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While acutely aware that some believe his perspective of his native country is borne of a vantage point in an ivory tower, Colin Farrell is still keen to add his voice to the conversation surrounding Ireland's homelessness crisis.

While speaking to The Irish Times ahead of the release of his latest film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, the Dubliner turned his attention to an issue which has been at the forefront of discussion in Ireland in recent years.

"There are an awful lot living on the streets," he said. "Look, I know I have no right to talk about that. I can talk how much I love Ireland and the timbre of the people. But something has to be done about the homelessness. It's atrocious."

With homeless people dying on our nation's streets at an alarming rate – two lost their lives this week alone – Colin struggles with the economic inequality evident in his native country.

The actor, who was raised in Castleknock and lives in Los Angeles, tapped into this, saying: "There is an ugly balance that says the better some people do the worse others do. That's a cruel balance. It's an imbalance."

"There is an awful lot of affluence in Ireland. But there's a lot of poverty," he added.

With long-term involvement in the Irish Homeless Street Leagues, this certainly isn't the first time the 41-year-old actor has addressed the issue.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy in December, Colin struggled to understand the imbalance, calling it 'absolute insanity'.

"I'm no politician and I certainly haven't got any clear fiscal answers to the issues because I'm not a politician and I'm certainly not an economist. I get it: I'm an actor and I'm a mouthpiece, blah, blah, blah."

"But it's outrageous; there's no one that wouldn't say it's outrageous. It also is just unnecessary; it doesn't need to be happening. But something has to happen."

Almost a year on, the actor continues to call on politicians to address the issue in a meaningful way, saying: "We're talking about it. But does that mean anything?" 

"Christmas is coming. It'll get colder. There needs to be real fundamental change. We need something that's lasting. Not temporary."


If there's one place guests are guaranteed to open up when appearing on British TV, it's Graham Norton's sofa.

And last night was no different.

Joining Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Matt Lucas on set, Bryan Cranston regaled the audience and his fellow guests with a story so bombastic, even Colin Farrell appeared enthralled.

We don't want to spoil it for you, but it involves the glorious Bryan, his wife Robin, their honeymoon and one very awkward sexcapade.

Take a look at this….



The moment every Hogwarts loving muggle has been waiting for has finally arrived as the trailer for the much anticipated Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has officially been released.

A teaser for the Hollywood blockbuster was shown at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend where the film’s director David Yates handed out magic wands to thousands of lucky fans.  

He was joined at the convention by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne – who will play magizoologist Newt Scamander in the flick – and our very own Colin Farrell, who is set to earn his wand as a character named Graves.   

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the 2001 book of the same name which JK Rowling wrote under the pseudonym Newt Scamander and while the story does not actively feature the original Harry Potter characters, it does focus on the magical creatures from the Harry Potter series.

The movie is set in New York in 1926 and tracks what happens when a collection of magical creatures are accidently unleashed upon the city.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set for release this November.



This is unexpected, and we're really not sure we're getting the whole truth, but Kerry Katona has revealed that Colin Farrell once came onto her in a nightclub… And she rejected him.

The singer was still married to Brian McFadden at the time, and although she fancied Colin, she says she couldn't go ahead with Colin's advances as she was still Brian's wife.

“My old crush was Colin Farrell. I met Colin years ago when I was married to Brian and he came onto me,” she told OK! Magazine.

“I was out with Keith Duffy and he was stroking my leg and saying: ‘You’re a fine young thing!’I would have gone for him.”

Since divorcing Brian, Kerry has been famously unlucky in love. Maybe when she split from Brian she should have called Colin up.. She probably wouldn't be pulling her trousers down in an airport then. 

Images: Luminous


Hollywood's ultimate bad boy and general Irish heartbreaker-of-the world, Colin Farrell, has been spotted out with a new mystery lady on his arm. 

The handsome duo were snapped out getting a bit of grub in Hollywood earlier this week. 

And the 39-year-old is looking like his usual heartthrob-y self as he a rocked slicked back hair and biker boots. 

As for the lucky lady, no news yet as to who she might be but if history is anything to go by, we know that Colin likes to be a bit of a bachelor. 

Having dated some of Hollywood's finest ladies, no one has managed to sweep the True Detective star off his feet for the long haul. 

Colin has been famously linked to the likes of Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Rodriguez in the past. 

But speaking in a recent interview, it seems that there is no one serious in Colin's life. 

"Straight up, you are literally the closest thing I have to a girlfriend," said the actor to Ellen DeGeneres. 

"I don't have a type. A human being, you know? I suppose kindness is kind of nice and sexy." 

Could this pretty brunette be the one? 


Despite having many glorious movie stars, Irish men have been voted the ugliest in the entire world. *Sad face*.

International dating website, Beautifulpeople.com, which is solely for "beautiful men and women," revealed that less than one in ten of Irish single males are accepted onto the site.

We find this extremely harsh on our poor lads and also totally untrue. So, to clear things up, here's a list of HOT Irish men. You won't be disappointed:

10. Michael Fassbender

Whether he's Bobby Sands or Steve Jobs, we totally swoon whenever Michael comes onto our screens. 


9. Conor McGregor

Our own UFC legend, we can't leave Conor out of this list.


8. Colin Farrell

He's been the hot Irish guy for yeeears, and that's not going to stop anytime soon.


7. Allen Leech

Our Downton Abbey heart throb. Sometimes we watch the show just for him.


6. Jack Reynor

He's up for being the new Han Solo, and rightly so, just LOOK at him.


5. Chris O'Dowd

He's a geek but for some reason we find him hot. Ah well, it is what it is.


4. Pierce Brosnan

Come on, he was James Bond for god's sake!


3. Robert Sheehan

Our curly haired dude has always had a way with the ladies.


2. Aidan Turner

We're watching Poldark NON-stop. Just for Aidan Turner's bod.


1. Jamie Dornan

This Northern Irish handsome fellow THANK YOU LORD FOR JAMIE DORNAN.



Whether you have a great interest in the 1916 Rising or just a small one, this virtual interactive tour of Dublin from 1916 to 2016 is really a must-see.

Narrated by Colin Farrell, the tour begins where it all started on Sackville Street (now O'Connell street) and ends up in Arbour Hill.

From where the first shots were fired, to how the first woman gained a seat on the Irish cabinet, everything is explained and you'll find it's hard to be drawn away from the story.

So, whether you just fancy hearing Colin Farrell talk to you, or you want to learn more about the Rising, there's no better way to do it than taking this virtual tour. 


Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves has become a fixture of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and they are of course hilarious. 

There is something very satisfying about the biggest celebrities in the world reading harsh criticism about themselves. 

Very satisfying and VERY funny. 

This time round we are treated to some mean tweets read by Liv Tyler, Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Daniel Radcliffe and Matthew Perry amongst others. 

However, we were also treated to our very own Colin Farrell being told that he looks like he "smells like couch farts."

Okay, Twitter trolls. Well, WE think he's looking great. 

And with Liv Tyler taking the fact that someone told her her Dad looks like a ball sack on the chin, this video is pretty darn funny. 

If you can see past the fact that some of the tweets are SO MEAN.

Oh and we definitely would not mess with Sarah Paulson. 

Watch the full video below: 



From minor hook-ups (Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom anyone?) to full scale relationship chaos (that award goes to Perrie and Zayn, for sure), we consider ourselves pretty well-versed in celebrity relationship history.

But not every rendez-vous is common knowledge – in fact, there are more than a few star-studded romances that totally passed us by.

Here are just 11 couples you (probably) never knew dated…

1. Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morrisette

Even though you may have figured Ryan had a bit of a thing for blondes (Scarlett and Blake, hello!), it turns out that one of our favourite Hollywood heartthrobs was in fact with a certain talented brunette.

Ryan and Alanis dated for over four years and at one point were even ENGAGED. They called off the entire thing in 2007.

2. Matthew McConaughey and Janet Jackson

Back when Matthew was Oscar-less and way before he was starring in rom coms with J-Lo, he was also briefly courting a certain Jackson. No, not Michael unfortunately but the one and only Janet whom he met at the Grammys in 2002.

Though Matthew never admitted to the pairing, Janet described the romance as 'a brief fling,' a very common occurrence in Hollywood it seems.

3. Jared Leto and Cameron Diaz

Another Oscar winner, the multi-talented (and irresistibly delicious) Jared dated Hollywood it-girl Cameron for FOUR YEARS. How did we not know this?

The gorgeous couple were together from 1999.

4. Sofia Vergara and Enrique Iglesias

We can only fathom the Latin spice involved in this relationship. Before becoming famous in her own right with Modern Family, Sofia was MOST famous for dating the Spanish heartthrob.

5. Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson

Yep, our very own Liam was smitten with cinematic royalty back in the 1980’s. Apparently having met on the set of the film, Excalibar, they fell madly in love.

Liam later told CBS News: “Oh my God. Can you imagine riding horses in shiny suits of armour, having sword fights and stuff, and you’re falling in love with Helen Mirren? It doesn’t get any better than that.” We can’t! So cute!

6. Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson

When we think of Vanessa’s dating exploits, we salivate to think of Zac Efron and her current beau Austin Butler. Somehow we can’t quite fit the Hunger Games star Josh into the mix.

Having apparently met on the set of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, it doesn’t seem that this romance ended amicably. Speaking to Seventeen Magazine in 2013, Josh said: “I think getting broken up with is worse than breaking up with somebody. For me it hurts more when you’re ready for something to keep going and the other person isn’t.” Ouch.

7. Mischa Barton and Jamie Dornan

Wait, what? How did these two even meet? Our favourite Northern Irish eye candy of 50 Shades of Grey fame apparently dated Marissa from the O.C. Yep apparently these two had a proper, albeit brief, romance back in 2007.

8. Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

Inside sources have said that these two were mad about each other at one point back in 2012 .

9. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling

Before The Notebook and before Rachel McAdams, there was Sandra. Dating for an entire year, Sandra was 16 years older than the promising actor.

He apparently still counts her among his best girlfriends ever. Awh! Wait, but how many have you had Ryan?

10. Britney Spears and Colin Farrell

Ah, yet another of our famous exports doing the rounds in Hollywood. Alleged to have dated back in 2003, Britney quickly brushed off the rumours.

Cheeky chappie Colin even reportedly sent Brit a t-shirt saying “I slept with Colin Farrell and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.” We can’t imagine the two remained friends…

11. Justin Timberlake and Fergie

Way back in 1996, before double denim and Britney, a fresh faced 16 year old Justin had a brief romance with the then 23 year old Fergie.

Though the romance failed, the duo remained amicable following their split. 


In his latest interview, 39-year old Colin Farrelll has opened up about the very unusual method he employed in order to quit smoking for good.

Speaking with Men’s Health, the True Detective actor revealed that cutting out the habit required him to put pen to paper and get the creative juices flowing.

Colin says her ended up writing a break-up letter to the ‘Spirit of Tobacco’.

“I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco. I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky.”

The father of two sons, James, 11, and Henry, 5, says that it seemed to do the trick because after he “didn’t have a cigarette for another two years.”

Well, whatever works for you…

We would really appreciate if we had gotten a peek at the literary work before it all went up in flames though. Can you imagine how that would have panned out? The old reliable ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ line probably took an interesting turn.

Colin also discussed how in recent years his dating life has taken a back seat in favour of his career and raising his sons.

After being single for five years he admits that “It’s not that I don’t get lonely sometimes, but I’m okay about it.”

He added that his public life is not what matters the most to him, rather what he values most is his family:

"When you get home, the only thing that matters is your son is not eating his turkey sandwiches and he's not into avocado anymore, so you have to find something new that he'll eat for lunch."



Forget True Detective, Colin Farrell could be about to embark on his most exciting acting project yet – the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off.

Irish actor Colin is the latest star confirmed for Fantastic Beasts (And Where to Find Them), an "extension" of the hugely successful film franchise based on JK Rowling's Harry Potter books.

The film, set for release in November 2016, stars Eddie Redmayne in the lead role of Newt Scamander, the future writer of a Hogwarts textbook.

Colin will play Graves, a wizard Newt meets on his travels in New York. There go our hopes for a Dublin version of Diagon Alley, so.

Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler and Katherine Waterson are among the other names confirmed for the hotly anticipated film. While this will be Colin's first foray into the Muggle-free world, he has starred alongside other Harry Potter veterans including Brendan Gleeson (Mad Eye Moody), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) and Clemence Poesy (Fleur de la Coeur).

In fact, the Dublin-born actor has spoken in the past about his desire to work on a Harry Potter film. "I would like to be in something like that, ” he said in an interview back in 2008. “That would be genius.”

Speaking about Fantastic Beasts (And Where To Find Them) in a recent statement, author JK Rowling said it would definitely not involve Harry, Hermione and co. "Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway," she confirmed.

We cannot WAIT for filming to get started.



Think that's Colin Farrell in the picture above? Think again.

James Martin is a London-born entertainer and he is the absolute IMAGE of the Irish actor so much so that he regularly  impersonates him on a professional basis. He's been profiled as part of a new Channel 4 series, Lookalikes, and we reckon he could make a lifelong career out of standing in for Colin. 

But while Colin is well known for being admired amongst the female population of Ireland, the opposite seems to be true for his non-biological twin. 

The Londoner said the fact that he looks so similar to the actor has stopped women wanting to date him as they are a bit put off by it. 

29-year-old James constantly gets asked for his autograph but he told the Irish Mirror that he's single and finds it a "struggle to get a nice girl". 

His trouble with the ladies seems to come from Colin's bad boy persona, as women "assume I’m a typical hell-raising womaniser, and some are weird about how much I look like Colin," according to James.

The doppelganger said business as an impersonator has been slow for the past few years as Colin hasn't been landing any leading roles in Hollywood blockbusters. 

Channel 4's new show follows Andy Harmer, the head of celebrity impersonation agency Lookalikes. Himself a David Beckham impersonator, Andy has around 270 lookalikes on his books.

Also starring on the show is this Ed Sheeran wannabe:

And this Gordon Ramsay lookalike who is extremely convincing:

Colin's identical twin still gets our vote though.