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Sienna Miller. Photo: PA Wire

Sienna Miller. Photo: PA Wire

Sienna Miller. Photo: PA Wire

ACTRESS Sienna Miller is to spend the majority of her summer on Irish shores.

The 32-year-old has been lined-up to shoot two movies here over the coming months.

She will play female lead Lady Susan Vernon in the period comedy Love and Friendship, based on Jane Austen’s short novel Lady Susan.

It is expected to start filming in the coming weeks in the Irish countryside.

And blonde beauty Miller is also teaming up with silver screen veteran Jeremy Irons at the beginning of July to begin working on High Rise.

It will see the mum-of-one reunite with Oscar winner Irons on a project for the first time since they made Casanova with the late Heath Ledger in 2005.

Directed by Ben Wheatley, High Rise centres around a new residential tower built on the eve of Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power, at the site of what would soon become the world’s financial hub. It is based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.

Tom Hiddleston completes the cast list and the story shows his character Robert Laing, a young doctor, becoming seduced by the high rise and its creator, architect Anthony Royal - played by Irons. Miller will portray Irons’s on-screen aide Charlotte.

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The movie will be shot in Northern Ireland. Several locations in Co Down have already been picked out by the crew.

Returning to work following a 12-month break to spend time with her daughter Marlowe and her partner Tom Sturridge, Miller has been very busy in front of the cameras lately.

She is currently working in the US on American Sniper with Bradley Cooper.

No doubt the model and fashion designer will be on the hunt for a suitable base for when she arrives in Ireland shortly.

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