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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 »
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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I liked this movie so much I want very much to see it again. I would definitely buy it! See more (16 total) »


  (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 .... re-recording mixer
Alan Sallabank .... adr mixer
Alan Sallabank .... 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
J.J. Keeley .... electrician
Vince Madden .... rigging gaffer
Philip Murphy .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Graves Power .... key costumer
Jess O'Leary .... wardrobe supervisor (as Jessica O'Leary)
Location Management
Tina Ross .... location scout (uncredited)
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

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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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I liked this movie so much I want very much to see it again. I would definitely buy it!, 9 March 2005
Author: jobild from United States

I surfed my way to this movie one day by accident, and the breathtaking scenery of Ireland caught my attention. After a very short time I was lost in the story and the characters. I enjoy movies that take me to other places and other times, and this one does both. This was a grand story, full of the passions that cause both tragedy and happiness for it's people. The location was so well represented that it left a feeling in me that I had actually been to Ireland. We seldom see stories of with such a sweeping scope in a made-for-television movie. I saw this movie over 4 years ago and have been waiting ever since then to see it again, as I did miss the first half hour or so of it. The many people in this film are so real, so well fleshed out, that the author is to be congratulated as well as the marvelous cast, of which none were known to me, and being new faces were all that much more real to me. I recommend it without hesitation that anyone who enjoys a real romance, full of difficulties, trials and misunderstandings that get in the way of all who seek happiness in life.

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