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Actress Anjelica Huston directed and stars in this drama based on Brendan O'Carroll's novel The Mammy. Set in Dublin in 1967, Agnes Browne (Anjelica Huston) is the mother of seven children, barely making ends meet when her husband dies, leaving her to figure out not only how to support the family, but also how to pay for a funeral. To cover the burial expenses, Agnes resorts to borrowing money from a loan shark (Ray Winstone) who isn't interested in special deals for widows or orphans. Agnes learns to scrape up a living selling fruit and vegetables, and makes sure her children get the best education possible, but self-sacrificing Agnes would like one small luxury for herself: Tom Jones will be playing a concert in town soon, and she'd like nothing more than to hear the man sing "It's Not Unusual" live and in person. A French baker with eyes for Agnes (Arno Chevrier) joins forces with her children to see that she gets her wish. Agnes Browne boasts an accurate portrayal of Ireland in the late 1960s, thanks in part to the fact that Huston spent a great deal of time there as a child; the film was shown as part of the Directors Fortnight series at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 11, 1999

Cast

Anjelica Huston
as Agnes Browne
Marion O'Dwyer
as Marion Monks
Niall O'Shea
as Mark Browne
Ciaran Owens
as Frankie Browne
Roxanna Williams
as Cathy Browne
Carl Power
as Simon Browne
Gareth O'Connor
as Rory Browne
James Lappin
as Trevor Browne
Ray Winstone
as Mr. Billy
Arno Chevrier
as Pierre
Tom Jones
as Tom Jones
Gerard McSorley
as Mr. Aherne
Fionnula Murphy
as Girl at Social Security office
Gavin Kelty
as Micko
Brendan O'Carroll
as Seamus the Drunk
Ronan Browne
as Traditional musician
Patrick O'Gorman
as Traditional musician
Michael O'Toole
as Traditional musician
Gerard Doyle
as Traditional musician
Sean Corcoran
as Traditional musician
Malachy Connolly
as Buddha
June Rodgers
as Fat Annie
Jennifer Gibney
as Winnie the Mackerel
Richie Walker
as Jacko the Box
Sean Fox
as Liam the Sweeper
Pauline McCreery
as Woman in market
Chrissie McCreery
as Woman in market
Virginia Cole
as Woman with jumpers
Steve Blount
as Tommo Monks
Arthur Lappin
as Priest
Paddy McCarney
as Hearse driver
Terry Byrne
as Carmichael
Joe Hanley
as Rooney
Cristen Kauffman
as Woman buying fish
Frank Melia
as Shopkeeper
Keith Murtagh
as Market spiv
Aedin Moloney
as Shop assistant
Eamonn Hunt
as Mr. Foley
Jim Smith
as Butcher
Olivia Tracey
as Posh customer with dog
Tara van Zyl
as Shop assistant
Peter Dix
as Man in pub
Anna Megan
as Snger in restaurant
Anne Bushnell
as Restaurant band
Pat Collins
as Restaurant band
Michael Flynn
as Restaurant band
Frank McCusker
as Tom O'Toole
Doreen Keogh
as Nun in mortuary
Sandra Corbally
as Nurse in mortuary
Joe Pigott
as Wally the ticket tout
Cecil Bell
as Mr. O'Dwyer
Don ARchell
as Tom Jones' minder
Keith Airey
as The Tom Jones Band
Steve Pearce
as The Tom Jones Band
Joanne Sloane
as Widow Clarke
Clodagh Long
as Mary Dowdall
Maria Hayden
as Receptionist At The Shelbourne Hotel
Olivia Tracey
as Posh customer with dog
Clodagh Long
as Mary Dowdall
June Rodgers
as Fat Annie
Tara van Zyl
as Shop assistant
Malachy Connolly
as Buddha
Joanne Sloane
as Widow Clarke
Steve Pearce
as The Tom Jones Band
Pauline McCreery
as Woman in market
Arthur Lappin
as Priest
Joe Hanley
as Rooney
Patrick O'Gorman
as Traditional musician
Virginia Cole
as Woman with jumpers
Steve Blount
as Tommo Monks
Cecil Bell
as Mr. O'Dwyer
Brendan O'Carroll
as Seamus the Drunk
Anne Bushnell
as Restaurant band
Gavin Kelty
as Micko
Peter Dix
as Man in pub
Cristen Kauffman
as Woman buying fish
Paddy McCarney
as Hearse driver
Fionnula Murphy
as Girl at Social Security office
Gerard McSorley
as Mr. Aherne
Jennifer Gibney
as Winnie the Mackerel
Frank Melia
as Shopkeeper
Richie Walker
as Jacko the Box
Doreen Keogh
as Nun in mortuary
Keith Airey
as The Tom Jones Band
Sandra Corbally
as Nurse in mortuary
Chrissie McCreery
as Woman in market
Keith Murtagh
as Market spiv
Sean Fox
as Liam the Sweeper
Michael Flynn
as Restaurant band
Sean Corcoran
as Traditional musician
Gerard Doyle
as Traditional musician
Don ARchell
as Tom Jones' minder
Pat Collins
as Restaurant band
Aedin Moloney
as Shop assistant
Eamonn Hunt
as Mr. Foley
Jim Smith
as Butcher
Terry Byrne
as Carmichael
Joe Pigott
as Wally the ticket tout
Frank McCusker
as Tom O'Toole
Anna Megan
as Snger in restaurant
Michael O'Toole
as Traditional musician
Ronan Browne
as Traditional musician

Crew

Anjelica Huston
Director
Anjelica Huston
Producer
Arthur Lappin
Producer
Greg Smith
Producer
Jim Sheridan
Producer
Paul Longstaffe
Dialogue Writer
Benjamin Beardwood
Dialogue Writer
John Goldsmith
Screenwriter
Dennis Gray
Dialogue Writer
Brendan O'Carroll
Screenwriter
Brendan O'Carroll
Book Author
Barbara Issak
Dialogue Writer
Anthony Richmond
Cinematographer
Ed Shearmur
Musical Arrangement
Lonnie Donegan
Songwriter
Sidney Bechet
Featured Music
Joe Allison
Songwriter
Audrey Allison
Songwriter
Anne Bushnell
Composer (Music Score)
Paddy Moloney
Composer (Music Score)
Paddy Moloney
Musical Arrangement
Les Reed
Songwriter
Vincent Scotto
Songwriter
Marguerite Monnot
Songwriter
Pacific Title
Editor
Eva Gardos
Editor
David Brockhurst
Production Designer
Clare Scully
Executive Producer
Gerry Browne
Executive Producer
Tom Palmieri
Executive Producer
Rod Stoneman
Executive Producer
Morgan O'Sullivan
Executive Producer
Laurie Mansfield
Executive Producer
Jo Kissack
Costume Designer
Joan Bergin
Costume Designer
Brian Masterson
Sound/Sound Designer
Ronan Browne
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Sutton
Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Moseley
First Assistant Director
Tom Jones
Singer
Jo Homewood
Production Manager
Peter Sutton
Sound Mixer
Maureen Hughes
Casting
Don Digirolamo
Re-Recording Mixer
Patricia Nedd
Sound Editor
Patricia Nedd
Foley Artist
Gerry Roche
ADR Recordist
Paul Myler
Line Producer
Dennis Gray
Dialogue Editor
Peggy Brazil
Script Supervisor
Peggy Brazil
Story Editor
Melissa Lackersteen
Makeup
Donal O'Farrell
Stunts Coordinator
Pablo Ferro
Credit Sequences
Pablo Ferro
Title Design
Barbara Issak
Dialogue Editor
Alex Gibson
Music Editor
Alyson Moore
Foley Artist
Alyson Moore
Sound Editor
Paddy McCarney
Location Manager
Andrew Ellerd
Sound Effects Director
Andrew Ellerd
Special Effects Editor
Morag Ross
Key Make-up
Benjamin Beardwood
Dialogue Editor
Michelle Cuniffe
ADR Recordist
Maria Collins
Production Coordinator
Paul Longstaffe
Dialogue Editor
Adam Jenkins
Re-Recording Mixer
Brian Ruberg
Foley Mixer
Caroline Sax
Story Editor
Caroline Sax
Script Supervisor
Dean Drabin
ADR Recordist
Ginger Geary
Sound Editor
Ginger Geary
Foley Artist
Bernie Dooley
Hair Styles
David Melhase
Foley Editor
David Melhase
Sound Effects Director
David Melhase
ADR Editor
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