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The Last Leprechaun
  • Drama
  • fantasy
Written by Paul Matthews
Directed by David Lister
  • Veronica Hamel
  • Jack Scalia
  • Mick Walter
Music by Neill Solomon
Country of origin United Kingdom / South Africa
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Paul Matthews
Elizabeth Matthews
Production location(s) Around Johannesburg, South Africa
Cinematography Vincent G. Cox
Editor(s) Erica Luttich
Running time 93 minutes
Production company(s) Peakviewing
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Original network BBC
Original release 27 October 1998 (1998-10-27)

The Last Leprechaun is a BBC-broadcast television fantasy film of 1998, directed by David Lister and starring Veronica Hamel, Jack Scalia, and Mick Walter.


Tommy and Ethel Barridge, the children of multi-millionaire American business man Henry Barridge, go to Ireland to spend the summer holidays with Laura Duvall, who is engaged to marry their father. However, they find she is a wicked banshee with strong black magic powers who does not wish them well. Laura is busy cutting down trees on her estate and is also planning the destruction of the last king of the little people, or leprechauns. Tommy and Ethel take his side against their wicked future stepmother.


  • Veronica Hamel as Laura Duvann
  • Jack Scalia as Henry Barridge
  • Brittney Bomann as Ethel Barridge
  • Andrew J. Ferchland as Tommy Barridge
  • David Warner as Simpson, Laura Duvann's butler
  • Mick Walter as Finn Regan McCool, the leprechaun
  • Victor Melleney as Farmer Ned
  • Douglas Bristow as Sam
  • Jocelyn Broderick as Mary, Laura Duvann's cook
  • Wilson Dunster as Foreman
  • Anthony Bishop as Logger
  • Nicky Rebelo as Kim
  • Alessandra Bowles as Being
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