- Title: In Cannes, Colin Farrell and Josh Hartnett condemn Manchester suicide attack
- Date: 23rd May 2017
- Summary: CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 22, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (L-R) ACTOR BARRY KEOGHAN, DIRECTOR YORGOS LANTHIMOS, ACTRESS NICOLE KIDMAN AND ACTOR COLIN FARRELL ON RED CARPET IN CANNES FOR PREMIERE OF 'THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER' VARIOUS OF CAST OF 'THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER' KIDMAN FARRELL CAST AND CREW OF 'THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER' CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) 6 (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, COLIN FARRELL, ASKED ABOUT MANCHESTER SUICIDE ATTACK, SAYING: ''It's hard to see it as an attack against the entertainment industry. It's just, you know, it's an attack against humanity and it's an attack against, against society and it's an attack against the hearts and minds and lives of innocent people. It's just diabolical and it's shocking and it's just about as ugly as it gets. The idea that it was, I don't know how specific and how thought-out the actual, you know, target was with regards to the amount of children that were going to be there, the amount of young adults that were going to be there at something that is a celebration of music and a celebration of coming together in that time time-honored you know historical tradition of enjoying a creative, you know, outlet together as a community, it's just gross and my heart goes to out anyone who was there, anyone who lost anyone there and anyone who suffered through it.'' VARIOUS SECURITY IN CANNES (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, JOSH HARTNETT, ASKED ABOUT MANCHESTER SUICIDE ATTACK, SAYING: ''Well we live part time in London, so my family and I, so it's you know I am not coming to Europe I am coming from London right now to come down here we spent a lot of time in Europe so it's not unusual for me to hear these things that are happening around Europe these days obviously, it's terrifying, Jesus, I had no idea there was such a big bomb that's crazy.'' CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 21, 2017) (REUTERS) RUNWAY/ PEOPLE SEATED AT FASHION FOR RELIEF F1 DRIVER LEWIS HAMILTON RUNWAY CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF THE CARLTON HOTEL VARIOUS 'CARS 3' DISPLAY WOMAN TAKING PICTURE DISPLAY WOMAN TAKING PICTURE AND DISPLAY
- Embargoed: 6th June 2017 14:06
- Keywords: film festival Cannes attack Manchester
- Location: CANNES, FRANCE
- City: CANNES, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Arts / Culture / Entertainment,International/National Security,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I27W3X
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Actor Colin Farrell called the Manchester suicide attack "an attack against humanity" while promoting one of his new films at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
Speaking to Reuters on Tuesday (May 23) along with his co-star Barry Keoghan in 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer', the actor responded strongly to the attack saying:
''It's an attack against the hearts and minds and lives of innocent people. It's just diabolical and it's shocking and it's just about as ugly as it gets.''
Meanwhile American actor Josh Harnett, who has a home in London, was at first unaware of the bomb attack. After learning about it, he said:
"It's not unusual for me to hear these things that are happening around Europe these days obviously it's terrifying."
Filmmakers and fans at Cannes will hold a minute's silence on Tuesday for the victims of the Manchester bombing, condemned by the film festival's organizers as an "attack on culture, youth and joyfulness".
Meanwhile a promotional event involving Lewis Hamilton for Disney Pixar's "Cars 3" has been cancelled "in the wake of last night's tragic attack, and out of respect for the casualties and all of those impacted," according to the publicist.
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