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Hollywood's finest set to descend on Dublin for the Jameson Film Festival

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A host of Irish and international film stars have been confirmed to be attending the upcoming Jameson Film Festival.

Alan Rickman, Kim Cattrall, Julie Andrews, Kenneth Branagh, Rob Sheean and Russel Crowe are just some of the A-listers who will be attending the show.

The awards show celebrates the best in storytelling and will screen over 130 films over a 10 day period.

Over 60 Irish and international guests will be attending the festival in Dublin.

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One of the major highlights of the programme will be the attendance of three actor-turned directors.

Kenneth Branagh will screen his fairytale Cinderella while Alan Rickman will showcase his period film A Little Chaos.

Meanwhile, Russell Crowe is set to showcase his directorial debut The Water Diviner.

Kenneth Branagh and Julie Andrews will both be honoured with a Volta, an award created by the Festival to celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of film.

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Homegrown talent will  also be showcased in the line up of Irish features.

Gerard Barrett’s GlasslandBrian O’Malley’s Let Us PreyPat Murphy’s Tana BanaIvan Kavanagh’s The CanalConor McMahon’s From The Dark, and Vivienne De Courcy’s Dare to be Wild.

Festival Director Grainne Humphreys is excited about the upcoming events.

“This year’s festival will again celebrate the best of contemporary world cinema, bringing the work of both the established and emerging filmmakers to Dublin over 11 glittering days and nights,” she said.

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“It’s going to be a very special year – we have a dazzling array of films and a guest list which has taken years to assemble.”

The 2015 Jameson Film Festival will take place from March 19-29.