ACTOR MICHAEL Fassbender gave staff and students the surprise of a lifetime as he unexpectedly visited a school in County Kerry.
The X Men and Inglorious Basterds The star is world famous, but his acting career began in the town of Killarney, County Kerry, where he moved with his Irish mother and German father at the age of two.
As Kerry is a heavily Gaeltacht county, Fassbender is fluent in Irish, in part thanks to his high school education at St Brendan’s College in Killarney – and on Tuesday he dropped by to say hello.
The transition year students received a special gift: a performance workshop from an award-winning actor, who first rose to prominence as Bobby Sands in Hunger before gaining worldwide recognition for his role in 300.
The school took to social media to thank Fassbender for making the surprise visit, writing: “Transition year students today received a drama workshop from former student and Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender .
“The students really enjoyed the workshop.
Pictures shared by the school show TY students – and Fassbender himself – performing a number of scenes, including one clearly inspired by Michelangelo’s masterpiece The creation of Adam– you can check out the images below.
Transition Year students today received a drama workshop from former student and Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender. The students really enjoyed the workshop. pic.twitter.com/VYjg2D2HqR
– St Brendan College (@thesemkillarney) September 28, 2021
According to RTÉ News, Fassbender last visited his old high school in 2019, as he traveled to Killarney for the annual Lakes Rally.
He said at the time that it was “an honor to come back and chat” with young people attending his alma mater.