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Rocky Road to Dublin
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Peter LennonPeter Lennon

Dublin born, LENNON, now a freelance journalist, was until January 2005 and for 14 years, a Senior Feature writer on The GUARDIAN. Previously, in the Seventies, with the London SUNDAY TIMES. Before that a junior Paris Correspondent for The GUARDIAN throughout the Sixties. He began his journalistic career on The Irish Times, Dublin.

Lennon is currently developing two fictional feature films based on sections of his, Foreign Correspondent: Paris in the Sixties (Picador 1994 ).

  • A picaresque comedy of a young Irishman reporting in Paris of the early Sixties. TWO

  • A free-standing story of the experience of working in Paris during the May Events of 1968 ( when his film, Rocky Road was “adopted” by the rebellious students and shown in the Sorbonne faculties under siege.)

He also works as a freelance photo-journalist. He is married; two adult children.

Paul Duane

Since Making of Rocky Road came out, Duane co-created the hit Showtime/ITV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and is currently directing the feature doc Barbaric Genius, about the life of John Healy.

He is also in development with a feature film, Porcupine, written by Irvine Welsh and based on the forthcoming memoir “California Schemin'” by Gavin Bain.


Related Titles:
Rocky Road to Dublin: The last film screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968. A provocative, biting portrayal of 1960s Ireland: the stultifying educational system, the repressive, reactionary clergy, and the myopic cultural nationalism.

The Making of Rocky Road to Dublin: Reunites Peter Lennon and cinematographer Raoul Coutard, who recount the making of their then controversial but now classic documentary on Ireland in the Sixties.

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