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The Dawning Details


A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) while he hides in a beach hut. He talks the naive Nancy into delivering a message to Dublin. There she meets Joe Mulhare (Mark O'Regan) and befriends the recipient of the message. Only when she witnesses the shooting deaths of 12 British officers does she realize the content of the lethal message. After the shootings, Nancy rushes to try and warn Cassius about the military police who are closing in on him. Trevor Howard is the old army officer and grandfather in his last screen role, with Jean Simmons as Aunt Mary. Watch for Hugh Grant as Harry, the stuffed shirt on whom Nancy has a huge crush. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Anthony Hopkins
as Maj. Angus "Cassuis" Barry
Rebecca Pidgeon
as Nancy Gulliver
Jean Simmons
as Aunt Mary
Trevor Howard
as Grandfather
Hugh Grant
as Harry
Ronnie Masterson
as Bridie
Mark O'Regan
as Joe Mulhare
John Rogan
as Mr. Carroll
Geoffrey Greenhill
as Corporal Tweedie
Ann Way
as George Brabazon
Joan O'Hara
as Maurya
Adrian Dunbar
as Captain Rankin
Charmian May
as Celia Brabazon


Robert Knights
Sarah Lawson
Moira Williams
Adrian Biddle
Simon May
Composer (Music Score)
Max Lemon
Diana Charnley
Art Director
Moira Williams
Graham Benson
Executive Producer
Charlotte Holdich
Costume Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Tommie Manderson