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A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »

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Guy Jones
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Ted Washbrook
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Enid Washbrook
Gareth Hunt ...
Ian Hubbard
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Jarvis Huntley-Pike
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Linda Washbrook
Alexandra Pigg ...
Bridget Baines
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Hannah Ap Llewellyn
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Fay Hubbard
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Rebecca Huntley-Pike
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Crispin Usher
David King ...
Mr. Ames
Audrey Trotter ...
Mrs. Bawden
Dinah May ...
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Storyline

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, faction fighting, and the inevitable jealosy. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He's a lovable S.O.B. . . . and critics and audiences overwhelmingly approve. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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3 November 1989 (UK)  »

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Adorable seductor  »

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$216,373 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the wife of Dafydd Ap Llewellyn (Anthony Hopkins) was Hannah Ap Llewellyn who was portrayed by actress Prunella Scales. Hopkins would soon famously portray a cinematic character with a very similar first name, Hannibal (as in Hannibal Lecter), first in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), then later in Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002). Moreover, A Chorus of Disapproval (1989) director Michael Winner once co-wrote and directed a movie called Hannibal Brooks (1969). See more »

Quotes

Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Ian's just told me. About you and Hannah. You bastard. I just want you to know I think you're a total and utter bastard and that one of these days I hope you'll get what's coming to you.
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Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Having said that, best of luck with the show tonight and I hope it goes really well for you.
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The Man on the Flying Trapeze
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Music by Gaston Lyle
Arranged by John Du Prez
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Charming movie
25 December 2012 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is truly a cute little little known that I feel deserves more recognition. It appears this movie was made on a low budge but something about that adds a certain warm quality to it. I had a very hard time finding this movie and had to order it from one of the local music stores here. A truly charming look at small theatre. Jeremy Irons has certainly shown that he is more than capable of comedy; something I'd like to see him in more often! The only drawbacks to this movie is the poor sound (and sometimes lighting) quality; I would love to see a DVD release.

I would recommend this movie to any fan of Hopkins, Irons, theatre or just anyone looking for something different and light in nature.


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