Jack Taylor (2010)
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The Dramatist 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | Episode aired 2010
A female student dies from a fall from the roof of the university. She is dressed in a theatre costume and wears a ring of paper with a quote from the play "Deirdre of the Sorrows" typed ... See full summary »


Stuart Orme


Marcus Fleming




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Glen ... Jack Taylor
Colm Ward Colm Ward ... Drunk Boy
Nora-Jane Noone ... Kate Noonan
Kathleen Rayner Kathleen Rayner ... Sarah Bradley
Niall Buggy Niall Buggy ... Prof. Gorman
Áine Ní Mhuirí Áine Ní Mhuirí ... Mrs. Taylor
Fionn Walton Fionn Walton ... Ronan Meyers
Michael Burton Michael Burton ... Packie
Tomás Ó Súilleabháin Tomás Ó Súilleabháin ... Griffin
Klaus Lüninghake Klaus Lüninghake ... Coroner's Assistant
Killian Scott ... Cody Farraher
Ann Marie Horan Ann Marie Horan ... Lynda Farraher
David Murray ... Professor Doyle
Roisin Loughlane Roisin Loughlane ... Girl
Sonya O'Donoghue ... Sheena


A female student dies from a fall from the roof of the university. She is dressed in a theatre costume and wears a ring of paper with a quote from the play "Deirdre of the Sorrows" typed within. When drugs are found in the young woman's blood, the Police assume suicide as the cause of death. The Literature Professor of the dead student believes that his student has been murdered and asks Jack for help. Jack and Cody attend to the case. Pretending to be a student Cody investigates at the university and discovers dark secrets behind the squeaky-clean-seeming facade of the university. When another female literature student first disappears and then is found dead Jack and Garda Kate Noonan who set out alone to follow the clues move into the focus of the murderer... Written by Molten Rock Media

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Crime | Drama




Ireland | Germany



Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Galway, Ireland See more »


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EUR2,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


After Jack loses a button from his guard coat in the The Magdalen Martyrs, the button is returned to Jack out of evidence. In The Dramatist, Jack is walking down the corridor of a hospital, and the top left button (his left) is visibly present slightly lower than the lapel. In the next scene, where Jack is walking down the street (39:32), it appears that the button is missing. In the following scene (39:43), the button is visible again.

Would someone please verify if this is a true goof or if the camera angle just makes the gold button not visible in that scene.

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Followed by Jack Taylor: The Priest (2010) See more »

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Another solid Jack Taylor installment
30 June 2013 | by iamthetoppSee all my reviews

Solid performances by Iain Glen, Nora-Jane and supporting cast carry The Dramatist.

Set several months after The Magdalena Martyrs with Jack experiencing sobriety for the first time in years, we get a closer and more personal look into his character as he is commissioned by a local professor to investigate a student's apparent suicide.

As the events unfold and suicide turns into a couple of homicides, we see a connection to Jack's past. Layers of Jack's character are further revealed as he deals with a close personal tragedy and confronts consequences of previous inebriate actions.

Yet again the world gets a peek into a rich Irish culture and history with the introduction of "Deidre of the Sorrows" by J. M. Synge.

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