"Essential viewing"
Sunday Independent
"Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is enrapturing"
Entertainment.ie
"Citizen Lane is a triumph"
RTÉ Guide
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Citizen Lane

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“I am Lady Gregory’s nephew and I must be doing something for Ireland” – Hugh Lane

Combining documentary and drama, Citizen Lane delivers a vivid and compelling portrait of Hugh Lane, one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in Irish art history. A man of multiple contradictions, by turns infuriatingly parsimonious and extraordinarily generous, a professed nationalist and a knight of the realm, Lane campaigned fearlessly to establish a modern art gallery for the people in Dublin.

Directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan, written by Mark O’Halloran and starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane, Citizen Lane features interviews with contemporary contributors, including Professors Roy Foster and Paul Rouse and Art Historian Morna O’Neill, to shine a light on this significant cultural figure and the long-running campaign to recover for Ireland Lane’s Bequest of 39 great Impressionist paintings from the National Gallery in London.

Cast

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Marty Rae, Derbhle Crotty, Lesley Conroy, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Barry McGovern, Bosco Hogan, Ned Dennehy, Peter Campion & Michael Gambon

Certificate

E

Genre

Documentary, Drama

Running Time

80

Language

English

Directed by

Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Written by

Mark O'Halloran

Produced by

James Mitchell, Jane Doolan & Sheila Ahern

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