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My Left Foot also won a BAFTA for Best Film and numerous other awards and nominations.
Filmed and set in Crumlin, Dublin, My Left Foot is a riveting unsentimental bio-drama about Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy and could only move his left foot. The film is adapted from Christy Brown's 1954 memoir of the same name.
Christy Brown, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, was born in a working-class Irish family in a Dublin slum to Bridget Fagan and Patrick Brown. After his birth, doctors noticed that Christy had severe cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that left him almost entirely spastic in his limbs. However, at the age of five, he showed control of his left foot and, by using chalk, wrote on the ground. Although it is said that he never had formal education, his mother helped him to learn how to read and write. After a while, social worker Katriona Delahunt learnt of his story and began visiting Christy and bringing him books and painting materials. With practice and determination, Christy Brown later went on to become a painter, poet, and writer of note.
My Left Foot movie cast and crew
Director: Jim Sheridan | Writers: Shane Connaughton (screenplay), Jim Sheridan (screenplay)
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Fiona Shaw, Ray McAnally
Jim Sheridan; Irish Playwright
Daniel Day-Lewis; English Actor
Brenda Fricker; Irish Actress
Fiona Shaw; Irish Actress
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