Brendan Behan – The Roaring Boy

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’



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.