Producers Greg Smith and Noel Pearson with Ciara Scott

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Title

Producers Greg Smith and Noel Pearson with Ciara Scott

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Noel Pearson, Ciara Scott, Greg Smith, Norman Cohen

Description

This is a black and white photo of the English film producer Greg Smith in conversation with the Irish producer Noel Pearson and Ciara Scott. Given the background décor of Harp Lager-sponsored umbrellas, we might guess that this picture was taken at the festival club. Greg Smith, in a light-coloured jacket on the far right, has his back turned to us as he chats with his companions.

While the identity of Pearson and Scott (whose name cannot be verified) (perhaps Ciarín Scott?) is noted with a question mark at the back of the photo, this is probably the Dublin-born film and theatrical producer Noel Pearson who worked on the Academy award-winning My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan, 1989) starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, and Cyril Cusack. Pearson also produced The Field (Jim Sheridan, 1990) starring Richard Harris, and Dancing at Lughnasa (Pat O’Connor, 1998) with Meryl Streep, Kathy Burke, and Michael Gambon. He originally managed the Dubliners before moving into theatre and becoming the artistic director of the Abbey Theatre where he staged Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, before adapting it to film in 1998. His production company, Ferndale Productions, also produced The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan, 2016), based on the novel by Sebastian Barry, and starring Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave.

The film producer Greg Smith was behind a series of X-rated successful movies during the 1970s including Confessions of a Window Cleaner (Val Guest, 1974), Confessions of a Pop Performer (Norman Cohen, 1975), Confessions of a Driving Instructor (Claire Brough, 1976), and Confessions from a Holiday Camp (Norman Cohen, 1977). His collaborations with the Irish director Norman Cohen also include Spike Milligan’s war memoirs: Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (Norman Cohen, 1973) and Stand up, Virgin Soldiers (Norman Cohen, 1977) starring his then-wife Lynda Bellingham and Pamela Stephenson, both of whom are in the archive. (This photo is dated 1960 but we might guess that it is closer to the 1970s given other images of him in the archive.)

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Contributor

Donal Sheehan

Rights

©Donal Sheehan. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

255 x 204mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan , “Producers Greg Smith and Noel Pearson with Ciara Scott,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/275.