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A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Rather English Marriage - DVD Review
 (From Monsters and Critics. 28 April 2009, 1:29 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Albert Finney ... Reggie Conyngham-Jervis

Tom Courtenay ... Roy Southgate

Joanna Lumley ... Liz Franks

John Light ... Young Reggie

Joanna Scanlan ... Sister

Priyanga Burford ... Dr. Swann (as Priyanga Elan)
Ursula Howells ... Mary

Katie Carr ... Young Mary
Aileen O'Gorman ... Grace
Iain Jones ... Young Roy

Caroline Carver ... Young Grace
Rebecca Clarke ... Nurse
Laura Heath ... Felicity

Rosamund Pike ... Celia
Lucy Robinson ... Susan
Jeremy Clyde ... Vivian
Matthew Lloyd Davies ... Chaggers
Orlando Wells ... Dogleg
Richard Syms ... Vicar

Adjoa Andoh ... Mandy Hulme
Sean Murray ... Alan
Shaughan Seymour ... Solicitor
Kenneth MacDonald ... Barman
Georgina Hale ... Sabrina's Maid
Emily Morgan ... Sabrina

John Rowe ... Prison Governor
Dominic Rowan ... Bank Manager
Jeillo Edwards ... Sister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Canning ... Restaurant Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Seed 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Davies 
Angela Lambert  novel

Produced by
Alex Graham .... executive producer
Paul Sarony .... line producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Jo Willett .... producer
Original Music by
Jim Parker 
Cinematography by
Gavin Finney 
Film Editing by
Dave King 
Casting by
Janey Fothergill 
Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad 
Art Direction by
Henry Harris 
Costume Design by
Frances Tempest 
Makeup Department
Deborah Jarvis .... assistant makeup artist
Deborah Jarvis .... hair stylist
Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup designer
Production Management
Rebecca Christiansen .... production manager
Claire Tovey .... unit manager
Maria Walker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fiona Gosden .... third assistant director
Cordelia Hardy .... first assistant director
Adrian Toynton .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Fyson .... production buyer
Austin Harris .... assistant art director
Kate Lloyd-Spencer .... assistant art director
Mike Malik .... property master
Nick Thomas .... stand-by prop (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jim Greenhorn .... sound mixer
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Steve Mayer .... boom operator
Richard Skelton .... dubbing editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Curling .... electrician
Simon Finney .... focus puller
Martin Healey .... best boy
Andy Long .... gaffer
Rod Marley .... clapper loader (as Roderick Marley)
Micky Reeves .... electrician (as Mick Reeves)
John Robinson .... camera grip
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator (as Alf Tremontin)
Gary Parnham .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Mark Tillie .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shirley Nevin .... wardrobe mistress
Gerald Moulin .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Gerry O'Riordan .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Other crew
Kim Armitage .... continuity
Mark Beaumont .... production accountant
Laragh Cresswell .... production team
Victoria Fea .... script editor
Barney Hughes .... production team
Ben Kingsland .... production team
Ian Murray .... head of department rigger
Adam Richards .... location manager
Glynn Turner .... production team
Julia Walsh .... script editor
Sarah-Jane Wilson .... assistant accountant (as Sarah Wilson)
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:104 min

Did You Know?

Feature film debut of Rosamund PikeSee more »
Reggie Conyngham-Jervis:You are a prissy little tight ass bastard aren't you, Southgate?
Roy Southgate:If you say so, sir.
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References The Dresser (1983)See more »


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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, 30 May 2002
Author: lorenellroy from United Kingdom

The pairing of Courtenay and Finney,whose contrasting styles combine so well together,were brilliant in The Dresser,which makes their pairing in this drama so very welcome.They play contrasting men widowed on the same day and paired together by social services.Finney is a womanising ex=Battle of Britain pilot whose wife came from wealthy stock while Courteney is a former milkman.Courteney possesses all the requisite domestic skills while Finney would struggle to boil water without a recipe book. Against all odds and not helped by Finney's habit of assuming command they rub along well together until the arrival of Joanna Lumley a gold-digger who sets her sights on Finney

Beautifully written and impeccably played character study.It illustrates that dumbing down ,while having achieved epidemic proportions on UK television,has not yet conquered all bastions of the box.

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