Saturday 24 February 2018

There's no mistaking the smile as DeVito hits town for festival

Danny DeVito seen arriving at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.
Danny DeVito seen arriving at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.

Allison Bray and Laura Butler

IT was his trademark cheeky grin that gave it away for Hollywood star Danny DeVito when he was spotted outside the luxurious Merrion Hotel in Dublin.

The veteran actor, comedian, producer and director tried to look inconspicuous as he strolled around the capital with a woolly cap pulled over his head, sporting a pair of black sunglasses and a black coat.

But there was no mistaking his 100-megawatt smile as he posed for the cameras after returning from a tour of Ardmore Studios in Bray, Co Wicklow, where he is scouting out locations for his upcoming movie 'Confessions of Charlotte Doyle', starring Pierce Brosnan and Morgan Freeman, which is to be filmed here next year.


The star of both the big and small screen is also in town for the Jameson Dublin Film Festival in which he will be the star attraction at its Cult Film Club screenings of his hit movies 'LA Confidential' and 'War of the Roses'.

He will also join the ranks of fellow actors Daniel Day Lewis and Gabriel Byrne when he is presented with the festival's prestigious 'Volta' award.

Last night Byrne praised Daniel Day Lewis's performance in 'Lincoln', but admitted he will be tucked up in bed instead of watching the Oscars ceremony this weekend.

While his peers are preparing for Sunday's Academy Awards, the 62-year-old is in Dublin filming BBC drama 'Quirke'.

"I'll be in bed for an early call the next morning and am working that night," he said. "It's on at 3am, so it's just too late for me. I'll catch up on it, though.

"It would be fantastic to see Daniel win, and I think he definitely will. He's a lovely man and a fantastic actor."

Irish Independent

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