In this candid documentary, Niall Tóibín talks honestly about the highs and lows of his life and work, from his definitive portrayal of Brendan Behan and his career as a dramatic actor to the controversially explosive satire of his television appearances and his phenomenally successful one-man shows.
Throughout his long and celebrated career, Niall Tóibín has established himself as an accomplished actor, a superb raconteur, a mordant satirist, a gifted linguist and a pioneer of stand-up comedy in Ireland. He has entertained us now for the best part of half-a-century – but he has also challenged and provoked his audiences. This documentary provides unprecedented access to Niall Tóibín, granting us a unique insight into his professional and personal life. Interviewees on the documentary include Eoghan Harris, Gabriel Byrne, David Kelly, Noel Pearson and Brian Mac Lochlainn.
Screened on TG4 on Christmas Night (2008) it was one of the top 5 performing documentaries in the history of the station and it was also selected for screening on the closing day of the Cork Film Festival (2008).