Ladies of Science: the Extraordinary Story of Mary Rosse and Mary Ward (2015)

This 56 minute drama documentary, set in Ireland, tells the story of two remarkable women, Lady Mary Rosse and Mary Ward, who had a passion for science and technology during a time (1850's) when women were not admitted to universities.

Director:

Alessandra Usai

Writers:

Lisa Burke (drama scripts), Katie Keane (voice-over writer) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Cusack ... Mary Rosse
Nelly Henrion ... Mary Ward
Lalla Ward Lalla Ward ... Narrator (voice)
Alison Parsons Alison Parsons ... Herself
Brendan Parsons Brendan Parsons ... Himself, 7th Earl of Rosse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Condron Ian Condron ... Man at Inquest
Francis Donnelly Francis Donnelly ... William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
Francis Donnelly Francis Donnelly
Degnan Geraghty ... Henry William Crosbie Ward, 5th Viscount Bangor
Freigeist van Tazzy ... William Rowan Hamilton
Lalla Ward ... (voice)
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Storyline

The documentary follows a series of interviews and dramatization depicting the lives of Lady Mary Rosse and Mary Ward who had outstanding successes in the fields of science in the Victorian age. Lady Mary Rosse was proprietor of the Birr Leviathan Telescope, the largest telescope in the world, she was also an architect, pioneer photographer and blacksmith. Her friend, Mary Ward was a science writer, microscopist and astronomer, studying through the telescope and noting her findings. The documentary shows the original works of the ladies, where they lived, their original photographic equipment and original material from the age throughout.

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2015 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Snugboro Films See more »
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Narrator Lalla Ward is a great grand daughter of Mary Ward. See more »

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