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12 Irish celebrities on their early red carpets compared with now

Let’s just say that the 1990s/2000s were an unforgiving time.

1. Saoirse Ronan

Here’s wee Saoirse attending the Venice Film Festival in 2007.

ITALY VENICE FILM FESTIVAL Source: AP/Press Association Images

And there she is at the Tony Awards last year. Still looking preposterously fresh-faced, we see.

2016 Tony Awards - Arrivals Source: AP/Press Association Images

2. Chris O’Dowd

Here’s baby-faced Chris O’Dowd saluting photographers with a glass of wine at 2006 Brit Awards. Doesn’t he look like he’s about to deliver an ill-advised speech at a wedding?

press room Source: Suzan/allactiondigital.com

And there’s respected actor Chris O’Dowd sporting a jazzy shirt at the Sundance Film Festival a few weeks ago.

2017 Sundance Film Festival - The Incredible Jessica James Portraits Source: Taylor Jewell

3. Ruth Negga

There’s Ruth Negga attending the premiere of Breakfast on Pluto in Dublin’s Savoy Cinema in 2006.

File Photo ruth negga has been Nominated for an Oscar. End. Source: RollingNews.ie

Over ten years later, she’s attending the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon. Just a tad more glamorous then.

89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon - Arrivals Source: Jordan Strauss

4. Jamie Dornan

There’s Jamie Dornan wearing an atrocious pair of jeans and a backwards baseball cap with his former flame Keira Knightley.

'The Jacket' Private Screening - The Rex cinema in Soho Source: PA Archive/PA Images

And here he is rocking a beard at the premiere of Fifty Shades Darker last week. How far he’s come.

LA Premiere of Fifty Shades Darker - Arrivals Source: Jordan Strauss

5. Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson rocked up to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One looking like a member of Razorlight.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiere - London Source: PA Archive/PA Images

Fast forward to 2016 and he looks like a European designer. He’s rocking a scarf and everything.

The Fashion Awards 2016 - London Source: PA Wire/PA Images

6. Colin Farrell

Here’s bad boy Colin Farrell arriving to the premiere of The Recruit with (a) Britney Spears and (b) an unbuttoned shirt.

THE RECRUIT PREMIERE Source: AP/Press Association Images

And here is at last month’s Golden Globes with his Mammy. How times change.

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals Source: Jordan Strauss

7. Cillian Murphy

Here is Cillian Murphy wearing a t-shirt that says, “I’m not a beaver” a the Cannes Film Festival. Very nonchalant, you might say.

The 57th Cannes Film Festival Source: PA Archive/PA Images

And here he is suited up at the premiere of Peaky Blinders back in October.

60th BFI London Film Festival - Free Fire Premiere Source: Ian West

8. Michael Fassbender

There’s Fassy at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Doesn’t he look like a young and trendy TG4 presenter?

France Cannes Fish Tank Photo Call Source: AP/Press Association Images

And here he is over the weekend at the DGA Awards. Suave.

69th Annual DGA Awards - Arrivals Source: Chris Pizzello

9. Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen attending the premiere of Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Once again looking like the lead singer of a 2000s indie band.

Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium Premiere - London Source: PA Archive/PA Images

And there he is at last year’s SAG Awards reppin’ Game of Thrones. No skinny scarf in sight.

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

10. Amy Huberman

There’s ickle Amy Huberman at the opening of Gourmet Burger Kitchen in 2009.

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And there she is at the launch of Striking Out in December 2016. *bows down*

19/12/2016. A photocall and press day to launch th Source: RollingNews.ie

11. James Nesbitt

Oh nothing. Just James Nesbitt 20 years ago.

WAKING NED PREMIERE Source: PA Archive/PA Images

And here he is at the UNICEF UK’s Halloween Ball in 2016. (Couldn’t resist, sorry.)

UNICEF Halloween Ball 2016 - London Source: Dominic Lipinski

12. Graham Norton

Here’s national treasure Graham Norton on the red carpet for the Gaytime TV Awards nominations in 1999. There’s so much happening here.

Gaytime Awards/Norton/4 Source: PA Archive/PA Images

And here he is last month. Damn, Graham. You’re aging like a fine wine.

National Television Awards 2017 - Press Room - London Source: Ian West

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