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An Englishman Abroad (1983)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  2 September 1984 (USA)
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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

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Coral Browne ...
Herself
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Claudius
Harold Innocent ...
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Mark Wing-Davey ...
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Toby
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Giles
Judy Gridley ...
Tessa
Denys Hawthorne ...
Tailor
Trevor Baxter ...
Pyjama Shop Manager
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Shoe Shop Assistant
Alexei Jawdokimov ...
Tolya
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The Boy
Molly Veness ...
Mrs. Burgess
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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself. Written by David Spalding <http://korova.com/film>

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Trivia

As Burgess pumps, about 40 minutes into the movie, the pianola made by Schiedmayer & Söhne, Stuttgart, is playing an original Themodist roll number T82556, "Spanish Dances, Op. 12, No.3" by Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925). The 65/88-note pianola was supplied by Rex Lawson, and it is now (2009) owned by a friend of his in Hackney, east London. See more »

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When Coral, in Burgess' flat, says 'The theatre's in a dreadful state', her lips are out of sync. See more »

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Coral: I wouldn't care, but it's only the interval. If you want to come round and be sick you might at least save it for the end of the performance.
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[At end of opening credits] "Although some incidents are imaginary... this is a true story. It happened to Coral Browne in 1958." See more »

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Featured in Coral Browne: Caviar for the General (1989) See more »

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I love this drama
11 November 2000 | by (London, Engand) – See all my reviews

I watch it every time it comes on TV. Alan Bates is perfect and the fact that Coral Brown plays her younger self is so perceptive - she's an old woman in the play - does she play herself exactly as she was - if so she was old before her time. Russia looks so grey - it makes London look bright and bustling. And the final scene makes the whole thing worth it.


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