Indeed, there is something about his energy that seems to attract the metal of life – intensely good, at times intensely bad, and sometimes a little random.
This is how we end up, standing in the rain, his jacket slung in a gentlemanly fashion over my shoulders, both our left hands on the 'holy book’ of an Indian 'yogi’ who has accosted us outside Farrell’s London hotel during a cigarette break.
In 2015, he starred as Detective Ray Velcoro in the second season of HBO's True Detective, and also starred in the film The Lobster, for which he was nominated for his second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
In 2016, he portrayed Percival Graves in the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Brigid's National School, followed by secondary school at Castleknock College, and then Gormanston College in County Meath.
"It's very expensive and it's the nasal fluid of a dragon and when I finish it I'm going to live forever." He laughs.
"No, it's just celery and kale and ginger and stuff." A few years ago Colin Farrell would no more have been caught drinking a health drink than he would go into a bar and not order a beer.
Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny De Vito, and Eva Green have been confirmed to star in the film alongside newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles.He unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish musical group Boyzone around this time.With his brother's encouragement, he attended the Gaiety School of Acting, dropping out when he was cast as Danny Byrne on Ballykissangel, a BBC drama about a young English priest who becomes part of an Irish rural community. T., the actor starred in an ensemble cast including Samuel L.Yet rehab 10 years ago, seven years of sobriety and five of singledom have not made him anodyne.If he has evolved into a new man through a decade of abstention, he appears to be, in his freewheeling bonhomie at least, refreshingly unchanged.