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The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

A two-part fantasy drama by Ken Taylor, first broadcast on 7 November 1999 (NBC).

Running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes


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Overview

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns is a light-hearted fantasy tale. 

When a leprechaun and a trooping fairy fall in love, an old feud rears its head, and soon war is declared between the two magical factions. 

Businessman Jack Woods is the reluctant hero chosen to mediate between the leprechauns and fairies, in order to avert the destruction and misery foreseen by the Grand Banshee.

Cast

Jack Woods ... Randy Quaid
Father Daley ... Michael Williams
The Grand Banshee ... Whoopi Goldberg
King Boric ... Roger Daltrey
Queen Morag ... Harriet Walter
General Bulstrode ... Frank Finlay
Count Grogan ... Jonathan Firth
Chief Grococh ... Simon Greiff
Lady Margaret ... Phyllida Law
Seamus Muldoon ... Colm Meaney
Mary Muldoon ... Zo Wanamaker
Dunlang the Dullahan/James Fitzpatrick ... Gary Lydon
John Fitzpatrick ... Conor McDermottroe
George Fitzpatrick ... Peter Serafinowicz
Harry Fitzpatrick ... Owen Sharpe
Fergus Flynn ... Edward A. McDermottroe
Jericho O'Grady ... Kevin McKidd
Jentee ... Stephen Moore
Bert Bagnell ... Anthony O'Donnell
Leprechaun Captain ... David Shaw Parker

Crew

Director: John Henderson
Producer: Paul Lowin
Associate Producer: Peter Barnes
Executive Producer: Robert Halmi, Sr.
Cinematography: Clive Tickner
Production Designer: Simon Holland
Costume Designer: Ann Hollowood
Music: Richard Harvey
Digital Visual Effects and Animation: Cinesite (Europe), Ltd

Notes

Zoe is often described as 'pixie-like', and in this programme she was given the opportunity to play a leprechaun!  As she has remarked, the cast 'had a ball' making The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (see Zoe's Metro interview).

Merchandise

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns Region 1 DVD

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns Region 2 DVD

Related links

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns plot summary - TV Acres

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns production information - Wikipedia

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns production information - IMDB

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns production information - RHI Entertainment


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