The Treaty (film)

The Treaty
Directed by Jonathan Lewis
Produced by Kieran Corrigan
Written by Brian Phelan
Starring Brendan Gleeson
Ian Bannen
Julian Fellowes
Barry McGovern
Cinematography Breffni Byrne
Edited by Chris Rodmell
Release dates
5 December 1991
Running time
Country Ireland
Language English

The Treaty is a 1991 Irish historical television film written by Brian Phealan and directed by Jonathan Lewis.

The film is about the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Michael Collins bargained for with the British government in 1921. Low budget and originally made for television, this is a RTÉ - BBC co-production.

Brendan Gleeson plays Michael Collins, Barry McGovern plays Éamon de Valera, Bosco Hogan plays Erskine Childers, John Warner plays George V, and Julian Fellowes plays Winston Churchill.

The plot has David Lloyd George, played by Ian Bannen, discussing the translation of the Irish word "poblacht" with de Valera.

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