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Release Date:
13 September 1998 (UK) See more »
A Passionate Tale of Love
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Elisabeth Dermot Walsh ... Elizabeth

Dermot Crowley ... Neeley Scollard

Liam Cunningham ... 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

Colin Farrell ... Daniel McCarthey
Sinead Harrington ... Mary
Maeve Kearney ... Mary Scollard (older teen)
Gerard Lee ... Gerry
Caoimhne MacCarthy ... Jacinta
Oliver Maguire ... Father Young
Eleanor Methven ... Tilly Harrington
Maurice O'Donoghue ... Mick Harrington
Cathal Ryder O'Donovan ... Francey Scollard age 6+
Noel O'Donovan ... Billy
Mary O'Driscoll ... Ida
Aisling O'Shea ... Margaret
Bairbre O'Toole ... Hazel (as Bairbe O'Toole)

Marcella Plunkett ... Kathleen Scollard (older teen)
Jim Queally ... Canon
Brendan Ring ... Eddie
Laura Rowan ... Kathleen

Directed by
Richard Standeven 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Deirdre Purcell  novel
Deirdre Purcell  screenplay

Produced by
Robert Cooper .... executive producer
Jonathan Curling .... executive producer
Peter Norris .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen McKeon 
Cinematography by
Kevin Rowley 
Film Editing by
Richard Milward 
Production Design by
Nathan Crowley 
Art Direction by
Padraig O'Neill 
Costume Design by
Lorna Marie Mugan 
Makeup Department
Rosie Blackmore .... makeup department head
Carole Dunne .... key hair stylist
Fiona Hogan .... makeup artist
Mandy Kierans .... makeup artist extra's
Tina Phelan .... makeup artist
Joe Whelan .... assistant hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Catherine Dunne .... second assistant director
Art Department
Graeme Bird .... stand-by art director
Sound Department
Dave Humphries .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Sallabank .... adr mixer
Alan Sallabank .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Swanscott .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Maurice Foley .... special effects supervisor
Emma Condren .... stunt performer
Emma Condren .... stunt player
Joe Condren .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Darryl Byrne .... second assistant "a" camera
Vince Madden .... rigging gaffer
Philip Murphy .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Graves Power .... key costumer
Jessica O'Leary .... wardrobe supervisor
Transportation Department
Paul Cullen .... transportation coordinator
Paul Kelly .... driver: cast
Stephen McGillen .... location transportation
Other crew
Kieran Creaven .... researcher
Kevin Donegan .... production coordinator
Kevin Jackson .... production executive
Poll Moussoulides .... dialogue coach
Tina Ross .... location scout (uncredited)

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50 min (4 parts)
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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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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Really Good, 21 January 1999
Author: Tracee from Baltimore, Maryland

This came on Romance Classics one Sunday and before it came on they showed a preview on it. So, I thought I knew what it was going to be about when it started. But it was a really captivating story that exceeded my expectations. I wish I had taped it, it was that good. It's a multi-level story which I found made it even more enjoyable. I really loved the dress that Elizabeth wore for a scene in the movie. You'll have to see it to know what I mean and I hope that you do.

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