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Colin Farrell held bizarre party for Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson

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Nov 29, 2013 | 7:34am EST

Actor Colin Farrell threw a bizarre dinner party for his Saving Mr. Banks co-stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson - the evening's entertainment was a screening of kids' classic Mary Poppins. The Irishman plays an alcoholic father in the new comedy, which tells the story of Mary Poppins writer P. L. Travers' meetings with Walt Disney as they planned the movie of her book. Farrell was disappointed to realise he would not be sharing any scenes with Thompson, who plays Travers, or Hanks, who takes the role of Disney, so he invited them to his Los Angeles home for a meal and a viewing of the 1964 musical instead. Farrell tells U.K. chat show host Graham Norton, "I knew I wasn't going to get to work with any of them so threw a dinner party at my house. We all ended up watching Mary Poppins. Everyone was in the living room watching, it was cool. Well maybe not that cool, but it was fun."

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