The actor Josh Hartnett, possibly more famous for the bevy of Hollywood beauties he’s dated (including Scarlett Johansson) as opposed to his screen roles (Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor), is headed to Ireland at the end of the month to take part in the annual Irish Film and Television Awards ceremony in Dublin.
It won’t be Hartnett’s first time on Irish soil. His father is Irish American, and Hartnett told the Sunday World he’s been to the country many times before.
"I've been to the south west coast a few times because that's where my family is from originally, around the Dingle Peninsula," he said. "My father is half Irish and I've spent quite a bit of time in Ireland.”
According to the World, Hartnett will mix a bit of business with pleasure during his time in Dublin, meeting with film executives about film projects possibly based in Ireland.
The awards ceremony is set for February 20. Among those nominated are the usual suspects, including Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan, and international stars such as Robert Downey Junior and Meryl Streep.
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