“You talking to me, love?”
Film legend Robert De Niro gives Halifax a taste of Hollywood on a night out in the West Yorkshire mill town.
The 75-year-old booked out restaurant Ricci’s Place.
Boss Olivia Ricci had kept the visit by the star, whose hits include Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Once Upon a Time in America, a secret.
She said they were asked to cater for him “five or six weeks ago”, adding: “We just said we’ve got a private dinner for a special person. He was very humble and said he loved the food.”
Boss Olivia said the restaurant was asked to cater for ‘a private dinner for a special person’
De Niro later went on to Leeds for an interview on his life and career
- Robert De Niro breaks silence on ‘difficult’ split from wife of 20 years Grace Hightower
De Niro went on to Leeds for an interview on his life and career at the Royal Armouries – where he signed a painting of himself as Taxi Driver psycho Travis Bickle.
He was the second Hollywood star in Yorkshire this month. Former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson visited a gym in Doncaster last week.
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Yesterday, the actor broke his silence for the first time after it was revealed he had split from wife Grace Hightower.
Last week it was reported the star, 75, and his wife of 20 years Grace, 63, had been living apart for some time.
Confirming the split on Tuesday, he said in a statement that it has been a "difficult but constructive process".
Robert split from wife Grace Hightower after 20 years of marriage
The actor shared: "Grace and I have two beautiful children together.
"We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process."
He added in a statement to CNN : "I honour Grace as a wonderful mother and ask for privacy and respect from all as we proceed to develop our roles as partners in parenting."
The couple married in 1997 after they met while Grace was working as a hostess at a Mr. Chow restaurant. It was De Niro’s second marriage.
They share two children Elliott, 20, and Helen Grace, six.