- Gerry Conlon was one of the Guildford Four and, In The Name of the Father, he shares the odyssey of his life from his youth to when his cause became an international cause célèbre. Gerry begins his story by describing what it was like to grow up in Lower Falls, the poorest section of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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Jun 21, 2014 · In ‘The Name of the Father’ is one of the great red pill movies of all time, which is why today’s news of Gerry Conlon’s death should leave all men a little bit sad. Gerry Conlon was one of four people wrongly convicted of carrying out the IRA bombing of a Guildford pub in 1974. Conlon was 60 years old.
Jun 23, 2014 · Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon dies. Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 Guildford IRA pub bombing, has died aged 60 after an illness. He was one of the Guildford Four, who spent 15 ...
In 2003, Sheridan stated: "I was accused of lying in In the Name of the Father, but the real lie was saying it was a film about the Guildford Four when really it was about a non-violent parent."  In the film we see Gerry and his father Giuseppe (in the closing credits, the name is misspelled 'Guiseppe') sharing the same cell, but this never took place and they were usually kept in separate prisons.
Giuseppe Conlon had travelled from Belfast to help his son, Gerry Conlon, in the Guildford Four trial. Conlon, who had troubles with his lungs for many years, died in prison in January 1980, while the other six served their sentences and were released.
- Hill Was Exonerated After Being Implicated in the Bombings of Pubs Frequented by British Soldiers. Paul Hill was released from prison in 1989 after serving 15 years in prison for what are called the 1974 Guildford pub bombings and for the murder of an ex British solider.
- Paul Hill Met Courtney Kennedy When He Was Free on Bail. Paul Hill married Courtney Kennedy on board “the yacht Varmar VE in the Aegean Sea by the ship’s owner and captain, Vardis Vardinoyannis.”
- Paul Hill Was Initially Given the Longest Sentence Ever Handed Down by an English Court. At their trial, according to the Irish Post, Paul Hill “was given what was, at the time, the longest sentence ever handed down by an English court; life with no chance of parole until great age or infirmity.”
- Paul Hill Grew Up in West Belfast to Parents of Different Religious Backgrounds. Paul Hill grew up in West Belfast, in northern Ireland, as part of a divided religious household.
Mar 01, 2020 · In The Name of The Father, a film based on the story of the Guildford Four, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Conlon, was up for a string of nominations. Bored with the ceremony, Conlon and friends ...
- Paul Hill – the first man arrested for the bombing. Paul Hill was arrested November 29, 1974 his friend Gerry Conlon (pictured above) was arrested November 30 and their old Belfast school mate Paddy Armstrong and his English girlfriend Carole Richardson were arrested on December 3.
- The trial's judge handed Hill a life sentence. At their trial, Paul Hill was given what was, at the time, the longest sentence ever handed down by an English court; life with no chance of parole until great age or infirmity.
- An active IRA unit confessed to the bombings. In January 1977, an active IRA service unit, nicknamed the Balcombe Street gang, issued a statement in court confessing they carried out the Guildford and Woolwich bombings and that the Four were completely innocent.
- Hill was moved from prison to prison. Paul Hill was ‘ghosted’ more than 50 times during his 15 years in prison. ‘ Ghosted’ is when a prisoner is moved without warning to another prison, usually in the middle of the night.