Friday December 13, 2019

Raw power: Bringing Katie Taylor to the big screen

A new documentary about boxing superstar Katie Taylor is an intimate window into the world of the famously humble fighter. Filmmaker Ross Whitaker, a self-described introvert himself, may be the ideal director to capture her quiet ferocity

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

28th October, 2018
Ross Whitaker: ‘Katie needs her space. She needs to have time on her own’ Pic: Maura Hickey

‘You don’t want Katie to pretend to be something she isn’t. I wanted to capture her as she is.”

In the bar of a Dublin hotel, Ross Whitaker is explaining the directorial approach he took to his newly released documentary Katie, an intimate, poignant and beautifully filmed examination of the world of Katie Taylor, the extraordinary Irish boxer who has won six amateur European championships, five world amateur championships...

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