Falling for a Dancer

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Falling For a Dancer
Genre Television movie
Directed by Richard Standeven
Produced by Peter Norris
Written by Deirdre Purcell (Novel and screenplay)
Starring Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Music by Stephen McKeon
Editing by Kevin Rowley
Country Ireland
Language English
Original channel BBC One
Release date September 13, 1998
Running time 200 minutes
No. of episodes 4

Falling For a Dancer is a 1998 romantic drama television movie set in rural Ireland in the 1930s. It first aired on BBC One in four 50-minute episodes on September 13, 1998.


Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with a dashing young actor and becomes pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but all may not be lost. Indeed, the film makes up for a distinct lack of plot with any amount of long lingering looks, charged with unrequired passion. The bedroom scenes are staged in an apparently thatched cottage with a dormer roof, but magically, the exterior of the house shows a double fronted farmhouse complete with slated roof. The ending is unresolved, but who cares anyway. Make of this what you will.

It was filmed in County Cork on the southwest coast of Ireland.


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