Tv stars were out in force last night to support Rory O’Neil, AKA Panti, at the premiere of Queen of Ireland.
Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton joined Irish stars Lisa Cannon, Angela Scanlon, Katherine Lynch and more for the glamorous red carpet event at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield.
The documentary film at follows Rory’s journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. The film takes us behind the scenes with his alter ego Panti in the year she became the symbol of Ireland’s march towards marriage equality.
Directed by Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings, Deep End Dance) and produced by Blinder Films (Citadel, One Hundred Mornings) the film builds up a multi-faceted picture of a complex and compelling character through behind the scenes footage and interviews with friends, peers and protégés, including Bunny, Tonie Walsh, Shirley Temple Bar, Una Mullally, David Norris, the O’Neill family, the other half of CANDI PANTI, Angelo Pitillo, long time collaborators Niall Sweeney and Philip McMahon.
PICS: Brian McEvoy