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Colin Farrell will be best man at gay brother’s wedding

Colin Farrell will be best man at gay brother’s wedding

Colin Farrell at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Colin Farrell will be be best man at his brother’s wedding next year once gay marriage legislation is passed.

The Hollywood actor also played best man at his older brother’s civil union ceremony in 2009, but said he regretted not coming back to Ireland to celebrate the gay marriage referendum, which was passed in May.

‘If I’m honest, selfishly I’m sick I wasn’t at home. It nearly took the joy out of it for me,’ he told the Irish Independent.

‘I was happy for everybody else but I was looking at the pictures online of Dublin Castle and was sick. I think in life sometimes you just want to be around good stuff.

‘You want to be around people that are up for the craic and kind, that you feel you can lean into and that you’re OK with them leaning into you.’

His brother Eamon married artist Stephen Mannion in Canada in 2009 but the couple, who helped drum up support for the referendum, also want to have nuptials in Dublin around Christmas 2016.