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Common (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 6 July 2014
Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent bystander to accessory to premeditated murder after giving a few friends a lift.

Director:

David Blair

Writers:

Jimmy McGovern (script), Jimmy McGovern
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nico Mirallegro ... Johnjo O'Shea (as Nico Mirrallegro)
Philip Hill-Pearson ... Tony (as Philip Hill Pearson)
Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis ... Kieran Gillespie
Jack McMullen ... Colin McCabe (as Jack McMullan)
Jodhi May ... Coleen O'Shea
Andrew Tiernan ... Peter O'Shea
Ben Smith Ben Smith ... Patrick O'Shea
Finn Atkins ... Karen O'Shea
Robert Pugh ... DI Hastings
Susan Lynch ... Margaret Ward
Daniel Mays ... Tommy Ward
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liam Ainsworth ... Albie Flanagan
Mark Chatterton Mark Chatterton ... Hugo's Solicitor
Marie Critchley ... Magistrate
Louise Delamere ... DC Jane Pearson
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Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent bystander to accessory to premeditated murder after giving a few friends a lift.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Afta pou mas enonoun See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Powerful Drama
11 March 2018 | by rjstephenSee all my reviews

Jimmy McGovern, the man who wrote Cracker and Hillsborough, again gives us a powerful piece of television. McGovern's writing can be somewhat grim at times but is always challenging and thought provoking.

The scene at the very end between the two mothers, and the brief clip of the young boy in his cell with the sun pouring in through the window, was incredibly powerful, add in that beautiful song that sadly does not seem to be available to purchase or listen to anywhere but in this drama. Poignant.


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