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The Journey

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Shoot Dates 1st October 2015 - 28th October 2015
Writer Colin Bateman
Director Nick Hamm
Producer Mark Huffam, Piers Tempest, Janine Modder
Director of Photography Greg Gardiner
Editor Chris Gill
Main Cast Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt, Catherine McCormack, Toby Stephens, Mark Lambert, Barry Ward, Ian Beattie, Ian McElhinney
Locations ANTRIM: Ballyboley Forest, Cairndhu Golf Club, Belfast International Airport, Greyabbey, Portavogie Harbour BELFAST; Glen Road, Holy Rosary Primary School DOWN: Castle Ward, Culloden Hotel, Portaferry
Contacts Production Company: Greenroom Entertainment

The Journey

Status: Completed

In 2006, after nearly forty years of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, the leading players met at St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland to try and hammer out a final and lasting peace agreement. The success of the talks depended on the pro-British Unionists, led by the charismatic but controversial Rev. Ian Paisley, agreeing to share power with the Republican movement, jointly led by Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.

With the talks in extreme crisis, Ian Paisley was nevertheless given permission to fly home for his 50th wedding anniversary – but only on the condition that he travelled with Martin McGuinness, who, as the former Chief of Staff of the terrorist Provisional IRA, was his mortal enemy. The two men had never previously spoken. Their journey, until now a closely guarded secret, would change history.

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