Another Hollywood movie legend set for Leeds visit

Al Pacino. Pic: AP.
Al Pacino. Pic: AP.
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HOLLYWOOD icon Al Pacino has said he’ll never pen an autobiography.

But movie fans in Leeds can hear his stories first-hand when the Scarface star visits the city in April.

The Godfather actor is one of a string of A-list celebrities to visit the region in recent months.

Last week action hero Sylvester Stallone was in Castleford to shoot an advert for bread company Warburtons.

And back in November, Leeds played host to Terminator legend Arnold Scwarzennegger at a black tie event at Elland Road’s Centenary Pavilion, presented by TV personality Jonathan Ross.

Organisers of the Arnie event have now bagged movie legend Pacino, who will visit the same venue on Saturday April 18.

Speaking ahead of his upcoming visit, Pacino said: “I am really looking forward to once again meeting the fans from the UK, but this time the fans from the north.

“I love Yorkshire and Leeds is a fantastic city.

“I can’t wait to share untold stories with my fans in this intimate setting.”

This is the first time Pacino will host a dinner of this kind in the UK.

Stephen Oleksewycz, managing director at Olexyfresh Promotions, which organised the event, said: “There’s Hollywood legends and then there’s Al Pacino.

“He is one of the world’s greatest actors with a career that has seen him in front of and behind the camera, as well as on the stages of Broadway.

“Pacino has already stated that he will never write an autobiography, so this event is a very rare opportunity to hear directly from the star on his life and his outstanding movie career.”

Tickets for ‘An Evening with Pacino’ start at £150, with a personal meet and greet with the actor fetching up to a budget-busting £2,000.

A charity auction will also be held, with items including a framed gun from Scarface and paintings of scenes from The Godfather.

A percentage of the profits from auction will go to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.