In Belfast for film shoot
Posted at 5:28 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004

By Maureen Coleman
Belfast Telegraph
25 May 2004

X-FILES star Gillian Anderson was today in Belfast preparing to begin filming The Mighty Celt.

The actress, once voted the sexiest women in the world, slipped in unnoticed at Belfast City Airport around lunchtime yesterday, where she was whisked away to meet the movie's production team.

Staff at the airport failed to recognise her as she mingled with other passengers.

The American actress plays the lead female role Kate in the film, alongside newcomer Tyrone McKenna, who plays her teenage son Donal, and award-winning actor Robert Carlyle.

Carlyle, star of Trainspotting and The Full Monty, plays an old family friend called O, who returns home after 15 years abroad.

As the story develops it becomes apparent that Kate and O have a history and after a dramatic revelation, their relationship slowly begins to reignite.

The Mighty Celt, written and directed by Pearse Elliott, is a joint production by Treasure Entertainment and the BBC.

A spokeswoman for Treasure Entertainment said: "Filming has already started and Gillian's scenes get under way this week. We're delighted to have her on board."

The movie will be shot in Belfast over the next five weeks.