Ireland is going all Hollywood on Sunday when Daniel Day Lewis comes to town with his Lincoln family, and Hollywood legends, Steven Spielberg and Sally Field.
Golden Globe winner Daniel Day Lewis is getting into the spirit of The Gathering Ireland 2013, by bringing the Hollywood legends back home with him to attend the charity Irish premiere of Lincoln. This Gathering event is being held in aid of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation.
According to rte.ie/ten Day-Lewis (who on Sunday won a Golden Globe for his performance in the film, and has also been nominated for an Oscar for the same role) said, “I would like to offer my support and encouragement for the Gathering this year. What better moment than this, for all those with Irish roots and connections throughout the world, to visit and revisit Ireland. By answering that whisper in the blood and returning to the source, they shall also be investing in the future of this uniquely magnificent country.”
The Gathering Ireland 2013’s Project Director, Jim Miley, also told rte.ie/ten, “We are delighted to offer our support to this special Gathering and we warmly welcome Daniel Day-Lewis and his Lincoln colleagues to Dublin. It is our hope that this weekend’s premier will shine an international spotlight on a very special Irish Gathering.”
This is very exciting news! I can’t remember the last time such big names were in town at the same time!
If you can’t make it to Sunday’s premiere of Lincoln, you can see it in cinemas from 25th January.