A Man of No Importance

A Man of No Importance

Director: Suri Krishnamma Cast: Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon



A middle-aged Irish bus conductor with a passion for the writings of Oscar Wilde causes controversy when he attempts to stage Wilde's Salome in this period drama set in early 1960s Dublin. Alfie Byrne (Albert Finney) is a well-liked local figure, a life-long bachelor who charms his bus passengers with dramatic recitations of Wilde's poetry. One day, he spots a beautiful young woman named Adele (Tara Fitzgerald) who inspires him to attempt to stage Salome with her as the title character. Wilde's play inspires outrage amongst the more conservative members of the community, who attempt to shut Alfie down. Rather than giving in, however, Alfie chooses to be true to himself, a decision that forces him to face his true self, particularly his feelings towards his young, handsome co-worker Robbie Fay (Rufus Sewell).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/1996
UPC: 0043396101234
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Albert Finney Alfie Byrne
Brenda Fricker Lily Byrne
Michael Gambon Ivor Carney
Tara Fitzgerald Adele Rice
Rufus Sewell Robbie Fay
Patrick Malahide Inspector Carson
David Kelly Christy Ward
Mick Lally Father Ignatius Kenny
Anna Manahan Mrs Grace
Joe Pilkington Ernie Lally
Brendan Conroy Rasher Flynn
Joan O'Hara Mrs Crowe
Eileen Reid Mrs Rock
Stuart Dunne John
Joe Savino Breton-Beret
Paudge Behan Kitty
Dylan Tighe Landlady's Son
Jimmy Keogh Treasurer
Catherine Byrne Woman at Canal
Ingrid Craigie Waitress

Technical Credits
Suri Krishnamma Director
Jonathan Cavendish Producer
Robert Cooper Producer
Phoebe Degaye Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Devlin Screenwriter
Guy East Producer
Frank Hallinan Flood Art Director
David Freeman Editor
Michelle Guish Casting
Ken Jennings Makeup
Gerry Johnson Special Effects
Gerry Johnston Special Effects
Jamie Leonard Production Designer
James Mitchell Executive Producer
Lisa Mulcahy Asst. Director
Julian Nott Score Composer
Ashley Rowe Cinematographer
Mark Shivas Producer
David A. Stephenson Musical Direction/Supervision

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