X-Men 2 actor comes to Dublin for screening of new film ‘The Escapist’.

Scottish actor Brian Cox (Troy, Running with Scissors, The Bourne Identity) will be in Dublin on Wednesday 11th June to attend a special screening of ‘The Escapist’.

The story: When a man who is serving a life sentence in prison receives a letter informing him that his daughter is critically ill, he decides he must see her before it is too late and concocts an escape plan. He assembles a motley crew of unlikely companions each of whom possesses a special and necessary skill that will help with his far-fetched scheme. Juxtaposing the intricate preparations for the break-out with the actual escape itself, the film becomes an intense, existential drama about every man’s need to free himself from confinement and to redeem himself for past failings.


Directed by Rupert Wyatt, who co-wrote the script with Daniel Hardy, the film was shot in Dublin for four weeks in 2007 and features familiar Dublin landmarks including Connolly Station and Kilmainham Jail.

The film gets its release ‘The Escapist’ through Ireland on the 20 June 2008.