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TitleJAMES GANDON - A LIFE
Production companyLoopline Films
Radio Telefís Éireann
Office of Public Works
Country of originIreland
ProducerCARRAHER, Bernadine
DirectorMERRY DOYLE, Sé
Script/AdaptationDUGGAN, Jimmy
PhotographyDAVIS, John T.
Sound recordingCAMPBELL, Brendan (Location Sound)
EditingDISKIN, Dermot
MERRY DOYLE, Sé
Art directionTIERNAN, Marie
Music composerBYRNE, Niall
NarratorO'CONNOR, Michele
CastChristopher Casson (James Gandon), Cathy Brennan (maid)
Colourb&w/col
Soundsound
Duration58
Production date1996
Release date1996
TX channelRTE 1
TX date08/04/1996
CopyRTE
SummaryBiography of English architect James Gandon, whose eighteenth century neoclassical buildings, including Carlisle Bridge (now O'Connell Bridge), the Four Courts and the Custom House, still dominate Dublin's urban landscape even though the particular political ethos in which they were designed ceased to exist not long after their construction. Features some dramatic reconstruction.
Production creditsp.c: Loopline Films in association with Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, The Office of Public Works, p: Bernadine Carraher, d: Sé Merry Doyle, dop.: John T. Davis, s: Jimmy Duggan, m: Niall Byrne, narr: Michelle O'Connor, loc.s.: Brendan Campbell, art. d.: Marie Tierney, make-up: Tara McHugh, research: Ríonach Ní Neíll, Niamh Barrett, p. a.: Niamh Barrett, administrative a.: Anne King, titles: Anastasia Clafferty, c. a. Liam McGrath, lighting a.: Pearse McKenna, grips: Garry Keane, film ed: Dermot Diskin, Sé Merry Doyle, assisted by: Linda Nartey, online ed.: Mark Nolan, dubbing: Pat Hayes, sound studios: Ardmore Studios, Beacon Studios, rostrum: Ken Morse, Robbie Ryan, John T. Davis, illustrations: Alan Lambert, production back-up: Anakana Schofield, Ronán O'Muirgheasa, Robbie Ryan, Keith Little, Marcus MacConghaill; Loopline Films say thank you to: The Office of Public Works and Elevation Irish, Cosgrave Homes, John Sisk & Son, Cholmeley Cholmeley-Harrison, Copyright material courtesy of The biograph of James Gandon by Hugo Duffy, The Irish Architectural Archive, The National Library of Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland, The Dublin City Archives, The Bank of Ireland Archive, The Royal Irish Academy, The National Portrait Gallery - London, The Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Yale Centre for British Art, Paul Mellan Collection, The Irish Linen Centre, Leeds City Art Gallery, Sir John Soanes' Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lisburn Museum, The Dublin Historical Society, The Irish Air Corps, The Courtauld Institute of Art, The Honourable Society of The King's Inn Library, The British Museum, The British Library, Sothebys, Dublin Public Libraries, Gael Linn, C.P. Curran, Dublin Port and Docks Board, David Davison & Associates, Major Cholmeley Harrison, The Dublin Civic Museum; We also thank: Elizabeth Kirwan and The National Library of Ireland, Maria McFeeley and The National Gallery of Ireland, Mary Clark of Dublin City Archives, Ray Murphy, Eve Stewart, Emo Court, Brendan O'Donoghue, Terry Allen, The Custom House, Seán McQuaid, Jimmy Doyle, Barry O'Kelly, Bank of Ireland, Brian Freeman - Drumcondra Cemetery, Col. Furlong, Michael Leenane - The King's Inns, Brendan Ryan, Albert Byrne - The Four Courts, The captain and Crew of Asgard II, John Scannel, The Gilbert Library, Trinity College Dublin, The Dublin Civic Museum, Tessa and Jeffrey Le Froy, Michael Bohan, The Flowing Tide, F & S Shipping, Gandon Editions, Marie Sheahan, Melanie Scott, Martin Mahon, Dave Nolan, Colm Nolan, Giselda Volodi, Brendan Coyle, Fiona Keane, Seamus Lynam, Bridget McNulty and Michael O'Doherty - Office of Public Works; p: Bernadine Carraher, d: Sé Merry Doyle; Loopline Films in association with Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, The Office of Public Works; © 1996.
Genre/CategoryDocumentary Profile
Arts
KeywordsJames Gandon
Architects

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