He meets Jeanne, who tells him that Isabelle has died, but he also discovers that he has a seven-year-old daughter, Françoise (Océane Bersegeay-Holliday), whose existence Isabelle had concealed from him.He is also disheartened by the death of his friend Weir, shot dead by a sniper.
The name of screenwriter Andrew Davies was linked to the film.
However, in September 2007 it was announced that Justin Chadwick would direct the film, with a screenplay by Morgan, to be filmed in 2008.
German miners, digging close by, lay a charge and Weir's men are unable to get out of the tunnel in time.
Stephen and Firebrace are the only ones left alive, but their way out is blocked.
Upset by the encounter, he takes his fellow-officer, Weir (Richard Madden), to a prostitute, but neither man is able to obtain satisfaction.
Weir plays a much smaller role than he does in the novel.
Birdsong is a two-part 2012 television drama, based on the 1993 war novel Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.
It stars Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Wraysford and Clémence Poésy as Isabelle Azaire and was directed by Philip Martin based on a screenplay by Abi Morgan.
– he keeps falling for his leading ladies , says his father Richard Redmayne, the managing director of stockbroker Seymour Pierce.