Release date1983 WriterEdward Bennett, Nigel Gearing Initial releaseApril 28, 1983 (United Kingdom) ScreenplayEdward Bennett, Nigel Gearing CastJulie Covington (Connie Wintour), Ian Charleson (Lt Ryder), Jeremy Sinden (Darcy), Tony Rohr (Chauffeur), Susan Engel (Nurse) Similar moviesJames Joyces Women, The High Command (1938), Baxter! (1973), Flight of the Doves (1971), The System (1964)
Ascendancy is a 1983 British film. It tells the story of a woman who is a member of the British landowning 'Ascendancy' in Ireland during World War I. Gradually, she learns about the Irish independence movement, and becomes involved with it.