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Sean Penn celebrates birthday with Bono

Hollywood star Sean Penn enjoyed a blast of Dublin in the rare auld times as he celebrated his 50th birthday with U2's Bono.

The pair paid a visit to O'Donoghue's pub on Dublin's Merrion Row over the weekend where they had a singsong with music legends Finbar Furey and Barney McKenna.

Penn's teenage son Hopper and daughter Dylan were also there to help the star ring in his birthday. A source said: “It was brilliant. All the old Ronnie Drew classics were sung ... everyone sang a song or two, including Bono.”

The stars were later joined by artist Guggi and singer Simon Carmody in La Stampa on Dawson Street.

Bono's daughter Eve Hewson has signed up to play a music fan in a film with Penn.

Eve, a newcomer to the Hollywood scene, will play a gothic-punk-music fan in This Must Be The Place, reported the film trade paper Variety.

Penn plays an ageing rock star who becomes fixated with pursuing the Nazi criminal who tormented his father.

The movie is set to begin filming this month in Ireland and the US.

Belfast Telegraph

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