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The Elephant Man (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  4 January 1982 (USA)
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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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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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The original Broadway production of "The Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance opened at the Booth Theater in New York on April 19, 1979, ran for 916 performances and won the 1979 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway and Richard Clarke repeated their stage roles in the movie version. See more »

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Tour De Force Performance
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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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