoln' star looked like any other proud father out for a walk with his son as they both hooked their hands in their pockets.

Gabriel (18) was born in New York City to the actor's former partner, French actress Isabelle Adjani, several months after their relationship ended in 1995.

Irish Independent