GenreComedy, Drama Produced byJonathan Cavendish LanguageEnglish
WriterBarry Devlin (screenplay) Release date10 September 1994 CastAlbert Finney (Alfred Byrne), Brenda Fricker (Lily Byrne), Michael Gambon (Ivor J. Carney), Tara Fitzgerald (Adele Rice), Rufus Sewell (Robbie Fay), Patrick Malahide (Inspector Carson) Similar moviesSummer Storm, C.R.A.Z.Y., Saved!, Steam: The Turkish Bath, Another Country, Mambo Italiano
TaglineAn extraordinary tale of an ordinary hero.
A man of no importance trailer 1994
A Man of No Importance is a 1994 comedy drama film directed by Suri Krishnamma and starring Albert Finney.
Alfred Byrne is a closeted homosexual bus conductor in 1963 Dublin. His sister tries to find him a suitable woman, but his real passion is putting on amateur theatre productions of Oscar Wilde plays. The film deals with his struggle, temptation, and friendships, and how they are affected by his homosexuality.
Albert Finney as Alfred Byrne
Brenda Fricker as Lily Byrne
Michael Gambon as Ivor J. Carney
David Kelly as Baldy
Tara FitzGerald as Adele Rice
Rufus Sewell as Robbie Fay
Patrick Malahide as Inspector Carson
Mick Lally as Father Ignatius Kenny
Anna Manahan as Mrs. Grace
Joe Pilkington as Ernie Lally
Brendan Conroy as Rasher Flynn
Joan O'Hara as Mrs. Crowe
Eileen Reid as Mrs. Rock
Eileen Conroy as Mrs. Curtin
Maureen Egan as Mrs. Dunne
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as first young man (his first film role)