AsIAm: Colin Farrell Shares A Treasured Object - The Gloss Magazine

AsIAm: Colin Farrell Shares A Treasured Object

What is precious to you, for one reason or another? What object would you never want to lose? Our treasured possessions are often an expression, sometimes an extension, of our very selves. AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity, has been working on a series of stories of famous people and their special possessions. From Colin Farrell to Sebastian Barry to Rachael Blackmore, (and many more) everyone AsIAm invited to participate entered into the project with gusto, and THE GLOSS is proud to partner with AsIAm and bring you a story a month …

Colin Farrell has had a distinguished career of 20-plus years in film and television. He has recently been seen in writer/director Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin which re-teamed him with the director, and In Bruges co-star Brendan Gleeson. In 2022 he was also seen in Warner Brother’s The Batman for director Matt Reeves and this autumn he can be seen in the spin-off mini-series The Penguin for MAX reprising his role as villain ‘Ozwald Cobb.’ He can also be seen in the new Apple TV+ series Sugar as private detective John Sugar. His past films include the Thirteen Lives for director Ron Howard; The North Water for director Andrew Haigh and A24’s After Yang for director Kogonada. Farrell was born and raised in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland.

A Treasured Bench From The Set of The Banshees of Inisherin

“This bench means a lot to me as a memento from such a special time spent with the most amazing cast and crew, on the Island of Inis Mór in Autumn of 2021. It was placed – and remained for the duration of our time shooting – just outside the cottage that was erected as Siobhán and Pádraic’s house. We were surrounded by such vast yet intimate beauty every day we spent there and in between camera set ups and scene changes, I’d sit on this bench with a cup of tea going over my lines and looking out toward the ancient and majestic stone walled Dún Aonghasa fort which in turn looked out across the Atlantic Ocean. Very happy to give this old bench, with its unknown deep history, a home across the water in Los Angeles. Can’t sit on it anymore though. Like its owner, it’s just getting too old for certain things.”

AsIAm, founded by Adam Harris in 2014, has a vision for Ireland as a place where every Autistic person is accepted “as they are” – equal, valued and respected. AsIAm provides community support through advice, advocacy, support and special interest groups for children and adults with autism. AsIAm provides training programmes in autism awareness and inclusion, and supports businesses to successfully recruit and employ autistic candidates. The charity operates an information line (0818 234 234) and provides support via instant messaging and email (

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