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Skellig: The Owl Man (2009)

Skellig (original title)
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After moving with his family into a new home, a boy discovers a bird-like man living in the old garage on their property.

Director:

Annabel Jankel (as AJ Jankel)

Writers:

David Almond (book), Irena Brignull (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Skellig
Kelly Macdonald ... Louise
Bill Milner ... Michael
John Simm ... Dave
Skye Bennett ... Mina
Jermaine Allen Jermaine Allen ... Leakey
Eros Vlahos ... Coot
Edna Doré Edna Doré ... Grace (as Edna Dore)
Alexander Armstrong ... Mr Hunt
Navin Chowdhry ... Mr Watson
Nickie Rainsford Nickie Rainsford ... Mina's Mother
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ... Nurse 1
Lisa Zahra Lisa Zahra ... Nurse 2
Keiron Self ... Suited Man
Queenie Wren Dempsey Queenie Wren Dempsey ... Baby Grace
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Unatheletic pre-teen schoolboy Michael is dragged to a new home in the countryside by his father Dave. Fitting in with new classmates is hard, but Michael bonds with protective jock Leakey and a fellow nerd nature lover. In a garden shed he discovers a strange, weak man with owl wings, who becomes a friend whom he helps regain strength and evacuates him to a tree house when father burns down the shed. Learning the 'owl man' is a rundown force of nature, Michael hopes he can help his baby sister's probably fatal medical condition. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 12 mins) Louise drops on the floor flower in pot along with her mobile. A few seconds later the mobile is on top of box again. See more »

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Black and Gold
Composed and written by Sam Sparro
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Brilliant
13 April 2009 | by NotWarSee all my reviews

Unfortunately at present there isn't the function to give a rating for Skellig due to it's current status on IMDb, but if there was one I would rate it 10/10.

I saw Skellig on Sky One last night, and although it was a little on the long side I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

Tim Roth was brilliant as Skellig, and he captured the character brilliantly, keeping me interested throughout, which is a hard thing to do these days concerning the amount of rubbish on television at present.

If you missed the airing on Sky One, then definitely find a way to watch this - it was rather unfair for those who do not have Sky and are left with only Freeview, but if all the others watching it enjoyed it as much as myself, I am sure it will soon be out on DVD.

Definitely worth seeing whether you remember the book coming out like myself, or whether you're a young person looking for something compelling to watch.


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