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05th Jul 2021

Josh Brolin had some lovely things to say about Ireland at the IFTAs

Rory Cashin

The Hollywood star presented the award for Best Film at the ceremony this weekend.

The Irish Film and Television Awards took place this weekend, with a host of big Hollywood stars virtually taking part in the ceremony.

Mark Hamill, Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, and Travis Fimmel all presented awards over the course of the night, but the biggie – Best Film – was presented by Marvel’s ultimate bad guy Thanos, aka Josh Brolin.

Brolin presented the award to Wolfwalkers, and had this to say about his time spent in Ireland earlier in his career:

“My own story with Ireland is that at 20 years old I was in Dublin, and I blindly walked into a theatre on a movie called My Left Foot, and left a changed man. With the rest of my very little money that same trip, I saw the Cusack’s do The Three Sisters at the Gate Theatre and was again changed.

“I also read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man that same trip. Ireland has had a massive impact on me, so I just wanted to say congratulations to all the nominees because I know how tough it is to manifest an idea into film…”

Other big winners on the night were Normal People, Dating Amber, upcoming releases Wildfire and Herself, while Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls, Bridgerton) took home the Rising Star award.

You can check out our interview with directors of Wolfwalkers right here:

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