Fools of Fortune


Synopsis Cast & Crew

Based on the novel by William Trevor, the serene life of a well-to-do Irish family is shattered by the rebellions of the 1920s and '30s. After the father and daughters are massacred, the mother (Julie Christie) descends into alcoholism and despair, whilst the son becomes desperate to avenge their deaths.


Julie Christie Mrs. Quinton
Iain Glen Willie Quinton
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Marianne
Sean T. McClory Young Willie
Niamh Cusack Josephine
Tom Hickey Father Kilgarrif


Michael Hirst Writer
William Trevor Writer (novel)
Sarah Radclyffe Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Graham Bradstreet Executive Producer
Pat O'Connor Director
Caroline Hewitt Co-producer
Jerzy Zielinski Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer Music