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Privileged (1982)

A story about a group of Oxford undergraduate acting students and their troubled lives while producing (and competing between themselves for a role in) a different version of the classic ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Woolley ...
Edward Blake
Diana Katis ...
Anne
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Lord Adrian (as Hughie Grant)
Victoria Studd ...
Lucy
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Jamie
Simon Shackleton ...
Justin
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Imogen
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Wilf
Neville Watchurst ...
Julian
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Alan
Mark Saban ...
Geoff
Alex Wellesley-Wesley ...
Claire
Jonathan Cullen ...
Martin (as Jon Cullen)
Alexander Marengo ...
Simon (as Alex Marengo)
Jenny Waldman ...
Waitress
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A story about a group of Oxford undergraduate acting students and their troubled lives while producing (and competing between themselves for a role in) a different version of the classic play "The Duchess of Malfi". Love, friendship and rivalry are all part of this intricate project, filmed on actual location in the Oxford University, the very first to achieve such feat. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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September 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Uprzywilejowany  »

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Hugh Grant and James Wilby would later appear in Maurice (1987). See more »

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Hugh Grant's finest moment.
13 January 2003 | by (Oxford, UK) – See all my reviews

I must have seen this film hundreds of times since its first release and, doubtless, I'll watch it hundreds more. Hugh Grant has probably never done anything with the same level of quality since. He shows an incredible range in this film, going from pompous twit to privileged upperclass yahoo, sometimes in the course of one scene. But even with an actor of his stature the film is stolen completely by some of the supporting cast members notably Mark Saban who is simply a joy to watch, especially when he appears in the background of a shot 'doing acting'. The other find of this film is Ted Colman as the 'barman' of Brown's restaurant. Colman is incredible, he's funny, tragic and charismatic in every scene that he appears in. Whatever happened to this guy? I've seen him in this and a couple of low budget Dutch action films and that's all. My copy of Privileged is wearing out, I've viewed it so often. It's a crime there has never been a DVD release in any region, I'm sure the movie's many fans would make it a hit. A two disc set, with commentary from Saban and Colman detailing their very different acting techniques would be very welcome. I strongly recommend anyone to see this film, especially Ted Colman fans. It's original, classy and a total one off.


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