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Shirley Valentine
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Director:
Writers:
Willy Russell (play)
Willy Russell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 August 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
No one thought she had the courage. The nerve. Or the lingerie.
Plot:
Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Engaging and entertaining from start to finish See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Pauline Collins ... Shirley Valentine

Tom Conti ... Costas

Julia McKenzie ... Gillian

Alison Steadman ... Jane

Joanna Lumley ... Marjorie

Sylvia Syms ... Headmistress

Bernard Hill ... Joe

George Costigan ... Dougie
Anna Keaveney ... Jeanette
Tracie Bennett ... Millandra
Ken Sharrock ... Sydney
Karen Craig ... Thelma
Gareth Jefferson ... Brian

Gillian Kearney ... Young Shirley

Catharine Duncan ... Young Marjorie
Cardew Robinson ... Londoner
Honora Burke ... Londoner's Wife

Marc Zuber ... Renos
Deborah Yhip ... Sharon-Louise
Ray Armstrong ... Executive Type
John Hartley ... German Tourist
Marlene Morley ... German Tourist
Annee Blott ... Chambermaid
Matthew Long ... Male Teacher
Ruth Russell ... Veronica
Sarah Nolan ... Maureen
Diane Whitley ... Liz

Joanne Zorian ... Carol
Geraldine Griffiths ... Sally
Elaine Boisseau ... Woman in Taverna
Giorgos Xidakis ... Spiro
Sheila Aza ... Cooking Teacher
Alex Wright ... Kid in Car
Ged McKenna ... Van Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Beck ... Airline passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Willy Russell  play
Willy Russell  screenplay

Produced by
John Dark .... executive producer
Lewis Gilbert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Willy Russell 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume 
 
Film Editing by
Lesley Walker 
 
Casting by
Allan Foenander 
 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
 
Costume Design by
Candy Paterson 
 
Makeup Department
Lois Burwell .... makeup artist
Basil Newall .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Haris Kontorouhas .... unit manager: Greece
Roy Stevens .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mishka Cheyko .... assistant director (as Michel Cheyko)
Stephen Gilbert .... second unit director
Kieron Phipps .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Amanda Ackland-Snow .... set dresser
John Allenby .... property master
Vernon Harris .... storyboard artist
Steven Sallybanks .... scenic artist
Ron Benton .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Roy Charman .... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound mixer
David Pearson .... boom operator
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor
Simon Cockren .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Shaune Harrison .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gary Shaw .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Brock .... gaffer
Sean Connor .... clapper loader
Tommy Finch .... best boy
John Fletcher .... assistant camera: second unit
John Harris .... camera operator: second unit
Martin Hume .... camera operator
Simon Hume .... camera focus
Bob Penn .... still photographer
Stephen Williams .... camera operator: rostrum camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthea Dowling .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Rona Buchanan .... 2nd assistant editor (uncredited)
Jeremy Hume .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Peter Carter .... location manager
Renny Tasker .... location manager
 
Music Department
Brooks Arthur .... music producer
Jeff Atmajian .... music arranger: main theme
Keith Grant .... music recordist
Giorgos Hatzinasios .... composer: Greek music (as George Hatzinassios)
Christopher Palmer .... music arranger
Christopher Palmer .... orchestrator
Harry Rabinowitz .... music supervisor
Chris Walker .... additional orchestrator
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Hans Engstrom .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Paul Mottram .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Gerry O'Riordan .... assistant music engineer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Andy Albrecht .... title coordinator
Ann Edwards .... script supervisor
Lorraine Fennell .... production coordinator
Peter Lowry .... title designer
Gary Nixon .... assistant accountant
Eric Stemp .... title sketches
Brian Brockwell .... production accountant (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Danielle Kretzmer .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Jane Oscroft .... production controller (uncredited)
Sara-Jane Valentine .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name of the exotic Greek locale in Mykonos made famous by this movie is Agios Ioannis Beach situated at Agios Ioannis Bay. The location has been nick-named the "Shirley Valentine Beach".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Gillian tells Shirley that their house is vegan but is giving the dog muesli and milk. Vegans don't have any dairy products.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Shirley Valentine:Hiya Wall.
[to the camera]
Shirley Valentine:Well what's wrong with that? There's a woman three doors down talks to her microwave. Talking to a microwave! Wall, what's the world coming to ?
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in A Handful of Summers (1991) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
JerusalemSee more »

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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Engaging and entertaining from start to finish, 6 March 2001
Author: aromatic-2 (aromatic@ivillage.com) from New York, NY

I certainly had no trouble relating to Shirley Valentine. In fact, in a lot of this movie, I thought she was talking straight from my head. She sees the humour in all the humdrum b.s. of life, and comes out triumphant. Excellent job by director Lewis Gilbert in adapting one-woman show into a movie that did not feel the least bit claustrophobic. Highly imaginative. I've seen it 3 times now, and will watch again the next time it's on: 10/10.

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