Cillian Murphy set to narrate the three-part documentary for RTÉ
Irish actor Cillian Murphy is set to narrate the upcoming television adaptation of "The Atlas of the Irish Revolution" which tells the story of the Irish War of Independence.
Murphy, who starred in the popular Irish revolutionary film "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," is on board to narrate the three-part documentary series that will air on RTÉ in Ireland In 2019. The series will feature the events of the First Dáil in 1919 up until 1921, but will also include references to the Easter Rising and the subsequent Civil War.
Dr. Donal Ó Drisceoil, one of the editors of "The Atlas of the Irish Revolution," said, “The focus will be very much on the War of Independence period and will include some never before broadcast archive footage as well as contributions from some 20 plus academics including many who contributed to the Atlas.
“It’s hoped to have the first episode ready for broadcast early next year to mark the centenary of the sitting of the First Dáil - it will use mainly contributors to the Atlas but some others as well and it will also make good use of maps which will form the spine of it,” he added.
The television adaptation of The Atlas of the Irish Revolution is part of a larger effort by RTÉ to commemorate next year’s 100th anniversary of The War of Independence.
"The Atlas of the Irish Revolution" is currently in its fourth reprint and was named Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2017.
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