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Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence
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8 May 1998 (Ireland) See more »
Two's Company. Three's a Crowd. Four's a Disaster.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Monica Potter ... Martha

Rufus Sewell ... Frank

Tom Hollander ... Daniel

Joseph Fiennes ... Laurence

Ray Winstone ... Pedersen
Debora Weston ... First Class Passenger
Jan Pearson ... Daniel's Senior Partner

Steven O'Donnell ... Male Information Official
Rebecca Craig ... Gillian - Female Information Official
Paul Bigley ... Black's Hotel Room Service
Geoffrey McGivern ... Travel Agent

Hamish Clark ... Icelandair Official

Lorelei King ... US Ground Stewardess

Steve Speirs ... Taxi Driver

Rob Brydon ... Bus Driver (as Robert Brydon)
Luke de Lacey ... Audition Actor #1
Sam Rumbelow ... Audition Actor #2

Stephen Mangan ... Audition Actor #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Maria Psomas ... Young Woman in Street (uncredited)
Paul Sangam ... Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Hamm 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Morgan  writer

Produced by
Grainne Marmion .... producer
Lesley Stewart .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur 
Cinematography by
David Johnson 
Film Editing by
Michael Bradsell 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Production Design by
Max Gottlieb 
Art Direction by
Mark Raggett 
Costume Design by
Anna B. Sheppard  (as Anna Sheppard)
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... makeup designer (as Chris Blundell)
Kirstin Chalmers .... hair stylist
Kirstin Chalmers .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jeanette Haley .... post-production supervisor
Julie Hartley .... production manager: USA
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Bangs .... first assistant director: USA
Oscar Beuselinck .... second assistant director
Victoria Connell .... second second assistant director
Jonathan Hamm .... third assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... first assistant director
Art Department
Peter Agbaba .... stagehand
Rebecca Alleway .... production buyer
Matthew Amos .... painter
David Fitzjohn .... scenic painter
Paul Fogarty .... carpenter
Tom Haines .... trainee props
Anthony Hill .... painter
Mike Houseman .... construction manager
Taylor Leonard Huggins .... art department assistant (as Taylor Huggins)
Graham Jones .... carpenter
Gus Lupton .... stand-by propman
Leon McCarthy .... stand-by carpenter
John Mills .... property master
Micky Mills .... dressing props (as Michael Mills)
Andy Ormesher .... stand-by rigger (as Andrew Ormesher)
Martin Payne .... painter
Anthea Richards .... assistant art director
Guy Rutter .... stand-by painter
James Schaidler .... swing
Cindy Bradley Skrien .... set dresser: USA (as Cindy Skrien)
Stuart Skrien .... set dresser: USA
Rolf Snellgrove .... carpenter
Amanda Waddington .... apprentice painter
John Walpole .... apprentice carpenter
Jonathan Wells .... carpenter
Terry Wood .... dressing props
Sound Department
Orin Beaton .... sound maintenance
Gerard Bonette .... boom operator: U.S.
Tim Cavagin .... dubbing mixer
Tim Fraser .... sound recordist
Craig Irving .... dubbing mixer
Jenny Lee Wright .... foley artist (as Jenny Lee-Wright)
Jacques Leroide .... foley editor
Cyril Metzger .... additional sound editor
Colin Miller .... supervising sound editor
John Nuth .... assistant sound editor
Julian Pinn .... sound consultant: Dolby
Julian Pinn .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Matthew Quast .... sound mixer: USA
Lionel Selwyn .... foley artist
Arya Shirazi .... assistant sound editor
Brian Sweetman .... foley artist
David Trent .... assistant dialogue editor
William Trent .... dialogue editor
Paul Withers .... sound trainee: FT2
Visual Effects by
Craig Chandler .... digital effects producer: General Screen Enterprises
Ray Short .... title and opticals coordinator: General Screen Enterprises
Debra Coleman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Richard Bradshaw .... stunts
Marc Cass .... stunt double: Tom Hollander
Terry Forrestal .... stunt coordinator
Dean Forster .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Sarah Bartles-Smith .... clapper loader
Richard Carroll .... camera trainee
Peter Chester .... best boy
Peter Clemence .... key grip: USA
Graham Cussell .... electrician
Tim Dodd .... camera operator: second unit
Moe Flaherty .... focus puller: USA
Sam Garwood .... focus puller
Michael Hoffer .... best boy grip: USA (as Mike Hoffer)
Clive Johnson .... electrician
Fiachra Judge .... Steadicam operator
Michelle LeDoux .... electrician: USA
Sam Osborne .... first assistant camera: dailies
Nick Schlesinger .... camera operator
Christopher Slater .... best boy: USA (as Chris Slater)
Harland Snodgrass .... video assist operator: USA
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Steve Speers .... second assistant camera: Minnesota
Robin Stone .... grip
Tony Tucker .... gaffer: USA
Aaron Walters .... electrician
Gavin Walters .... gaffer
Niel Williams .... grip: USA (as Neil Williams)
Casting Department
Jennifer Duffy .... casting assistant
Victoria Thomas .... casting: Los Angeles
Sonya 'Sonny' Tormoen .... extras casting: Minnesota
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Morgan Elliott .... wardrobe supervisor
Livia Pascucci .... wardrobe assistant
Susan J. Tveit .... costume assistant: USA
Editorial Department
Daryl Jordan .... first assistant editor
John Stanborough .... grader
Neil Stevens .... second assistant editor
Location Management
Robert How .... location manager
Bob Medcraft .... location manager: USA
Kevin Ramsay .... location assistant
Music Department
Emma Kamen .... music supervisor
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Alan Pell .... music consultant: Mercury Records
Transportation Department
Jim Atkins .... driver
Luke Chisholm .... driver
Jeff Edwards .... driver: artist trailers
Peter Knight .... driver
James Schaidler .... driver: USA
Roy Smith .... driver
Chris Weightman .... driver
Other crew
Paul Asplund .... craft service: USA
Cheryl Broussard .... production assistant: USA
Arabella Cecil .... continuity trainee
Emma Chapman .... unit publicist
Amanda Clarkson .... caterer
Ken Clarkson .... caterer
Paul Coyne .... floor runner
Laura Dennis .... stand-in
Shani Duncan .... trainee: FT2
Dean Forster .... stand-in
Ami Francis .... production assistant: USA
Sean Hartley Francis .... production assistant: USA (as Sean Francis)
Tanya Freedman .... production assistant
Alison Jackson .... development executive
Sarah Kaye .... assistant accountant
Conrad Kenyon .... floor runner
Linda Kuusisto .... script supervisor: USA
Chris Kwouk .... production runner
Kate Ledger .... production coordinator
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Janice Mordue .... title designer
Dan Perri .... title designer: main titles
Freya Pinsent .... production accountant
Gillie Potter .... title designer
Amanda Street .... international sales: FilmFour
Paul Swann .... laboratory contact
Tara Saoirse Vignoles .... floor runner
Joan Washington .... dialogue coach
Rebecca Woodward .... stand-in
Ian Woolley .... stand-in

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence" - UK (original title)
"Martha Meets Boys" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for language (original rating)
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | France:Tous publics | Germany:6 (bw) | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating)

Did You Know?

Continuity: When Martha and Daniel meet at the curb outside the airport, there is an extra carrying a large gray bag. He is walking away, going to Daniel's right. When Martha and Daniel begin talking the same extra (minus the bag) is walking away from Martha, going the opposite direction he was before. The camera cuts to Daniel and then back to Martha and the extra has disappeared completely.See more »
Laurence:Of course I wasn't alright. I'd just been knocked unconscious and now an American, who'd never driven a stick shift, was driving my car down the wrong side of the road.See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Sweet and frothy, 20 July 2000
Author: slmstanley from Florida

I happened to flick across the beginning of this film last night on cable. I missed the title, but saw "Joesph Fiennes", "Rufus Sewell", and "Ray Winstone" - and decided it was worth a look.

Though the beginning was a tad slow (the first five minutes makes you think it's going to be very depressing), this is actually a sweet comedy about love and friendship and the nature of "love at first sight".

Joesph Fiennes is heart-stoppingly beautiful, with his lovely puppy-dog eyes put to good use in his character as an overly-sensitive young man wedged between two aggressive friends who are less-than-sensitive.

I dislike most "romance" films; yet this one was different, for a reason I can't quite put my finger on. It tugs at your heart, and for all it's improbable situations (de rigeur in most romantic comedy), it rings true to life.

Definitely a good film for watching on a rainy afternoon.

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