Dance First

Biopic, Drama | Coming Soon

Beckett lived a life of many parts: Parisian bon vivant, World War II Resistance fighter, Nobel Prize-winning playwright, philandering husband and recluse. But despite all the adulation that came his way he was a man acutely aware of his own failings. In 1969, having been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, an embarrassed Beckett simply wanted to be rid of it. This film revolves around this turning point, the internal debate raging within Beckett as to which of the people in his life most deserve to be the beneficiaries of his shame.


James Marsh (The Theory of Everything, Man on Wire)


Michael Livingstone, Tom Thostrup (2LE Media) and Viktória Petrányi (Proton Cinema: Pieces of a Woman, Midsommar)


Neil Forsyth (Guilt, Eric, Ernie and Me)


Golden-Globe winning Gabriel Byrne (Death of a Ladies' Man, Hereditary, Louder Than Bombs, The Usual Suspects and Miller's Crossing)

Supporting Cast

Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Dark Knight Rises)
Sandrine Bonnaire (Vagabond, Love is Better Than Life)
Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything, Peterloo)
Fionn O'Shea (Dating Amber, Normal People)