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Charlie McCarthy's timely film is a profile of the celebrated writer, which is as entertaining and thought-provoking as the man was himself. Threaded through with Leonard's remembrances of things past, the film details his struggle to become a playwright in 1950's Ireland, the mixed blessing of being a successful television writer in England, his Tony Award for Da, the curse of being considered a talent rather than a genius (like all other Irish dramatists!), and his acknowledgement of his adoption. Hugh Leonard died recently at the age of 82.
An Icebox Films Production for RTÉ