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'trusty steed' Actor Patrick Dempsey grins as he takes selfie with a donkey while filming in Ireland

In an Instagram post, the actor donned a flat cap and took a selfie grinning as he stood in the rain next to a donkey.

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Actor Patrick Dempsey is making himself at home in Ireland and has introduced himself to some of the locals.

The 55-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star is in the country to film the blockbuster Disney production Disenchanted with Hollywood actress Amy Adams this summer.

And 'Dr McDreamy' has been documenting his adventures on the Emerald Isle on Instagram since his arrival, sharing snaps of his walking trails in the Irish countryside.

Now, Dempsey has revealed that he has been mingling with some of the residents of Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow – the non-human ones at least.

In an Instagram post, the actor donned a flat cap and took a selfie grinning as he stood in the rain next to a donkey.

He captioned the post: “My new trusty steed” and shared it online with his 6.1 million followers.

Dempsey’s donkey selfie is the latest in a series of posts since he landed in Ireland at the beginning of the month.

He shared a photo last week with some sheep grazing in a field and before that, he uploaded a photo from one of his walks and simply said: “Ireland!”

His co-star Amy Adams has also taken to social media since arriving in Ireland ahead of filming.

In a video, she said: “I am in Ireland where I am getting ready to start filming on the sequel to Enchanted, which I am very excited about.”

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Filming of Disenchanted is due to begin this week. It is the much-anticipated sequel to Disney’s 2007 romantic comedy Enchanted, which starred Adams as princess-to-be Giselle and Dempsey as divorce attorney Robert.

James Marsden will be returning as Prince Edward, and Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jayma Mays are also billed to star in the movie, alongside Irish actors and dancers following major casting calls here earlier this year.

Filming will take place this summer in locations including Dundalk, Dublin city, Enniskerry, Greystones, and the RDS.

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