Pure Ge­nius

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Movie fans know him as “that guy” from Ju­lia Roberts’ movie My Best Friend’s Wed­ding (1997), but Der­mot Mul­roney is hold­ing his own in lead­ing man roles. Like in med drama Pure Ge­nius (20162017). He’s tak­ing on the role of Chief Of Surgery Dr Wal­ter Wal­lace and be­ing stern is some­thing he knows all about…

1 “My dad [Michael] was a law pro

fes­sor. Al­ways up­right, strict and strong,” says the 53-year-old. “My mom [Ellen] was the fun one – and she got me into act­ing in el­e­men­tary school.”

2 He’s more of a Western fan than

of dra­mas – he played “Dirty Steve” in 1988 cow­boy movie Young Guns with Char­lie Sheen and Kiefer Suther­land, adding, “I don’t like horses!”

3 What he does like is the cello – he’s

played since he was seven and was part of the or­ches­tra scor­ing 2013’s sci-fi movie Star Trek: Into Dark­ness, as well as 2016’s Star Wars: Rogue One.

4 Un­like many celebs, Der­mot’s love

life has been more or less sta­ble. He was mar­ried to ac­tress Cather­ine Keener from 1990 to 2007 and they have 18-year-old son Clyde. He mar­ried Ital­ian cin­e­matog­ra­phy-agent sec­ond wife Tharita Ce­sa­roni (44) in 2008 and they have two daugh­ters, Sally and Ma­bel Ray, who’re both un­der 10.

5 As for his act­ing bestie, “Easy – it’s

Ju­lia,” he says. “I’d never seen any of her movies be­fore we worked to­gether but we just clicked. And I like her more be­cause her son plays cello.”

6 And he’s never thought about

plas­tic surgery to fix the scar un­der his right nos­tril. “I fell on glass [aged 3], so it’s been with me my whole life. It’s part of me and while Dr Wal­lace could fix it, I’m pretty happy with it. It’s where it’s meant to be,” Der­mot says.

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