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Woody Harrleson and Keith Barry in Waterford

Woody Harrleson and Keith Barry in Waterford

Woody Harrelson in Waterford

Woody Harrelson in Waterford

Woody posing for photos in Waterford

Woody posing for photos in Waterford

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Woody Harrleson and Keith Barry in Waterford

HOLLYWOOD star Woody Harrelson travelled to Waterford at the weekend to hang out with illusionist Keith Barry – and play bingo.

The True Detective actor was shown around by Waterford native Barry on Saturday night.

The pair dined locally, but not before stopping by a bingo hall for a session.

Harrelson and his new pal met this year on a film set in the States. Barry, who has spoken about the difficulty he has had breaking into the US scene, was there in an expert capacity.

He is working as a consultant on the sequel to magic blockbuster Now You See Me, due for release in 2016. His task is to instruct Harrelson on mentalism and illusion.

Waterford’s annual Christmas festival, Winterval, which was also in full swing at the weekend, is where Barry performed what he believes was the “most dangerous stunt of his career”.

The illusionist managed to free himself from a straitjacket while suspended 100ft above the city’s main mall with cellophane wrapped around his face.

It took the 38-year-old just under three minutes to complete the death-defying feat.

“This was without doubt the most dangerous act that I’ve performed to date, but I wanted to do something really, really special and memorable to honour Winterval,” he said.

Barry’s new ITV show Back In The Room will air in a prime Saturday night slot in the new year.

Harrelson also spent some time in Dublin on his Irish tour and stopped by a juice bar in Dalkey to stock up on vitamins ahead of his night out with Barry.

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