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Saturday 27 December 2014

Farrell: I wanted more with Crowe

Colin Farrell stars in A New York Winter's Tale
Colin Farrell stars in A New York Winter's Tale

Colin Farrell has said he wanted more scenes with Russell Crowe when they shot A New York Winter's Tale.

The Irish hunk, who plays thief Peter Soames in Akiva Goldsman's fantasy drama, enjoyed tussling and working with the Gladiator star so much that he would have liked more.

"I loved working with him. I wish I had more to do with him. I didn't really have that much to do with him. I wish I had a couple of dialogue scenes with him. You get greedy," he said.

"I have watched Russell's work for years. I have been a huge fan of his so it was nice to get to work with him. We just beat the hell out of one another for a day. He knows his way around a fight scene and is a very physical actor," he added.

Colin's love interest is played by Jessica Brown Findlay, best known for playing Lady Sybil Crawley in ITV period drama Downton Abbey.

"I haven't seen the TV show!" the 38-year-old actor admitted.

"A lot of my friends love it and when we did a press junket in America everyone was bowled over and people were quite nervous about meeting Jessie. They really were. The show is such a phenomenon, obviously, but I hadn't seen it," he added.

:: A New York Winter's Tale is out on Blu-ray and DVD now.

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