Talented Killarney actor is on the Fass lane to stardom...

A talented Killarney born actor, who made his name in Stephen Spielberg’s hit TV drama Band of Brothers, has become the new public face of Guinness.
The show, which enjoys a primetime Sunday evening slot, has already proved to be a massive hit.

Michael Fassbender is the star of the highly-rated new commercial for the drinks company which has been designed to replace the longrunning "Believe" series featuring another Kerryman, legendary explorer Tom Crean.
Following on from the success of the campaign featuring the Annascaul born Antarctic explorer, Guinness has chosen to continue the Kerry connection with its latest advert.

"The Things That Matter" is the theme of the major new promotion for the brand and Michael Fassbender stars in the first of these series of ads, which is entitled, “Quarrel.

The ad depicts a young man embarking on an epic journey, by land and sea, from his Dublin apartment to a New York bar to apologize to an acquaintance for an earlier dispute.

"The commercial is a striking dramatization of the value the hero places on friendship and the length he is prepared to go to preserve it," Guinness marketing controller Mark Ody told The Kingdom.

The ad was mainly filmed on location in Ireland and stars the Killarney actor who has previously starred in several TV series including Band of Brothers, Holby City and Heart and Bones.

Michael parents, Josef and Adele Fassbender, reside at Dromin, Fossa and own the popular West End House restaurant in Killarney.

Currently based in London, the 26-yearold Kerryman is also currently filming a major new fourpart drama for BBC2 called "Gunpowder, Treason and Plot". Staring alongside such big names as Robert Carlyle, newcomer Michael plays Guy Fawkes in an exciting drama about Mary Queen of Scots, James I and the Gunpowder Plot.

The charismatic Killarney actor was one of the real stars of Stephen Spielberg’s hugely successful WW2 miniseries Band of Brothers. The series, which cost in excess of ¤125 million to make, was one of the most successful TV dramas of all time.

The Kerry actor has also formed his own production company, Peanut productions, and produced, directed and performed in a stage version of the Quentin Tarantino creation Reservoir Dogs.