Saturday 22 July 2017

A Noble vision: Christina hopes biopic will inspire

Laura Butler

Laura Butler

PHILANTHROPIST Christina Noble has voiced her hopes that a movie about her work will inspire a younger generation to become involved in humanitarian aid.

The 68-year-old's story will feature on the silver screen in director Stephen Bradley's forthcoming movie 'Noble'.

The film has been written and will also be directed by Bradley, and will tell the story of Dublin-born Noble's courageous work to help more than 700,000 street children in Vietnam and Mongolia with the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, the grandmother of five said it would be an emotional experience, watching her life unfold on the big screen.

"I never watch anything about myself, so this will be the first time. I hope I'll be able to watch it through the eyes of a third person," she said.

Production begins on Thursday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for four weeks, before moving to Liverpool until March 8.

Bradley's wife Deirdre O'Kane, who recently shared the screen with Chris O'Dowd in his Sky One series hit 'Moone Boy', has taken on the lead role.

Joining O'Kane are 'Game of Thrones' actor Liam Cunningham, former 'Love/Hate' star Ruth Negga and Sarah Greene who appeared in 'The Guard'.


'Downton Abbey' star Brendan Coyle and comedienne Pauline McLynn are also in the line-up.

It's going to be a busy few months for Bradley who, once 'Noble' is complete, is scheduled to direct his own screenplay 'The Unknown Soldier', a war-time thriller set in a remote Burgundy farmhouse in 1942 and featuring Cillian Murphy.

Irish Independent

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