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Friday 20 October 2017

Brian Gleeson's new movie is a love letter to his home city

Brian Gleeson and Jessica Pare in Stand By
Brian Gleeson and Jessica Pare in Stand By

Actor Brian Gleeson's new Dublin-set romantic comedy has been described as a love letter to the city.

The Malahide actor (26) stars alongside gorgeous Mad Men actress Jessica Pare in Stand By, which is out next month and the pair make a very cute couple in the newly released trailer.

Gleeson plays Alan, who works with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport.

There he meets an old girlfriend from the States, Alice played by Paré, who is stuck on standby for a flight home to New York.

Seizing his chance, Alan convinces a reluctant Alice to stay just one more night in Dublin.

They have an unforgettable evening together, but time is running out for them.

The film plays host to a legion of Irish stars including Sarah Greene, Stanley Townsend, Barry Keoghan and Ian Lloyd Anderson.

Patrick O'Neill, chief executive of the film's distributor, said there's great chemistry between the two leads and the film is a fresh comedy.

"It's a thoroughly modern romantic comedy and an impressive visual showcase for the youthful, vibrant city that Dublin has become," he said.

Stand By will be released on November 14 and is set to have its world premiere at the upcoming Cork Film Festival which runs from November 7 to 16. Former Love/Hate actor Brian's star is firmly on the rise after recent appearances in TV mini-series Quirke and in Irish comedy, The Stag.

He'll be taking to the stage with his dad Brendan and his brother Domhnall from January 10 to February 8 2015. The Irish acting dynasty will be treading the boards at the Olympia Theatre in The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh.

"To do this with the two lads is now the focus of my year. It will be exhilarating and challenging in equal measure - a special time," his dad Brendan said.

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