Michael Collins

Liam Neeson plays a politically charged giant (not really but look how tall he looks)!

As it is St Patrick’s Day, we are screening the fantastic Irish film ‘Michael Collins’. Here are our film notes:


Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic. Also Starring Alan Rickman as de Valera and Julia Roberts as Kitty Kiernan.


  • Neil Jordan also directed Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Interview with a Vampire (1994) The Crying Game (1992).
  • The Cinematographer, Chris Menges, was also cinematographer for The Reader (2008), winning an Oscar for his efforts.
  • Tom Cruise was offered the ‘Jonathan Rhys-Meyers’ cameo of the Assassin.
  • The film was initially meant to be a Certificate 15, but because of the historical context, it was given a PG to allow more people to see it.
  • Kevin Costner was originally meant to star as Michael Collins.
  • Liam Neeson was 43 when this movie was made. The real-life Michael Collins was 31 when he died.

See this if you liked…

Battle of Algiers(1966), The wind that shakes the barley (2006), War of the buttons (1994-at macrobert 20th&21st March)
Book your tickets here or give us a call on 01786 466 666


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