Downton Abbey star Maggie Smith and Ozarks Laura Linney were spotted at Dublin’s Merrion Hotel on Friday.
The actors, who are starring alongside Kathy Bates in a film partly set in Dublin, were spotted dining at the five-star hotel.
Smith, 87, was seen eating at The Merrion Hotel on Friday night and a source told Independent.ie the meal was a treat. A native of Essex, he has had a glittering acting career spanning eight decades, starring in over 60 films, 70 plays and countless TV shows.
Linney (58) has an acting career that began in the early 90’s and has garnered major roles in movies and TV shows. Linney’s role as the messy Wendy Byrde on Netflix ozark has received critical acclaim.
The actors are believed to be in Dublin to film scenes The Miracle Club alongside Kathy Bates, a film based on three Irish women who travel to Lourdes.
The Miracle Club Directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan, of Ordinary decent criminal and December bride Fame. The film was scheduled to start shooting in April 2021, but no release date has been announced yet.
Bates previously told Ryan Tubridy The Late Late Show that the trio were “very excited” to visit Ireland to film.
“The only catch is that we have to learn the working-class Dublin accent of the 1970s. So this is going to be pretty difficult. I suspect there will be many Irish actresses with knives drawn, waiting for us to make a misstep.”
The stars dined at the five-star hotel’s restaurant, The Garden Room, and chose from a menu of sole, sea bream, duck, steak, lamb and salmon.
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https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/downton-abbeys-maggie-smith-and-ozarks-laura-linney-spotted-in-dublin-hotel-41649629.html Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith and Ozark’s Laura Linney were spotted at a Dublin hotel