The series follows the interwoven stories of a number of inhabitants of the Dublin of the 1910s, still under British rule. It is set in the years leading up to WW1 and the Irish Easter Rising of 1916. There are the young wife of a factory worker, a country girl new to the big city, and her husband, a staunch supporter of the unions. Then there is the mighty Union leader Jim Larkin, the elderly priest, who drinks more than is good for him, and his young curate; the delightful tramp Rashers and his dog, and a few members of the better off middle class, some of them sympathetic to those dependent on them, others less so.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Strumpet City - Frank Grimes - Netflix
Frank Grimes (born 1947) is an Irish stage and screen actor. Grimes was born in Dublin. He achieved his first major success as the young Brendan Behan in the 1967 stage adaptation of Behan's autobiography, Borstal Boy, at the Abbey Theatre. When the production moved to Broadway, Grimes was nominated for a Tony Award for best actor. In 1970 the Italian director, Franco Zeffirelli, offered Grimes the lead role of Francis of Assisi in his biopic, Brother Sun, Sister Moon. However, director and actor fell out over how the part should be played and Grimes was replaced by Graham Faulkner. In the early 1970s, Grimes moved to London where he came to the attention of director Lindsay Anderson. Anderson offered him a part in his production of David Storey's play The Farm, the success of which established Grimes' reputation in British theatre. Grimes' most significant film role to date is the part of Major Fuller in Richard Attenborough's A Bridge Too Far (1977). However, he is probably best known, in his native Ireland at least, for his performance as Father O'Connor in RTÉ's drama series, Strumpet City. In 1981, Grimes received a Jacob's Award “for his detailed and exceptionally convincing portrayal” of the young priest. Frank Grimes continues to work in television, films and theatre. Recent TV appearances include the recurrent role of Barry Connor in Coronation Street. In 2013 he appeared as Mrs McCarthy's husband in the Father Brown episode “The Mayor and the Magician”.
Strumpet City - Filmography - Netflix
Tulips of Haarlem (1970) - Pierre Royal Flash (1975) - Lieutenant A Bridge Too Far (1977) - Major Fuller The Outsider (1979) - Tony Coyle The Funhouse (1981) - Strip Show Voyeur Give Us This Day (1982) - Robert Treswell Britannia Hospital (1982) - Sammy / Voice of Genesis Crystalstone (1987) - Captain The Whales of August (1987) - Mr. Beckwith The Dive (1989) - Dobrolsky War of the Buttons (1994) - Christian Brother When the Sky Falls (2000) - Paul McCarling Anything for Love (2005) - Mr. Jones