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Saturday 21 October 2017

Coens gig was 'a dream come true' for Domhnall

BRENDAN Gleeson's eldest son Domhnall has described working with the Coen brothers as a "dream come true" -- but he insists he has no plans to move to Hollywood.

The 27-year-old spent the summer working with directors Ethan and Joel Coen along with veteran actor Jeff Bridges on a remake of the classic Western, True Grit.

"Working with the Coen brothers was a dream come true, and so was the Harry Potter thing. I worked with the Coen brothers in summertime in America.

"Basically I was working with people who are at the top of their game and that haven't put a foot wrong. I've watched all of their work, and seeing them on set and seeing them doing their thing is incredible.

"When I first met my agent in America and he asked me who would I most like to work with, my first answer was the Coen brothers, and that was four years go. They were at the very top of my list then and I've gotten to work with them now."

Domhnall, who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for his role in The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, has also worked with acting greats such as his father, Cillian Murphy and Sean McGinley.

He will reunite with his dad next year when Brendan will direct a film version of At Swim-Two-Birds, also starring Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Michael Fassbender.

He explained that working with the Coen brothers has been one of his career highlights.

"I'd have killed to work with them then and I'll kill to work with them again."

But, he added: "You fall in love with everything you do. The first role I played was The Lieutenant Of Inishman and I performed that for a year."

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