Emer McLysaght: When the stars come to town, all bets are off

Nothing sparks a small Irish town into life quicker than the arrival of a few Hollywood A-listers to shoot their latest movie

30th May, 2021
Emer McLysaght: When the stars come to town, all bets are off
Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey in Enchanted: their arrival in Ireland to film the sequel has predictably caused a stir

“McDreamy, fancy a cuddle?” This was the offer festooned on the back of a billboard truck, trundling around the outskirts of Dublin recently, in an effort to catch the eye of Patrick Dempsey. The American actor, best known for his role as Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd on medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, is in Ireland to film the Disney movie Disenchanted.

The billboard wasn’t the work of an eager fan –...

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