‘Shadow Dancer’ had it’s incarnation inside ITV Political Correspondent Tom Bradby’s head in the wake of a lunch in Belfast with a member of the RUC’s Special Branch in the early nineties.
Some fourteen years after penning ‘Shadow Dancer’ in 1998, the novel has ended up as an internationally acclaimed thriller. Bradby and his film director James Marsh were in Belfast this week for the premier of the movie showing at the highly successful Belfast Film Festival.
Keen observers of eamonnmallie.com will have viewed my catch up with Tom in London last autumn as the filming of his movie was nearing an end in time for the Sun Dance Film Festival in America.
So how does Tom think it has all shaped up after all the tortuous hours of labour?
Equally as important to the whole venture was Oscar winning film director James Marsh who spoke to eamonnmallie.com’s film critic Dan McGinn: