Veronica Guerin

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Veronica Guerin (Touchstone Movie)

“Veronica Guerin” is a biographical crime drama film released in 2003, directed by Joel Schumacher. The movie is based on the true story of Veronica Guerin, an Irish investigative journalist who was known for her fearless reporting and her efforts to expose Dublin’s criminal underworld.

The story follows Veronica Guerin, played by Cate Blanchett, as she investigates and reports on drug trafficking in Dublin during the mid-1990s. Her relentless pursuit of the truth puts her in dangerous situations and draws the attention of powerful and ruthless criminals.

As she gets closer to exposing the drug lords, Veronica faces threats, intimidation, and violence. Despite the danger, she remains determined to shed light on the criminal activities and the individuals involved.

The film portrays the challenges and risks faced by journalists who put their lives on the line to uncover corruption and injustice. It also delves into the toll such dangerous investigations take on their personal lives and the lives of their loved ones.

“Veronica Guerin” is a gripping and emotional film that celebrates the courage and dedication of journalists who stand up against crime and corruption. Cate Blanchett’s performance as Veronica Guerin earned widespread praise and earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

The movie received positive reviews from critics and was recognized for its impactful storytelling and powerful portrayal of the real-life events. “Veronica Guerin” serves as a touchstone for those seeking biographical dramas that showcase the bravery and sacrifice of journalists who risk their lives in pursuit of the truth. It also stands as a tribute to the legacy of Veronica Guerin, whose work had a lasting impact on Irish journalism and society.

Additional Details


  • Cate Blanchett: Veronica Guerin
  • Gerard McSorley: John Gilligan
  • Ciarán Hinds: John Traynor
  • Brenda Fricker: Bernie Guerin
  • Barry Barnes: Graham Turley
  • Simon O’Driscoll: Cathal Turley
  • Don Wycherley: Chris Mulligan
  • Alan Devine: Gerry Hutch
  • Gerry O’Brien: Martin Cahill
  • Paul Ronan: Jimmy Guerin
  • Danielle Fox Clarke: the Girl Junkie
  • Stephen O’Doherty: Young Junkie
  • Laurence Kinlan: Young Timmy


  • Director: Joel Schumacher
  • Producers: Joel Schumacher
  • Writer: Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue

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