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Deirdre off to US for glitzy Noble premiere

CHARITY campaigner Christina Noble's biopic will make its world premiere in California later this month.

Actress and comedienne Deirdre O'Kane will showcase her film Noble at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

GLITZY

And it's going to be a glitzy festival with Robert Redford, Oprah Winfrey and Martin Scorsese all attending.

The movie was shot in early 2013 in Ireland and Vietnam.

Born in the slums of Dublin in 1944, Noble's mother married a bare-knuckled brawler, who poured their money down his throat.

After her mother died, Christina and her three siblings were sent off to three different orphanages.

Over the course of her life, she has been the victim of domestic abuse, had a nervous breakdown, received electroshock therapy and founded the Christina Noble Foundation which has helped over 700,000 children.

CAMPAIGNER

Sarah Greene will play the part of a young Christina Noble, while Deirdre O'Kane will play the charity campaigner in later life.

"She's like Ireland's smoking, swearing and singing answer to Mother Teresa and playing her is the biggest thing I've done in my career – by a mile," Deirdre said.

"She is the most incredible human being I have ever met. I want the film to serve her properly."

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