Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. Based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith
Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Co Down - Bryansford, Killyleagh, Rostrevor.
Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. When she falls pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee (played by Judi Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. Her baby was only a toddler when he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching in vain for her son.
She meets Martin Sixsmith (played by Steve Coogan), a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena is trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that will not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the surprising relationship that grows up between Philomena and Martin.