US TV star Eoin melts Anya’s heart

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - OUT AND ABOUT -

WITH a role as a dishy medic on NBC’s The Night Shift, Howth na­tive Eoin Macken is forg­ing a rep­u­ta­tion state­side as a Celtic-tinged Dr McDreamy.

But hav­ing popped the ques­tion to actress girl­friend Anya Tay­lor-Joy in Ice­land, the Dubliner is of­fi­cially Mr Be­trothed.

Macken pro­posed to Bri­tish-Amer­i­can actress Anya, 21, and was de­lighted when she said yes. The pair have been dat­ing for a cou­ple of years.

For­mer Fair City ac­tor Macken, 34, is based in the US, where his turn as a for­mer army doc­tor ad­just­ing to civil­ian life in a busy ER depart­ment has been a hit. The for­mer UCD stu­dent has also turned his hand to writ­ing, with his sec­ond novel, Hunter And The Grape, due out next month.

Macken, 34, has been dat­ing Anya, pic­tured with Macken, right, for a cou­ple of years.

Anya, who lived in Ar­gentina as a child and spoke only Span­ish un­til the age of six, is mak­ing waves in the act­ing world her­self, and was nom­i­nated for a Bafta Rising Star award ear­lier this year. She had a prom­i­nent role in Vikram Gandhi’s Barry, a movie based on the life of a young Barack Obama.

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