BrendanBehan_ TheRoaringBoy

 
Ireland, UK, 2014IRISH DOC

Director: Maurice Sweeney; cinematography: Ronan Fox; editing: Mick Mahon; producer: Stephen Douds; production company: Below the Radar for RTÉ; running time: 53’

 

Synopsis

Actor Adrian Dunbar has played Brendan Behan on the stage many times, and now sets out on a journey to discover the real story of the poet and playwright. He travels to all the cities Behan lived in, to places where he is still highly regarded, including the one where it all began for him as a poet – Paris. Several contributions from people like film director Jim Sheridan, writer JP Donleavy and actress Kathy Burke.