Watermelon (film)

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Brenda Fricker
Based on Watermelon
by Marian Keyes
Screenplay by Colin Bateman
Directed by Kieron J. Walsh
Starring Anna Friel
Jamie Draven
Ciarán McMenamin
Sean McGinley
Brenda Fricker
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Christine Langan
Running time 74 minutes
Distributor ITV
Original release
  • 16 April 2003 (2003-04-16)

Watermelon is a 2003 television film directed by Kieron J. Walsh, and was released on 16 April 2003 on channel ITV. The screenplay is by Colin Bateman.[1] The film is inspired by the novel of the same name by Marian Keyes.[1] The film is starring Anna Friel as Claire, Jamie Draven, Ciarán McMenamin, Sean McGinley, and Brenda Fricker. It is a lighthearted Irish drama following the troubles of a young couple when the man discovers that his beloved is carrying another man's baby.


At twenty-nine, Claire has everything she ever wanted: a boyfriend she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to inform her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror. In the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin and live with her sister Anna, her soap-watching mother, her bewildered father. Sheltered by the love of a family, she gets better. A lot better. When James comes back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.



Irish Film and Television Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2003 Linda Mooney and Carol Dunne Best Hair / Make-up Won
Watermelon Best TV Drama Nominated
Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh Best Costume Design Nominated


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