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Colin makes plans to return home for the premiere of his new movie

GOOD news for fans of Hollywood hunk Colin Farrell. The former hellraiser will be coming back to these shores for another visit in about three weeks time.

The Diary can reveal how he's coming back to Ireland at the start of August in order to lend some A-list star appeal to the Irish premiere of his new flick Total Recall as the red carpet is rolled out for his latest big screen offering. He surprised everyone last week with a flying visit to catch up with his Dublin-based family and friends as he enjoyed a low-key week in the capital city. The dad-of-two was even spotted enjoying a power walk with his sister Claudine along Sandymount Strand as he enjoyed some rare private time.


He also swung by the offices of the National Performing Arts School in Barrow Street, which is co-owned by his brother Eamon, as he gave a masterclass in performing to dozens of delighted youngsters.

The Savoy cinema on O'Connell Street is expected to form the venue for the forthcoming movie premiere, which is due to take place on August 3 and will be the hottest ticket in town next month.

His new flick sees him taking on the lead role of Douglas Quaid, the part made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original 1990 movie.

Speaking about it recently, he said it was quite an experience getting back into the big-budget film genre.

"I found it continuously challenging, not just in a physical way, but in an emotional way and in an intellectual way, and hopefully that comes across," he said.