For a long time I felt terrible about being around Ian Bailey’ – filmmaker Jim Sheridan on Sophie Toscan du Plantier documentary
Jim Sheridan has secured Ian Bailey’s help for his five-part documentary on Sophie Toscan du Plantier, writes Niamh Horan
Jim Sheridan at home in Ballsbridge. Photo by Steve Humphreys
November 22 2020 02:30 AM
Ian Bailey sits alone in his garden shed. His face looks haunted, his appearance dishevelled. He stares into a camera, takes a long sip of red wine and begins to talk.
“This is Ian Bailey interviewing Ian Bailey…” he says. “Hello Ian.”
The idea for the confessional-style diary was Jim Sheridan’s. Last year, the three-time-Oscar-nominated director gave Bailey a hand-held camera and encouraged the man arrested twice over the west Cork murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier to unburden himself. The results were better than Sheridan expected.