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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Release Date:

3 November 1989 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Adorable seductor  »

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$216,373 (USA)
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The movie's two top-billed lead stars, Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Irons, have both won the Best Actor Oscar. The two both went on to win the Best Actor Academy Award, for The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Reversal of Fortune (1990), respectively, both after starring in A Chorus of Disapproval (1989). Hopkins and Irons won their Best Actor Oscars in consecutive years, in 1990 and 1991, with Irons winning the gong first, and Hopkins following the year after. See more »

Quotes

Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Don't mind us, Mr. Jones, you'll get used to us. Possibly.
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Soundtracks

Tom Tinker's My True Love
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Jeremy Irons
Arranged by John Du Prez
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Hidden Treasure
22 December 2002 | by (Alice Springs, Australia) – See all my reviews

Why this movie never got much attention has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Funny, sad and (as another commentator mentioned)absolutely veracious when it comes to the world of of amateur theatricals. Brilliantly written by Alan Ayckbourn, superbly cast and performed this film drew upon the cream of the British acting profession, and it shows. Why on earth Hollywood waited until the superficial Hannibal Lecter to award Anthony Hopkins an Oscar when it had his outstanding performance in Chorus of Disapproval is another of life's mysteries. I never get tired of watching it. For the commentator from Olive NJ who bucketed the film, he/she should be aware that the film is set in Yorkshire not Wales - different country.


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