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Farrell's Lobster role gives him an appetite for curry

COLIN Farrell took time out from the Irish filming of his new movie The Lobster to grab a quick bite during his busy schedule.

Still in costume, it was a 20-minute break for lunch before he headed back to the closed set at the apartments of the luxury Park Hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry.

In the Bold Thady Quill Bar of Kenmare's Lansdowne Arms Hotel – a short distance away – he and other crew members enjoyed chicken curry and beef stroganoff prepared by head chef Paul Walsh.

"He warned me that I wasn't even to put them on Facebook or anything because he was in costume and he joked that he knew where to find me," Mr Walsh told the Herald.

He said Farrell was very nice and friendly and had complimented him on the tasty lunch. The bar remained closed to the public, having opened for lunch especially to cater for the crew.


The Lobster is a sci-fi romance directed by Greek Yorgos Lanthimos and also stars Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz, though she is not expected in Co Kerry for another few weeks.

The unconventional love story is Lanthimos' sixth feature film and first in English. It will also star Ben Whishaw, who played Q in James Bond movie Skyfall, and Lea Seydoux, whose CV includes Inglourious Basterds and Midnight in Paris.

Cast and crew are staying at the five-star Parknasilla Hotel in Sneem where most of the filming will be done.

They are expected to be in Kerry for six weeks, and the first fortnight will be spent filming in Kenmare.