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Mel Gibson Visits Tipperary

Mel Gibson

Ladies make sure you are seated before you read any further. Are you seated comfortably?  O.K. Hollywood star and heart throb Mel Gibson was in Tipperary yesterday and may still be in our midst.

The much loved actor and female icon, who stayed at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin and who is renowned for his direct Irish & Tipperary type no nonsense temperament, was out and about scouting for a suitable location for an up and coming production. Sure where else would you find such natural wild & unspoiled beauty?

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, born 3rd January 1956, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter was born in Peekskill, New York, moving with his parents to Sydney, Australia when he was just 12 years old. He later went on to study acting, qualifing at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Gibson got his breakthrough role as the leather-clad, post-apocalyptic, survivor in George Miller’s “Mad Max.” After appearing in the “Mad Max,” and the “Lethal Weapon,” series, he went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning “Braveheart,” latter which featured a few of our local residents.  In 2004, he directed and produced “The Passion of the Christ,” a film portraying the last hours in the life of Jesus Christ.

So keep your eyes peeled and if you happen to spot him anywhere in the county, do give him a warm Tipperary welcome.

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