Esther McCarthy talks Cinderella with Kenneth Branagh

Esther McCarthy talks Cinderella with Kenneth Branagh

Irish-born actor Kenneth Branagh has a major hit on his hands with his new movie, Cinderella.

The live-action version of the epic fairytale has already been a smash in the US and opens in Irish cinemas this weekend. 

This week Branagh  -  who directs the film  -  attended its premiere as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, which continues until Sunday March 29.

The star talked about adapting this story for the big screen, his affection for Dublin and the challenge of co-ordinating 500 corset-wearing extras for the big ballroom scene.  

The Festival continues this week and has seen several high-profile guests jet into the Capital including Russell Crowe, Robert Sheehan and Kim Cattrall. It will end with Julie Andrews in attendance for an anniversary celebration of The Sound of Music on Sunday. 

Festival highlights this weekend include Irish film  We Are Young, We Are Strong (Friday 27th March in Cineworld at 6.00pm) Melbourne (Friday 27 March at 6.00pm) and Bertolucci On Bertolucci (Friday 27 March, Screen at 6.45pm) Return To Ithaca in Screen Cinema (Friday 27 March at 9.15pm) andThe Last Man On The Moon in Savoy (Sunday at 2pm).

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is Irelands premier feature film festival taking place each year in March.

Disney’s Cinderella the No.1 US and Global box office smash is released this Friday March 27th