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Irish Times : McGuinness Attends Premiere

jeudi 13 janvier 2000

Source : Irish Times

From The Irish Times :

Author and Lead Actor Miss ’Angela’s Ashes’ PremiereBy Frank McNally

Three of the four Corrs joined film director Alan Parker and the cast ofAngela’s Ashes when the film had its Irish premiere in Dublin lastnight. Cast members from Mr Parker’s last Irish film, TheCommitments, were also among the 700-strong audience for thepremiere, most of whom paid 100 pounds a head for the privilege. Theproceeds of the event went to the Irish Youth Foundation.

Neither the author of Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt, nor the film’slead male star, Robert Carlyle, attended the showing at the Savoycinema. However, the lead actress, Emily Watson, was joined by allthree of the young actors who play McCourt in the film : Joe Breen (9),Ciaran Owens (13) and Michael Legge (20).

The Government Chief Whip, Mr Seamus Brennan, and the USambassador, Mr Michael J. Sullivan, were among the attendance,which also included film director Neil Jordan, the manager of U2,Paul McGuinness, and the managing director of Independent Newsand Media, Mr Gavin O’Reilly, with his wife, Alison Doody.

Brendan Gleeson, Colm Meaney and Pauline McLynn were amongthe many actors who attended. Commitments stars Andrew Strong,Robert Arkins and Maria Doyle-Kennedy were also there. The Corrs -minus drummer Caroline - provided the musical entertainment at aparty in the Burlington Hotel last night which was expected to raise100,000 pounds for the Irish Youth Foundation.

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