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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987) Poster

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Final cinema movie of actress Marie Kean.
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The film was made and released about thirty-two years after its source novel "Judith Hearne" by Brian Moore had been first published in 1955.
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The time and place that the movie was set was Dublin, Ireland during the 1950s.
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Final theatrical feature film directed by Jack Clayton.
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Rock star Elton John was billed as a "production associate" on the picture (and not as a producer). This is John's only ever one single credit in the category of other crew (aka miscellaneous crew) in the IMDb database.
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The production changed Brian Moore's source 1955 novel's title from "Judith Hearne" to The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987).
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First of three collaborations of actor Bob Hoskins and actress Maggie Smith who would both later both work on Hook (1991) and David Copperfield (1999).
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Brian Moore's source 1955 "Judith Hearne" novel was rejected by ten American publishers before it was published by a British publishing house.
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987) was the second back-to-back consecutive cinema movie directed by Jack Clayton which had a long title with Clayton's previous feature film being Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983).
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BBC Radio 4 produced a radio-drama adaptation of the story in 1995 which was directed by Michael Quinn.
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The movie's closing credits dedication states that the picture is in "Memory of Ramon Gow who died during the making of this film". Gow was a hair stylist / hair dresser in the make-up department.
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John Huston had previously tried to film it with Katharine Hepburn, Subsequently Irvin Kershner lined up Deborah Kerr and Sterling Hayden but this also failed to materialise. In the 70' s, Vanessa Redgrave and Robert Mitchum were also attached but this too failed to find financial backing.
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Robert Shaw had planned to star in this during the mid 70"s.
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Film debut of Aidan Gillen.
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Final cinema movie produced by producer Peter Nelson and the final one as a full producer for actor Richard Johnson whose final film with producing duties was as an associate producer on Jump! (2008).
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