Portrait of the Milliner as yer man himself The James Joyce Documentary Project
An Irish hat-maker demonstrates his skills in a Dickens-era workshop and later emerges onto the streets of Dublin as the living spirit of James Joyce.
John Shevlin is one of Ireland's finest milliners, a hat-maker who uses flame-powered machines built in the 1800s.
He is also the official lookalike for "yer man himself" at the James Joyce Centre, Dublin. His Joyce persona gets national press coverage every June 16th - Bloomsday - named after Leopold Bloom, the main character in Joyce's renowned novel "Ulysses."
Original soundtrack composed and performed by the Dublin City Rounders.