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Adrian Dunbar to direct Mullan

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- Irish actor has announced he will do his directorial debut with a film adaptation of the life of local political activist and hero James Connolly who will be played by Peter Mullan

Adrian Dunbar to direct Mullan

Irish actor Adrian Dunbar has announced he will do his directorial debut with a film adaptation of the life of local political activist and hero James Connolly who will be played by Peter Mullan(The Magdalene Sisters [+see also:
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According to Dunbar, the story -written for the screen by Tom Stokes and Frank Allen, will follow Connolly’s journey from Ireland to the US in the early 1900s where he helped create the first unions. Back in Ireland, the socialist helped organize the huge lockout of 1913 and widened his fight to the rebellion against British dominion.
Dunbar who will probably start filming the Rascal Films production in late 2005, spoke a few days ago at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival where he attended the Irish premiere of his latest film: Mickybo & Me in which he stars alongside Julie Walters and Ciaran Hinds. The tale of two boys from Belfast and their last summer of innocence was directed by Terry Loane and produced by Mark Huffam and Michael McGeagh for Universal Pictures, Studio Canal and Working Title in association with the Northern Ireland Film & Television Commission- NIFTC and the Irish Film Board.
The third Jameson Dublin International Film Festival closed last night 20 February with the screening of The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

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