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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 »

Director:

Richard Standeven

Writers:

Deirdre Purcell (novel), Deirdre Purcell (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh ... Elizabeth
Dermot Crowley ... Neeley Scollard
Liam Cunningham ... Mossie Sheehan
Rory Murray Rory Murray ... George
Maureen O'Brien ... Corinne Sullivan
Brian McGrath Brian McGrath ... St. John Sullivan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graeme Bird Graeme Bird ... Bus Repair Passenger
Bairbre Ní Chaoimh Bairbre Ní Chaoimh ... Maeve (as Bairbre Ni Chaoimh)
Karen Collins Karen Collins ... Margaret Scollard - Older
Mark D'Aughton Mark D'Aughton ... Jack
Kevin Elphic Kevin Elphic ... Francey
Colin Farrell ... Daniel McCarthey
Sinead Harrington Sinead Harrington ... Mary
Gerard Kearney ... Boy in bushes
Maeve Kearney Maeve Kearney ... Mary Scollard (older teen)
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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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

13 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Csak egy tánc volt See more »

Filming Locations:

Beara, County Cork, Ireland See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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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What has Sectarian trouble got to do with Falling For a Dancer
16 April 2007 | by LarkriseSee all my reviews

I loved this mini series when it came out in 1998 here in Ireland, Liam Cunningham was brilliant as Mossie Sheehan and Elizabeth Dermot-Walsh was very good as Lizzie. This mini series had nothing to do with past troubles in Northern Ireland there are no politics and not much religion mentioned and i am sure that Ireland was not the only country in the world that looked down on women who got pregnant outside marriage so to suggest that we are still some backward country like it may have seemed fifty years ago like a reviewer from Australia who claimed to visit here when i would like to know is stupid. Getting Back to Falling for a Dancer if you like old fashion romance with tragedy mixed in this is definitely worth a look.


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