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Falling for a Dancer (1998)

Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth
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Neeley Scollard
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Mossie Sheehan
Rory Murray ...
George
Maureen O'Brien ...
Corinne Sullivan
Brian McGrath ...
St. John Sullivan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graeme Bird ...
Bus Repair Passenger
Bairbre Ní Chaoimh ...
Maeve (as Bairbre Ni Chaoimh)
Karen Collins ...
Margaret Scollard - Older
Mark D'Aughton ...
Jack
Kevin Elphic ...
Francey
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Daniel McCarthey
Sinead Harrington ...
Mary
Maeve Kearney ...
Mary Scollard (older teen)
Gerard Lee ...
Gerry
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Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon. Written by Simon Shearn <simon@frieth.demon.co.uk>

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A Passionate Tale of Love

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Sinead Harrington, the actress who played Mary, went on to make several documentaries for RTE on subjects such as basket weaving and Swiss mountain yodelling. See more »

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engaging story of depression era Ireland
21 February 2003 | by (Cromwell. New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Falling for a Dancer is a story that transcends time and place. Set in rural Ireland during the depression, it depicts a young woman pregnant and forced into a loveless marriage of a man who needed a mother for his brood.Hard work and many pitfalls,including widowhood, she is loved from afar by her neighbour, a caring decent man. Mossie has incredible passion for Beth, he is longing to be noticed by her, loves her children and behaves like a devoted neighbour.....attentive, helpful and practical, yet she is oblivious I loved the way church parish life was the centre of the community in the story. When Beth's daughter became pregnant in much the same way the mother did, Beth goes first to the local priest to tell him the news, not for help but to say they intend to manage and continue church attendance. Beth reacted to the daughter's news by saying " we will be legends in our own lifetime " How refreshing for a 15 year old mother - to - be, to be told to walk tall coimng out of church. Falling for a Dancer had just the right amount of realism, regret and romance. It is a rich story well told. Great ending too Congratulations to all the cast Highly recommended Catherine Cromwell. New Zealand


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