NORA

GER / ITA / IRE / GB
2000
1hr 46mins
Dir: Pat Murphy
Starring: Ewan McGregor and Susan Lynch

A film examining the relationship between Nora Barnacle and her husband, the Irish author James Joyce

This raunchy drama is based on the Brenda Maddox biography Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom and includes scenes filmed at Dublin Pearse station with K2 Class 2-6-0 No.461, though the station masquerades initially as Galway. As a footnote, No.461 is the only survivor of a pair of locomotives built by Beyer, Peacock and Company in Gorton, Manchester, for the Dublin & South Eastern Railway. It has become something of a film star in preservation, having also made appearances in Angela’s Ashes and Michael Collins, amongst others (both qv).