Rory O’Shea Was Here
Released February 4, 2005

From the producers of Bridget Jones's Diary and Billy Elliot comes Rory O'Shea Was Here - an inspiring story of independence that follows two unlikely friends determined to face the world on their own terms.

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The winner of the Audience Award at the 2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Rory O’Shea Was Here is an extraordinary story of determination that fuses highly emotional drama with bracingly boisterous humor. Inspired by the experiences of real people, the film follows two young men with physical disabilities as they band together and seize an opportunity to savor life on their own terms.

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Cast & Crew

James McAvoyRory O’Shea
Steven RobertsonMichael Connolly
Romola GaraiSiobhán
Gerard McSorleyFergus Connolly
Tom HickeyCon O’Shea
Brenda FrickerEileen


Damien O’DonnellDirector
James Flynn and Juanita WilsonProducers
Jeffrey CaineScreenplay
Christian O’ReillyStory
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Natascha WhartonExecutive Producers
Morgan O’SullivanExecutive Producer
Peter J. RobertsonDirector of Photography
Frances Parker, A.C.E.Editor
Tom ConroyProduction Designer
Lorna Marie MuganCostume Designer
Catherine TiernanCo-Producer
David JulyanOriginal Score

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