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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 Ni Chaoimh ... Maeve
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'Donaghue ... Mick Harrington
Cathal Ryder O'Donovan ... Francey Scollard age 6+
Noel O'Donovan ... Billy
Mary O'Driscoll ... Ida
Aisling O'Shea ... Margaret

Marcella Plunkett ... Kathleen Scollard (older teen)
Brendan Ring ... Eddie
Laura Rowan ... Kathleen
Bairbre Scully
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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
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
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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
engaging story of depression era Ireland, 21 February 2003
Author: cmann from Cromwell. New Zealand

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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