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Friday 26 December 2014

The Guard stars battled weather

Brendan Gleeson attended the premiere of The Guard in LA
Brendan Gleeson attended the premiere of The Guard in LA

The cast of new comedy The Guard had to survive "apocalyptic" Irish weather during shooting, according to its star Brendan Gleeson.

And while Brendan at least had some experience of an Irish winter, it came as a shock to his American co-star Don Cheadle.

"When he arrived the weather took over, and it was kind of pretty apocalyptic so I had a lot of fun watching that," Brendan laughed.

The In Bruges actor stars as an Irish policeman forced into an unlikely alliance with FBI agent Cheadle in the film, which was mainly shot on location in the west of the country.

"It was quite a tough schedule so it was kind of work, work, work, there wasn't a huge amount of time for him to acclimatise," Brendan revealed at the film's premiere during the LA Film Festival.

"But it was the worst winter in living memory anyway, so we were all having problems acclimatising. It was a great laugh."

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