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George Bernard Shaw

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Giles Packham has composed the music for this new documentary titled ‘My Astonishing Self’ for RTE and BBC on George Bernard Shaw made by Animo and directed by Gerry Hoban.

In the documentary Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of George Bernard Shaw, a giant of world literature, and – like Byrne himself – an emigrant Irishman who had to leave to be heard. This documentary follows the life and influences of George Bernard Shaw, from the bed he was born in to the one he died in; from his English home to his Irish heart; from his handwriting as a nobody to the words that made him. The film features contributions from President Michael D. Higgins, actors Gemma Arterton and Ralph Fiennes, historians Fintan O’Toole, Rachel Holmes and Diarmaid Ferriter and author & comedian Dara O Briain.

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