Falling for a Dancer

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Falling For a Dancer
Format 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 an Irish 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.


Set in 1930`s Cork, nineteen-year-old Elizabeth, has a brief fling with a young actor and dancer and becomes pregnant. With no chance of finding the father,and trying to avoid entering the Magdalene Laundries she chooses to marry an older man who she first meets on her wedding day and moves to her new life in West Cork. The series follows Elizabeth through this marriage and her new life on a farm in West Cork. It is here Elizabeth has her baby but her choice of marriage has its darker side, resentment from her step children, moments of tragedy and a longing for young love and passion that she does not get from her husband, Neilie.

It was filmed in County Cork on the southwest coast


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