• Publication date: April 3, 2014

Michael Collins

A biopic, of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins, The Lion of Ireland, who led the IRA against British rule

  • Publication date: April 3, 2014

Michael Collins

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 1996

MBC 2:

July 31, 2016 18:30 (KSA) ~ July 31, 2016 17:30 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Directed by esteemed British director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), the film is a biopic of the rise and fall of Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) a controversial figure in Ireland’s struggle for independence, and leader of the the IRA and founder of the Irish Free State (Eire) in 1921. However, popular for some, he was equally hated by those opposing his views. The film follows the man, since his beginning, his dreams and rise in popularity and his subsequent death and fall.

Liam Neeson in one of his most riveting performances, supported by an equally strong cast of secondary characters, most notably Julia Roberts, Stephen Rea, and Aidan Quinn to name a few. In addition to the impeccable production and direction by Neil Jordan, at the top of his Craft


  • Liam Neeson as Michael Collins
  • Aidan Quinn as Harry Boland
  • Stephen Rea as Ned Broy
  • Alan Rickman as Éamon de Valera
  • Julia Roberts as Kitty Kiernan
  • Ian Hart as Joe O'Reilly
  • Brendan Gleeson as Liam Tobin
  • Seán McGinley as Smith
  • Gerard McSorley as Cathal Brugha
  • Owen O'Neill as Rory O'Connor
  • Charles Dance as Soames,
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Collins's Assassin
  • Ian McElhinney as Belfast Detective
  • Stuart Graham as Tom Cullen 

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Rating: R