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'We had such a good time filming Pixie in Belfast': Star Ben Hardy on working with Alec Baldwin and nailing an Irish accent

Comedy drama Pixie, released next week, was filmed in Northern Ireland last year. Star Ben Hardy tells Claire O'Boyle about his experiences, working with Alec Baldwin and how he's adapted to pandemic times

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Rising stars: from left, actors Ben Hardy, Olivia Cooke and Daryl McCormack in new film Pixie

Rising stars: from left, actors Ben Hardy, Olivia Cooke and Daryl McCormack in new film Pixie

Olivia Cooke

Olivia Cooke

Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), Peter Beale (Ben Hardy) and Christian Clarke (John Partridge) as filming took place for Lucy Beale's funeral

Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), Peter Beale (Ben Hardy) and Christian Clarke (John Partridge) as filming took place for Lucy Beale's funeral

A scene from Pixie

A scene from Pixie

Ben Hardy

Ben Hardy

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Rising stars: from left, actors Ben Hardy, Olivia Cooke and Daryl McCormack in new film Pixie

We're no strangers to all-star line-ups here in Belfast - but even by our standards, the cast of new movie Pixie is a strong one.

The comedy heist, due for release in cinemas next week, was shot around the city over seven weeks last year and stars everyone from Alec Baldwin and Colm Meaney to Dylan Moran, and Vanity Fair's Olivia Cooke in the title role.

Actor Ben Hardy - who shot to fame in Eastenders before making the leap to Hollywood with X Men: Apocalypse - plays Frank, one of Pixie's two sidekicks.