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Last summer, the entire country fell in love with two cheeky Corkonian rowers, better know as the O'Donovan brothers.

Olympic silver medalists, Gary and Paul, captured the hearts of the nation with their quick wit and epic one-liners, and it looks like we're no the only ones who fell for their undeniable charm.

Scottish actor, James McAvoy, has said he'd love to play the role of one of the O'Donovan brothers in a movie about their lives, adding that Micheal Fassbender could play the other brother.

James has been a fan of the rowers ever since they appeared together on the Graham Norton Show last December.

Speaking to The Sun, the X-Men star said their story has everything it needs to be a success.

"We’ve been looking to do something else together that has heart, has action, has suspense, has comedy, has Olympic medals. It’s a no-brainer," he said.

"I was just mesmerised by the O’Donovans. They sat on that couch and commanded focus. They were the funniest, coolest guys and just by being themselves, they sort of won over the world. And even though yes, they are much younger than us, that’s what make-up and CGI magic is for."

But what about the West Cork brogue?

Well, according to James that wouldn't be a problem. He reckons he could master the unique O'Dovovan twang thanks to his own Scottish accent.

"They’re of the same family of Celtic sounds. Michael [Fassbender] has the upper hand, but I could handle it."

Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but we're willing to bet good money that this would be one of the most charming and funny Irish films of all time. 



There's nothing like heading home for a celebration to bring out the divilment in most of us.

While we're all busy pretending to be grown ups in the big smoke by picking up a matcha green tea latte after a Saturday morning Pilates class, we need only get a whiff of our old local to revert to our old ways.

And it looks like Michael Fassbender is no different.

While at home in Killarney to receive his induction into the Order of Inisfallen, the Hollywood star celebrated the honour by dropping the formalities of the red carpet and channelling his inner Elvis.

Giving it absolute socks to Suspicious Minds in the Europe Hotel, this lad wasn't sitting back down until he was good and ready.




Assassin's Creed may not be up to everyone's taste, but one look at this trailer and you'll be totally sucked in.

Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch in the movie and he certainly doesn't disappoint as the hero in the flick.

Taking inspiration from the popular video game, Callum is thrown into a strange universe where he has to explore the memories of his ancestor Aguilar, and in time gains the skills of a Master Assassin.

The movie doesn't hit cinemas until December 30 of this year, but we say it'll be worth the wait. Plus, Michael looks great in it, so what more could you want?!


The trailer for Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander's upcoming flick The Light Between Oceans has just been dropped and it looks all kinds of devastating. 

The movie follows a young couple who find a baby who has washed up on the beach outside of their home.

The couple decide to adopt the child and raise it as their own. 

The Irish actor met the stunning Alicia on the set of this movie and it seems that the notoriously private pair have really hit it off. 

The couple made headlines earlier this month when they refused to show affection when targeted by a kiss cam at the BAFTA's but sure we all know Michael is just a bit shy. 

The pair are on a whirlwind press stint as they are both nominated for Oscars this weekend. 

Michael is up for his turn in the film Steve Jobs while Alicia got the nod for her role opposite Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne in the Danish Girl. 

Watch the heartbreaking trailer below: 



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.



Yep, the X-Men movies just keep on coming.

The new instalment of the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse isn't out until May 2016, but the first trailer just got dropped, and it's as exciting as ever. 

Jennifer Lawrence is back as Mystique, along with her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult as Beast and Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as Magneto and Charles Xavier.

But also look for a little Game of Thrones surprise (Eek!):



As we come to the end of the year, many of us are very aware that we are about to head into awards season. 

While we don't know who is going to come out with an Oscar at the end of it, the nominees for the earlier awards such as the SAGs and the Golden Globes usually give a pretty good indication of who will at least be nominated, if not outright win. 

The Golden Globes have just released their list of nominees and two Irish heavyweights are set to contend in both the Lead Actor and Lead Actress categories.

And well, we obviously think they both should win. 

It's no surprise that Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for her leading role in the epic Brooklyn which has received rave reviews as well as a serious Oscar buzz since it's release last month.

And we all know that Americans love the Irish so fingers crossed. 

Saoirse will be competing against Cate Blanchett who starred in Carol and Brie Larson who is the lead in Lenny Abrahamson's upcoming flick, Room.

Michael Fassbender has also been nominated for a Globe for his role as the titular character in the equally well received biopic, Steve Jobs. 

Michael will be competing with the likes of Leonardo di Caprio for the Revenant and Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne who starred in The Danish Girl. 

So yeah, stiff competition in both categories but then again, no one else has the luck of the Irish. 

The Irish directed Room itself is set to do very big things this awards season. Lenny Abrahamson's highly anticipated flick is up for three awards at the Globes including best Drama, Screenplay and Best Actress. 

And the luck of the Irish does not end there. 

Up and coming Irish actress Caitriona Balfe has also received a nomination for her role in the American-British TV series, Outlander. 

So yeah, if not one award goes to an Irish person this awards season, we will eat our caps. 

Other notable nominees include Jennifer Lawrence for her role in Joy, Orange is the New Black for best television series and Amy Schumer for Trainwreck


He might be an Oscar-nominated actor with a string of model girlfriends these days, but rewind ten years and Michael Fassbender wasn't quite so widely known.

Two years before 300 and four before Hunger, the Kerry native was making a name for himself as "the fella who jumped into the sea" in a VERY well-known Guinness ad.

It's been 11 years since the ad was released on Irish TV, but it popped up on Reddit this week and gave us all a serious dose of nostalgia.

In case you don't recall Michael's Guinness debut, he has an argument with his bestie and decides he needs to make his way to New York to say he's sorry (and buy him a round).

The Cliffs of Moher, Times Square and even that road ball sculpture on the Naas Rd all feature, set to the soundtrack of that oh-so Irish pop song, Mic Christopher's Heyday.

Watch it and prepare to feel a lot of love for Ireland and its most attractive export… we're talking about Guinness, of course.



Two years ago Ashton Kutcher took on the role of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Unfortunately, not many critics had praise for the film or his portrayal of the tech-giant. E! News said it was an "unsatisfying portrayal of an icon who deserved better."

Now Michael Fassbender is taking on the role in Steve Jobs, the biopic directed by Danny Boyle. 

Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs in Universal's film to be released in October.

The film, and Michael's performance, has been the subject of much buzz already. At a recent press conference in New York, the Michael, 38, was asked about what kind of work he put into preparing for the role.

The German-Irish actor admitted that he knew very little about Jobs or technology in general before the project. 

"I'm not very interested in technology. I use it pretty poorly. So everything was new to me to be honest."

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in the Universal film.

The actor, who apparently opts not to use a smartphone, also revealed that he was not the first choice to play the part:

“Obviously I don’t look anything like Steve Jobs. That was the first thing I said to Danny. I said: ‘Christian Bale looks a lot more like Steve Jobs than me.’”

Christian Bale was actually supposedly the first actor to be offered the role. 

So, how did Michael prepare himself to take on such a well-known figure? The Guardian reports that a 'smirking' Michael informed the press: "I studied Ashton Kutcher."

Although, Steve Wozniack, the Apple co-founder told Deadline:

"I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others…not actors playing them."

So perhaps Ashton's performance did give Michael some clues after all? 



While London usually nabs all the best and biggest movie events – a host of stars went north to Edinburgh yesterday for the glitzy, red-carpet premiere of Macbeth.

Unsurprisingly, handsome Irish lads Michael Fassbender and Jack Reynor were suited and booted, looking particularly dapper for the occasion.

However, (and while yes, we're certainly impressed with the film's leading males), it has to be noted that Jack's model fiancee very possibly stole the show. 

Donning a dramatic fur and leather collared gown, Madeline Mulqueen, 25, ensured that all eyes were on her as she posed up for the waiting photographers.

Earlier in the day the Limerick-native had taken to Instagram to share a snap of her stunning red-carpet make-up.

Then last night she shared a second adorable picture of her and Jack, 23, gazing at one-another along with the caption: "Couldn't be more proud of this man."


Premiere time!

A photo posted by Madeline Mulqueen (@madelinemodel) on

Meanwhile, speaking to the waiting media, Kerryman Mr Fassbender revealed that he was delighted to be in Scotland: "We were lucky enough to film a bit up here and I was here in 2006 doing a play at the Fringe Festival so I love being back.

"I love the city – its architecture and the really great people," he added.

Earlier in the day, Michael, Jack and the rest of the Macbeth cast – which includes Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, and The Great Gatsby’s Elizabeth Debicki as Lady Macduff – had stepped out for a photo call at Edinburgh Castle.

Last week, Mr Reynor, who plays Malcolm in the movie, revealed: "I don't have a huge role in this film, but it was great to just be on that set and observe these incredible actors," he said, in particular referring to 38-year-old Mr Fassbender.

"Michael has got great charisma and he's a brilliant actor. We had some great career conversations, and he's certainly full of great advice.

"I'm looking forward to grabbing a pint with him soon."



Michael Fassbender is back on the market after ending his nine-month relationship with actress Alicia Vikander.

The Irish actor first met Alicia on the set of their 2014 film The Light Between Oceans, and he sparked up a romance with her soon after

First appearing publicly as a couple at the Monaco Grand Prix back in May, the pair looked smitten with one another. However it seems things weren't meant to be, with a source confirming to Us Weekly that the star couple have indeed split.

Despite having a string of girlfriends over the last couple of years – among them his X-Men co-star Zoe Kravitz and his Shame co-star Nicole Beharie – Michael has yet to find a long-term love.

Speaking about his relationship woes, the X-Men: First Class lead said he was simply too focused on his career to maintain a fulfilling relationship.

"I'm kind of selfish with the hours that I put into the work," he told GQ magazine in 2013.

"I think the longest relationship that I’ve been in was two years… I started doing this [acting] when I was 17, so I guess in my dating, adult life, that kind of covers it."

But there's no shortage of potential matches for Michael, it seems. The actor admits that becoming famous has made it far easier to approach women. 

"You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl.

"She's all of a sudden more interested in me. I know that, like, three years ago, she would’ve walked away after two sentences left my mouth."

Well, at least he's honest…



Not too long ago it appeared that ladies (and possibly some men) the world over were completely infatuated with none other than ourselves.

Actually, to be totally truthful, it’s the Irish men they fancy. A dating and travel website, MissTravel.com has even recorded Irish lads to be the best looking in the world.

Well, tell us something we don’t know. If you haven’t exactly been feeling the love for the home grown talent lately, allow us to refresh your memories.

We gathered up a list of Ireland’s most eligible bachelors.


Micheal Fassbender

The Kerry-native is a BIG hit in Hollywood. We’re not all that surprised, what a lovely smile you have got there Michael.


Niall Horan

Our most favourite member of 1D. Seeing one of them is already set for fatherhood, it’s only a matter of time before the rest follow suit so we better get to tweeting this Mullingar guy soon.


Domhnall Gleeson

The 32-year old is not just a one trick pony; he writes, acts and directs. Bonus points for being besties with Brad and Angelina.



That album; that guitar; THAT voice. Need we say anymore? Nope, didn’t think so.


Cian Healy

Not just a rugby player either. He also loves dogs and he's a DJ.


Rory McIlroy

The Co. Down local spent 93 weeks as the world's number one ranked professional golfer. That's an awful lot trips to Dubai, and Florida, FYI.


Dave Kearney

Brother Rob might get more attention, but we reckon Leinster star Dave is every bit as desirable. He seems to hold babies well too. #swoon