McGann brothers are very close in age. At the time this photo was taken they were aged: Joe (36), Mark (33), Paul (35) and Stephen
(32). They also have a sister, named Clare. All are actors (Joe and Paul are the best
known) but all four came together for the deeply moving "The Hanging Gale" which
dramatises the Irish Potato Famine and the great emigration it caused. Stephen originated
and co-wrote the film.
Any news about the brothers, singly or together, is welcome.
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Reads Touching the Void (Publisher: Random House ISBN: 1856860930)
The Harpist (UK/Germany) Suspense drama. Dir: Hansjorg Thurg. A young idealistic bookseller who dreams of a different life is catapulted into an adventure beyond his imagination. Running time: 94 mins. (sadly, I don't think Stephen is our "young idealistic bookseller".)
Performed in Calamity Jane at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London (Rosebery Ave, EC1) with Gemma Craven.
Stephen not only originated, researched and helped bring to fruition The Hanging Gale, he also created an in-depth, well-researched (and useful as research tool) website about the project, the Famine, and genealogical resources on the web. One of these days it may even get published again.
Last updated 30 April, 2000