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Gabriel's hand-in-hand stroll with Hannah Beth

Actor Gabriel Byrne seemed smitten as he wandered through the streets of Dublin with his long term partner Hannah Beth King by his side.

The pair were spotted holding hands as they sauntered along Molesworth Street towards the Grafton Street area.

The couple have been dating for several years with Gabriel proudly stating in the past that filmmaker King is "lovely, intelligent, and beautiful, absolutely beautiful".

King has worked on a variety of different film and television projects including Wet, a film about a Southern Baptist discovering her sexuality, the drama I Believe in Unicorns and TV series The last 48, which follows a group of detectives in the hours following a homicide.

New York resident Byrne is currently staying at The Shelbourne Hotel while working on various film projects.

It has been a busy few months for Byrne who recently completed work on The 33, the 2010 story of the Chilean miners.

The film follows the trauma the 33 workers went though when they were trapped underground for 69 days.

Byrne plays the part of André Sougarret, the real-life engineer who masterminded the rescue of the trapped miners in 2010. The film also stars Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche and is due for release in 2015.

He also worked on small independent film, No Pay, Nudity, alongside Nathan lane and Frances Conroy.

Meanwhile, the fate of thriller series Quirke remains in the balance after the BBC received a staggering 243 complaints following the transmission of the first episode.

Many viewers found the 'Oirish' accents incomprehensible.

In fact, even writer Andrew Davies admitted to watching the series with the help of subtitles.