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Author: Stefan Pape
Whether you’re a fan of golf or not, there’s a sense of tradition to the sport, a social element that derives from playing, and one heightened by watching and conversing amongst likeminded friends, celebrating a game that has existed for centuries – and thrives in that very knowledge. In Tommy’s Honour that same sense of ritualism is projected onto our protagonists, as we examine a captivating father-son dynamic, and how rules and traditions are not only passed down through sport, but through family.
Directed by Jason Connery, Tommy’s Honour begins as a journalist from London interrupts the elderly Tom Morris (Peter Mullan) during an afternoon swim, hoping he’ll be granted permission to tell his life story, of the man accredited as being the founding father of the sport of golf. He’s also an accomplished course designer, instructor, clubmaker – and of course, a rather talented golfer himself. »
- Stefan Pape
Jason Connery Talks New Movie, ‘Tommy’s Honour’ by Uinterview Jason Connery, the director of the new film Tommy’s Honour, recently sat down with uInterview to discuss the movie, the history behind the story, and all the work that went into making it a reality. Tommy’s Honour tells the story of Tom Morris and his son Tommy, […]
- Jacob Kaye
I’ve never been one for golf — playing or watching. I know many who feel the same and many of those who found themselves becoming fans during Tiger Woods’ heyday anyway. You can’t blame them for it either. Celebrity, national pride, and the excitement surrounding both are tough to combat. The draw therefore became peoples’ desire to see what Tiger did: which tournaments he won, who he beat, and by what margin. Golf became secondary to this hero’s allure like many other sports before it throughout history. But this wasn’t the first (or surely the last) time this specific sport found that sense of enthusiasm beyond staunch practitioners. In nineteenth century Scotland “Young” Tom Morris did the same. Beyond increasing golf’s popularity, though, he also literally changed the game.
Now that’s actually something I can get behind. It’s a simplification, but discovering that golf »
- Jared Mobarak
Chicago – Combining the history of golf with a heartbreaking romance seems like a contradiction, but the new film “Tommy’s Honour” does it fluidly, in part because of the two young actors portraying the romance. Jack Lowden and Ophelia Lovibond are the actors who anchor the film, and also are breaking out as performers.
The film – directed by Jason Connery – tells the story of Tommy Morris (Lowden), whose star burned brightly in the game of golf in its 19th Century roots in Scotland. His father, “Old” Tom Morris (Peter Mullan), was an innovator who helped to bring the game into the modern era, and the father/son dynamic is part of the story. The other element is the relationship between Tommy and his eventual wife Meg Drinnen (Lovibond), a pairing that has its own passionate destiny. With the backdrop of Scotland, the couple start their life together while Tommy becomes »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Tommy’S Honour focuses on the mid-19th century founding of modern golf by a Scottish father and son, but it is as much about the British class system and a family as it is about golf.
This well-acted, authentically-detailed historical film spotlights Old Tom and Young Tom Morris, the working-class father and son who both founded the modern game and popularized it in the mid-19th century. Greens keeper and course pro at St. Andrews, Tom Morris Sr. did not invent the sport but he did much to mold it into its present form, making clubs and balls in the golf shop he owned and later designing golf courses. “Old Tom” was a talented player who established the first championship and won many bets for his aristocratic backers, but his »
- Cate Marquis
Golf biopic “Tommy’s Honour,” which premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival, is ready for its theatrical release this Friday, April 14. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
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Based on Kevin Cook’s 2007 novel of the same name, “Tommy’s Honour” tells the real-life tale of “Old” Tom Morris (Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), the father-son team regarded as “the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.” As their fame rose during the 1860s-70s, their relationship deteriorated. Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments in the sport.
- Yoselin Acevedo
“There’s only one story you’ll get out of me,” says the bearded old man to the reporter. The reporter is there to talk about the legendary Tommy Morris, a champion golfer in his youth. But the older man, who frames the ensuing story but does not actually narrate it, is the reason Morris was referred to as Young Tommy: He’s Tommy’s father, also named Tom Morris (Peter Mullan), commonly known as Old Tom. Old Tom founded the Open Championship in 1860 and won several of them, but playing golf on its own doesn’t rate as a career in 19th-century Scotland. As Tommy’s Honour opens, Old Tom works at a golf club, offering lessons and equipment, teaching his children the trade.
Early on, it becomes clear that Young Tommy (Jack Lowden) may be even better at the family sport. He’s also clearly less inclined ...
- Jesse Hassenger
The first poster and trailer have arrived online for director Jason Connery’s upcoming drama Tommy’s Honour. Based on Kevin Cook’s Tommy’s Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf’s Founding Father and Son, it tells the story of the pioneering golfing champions Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom Morris, played by Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden. The film premiered last year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and went on to win Best Feature Film at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards. Check out the poster and trailer here…
Tommy’S Honour is based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. »
- Amie Cranswick
11 January 2017 11:54 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
As the widely acknowledged home of golf, Scotland holds a particular attraction for both professional and amateur players, who revere the region’s renowned courses and celebrate its pivotal place in the history of the sport. Central to that heritage are the names Tom Morris (known as Old Tom) and Tommy Morris (Young Tom), 19th century originators of the contemporary game’s most distinguishing features, many of them detailed in Kevin Cook’s 2007 book, Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son.
Adapted by Scotsman Jason Connery, himself an avid golfer like his »
- Justin Lowe
The pride of a father. The love of a wife. The soul of a rebel. The heart of a champion. Roadside Attractions has debuted a trailer for a film titled Tommy's Honour, about the founders of the modern sport of golf. The film focuses on Tommy Morris, played by Jack Lowden, and his father Tom Morris, played by Peter Mullan, two golfing legends who helped make the sport into what it is today. Set in the 1800s, these two Toms helped redefine the sport at a time when Scottish golfers were considered low-class players. The cast includes Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Ferdinando, Max Deacon and Paul Reid. This looks like a fine drama about a desire to rewrite the expectations of society, proving that anyone can be successful. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Jason Connery's Tommy's Honour, in high def from Apple: In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. »
- Alex Billington
10 items from 2017
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