'It really saddens me when I hear Irish people giving out about migrants' - Colm Meaney

He’s lived in LA for decades while making a name for himself in Hollywood, but Colm Meaney is back on home soil (sort of) for the culture-clash comedy Halal Daddy, writes John Maguire

9th July, 2017
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Colm Meaney: ‘It’s not that we lack empathy, but we have to open ourselves up to the reality of immigration and educate ourselves about different cultures’ Pic: Andrew H Walker/ Variety/REX

Just how much of a Dub is Colm Meaney? “I’d never been to Sligo before,” he says down the phone from his home in Los Angeles, where he has lived half the year since the late 1980s. He spends the other six months on the island of Mallorca with his French wife Ines Glorian and their teenage daughter, and has circumnavigated the world for the last 40 years as a film, television and stage actor....

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