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Ifans out on The Town with Pocahontas star

HOLLYWOOD actor Rhys Ifans set tongues wagging last night when he stepped out to the premiere of Ben Affleck's new film The Town with actress Q'orianka Kilcher on his arm.

The 43-year-old star, who is currently in Dublin to film new blockbuster Neverland, appeared to be completely smitten with his gorgeous co-star as the pair walked the red carpet hand in hand.

Decked out in a pair of sun-glasses, Welsh-born Rhys, who made his name in British romantic comedy Notting Hill, was more than happy to pose for pictures with the brunette beauty.

The actor, who once dated Sienna Miller, remained tight-lipped when it came his blossoming romance, however.

German-born Kilcher (20) is best known for her role as Pocahontas in 2005 film The New World and is set to play the role of Aaya in the Peter Pan movie.

The couple will spend the next 11 weeks on location in Swords, filming Neverland alongside Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel, star of Land of the Lost.

The actors jetted to Dublin from Genoa, Italy last weekend, with Ifans already spotted enjoying several nights on the town since arriving in Ireland.

Meanwhile, Hollywood superstar Affleck revealed how he was thoroughly enjoying his first ever visit to the Emerald isle when he and co-star Rebecca Hall also attended The Town premiere, which was hosted by the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Affleck revealed how he has Irish roots and is hoping to return here to work on a project some day, given that his mother's family hail from the West of the country.

Dublin marked the final stop on Ben and Rebecca's whirlwind promotional tour to promote the movie, which Affleck both starred in and directed.

The hunky star will fly back to the US today.

Among the big name guests who attended the event was Xpose's Glenda Gilson, Robbie Fox and his daughter Megan, model Nadia Forde, fellow Assets beauty Sara Kavanagh and her other half Alan Byrne and former TV3 star Sean Munsanje.

lnolan@herald.ie


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