Angela's Ashes 20 years old

Angela's Ashes

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.


Emily Watson
Emily Watson

Angela McCourt

Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle

Malachy McCourt

Kerry Condon
Kerry Condon


Michael Legge
Michael Legge

Older Frank

Martin Benson
Martin Benson

Christian Brother

Eileen Colgan
Eileen Colgan


All Cast

Name Character
Stephen Marcus He was 37, now 57 years old as English Agent
Emily Watson She was 32, now 53 years old as Angela McCourt
Alan Parker He was 55, now 76 years old as Dr. Campbell
Martin Benson He was 81, 91 years old when he died as Christian Brother
Laurence Kinlan He was 16, now 37 years old as Older Paddy Clohessy
Eamonn Owens He was 16, now 37 years old as Quasimodo
Robert Carlyle He was 38, now 59 years old as Malachy McCourt
Eileen Colgan He was 65, 80 years old when he died as Philomena
Jon Kenny He was 42, now 62 years old as Lavatory Man
Gerard McSorley He was 49, now 70 years old as Father Gregory
Kerry Condon She was 16, now 37 years old as Theresa
Moira Deady She was 77, 88 years old when she died as Mrs Purcell
Eanna MacLiam as Uncle Pat
Joe Breen He was 102, 81 years old when he died as Young Frank
Michael Legge He was 21, now 41 years old as Older Frank
Ciaran Owens as Middle Frank
Pauline McLynn She was 37, now 57 years old as Aunt Aggie
Marcia DeBonis She was 39, now 60 years old as Mrs Leibowitz
Donncha Crowley as Sacristan
Shay Gorman He was 76, 76 years old when he died as Mr Hannon
Des McAleer He was 47, now 68 years old as Mr. Benson
Brendan O'Carroll He was 44, now 64 years old as Funeral Carriage Driver
Pat McGrath He was 29, now 50 years old as Butcher
Maria McDermottroe as Bridey Hannon
Birdy Sweeney He was 68, 67 years old when he died as Old Priest
Jack Lynch He was 82, 82 years old when he died as St Vincent Man #4
Devon Murray He was 11, now 31 years old as Middle Malachy
Jer O'Leary as Parent #3
Phelim Drew He was 30, now 51 years old as Rent Man
Susan Fitzgerald was 50, 64 years old when died as Sister Rita
Johnny Murphy He was 56, 72 years old when he died as Seamus
Helen Norton as Delia


Name Department
Juliet Taylor as Casting. Production
John Hubbard as Casting. He was 85 (74) years old when He died Production
Scott Rudin as Producer. He was 41 (now 61) years old Production
Kit Golden as Associate Producer. He was 0 (now 20) years old Production
Ros Hubbard as Casting. Production
Malcolm Middleton as Art Direction. He was 25 (now 46) years old Art
Gerry Hambling as Editor. He was 73 (86) years old when He died Editing
Jennifer Williams as Set Decoration. Art
Consolata Boyle as Costume Design. She was 0 (now 20) years old Costume & Make-Up
Eric Steel as Executive Producer. He was 35 (now 56) years old Production
Jonathan McKinstry as Art Direction. Art
Geoffrey Kirkland as Production Design. He was 60 (now 81) years old Art
David Wimbury as Line Producer. Production
Adam Schroeder as Executive Producer. He was 98 (now 119) years old Production
Frank McCourt as Novel. He was 69 (78) years old when He died Writing
Laura Jones as Screenplay. Writing
Morgan O'Sullivan as Co-Producer. Production
Angela's Ashes poster
Angela's Ashes (20 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, December 25, 1999
  • Runtime: 145 minutes
  • Budget: USD 50,000,000.00
  • Revenue: USD 13,042,112.00