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Leo Varadkar Met Jimmy Fallon On His Recent Trip To The U.S.

By Sarah Finnan

September 26, 2019 at 3:39pm

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Leo Varadkar seems to be living the American dream and posted a snap of himself with US talk show host Jimmy Fallon.

The Taoiseach is over in Hollywood as part of efforts to double the size of the Irish film industry in the next five years.

Set to engage in meetings with executives from online streaming giants Netflix, Hulu, Skydance and Fox Searchlight, he hopes to boost future investment in the sector.

A highly lucrative industry, film, TV and animation contribute almost €700 million to the Irish economy.

Ireland has surged in popularity as a shooting destination in recent years, featuring in the likes of Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

Meeting with Fallon in New York while visiting NBC Studios, Varadkar described him as “an absolute gentleman” who is apparently very proud of his Irish roots.

G'wan Jimmy.

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