Single mother, Collette McVeigh, is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardline brothers Connor and Gerry. When she is arrested during an aborted bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. Collette chooses to place her trust in Mac and return home, but when her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed suspicions of an informer are raised within the cell and Collette finds herself and her family in grave danger.
“ ★★★★ Empire Online. An intelligent and emotionally charged spy drama. ” more
“ The Guardian. The acting is excellent, especially the central performance of Andrea Riseborough, who manages to express Colette's doubts and anxieties while retaining a core of moral mystery. ” more
“ The New York Times. Politics, secret agents and strained family relations are part of “Shadow Dancer." ” more
“ British Independent Film Awards 2012 - Best Actress Andrea Riseborough ”
“ Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013 - Best Actress Andrea Riseborough ”
“ Irish Film and Television Awards 2013 - Best Supporting Actress Film - Brid Brennan ”