A-lister spotted in Brisbane Marathon

A Hollywood superstar filming his latest project on the Gold Coast has been spotted getting hot and sweaty, completing a marathon in Brisbane.

Hollywood A-lister Colin Farrell has been spotted running in the Brisbane Marathon over the weekend.

Pat Carroll, who MC’d the event, took to social media to show his followers how close he got to the Miami Vice star.

“Pat just letting you know Colin Farrell is running and doesn’t want any Fan Fair when he is finishing” No worries I said #whenyougetcaughtupinthemoment,” his caption read.

The MC is heard enthusiastically telling the crowd to “give it up for Colin Farrell” in the footage.

“Ladies and gentleman. Colin Farrell is entering the home straight,” Mr Carroll begins.

“He’s crossed the line at the Brisbane Marathon.”

Mr Carroll said Farrell’s security made marathon officials aware that he was participating and asked that it wasn’t made public, that he had somewhere to rest after the event and that there was room for his entourage to stay while they waited for him to finish.

The MC said about eight members of his entourage were waiting around the finish line, which was where he also spotted Viggo Mortensen, known for playing Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

“They had an Irish flag and went to cheer him on as he came across the finish line,” Mr Carroll told NCA NewsWire.

“I was talking to his 24/7 security guard while he’s been in Australia. and I asked if we could go a bit crazy when he came down the finish line and he said: ‘okay’ so that’s why we gave him a bit of a reception as he came down the home straight.”

Mr Carroll said fellow MC Mark Laforest walked up to the celebrity and asked him if he wanted to chat.

“His exact words were: ‘Nah, I’m knackered’, which is understandable when you’ve just run a marathon,” he said.

“A lot of people got pretty excited. The place came alive.

“His security guard told me he’d only been running for three months in preparation so it’s not a bad effort … and he did finish running and he looked good as he came down the line.”

Farrell wore a black fitted running singlet with an Irish flag printed in the top corner, with black shorts and socks.

He finished the marathon in just over three hours and 54 minutes, coming in as the 222nd person to cross the line out of 683 participants.

The race was run through the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

The Irish Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor is filming Thirteen Lives on the Gold Coast – a movie about Thailand’s 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue where a group of young boys and their soccer coach were trapped in the underground cave for 18 days.

It also features Viggo Mortensen and Aussie Joel Edgerton, who has featured in Star Wars and The Great Gatsby.

Ron Howard is directing the movie and Brian Grazer is producing.

Farrell has also starred in The Gentlemen and Disney’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo, and will be seen as The Penguin in the 2022 release of The Batman, which is post-production.

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