Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

Paul Greengrass (2001)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Based on Don Mullan's acclaimed book Eyewitness Bloody Sunday, this is an unblinking account of the events of 30 January 1972 that resulted in 13 civilians being killed by members of the Parachute Regiment while on a protest march through the city of Londonderry. Employing a gritty, vérité filming style that is complemented by superb editing, writer/director Paul Greengrass not only captures the tension between the sectarian communities and the British forces, but also conveys the shattered hopes of the civil rights movement and the march organisers, including MP Ivan Cooper (played with solemn dignity by James Nesbitt). It's a powerful and provocative testament to the urgent need for justice and peace.


Fact-based drama telling the story of the events of January 30, 1972, when soldiers attached to the Parachute Regiment opened fire on a civil rights march taking place in Londonderry, killing 13 unarmed civilians. Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring James Nesbitt, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith and Kathy Keira Clarke.

Cast & Crew

Ivan Cooper James Nesbitt
Maj Gen Ford Tim Pigott-Smith
Brigadier Patrick MacLellan Nicholas Farrell
Chief Supt Lagan Gerard McSorley
Frances Kathy Keira Clarke
Kevin McCorry Allan Gildea
Eamonn McCann Gerard Crossan
Bernadette Devlin Mary Moulds
Director Paul Greengrass
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Feature FilmGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 25 Jan 2002