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Dave Allen at Peace (2018)

Filmed in homage to his original TV series, this factual drama follows Dave Allen from childhood to becoming one of the Ireland's comedy greats, with just a whiskey, a cigarette and ... See full summary »

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Andy De Emmony

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Stephen Russell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Ash ... Redcoat
Robert Bathurst ... Charles Curran
Richard Clements Richard Clements ... Martin
Joanne Crawford ... Jean Tynan-O'Mahony
Simon Day Simon Day ... Lew Grade
Richard Doubleday ... Tailor
Patrick FitzSymons ... Producer
Aidan Gillen ... Dave Allen
Sam Hardy ... John Tynan-O'Mahony aged 7
Miranda Hennessy ... Sketch Artist
Conleth Hill ... John Tynan-O'Mahony
Senan Jennings ... Dave Allen aged 5
Jonathan Jules ... Comedian
Daniel Kendrick Daniel Kendrick ... Kenny
Emma Little Lawless Emma Little Lawless ... Nun
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Filmed in homage to his original TV series, this factual drama follows Dave Allen from childhood to becoming one of the Ireland's comedy greats, with just a whiskey, a cigarette and nine-and-a-half fingers. Dave Allen is played by Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones). Written by Darlow Smithson Productions

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UK

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English

Release Date:

2 April 2018 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

Aidan Gillen and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo play Dave Allen at different ages. They previously played a father and son, Robert and Conor Lawlor, in Sing Street (2016). See more »

Goofs

The set for Dave Allen's 1990 series is completely wrong. It looks more like the Dave Allen At Large series. See more »

Quotes

[opening lines: in a comedy sketch, Dave Allen is dressed as the baby Jesus in the manger, with Mary and Joseph looking fondly at him; a group of Catholic nuns burst into the stable]
Nun: That's enough of your happy-clappy love nonsense. We've got this covered. We're in charge now, and we'll make sure you get a rigorous Catholic education.
Dave Allen: Oh shit!
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Little Finger!
8 April 2018 | by alanmarsdenSee all my reviews

I'm sure Dave Allen would have approved of the humour of Aiden "Littlefinger" Gillen playing him, but unfortunately Aiden didn't quite manage to portray his mischievous humour, but then who could? The film showed his childhood influences, but seemed to skip quickly through his early days, not mentioning his early days in Australia and his marriages and children. A good attempt, but could have delved deeper!


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