In the Name of the Father

Emma’s role: Gareth Peirce
Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Screenplay by: Terry George and Jim Sheridan
Original novel by: Gerry Conlon
Genre: Drama
Release date: UK – 11 February 1994, US – 25 February 1994

Other cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis – Gerry Conlon
Pete Postlethwaite – Giuseppe Conlon
John Lynch – Paul Hill
Mark Sheppard – Paddy Armstrong
Beatie Edney – Carole Richardson

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry’s father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce.