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AfterLife (film)

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Director  Alison Peebles
Music director  Paddy Cunneen
Writer  Andrea Gibb
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Running time  1h 44m
Screenplay  Andrea Gibb
Country  United Kingdom
AfterLife (film) movie poster
Release date  19 August 2003 (2003-08-19) (Edinburgh Film Festival)
Cast  Lindsay Duncan, Kevin McKidd, Paula Sage, James Laurenson, Shirley Henderson, Fiona Bell
Similar movies  Kevin McKidd appears in AfterLife and Small Faces

An ambitious journalist (Kevin McKidd) re-evaluates his life when he learns his mother (Lindsay Duncan) is dying of ovarian cancer.


AfterLife is a 2003 film drama set in Scotland directed by Alison Peebles and original screen play by Andrea Gibb. An ambitious Scottish journalist forced to choose between his high-flying career or caring for his younger sister who has Down syndrome.

Afterlife won the Audience Award at The Edinburgh Film Festival 2003.

Stars Lindsay Duncan, with Kevin McKidd and Shirley Henderson. Newcomer Paula Sage holds her own as the Bingo-playing sister Roberta. Sages role won her a BAFTA Scotland award for best first time performance and Best Actress in the Bratislava International Film Festival, 2004.

James Laurenson and Isla Blair also have acting roles.

High-flying journalist Kenny Brogan (Kevin McKidd) is working on the story that could make his career when he is told his mother is terminally ill. With his father no longer in the picture, this means that the responsibility for looking after his Down's Syndrome sister Roberta (Paula Sage) falls to him. Conflicted by career aspirations and the difficulties in caring for his sister, Kenny at first begins to resent Roberta, until he realizes just how much she means to him.

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Kevin McKidd appears in AfterLife and Small Faces. Kevin McKidd and Shirley Henderson appear in AfterLife and Trainspotting. Kevin McKidd appears in AfterLife and 16 Years of Alcohol. Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle (2007). One More Kiss (2000).


  • Lindsay Duncan as May Brogan
  • Kevin McKidd as Kenny Brogan
  • Paula Sage as Roberta Brogan
  • James Laurenson as Professor Wilkinshaw
  • Shirley Henderson as Ruby
  • Fiona Bell as Lucy
  • Anthony Strachan as Mike
  • Emma DInverno as Rosa Mendoza
  • Eddie Marsan as Walters Jez
  • Isla Blair as Jackson, Dr
  • Stuart Davids as Big Tony
  • Julie Austin as Foghorn Heather
  • Martin Carroll as Bingo manager
  • Maureen Carr as Cissie
  • Molly Innes as Social worker
  • Isabelle Joss as Care home nurse
  • Julie Wilson Nimmo as Hospital nurse
  • Alison Peebles as Radiographer
  • References

    AfterLife (film) Wikipedia
    AfterLife (film) IMDbAfterLife (film)

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