AfterLife (film)

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Directed by Alison Peebles
Produced by Catherine Aitken
Ros Borland
Written by Andrea Gibb
Starring Lindsay Duncan
Kevin McKidd
Paula Sage
James Laurenson
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Cinematography Grant Cameron
Editing by Colin Monie
Release dates
  • 19 August 2003 (2003-08-19) (Edinburgh Film Festival)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

AfterLife is a 2003 film drama set in Scotland directed by Alison Peebles and original screen play by Andrea Gibb. An ambitious Scottish journalist forced to choose between his high-flying career or caring for his younger sister who has Down syndrome.

Afterlife won the Audience Award at The Edinburgh Film Festival 2003.

Stars Lindsay Duncan, with Kevin McKidd and Shirley Henderson. Newcomer Paula Sage holds her own as the Bingo-playing sister Roberta. Sage's role won her a BAFTA Scotland award for best first time performance and Best Actress in the Bratislava International Film Festival, 2004.

James Laurenson and Isla Blair also have acting roles.


  • Lindsay Duncan as May Brogan
  • Kevin McKidd as Kenny Brogan
  • Paula Sage as Roberta Brogan
  • James Laurenson as Professor Wilkinshaw
  • Shirley Henderson as Ruby
  • Fiona Bell as Lucy
  • Anthony Strachan as Mike
  • Emma D'Inverno as Rosa Mendoza
  • Eddie Marsan as Walters Jez
  • Isla Blair as Jackson, Dr
  • Stuart Davids as Big Tony
  • Julie Austin as Foghorn Heather
  • Martin Carroll as Bingo manager
  • Maureen Carr as Cissie
  • Molly Innes as Social worker
  • Isabelle Joss as Care home nurse
  • Julie Wilson Nimmo as Hospital nurse
  • Alison Peebles as Radiographer

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