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Irish actor Brendan Gleeson tops bill for film festival

By Donna Deeney

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is among the special guests at the Foyle Film Festival, which opens today.

As well as screenings of acclaimed films, the 24th festival also includes a number of workshops and special events throughout Derry.

Screenings begin tonight with the Irish premiere of The Artist in the Omniplex Cinema on the Strand Road.

The contemporary movie pays homage to the Golden Age of silent film and to Tinseltown in the 1920s.

After the screening of his hilarious film The Guard at Strand Road Omniplex on Saturday, Gleeson will be available for a question and answer session.

Also appearing on Saturday is acclaimed Belfast-born writer Terry George, famous for socially aware films such as Hotel Rwanda, In The Name Of The Father and Some Mother's Son.

Booking for all festival films and events (including Omniplex Screenings) can be made at The Nerve Centre box office which is open Monday to Friday, from 9.30pm to 5.30pm.

Alternatively telephone 028 7137 3456/7126 7432/7126 0562.

For further information on the Foyle Film Festival, visit

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