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Watch Dis' space Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams staying in plush Ballsbridge hotel while filming Disenchanted

Homeowners move out as Disney's designers sprinkle their fairy dust and Hollywood stars Amy and Patrick enjoy the local attractions

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Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams star in Disenchanted.

Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams star in Disenchanted.

Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams star in Disenchanted.

After spending each day filming the new Disney movie Disenchanted in Ireland Hollywood stars Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams leave their fairytale scenes for the more sedate surroundings of Dublin's plush Intercontinental hotel.

The Sunday World can reveal that the pair are holed up in separate suites in the five-star resort in Ballsbridge, which was previously known as the Four Seasons.

Anyone hoping to spend a night downing pints with 'Dr McDreamy' Dempsey or Amy in the hotel bar this weekend will have to be an essential worker, as hotels don't open to the general public until Wednesday.

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The Intercontinental hotel where Adams and Dempsey are staying

The Intercontinental hotel where Adams and Dempsey are staying

The Intercontinental hotel where Adams and Dempsey are staying

A room can be booked in the hotel from June 2 at a starting price of €340 a-night for most of next month, which may be an option for superfans as the stars are in town for the next several weeks.

Filming in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow is set to kick off for an 11-day period from June 13.

Numerous shops, houses and businesses in Enniskerry have been transformed into magical buildings as part of a Disney wonderland set.

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Enniskerry is turned into a magical land.

Enniskerry is turned into a magical land.

Enniskerry is turned into a magical land.

One of the pubs altered is the Enniskerry Inn, which also provides guest house facilities. It has had a turret fitted to its roofing to give it a medieval style and blend in with the old world feel of the movie.

But its owner has erected a sign outside his premises saying "business as usual", in anticipation of outdoor dining being allowed from Wednesday and indoor hospitality from early July.

We can also disclose that bad weather has interfered with filming at the nearby scenic Powerscourt waterfall.

This is not the first time for Powerscourt waterfall to feature onscreen in a major production as it appeared in the 1981 fantasy film Excalibur, as well as the TV series Vikings.

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Insiders tell us that filming was due there on Friday morning but has had to be postponed until later next week due to torrential rain.

Filming has instead taken place in the last couple of days in Dundalk, where the town's railway station is the primary focus for location scenes.

Dempsey, who won his nickname 'Dr McDreamy' from playing Derek Shepherd, in the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy', was pictured on set at the train station on Friday.

Filming will also take part in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, where a stunning home has been transformed to look like a pink castle will also feature in the flick.

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The transformed house in The Burnaby, in Greystones

The transformed house in The Burnaby, in Greystones

The transformed house in The Burnaby, in Greystones

The house in the upmarket area of The Burnaby has been covered from the roof down with trailing pink flowers and trellis-style foliage.

It is owned by Deirdre (Dott) Brady, and whose late husband Gerry was one of Ireland's top orthopaedic surgeons.

Dott and her daughter Zoe have vacated the house while filming takes place and are being put up by the filmmakers in a nearby hotel.

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The transformed house in The Burnaby, in Greystones

The transformed house in The Burnaby, in Greystones

The transformed house in The Burnaby, in Greystones

Another daughter of Dott's, Angela, is a renowned architect, with businesses in London and Cork, and is amazed at the transformation of the house.

"The whole double-storeyed turret at the front is all new, because there was a single storey extension with a little glass pyramid which I designed and put in two years ago," Angela, a former president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, tells the Sunday World.

"Disney has a great team of designers and they make it look really very real.

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Enniskerry is turned into a magical land.

Enniskerry is turned into a magical land.

Enniskerry is turned into a magical land.

"Zoe has taken little videos for the family to share and there's a wishing well in the back garden that is two metres deep, which is for one of their scenes and it's really beautifully done.

"They've got a moss set and aged it and everything, and put a little turret over it, a bit like the turret at the front.

"They have got thousands or artificial flowers. A few weeks later they just take them all down again.

"She (Dott) wouldn't be able to keep the wishing well, because of insurance reasons. Disney have an agreement to return the house the way it was, which is fair enough as it's a stage set, but it's beautiful made to look real."

Angela adds: "There are several neighbours who have to be put in hotels as when they film at night and you can't have people turning on lights nearby.

"There's great excitement in Greystones about the whole film.

"I'm hoping to come home in a few weeks to see the place for myself, which I'm really looking to seeing the effect of a bit of fairy dust."

During time off on Thursday, Dempsey took a trip to the famous Leo Burdock's chipper in Dublin near Christchurch cathedral.

He captioned his image of the takeaway with some Dublin slang: "Bleedin deadly!"

When he first arrived in Ireland earlier this month, the actor posted images of him roaming the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains, with pictures and footage of sheep and a donkey in the background.

The father-of-three also spent several days in Olivia's Haven, Coleraine, Co. Derry, with its owner Olivia Burns, admitting it was "surreal" going to work and seeing "Dr McDreamy" every day.

Dempsey (55) has also popped up in several other places in Dublin in recent days, posting images of himself in Louis Copeland's tailors on Capel Street and at a Porsche dealership in Charlestown.

He also pictured himself dressed in an Aran sweater made by Inis Meain, raving: "I love being in Ireland and I'm having so much fun working on this film".

It is believed that Amy Adams (46), who previously filmed Leap Year here, may have stayed quarantining in a cottage in Wicklow for several days when she arrived here before checking into the Intercontinental hotel.

The hotel is within walking distance of the RDS in Ballsbridge, which we previously revealed that large parts have been transformed to shoot interior scenes for the movie.

The previous 2007 Disney film Enchanted cost €70m to make and it is believed the Disenchanted is of a similar cost. The last movie took in €280m at the box office.

Disney put out a casting call earlier in the year for trained dancers of all ages, shapes and sizes to participate in the flick, while production will move to LA in August.

The original movie saw Adams play animated princess Giselle, who is transported to real world New York. There, she falls in love with cynical divorce lawyer, Robert Phillip (Dempsey).

Idina Menzel and James Marsden are reprising their roles of Nancy and Prince Edward.

The film is set 10 years after the first movie, with Giselle "finding herself questioning her happy-ever-after life and accidentally triggering events that make everyone's life turn upside down in both the real world and in Andalasia".

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