'A Terrible Beauty' is a unique film that offers a fresh approach to the 1916 Rising in Dublin. It tells the little-known stories of the ordinary Irish Volunteer, British soldier and civilian caught up in the fighting. It is centered on two linked events during that Easter week, the battles of Mount Street Bridge and North King Street, culminating in the massacre of fifteen innocent young men and boys.
Cmdt. Ned Daly (Owen McDonnell) prepares to shoot British Lancer
1916 Easter Rising - Ned Daly prepares to shoot British Lancer.
Irish Volunteer sniper Frank Shouldice (Colin D. Farrell) takes aim at a British machine gun nest from the top of the Jameson Malthouse
A young Irish Volunteer waits for British troops to come through a wall on North King St.
Cmdt. Ned Daly (Owen McDonnell) and the Shouldice brothers (Rick Burn and Colin D. Farrell) man a barricade at North King St.
Irish Volunteer keeps lookout and awaits battle
A young Volunteer waits for battle at North King St.
Capt. Arthur A. Dickson (Hugh O'Conor) talks with his commading officer before boarding a train at Watford Station