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Hollywood pair are powerful ambassadors for us

Editor's Viewpoint

Geographically, Northern Ireland may be an insignificant speck on the world's map. But it is a place which always punches above its weight by some distance. So, we should not be surprised that two film actors from this province, Liam Neeson and Roma Downey, are the main figures in two of the biggest box office movie hits in the US this week.

It doesn't matter that they come from a tiny province – Liam and Roma are major talents. They are A-list figures in Hollywood and we should be immensely proud that Northern Ireland has such powerful ambassadors in a place, and an industry, where personal influence is so important.

Northern Ireland is a burgeoning location for the film industry and with Liam and Roma being such powerful advocates – and examples – we should look forward with confidence to producing our own box office hit.

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