Tourists actor who starred in Kenneth Branagh’s black and white film about a boy growing up in Northern Ireland during the turmoil of the 1960s.
In a new interview with Belfast co-star Caitriona Balfe cho British Vogue, Dornan discusses his own childhood in Belfast during the eighties and nineties.
“If you were born there and raised there, you will be aware of the fact that you come from a very complicated place,” Dornan said. “From the day I was born, until the day I left, people fought a civil war.”
The actor recalls ways in which violence was considered “normal,” such as trying to meet friends over the weekend only to have a bomb threat.
His co-star Catriona Balfe said: “There is a generation of young people emerging who have not been through the Troubles, and who have once again had that kind of romanticism that is righteous living and fighting. fight for justice. Maybe asking a movie to change people’s minds is a bit too much, but I think it’s important that people see it.”
Dornan added: “Anything that can prove that there is no ultimate winner is good for the next generation to see.”
You can read The Independent’three-star rating of Belfast here.
Belfast premieres in UK cinemas on Friday, January 21.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jamie-dornan-belfast-cast-troubles-b1997146.html Belfast members Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe describe growing up in Belfast during the Troubles