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Russell Crowe and Alan Rickman To Attend Dublin Film Festival

February 25th, 2015 by Andrew McCarroll Comments


Maximus, Hans Gruber, Mary Poppins, Hamlet and Barry Lyndon will all be in attendance at this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys made the announcement today that the Festival, which takes place from 19th – 29th March would be welcoming among others Russell Crowe, Kenneth Branagh, Alan Rickman, Julie Andrews, Ryan O’Neal, Danny Huston, Will Poulter and Kim Cattrall.

Branagh will be showing his live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. While Julie Andrews will attend a special screening of The Sound of Music. Both will also be honored with the VOLTA award for their contribution to cinema.

Crowe will be premiering his directorial debut The Water Diviner in which he also stars alongside Jai Courtney and Olga Kurylenko. Alan Rickman stars as King Louis XIV in A Little Chaos with Stanley Tucci and Kate Winslet rounding out a stellar cast.

The festival will host over 130 movies across 11 days and several locations with a number of special events including a special Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. There will also be my annual festival highpoint of the Secret Film screening, previous films shown include European premiers of Starsky & Hutch, Muppets Most Wanted and 300.

The full programme will be available to view from the festival website from 7.30pm tonight along with online booking open on 25th February.

Andrew McCarroll never quite built on the dizzying career heights that he hit at 6 years old, when as a member of the “Ghostbusters” he would charge his neighbours to remove any unwanted spectres. Now retired from slaying spooks, he spends his time obsessing over superheroes (especially Batman) and devouring shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Archer in a manner that would make Galactus proud. You can follow his rants on twitter @andymc1983