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Waking Ned Devine (15-Sep-1998)

Director: Kirk Jones

Writer: Kirk Jones

Music by: Shaun Davey

Producers: Glynis Murray; Richard Holmes

Keywords: Comedy, Lottery

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ian Bannen
28-Jun-1928 3-Nov-1999 Waking Ned
Fionnula Flanagan
10-Dec-1941   James Joyce's Women
David Kelly
11-Jul-1929 12-Feb-2012 Waking Ned
James Nesbitt
15-Jan-1965   Adam Williams on Cold Feet


Ian Bannen   ...   Jackie O'Shea
David Kelly   ...   Michael O'Sullivan
Fionnula Flanagan   ...   Annie O'Shea
Susan Lynch   ...   Maggie
James Nesbitt   ...   Pig Finn
Paul Vaughan   ...   Narrator (voice)
Adrian Robinson   ...   Lotto Observer
Maura O'Malley   ...   Mrs. Kennedy
Robert Hickey   ...   Maurice O'Toole
Paddy Ward   ...   Brendy O'Toole
James Ryland   ...   Dennis Fitzgerald
Fintan McKeown   ...   Pat Mulligan
Eileen Dromey   ...   Lizzy Quinn
Kitty Fitzgerald   ...   Kitty
Dermot Kerrigan   ...   Fr. Patrick
Jimmy Keogh   ...   Ned Devine
Brendan F. Dempsey   ...   Jim Kelly
Matthew Devitt   ...   Tom Tooney
Rennie Campbell   ...   Rennie
Eamonn Doyle   ...   Dicey Riley
Raymond MacCormac   ...   The Whistler
Larry Randall   ...   Fr. Mulligan


Review by Eric (posted on 13-Oct-2010)

IF this movie doesn't have you in hearty laughter I'd say you're as dead as Ned Devine himself. Great acting, campy setting in rural Ireland (filmed on the Isle of Man)and a keen insight into greed, fate and a town that needs to cooperate to fool the man from the city and cash in a winning lotto ticket held by Ned Devine who died from the shock of winning it. This low budget film goes a long way with the great cast of characters whom you knew where having real fun in making it. Tragically the lead, Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannon)died suddenly in a car crash in his home country of Scotland.

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