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The Elephant Man (1982)

A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Penny Fuller ...
Richard Clarke ...
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Jarlath Conroy ...
Will
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Snork
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Ross
William Hutt ...
Bishop How
Charlotte Moore ...
Miss Sandwich
Josephine Nichols ...
Countess
David Rounds ...
Lord John
Veronica Castang ...
Pinhead
William Duff-Griffin ...
Conductor
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Pinhead Manager
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A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.

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Biography | Drama

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4 January 1982 (USA)  »

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ABC Theatre of the Month: The Elephant Man  »

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1.33 : 1
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Although based on the same title and historical figures as David Lynch's The Elephant Man (1980), that movie avoided using this 1979 play as a source, going instead to primary sources and medical histories. See more »

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Version of The Elephant Man (1980) See more »

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Tour De Force Performance
15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I strongly urge any student of acting to view and study the magnificent performance of Philip Anglim as The Elephant Man. Without the use of makeup or special effects, Anglim creates an astonishingly believable portrayal of Joseph (John) Merrick. With precise and controlled movements and vocal character, Anglim causes an almost mystical reaction in the viewer. After accepting the creation of the character, one believes that Anglim is horribly deformed and struggling to survive in his pathetic world. The performances and staging of this play for television is one of the great moments in broadcast history and I wholeheartedly recommend its viewing and study.


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