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"The League of Gentlemen" (1999) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1999-2002

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
19 June 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
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Awards:
7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Unique, Very Dark and Hilarious See more (66 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 39)

Mark Gatiss ... Various / ... (19 episodes, 1999-2002)

Steve Pemberton ... Tubbs Tattsyrup / ... (18 episodes, 1999-2002)

Reece Shearsmith ... Edward Tattsyrup / ... (18 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jeremy Dyson ... Various Characters / ... (11 episodes, 1999-2002)
Paul Hays-Marshall ... Barbara Dixon (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
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Series Directed by
Steve Bendelack (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Jeremy Dyson (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Mark Gatiss (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Steve Pemberton (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Reece Shearsmith (19 episodes, 1999-2002)

Series Produced by
Jon Plowman .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jemma Rodgers .... producer / associate producer (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jeremy Dyson .... assistant producer (14 episodes, 1999-2002)
Sarah Smith .... producer (6 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Original Music by
Joby Talbot (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Rob Kitzmann (19 episodes, 1999-2002)

Peter Edwards (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Adam Windmill (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Will Yarrow (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Hallworth (6 episodes, 2000)
Tony Cranstoun (6 episodes, 2002)
Nick McPhee (5 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Production Design by
Grenville Horner (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Sarah Kane (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ruth Winn (6 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sarah Kane (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Costume Design by
Yves Barre (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Amanda Hooley (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Scott Langridge (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Helen Johnson .... hair stylist / makeup artist / ... (13 episodes, 2000-2002)
Martine Randall .... hair stylist / makeup artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Vanessa White .... hair stylist / makeup artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Diane Chenery-Wickens .... makeup designer / hair stylist / ... (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Xanthia White .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist (6 episodes, 2002)
Julie Francis .... hair stylist / makeup artist (5 episodes, 1999)

Peter Norcliffe .... moldmaker: Robert Allsopp and asscociates (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Stephen Abrahams .... production manager (6 episodes, 2000)
Jill Hallowell .... production manager (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lydia Currie .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Duncan Gaudin .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Anna Brabbins .... assistant director (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Samuel Leek .... assistant director (7 episodes, 2000)
Liz Summers .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2000)
Guy de Glanville .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
Mel Nortcliffe .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
Aden Turner .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
Ben Rothwell .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1999)
Jon Garbett .... assistant director (1 episode, 1999)
Jonathan Leather .... assistant director (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Art Department
Ian Tully .... property buyer (18 episodes, 1999-2002)
Trevor Daniels .... properties / prop master (17 episodes, 1999-2002)
Noel Deegan .... properties / stand-by props (13 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kevin Waite .... construction manager (12 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ben Sweet .... props (7 episodes, 2000)
Laurence Archer .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2002)
Robina Kelly .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2002)
Barry Kirkham .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2002)
Mike Nicholson .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2002)
Ruth Winn .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2002)
Eric Levey .... properties (5 episodes, 1999)
Dickson Peschek .... properties (1 episode, 1999)
Rob Sellers .... properties (1 episode, 1999)
Darren Wisker .... properties (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Sound Department
David Hall .... location sound / sound recordist / ... (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Ben Brookes .... location sound (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chris Greaves .... studio sound (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Fentum .... sound effects editor / dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Nigel Heath .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Robin Green .... sound editor / dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2000)
Chris Burdon .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1999)
Peter Gates .... dubbing mixer / dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1999)
Rick Williams .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1999)
Nick Fry .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2000)
Jamie Ballinger .... boom coordinator (6 episodes, 2002)
Lisa Curry .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2002)
Gareth Hall .... sound: studio (6 episodes, 2002)
Dan Morgan .... sound editor (6 episodes, 2002)
Alison Ross .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2002)

Arthur Graley .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Mervyn Moore .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Mark Danbury .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Evan Green-Hughes .... effects designer / special effects designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Angus Wilson .... digital compositor (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mark Danbury .... visual effects (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Evan Green-Hughes .... visual effects (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Steve Lucas .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 2002)
Jon Savage .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 2002)

Christian Manz .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2002)
Paul Kulik .... stunts (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Fritz Henry .... gaffer (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Andy Young .... grip (19 episodes, 1999-2002)
Peter Edwards .... lighting camera / location camera / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alan Walker .... best boy / gaffer (7 episodes, 2000)
Kevin Boyle .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1999)
Vinny Cowper .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1999)
Matt Ingham .... studio camera operator (6 episodes, 1999)
Stan Robinson .... vision engineer (6 episodes, 1999)
Ian Mussell .... trainee grip (6 episodes, 2000)
Lily Fletcher .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 2002)
Chris Greenwood .... daily clapper loader (6 episodes, 2002)
David Manfield .... best boy (6 episodes, 2002)
Jane Rousseau .... location camera operator (6 episodes, 2002)
Steve Smith .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 2002)
Bill Ashworth .... assistant camera / camera operator (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Casting Department
Pam Alexander .... casting advisor (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanna Beatty .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Tom Reeve .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jenny Bozson .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Mark Wyllie .... music engineer (8 episodes, 2000-2002)
Catherine Manners .... music coordinator (6 episodes, 1999)
Joby Talbot .... music arranger (4 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Other crew
Brian Abram .... studio manager (18 episodes, 1999-2002)
Katie Tyrrell .... production assistant / production coordinator (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Carlene King .... location manager (12 episodes, 2000-2002)
Brett Wilson .... location manager (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Pat Ward .... animal handler (9 episodes, 2000-2002)
Les Powell .... armorer / animal handler (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Annie Beaver .... studio manager (6 episodes, 1999)
Paul Grant .... location manager (6 episodes, 1999)
Alison Passey .... production accountant (6 episodes, 1999)
Tracyjane Read .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1999)
Claire Bridgland .... production executive (6 episodes, 2002)
Maz Cooper .... production finance associate (6 episodes, 2002)
Charlotte Lamb .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2002)
Samuel Leek .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Andy Morgan .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Caren Williams .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Chris Woodward .... location fixer (6 episodes, 2002)
Pat Powell .... animal handler (5 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Thanks
Ian Cashmore .... acknowledgment (1 episode, 2000)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (18 episodes) | 60 min (1 episode)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-11 (DVD) (2006) (season 2 & 3) | Finland:K-7 (DVD) (2005) (season 1) | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Most of the characters are inspired by real people that the gents have encountered.See more »
Quotes:
[talking about his/her sex change operation]
Barbara Dixon:One little prick and it'll all be over. Then they cut my cock off.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Story of Slapstick (2009) (TV)See more »

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38 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Unique, Very Dark and Hilarious, 29 December 2000
Author: GoonerMan from Hampshire, England

British TV Comedy has a great tradition. We have the gentle sit-coms like Are You Being Served, The Good Life, Butterflies which seem to have gained a cult following in the US. Then we have the slightly more adventurous sit-coms like Porridge, Only Fools And Horses and One Foot In The Grave with their observations on real living that we can all associate with. We also have the sketch-type comedy such as Harry Enfield and The Fast Show which take characters we meet everyday and make them ten-times worse and funnier.

But every so often we British do what we do best and come up with something that simply removes all of the boundaries and is unique. The Goons, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, The Goodies, Not The Nine O'Clock News, The Young Ones....the list goes on. These programs often start off as small projects shoved onto BBC2 or Channel 4, but eventually they become part of our comedy heritage. However, its been a long time since we have seen something as unique and ground-breaking as this one - its simply the best and most original comedy series for over a decade.

If you are not British and your vision of British comedy is Are You Being Served and Benny Hill, prepare yourself for a shock because gentle slap-stick this is not. The League of Gentlemen is very, very dark - there's very little feel-good about this comedy - and it is extremely surreal, but it is also immensely funny. The series follows the exploits of the inhabitants of a small Northern village called Royston Vasey (the real name of Roy Chubby Brown, a particularly x-rated British comedian). The show gives Royston Vasey an almost mystical air, as if seperated from the rest of the real world, a place where anything can happen and the unexpected always does. The characters are cleverly worked so that despite their grotesqueness, you can still associate with them and in some cases sympathise with them. All of the main characters (even the women, in true Monty Python style) are played by three of the four writers (Gatiss, Pemberton and Shearsmith), and every character is an absolute gem. To tell you about the characters would spoil the fun of finding out for yourself. What I will say is don't expect any happy endings or moralistic enlightenment in this show, because there aren't any...but do expect shocks, things that will make you whince and some genuinely funny moments. Also concentrate through the opening credits as the camera takes you around the town, because there are some excellent visual gags in there.

This is a truly wonderful and original slice of British humour. It won't be to everyone's taste, but to those that appreciate this style of humour, you cannot get any better than this. I can see this being viewed as a classic in years to come - lets hope it awakens some new and innovative comedy writing in the near future... we've waited long enough.

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