Do you remember Monk Dawson being filmed on the streets of Leeds? PIC: Mark Bickerdike
Do you remember Monk Dawson being filmed on the streets of Leeds? PIC: Mark Bickerdike

Monk Dawson: The film which transformed the streets of Leeds into 1970s Belfast

It is a rites of passage tale of morality with the streets of Leeds used as a backdrop.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 1:00 pm

Your city was used as a location for Monk Dawson, a film about a Catholic priest who falls from grace and descends into a world of forbidden love and betrayal. Film crews used the streets of Burley as a backdrop for scenes in August 1996. The 18-rated film based on the award-winning novel by Piers Paul Read was released in 1998 and starred Benedict Taylor, Michael Cashman and Oliver Stone. READ MORE: Memories of the circus in Leeds down the decades LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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