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An Englishman Abroad (1983)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Coral Browne ...
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Claudius
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Rosencrantz
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Guildenstern
Mark Wing-Davey ...
Hamlet
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Toby
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Giles
Judy Gridley ...
Tessa
Denys Hawthorne ...
Tailor
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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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At the same time in Moscow Guy Burgess also met with Michael Redgrave, who was playing Hamlet and who he had known at Cambridge University. A memo from January 9 1959 declassified in 2014 described their going to a party together and to Burgess's flat, showing that Redgrave had been under surveillance by MI5 for his alleged Communist sympathies for many years. See more »

Goofs

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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A charming film
14 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this when it fist appeared on tv, and fell in love with it. An absolute delight, but sad at the same time. After many years I stumbled upon in on VHS, so can now watch it whenever I choose. Well worth watching! Browne and Bates are stunning.


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