Conspiracy Of Silence

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Conspiracy of Silence is a British drama film set in Ireland and inspired by real events. The film challenges celibacy and its implication for the Catholic Church in the 21st century. Written and directed by John Deery, the cast includes: Academy... read more

Conspiracy of Silence is a British drama film set in Ireland and inspired by real events. The film challenges celibacy and its implication for the Catholic Church in the 21st century. Written and directed by John Deery, the cast includes: Academy Award-winner Brenda Fricker, Hugh Bonneville, Chris O'Dowd, John Lynch, Jonathan Forbes, Jason Barry, Sean McGinley, Fintan McKeown, Jim Norton and Hugh Quarshie. The movie won many international awards including the U.S. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures' Freedom of Expression Award in 2004, which it shared with Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Deery was also nominated for Best Film Director at the Irish Film Awards in 2003. The screenplay was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters' Lab in Utah and won the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award presented to Deery at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. The film was invited to be shown at many film festivals in 2003 to be in Competition and/or Official Selection including: Taormina, Italy (first public screening, June 2003), Moscow International Film Festival, Opening Night film at the Galway Film Festival, Ireland, Montreal Film Festival, Hamburg Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Award, Dinard Festival of British Cinema, France, and the American Film Institute (AFI) Festival in Los Angeles. It received an art house release in the United States but, so far, has not been released in the UK.

Original Release

05/15/2003

Cast

Jonathan Forbes Daniel McLaughlin
Brenda Fricker Annie McLaughlin
Niall O'Brien John McLaughlin
Catherine Cusack Mary McLaughlin
Elaine Symons Marie McLaughlin
Tommy Carey Sean McLaughlin
Hugh Bonneville Fr. Jack Dowling
Sean McGinley Rector Cathal
Jason Barry David Foley
Hugh Quarshie Fr. Joseph Ennis
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Deery

Writers

John Deery

Cast

Jonathan Forbes Daniel McLaughlin
Brenda Fricker Annie McLaughlin
Niall O'Brien John McLaughlin
Catherine Cusack Mary McLaughlin
Elaine Symons Marie McLaughlin
Tommy Carey Sean McLaughlin
Hugh Bonneville Fr. Jack Dowling
Sean McGinley Rector Cathal
Jason Barry David Foley
Hugh Quarshie Fr. Joseph Ennis
Paudge Behan Niall McLaughlin
Olivia Caffrey Liz Foley
Anna Rose Fullen Martha Foley
John Lynch Father Francis
Jim Norton Bishop Quinn
Harry Towb Father Doherty
Padraig O'Loinsigh Father Sweeney (as Patrick Lynch)
Fintan McKeown Monsignor Thomas
Christopher Dunne Father Hennessy
Owen McDonnell Noel: Seminarian

Producers

Amit Barooah Executive Producer
Robert Bevan Executive Producer
Amanda Coombes Executive Producer
Keith Hayley Executive Producer
Stephen Margolis Executive Producer
Charlie Savill Executive Producer
Simon Hardy Producer
Matthew Hobbs Producer
Peter Kinkead Producer
Davina Stanley Producer
John Deery Producer

Editors

Jamie Trevill

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