The Mighty Celt

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The Mighty Celt
Promotional theatre poster
Directed by Pearse Elliot
Produced by Robert Walpole,
Paddy McDonald,
Paddy Breathnach
Starring Gillian Anderson
Tyrone McKenna
Robert Carlyle
Ken Stott
Seán McGinley
Music by Adrian Johnston
Edited by Dermot Diskin
Release date
  • 11 February 2005 (2005-02-11) (Dublin)
  • 26 August 2005 (2005-08-26)
Running time
82 minutes
Country Ireland
United Kingdom
Language English

The Mighty Celt is a 2005 drama film set in Northern Ireland, written and directed by Pearse Elliott. It stars Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle, Sean McGinley, Ken Stott and Tyrone McKenna. It is centred on greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the intercommunal "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. The film was well received in Ireland, with Gillian Anderson receiving an IFTA Award for Best International Actress. The film's title is based on the name of a comic book shown in the movie.[citation needed]

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