15 certificateThe Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is a Film programme that first aired in 1987 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is a 4 star programme



The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

Directed by
Jack Clayton

Judith Hearn (Maggie Smith) is a middle-aged spinster who suffers from a drink problem while living in Dublin, Ireland.

In order to make ends meet Judith earns a bit of money by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950's.

However when she is relocated to a shady boarding-house she falls in love with the shady land-lord who, in turn, decides to exploit her as far as he can. This starts her tragic quest for love and happiness.

This is the much awaited screen adaptation of Brian Moore's 1955 novel of the same name.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1987

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Maggie SmithMaggie Smith...Judith Hearne
Image for Bob HoskinsBob Hoskins...James Madden
Image for Wendy HillerWendy Hiller...Aunt D'Arcy
Marie Kean...Mrs. Rice
Ian McNeice...Bernard Rice
Alan Devlin...Father Quigley
Rudi Davies...Mary
Image for Prunella ScalesPrunella Scales...Moira O'Neill
Aine Ni Mhuiri...Edie Marinan
Sheila Reid...Miss Friel
Niall Buggy...Mr. Lenehan
Kate Binchy...Sister Ignatius
Martina Stanley...Sister Mary-Paul
Veronica Quilligan...Mrs. Mullen
Frank Egerton...The Major