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Who knew Colin Farrell and Elizabeth Taylor were such close friends? The Irish actor not only attended Elizabeth’s funeral, but also recited a poem during the service.

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Colin’s rep confirmed to E! News that Colin did attend the funeral.

Colin was a “close friend” of Elizabeth, as described during the one-hour service, and recited the poem, “The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo,” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

The poem goes, “How to keep—is there any any, is there none such, nowhere known some, bow or brooch or braid or brace, lace, latch or catch or key to keep back beauty, keep it, beauty, beauty, beauty…from vanishing away?”

“No there’s none, there’s none, o no there’s none, nor can you long be, what you now are, called fair, do what you may do, what, do what you may.”

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How Colin and Elizabeth became such close friends is unclear, but Elizabeth has publicly praised the actor before.

Elizabeth told Harper’s Bazaar, “I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell—  both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range.”

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