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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 »

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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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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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Excellent
17 July 1999 | by Mike-835See all my reviews

This is a superb mini-series based on the book by Deirdre Purcell. Based in rural Ireland in the 1920s/ 30s, it explores many of the strong cultural influences at the time regarding the family, the importance of land, taboos about extramarital pregnancy etc. It depicts the difficulty faced by Lizzie (Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh) in turning from a young urban woman to the wife of an older rural man (Dermot Crowley), her struggle with her sexuality and ultimately her developing relationship with Mossie (Liam Cunningham).

Excellent performances are particularly given by Liam Cunningham and Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, and both of these are names to watch for in the future.


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