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Dennis Quaid apologises to Saoirse Ronan for 'Sheesha' moment

Hollywood star Dennis Quaid has apologised to Irish actress Saoirse Ronan for mispronouncing her name while announcing the 2016 Golden Globe nominees.

The actor (63) was tasked with revealing the nominees for last year's prestigious awards, in which Saoirse (23) was shortlisted for Best Actress for her role in Brooklyn - alongside Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander.

Unfortunately Dennis was not familiar with the pronunciation of the Irish name and went on to reveal 'Sheesha'  has been nominated - much to the amusement of the actress's fans.

He made amends on Wednesday while speaking to Today FM's Ian Dempsey, declaring: "I apologise!"

"It's alright.  We've dined out on it over here," laughed Dempsey.

During his chat with the radio host Dennis revealed his family are actually from Limerick - perhaps making his previous slip-up even more hilarious.

The actor is currently promoting his latest film A Dog's Purpose.

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