Great craic to be home, says Colin

Colin Farrell today said it was a “great craic” to be in his native Ireland for the filming of his new film interMission.

Colin Farrell today said it was a “great craic” to be in his native Ireland for the filming of his new film interMission.

The Dublin-born Hollywood star was speaking at the screening of his new co-produced Irish and British film at BAFTA in London.

Speaking after the screening Farrell, who has been dubbed “the bad boy of Hollywood” said: “It was much more personal, this film was about people and not a genre film.

“It was just a great crack to be back at home. I got the chance to work with people that I haven’t seen in years.”

Farrell’s ex-girlfriend model Kim Bordenave, 33, recently gave birth to a baby boy.

“He’s just gorgeous” he said as he signed autographs for waiting fans outside the BAFTA office in Piccadilly, London.

The gritty film, which could be likened to 1996 Brit smash Trainspotting, is director John Crowley’s flagship feature film.

It is an urban tale about a group of people whose lives are knowingly and unknowingly intertwined. The comedy is a lot lighter than Trainspotting but features the same gritty reality on the streets of Dublin, with a mixture of crime, adultery, love and a lot of swearing.

It even stars former Trainspotting actresses Kelly MacDonald and Shirley Henderson.

Newcomer Cillian Murphy, who recently acted in 2002 film 28 Days Later, was arguably the star of the film as John, an insecure and emotionally inarticulate young man who dumps his girlfriend Deirdre (Kelly MacDonald) to see if she really loves him. His plan backfires and she takes up with a married bank manager.

But Farrell is no heartthrob as Lehiff, a rootless and morally void petty criminal on the lookout for new cohorts to carry out one last job before he settles down.

Colm Meaney, whose credits include Star Trek The Next Generation, Far and Away and The Last Of The Mohicans, is hilarious as Jerry, a maverick detective on a personal crusade against crime.

interMission is written by Mark O’Rowe and produced by Stephen Woolley, Neil Jordan and Alan Moloney.

The film, which has already been released in Ireland, will be released in cinemas across the UK on November 28.

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