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25 May 2001 (UK) See more »
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Although billed as a musical comedy there's so much more to the second film from emerging writer/director Sara Sugarman. See more (39 total) »


  (in credits order)

Rachel Griffiths ... Annie Mary Pugh

Jonathan Pryce ... Jack Pugh

Ioan Gruffudd ... Hob

Matthew Rhys ... Nob
Kenneth Griffith ... Minister
Ruth Madoc ... Mrs. Ifans
Radcliffe Grafton ... The mayor
Jill Richards ... Chapel woman
Josh Richards ... Mr. Bevan

Joanna Page ... Bethan Bevan
Gwenyth Petty ... Chapel woman
Mary Hopkin ... Chapel woman
Rhys Miles Thomas ... Colin Thomas
Maureen Rees ... Chapel woman
Stevie Parry ... Chapel woman
Iris Griffiths ... Chapel woman
Mari Gravell ... Chapel woman
Rhodri Hugh ... Mervin
Llyr Ifans ... Ginger gravedigger (as Llyr Evans)
Rachel Isaac ... Estate agent
Ray Gravell ... Frank, the bookie
Melissa Vincent ... Betting shop assistant
Lynn Hunter ... Mrs. Thomas
Donna Edwards ... Mrs. Bevan
Michelle McTernan ... Mother (as Michele McTernan)
Jennifer Pascoe ... Young Annie-Mary
Rhian Grundy ... Kelly, Bracket
Wendy Phillips ... Megan, Hinge

Anna Mountford ... Blodwyn, Minge
Gwenllian Davies ... Gwenllian, Twinge
Cerys Matthews ... Nerys
Glan Davis ... Stage manager
Llinos Daniel ... Braccy nurse
Binda Singh ... Doctor
Crisian Hunnam ... District nurse
Marged Esli ... Kidwelly Hall cook
Peggy Mason ... Peggy

Ruth Jones ... Complaining customer
Carys Williams ... Co-op cashier
Buddug Williams ... Miss Hughes (as Buddug Mair Williams)
Marlene Griffiths ... Dinnerlady
David Devreaux ... Phillip
Morgan Hopkins ... Big fat walloper
Wayne Cater ... Competition judge
Colin Price ... Cardiff bookie
Simon Holt ... Sports commentator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leigh Phillips ... Bandsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Sara Sugarman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sara Sugarman  written by

Produced by
Graham Broadbent .... producer
Damian Jones .... producer
Lesley Stewart .... co-producer
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd 
Film Editing by
Robin Sales 
Casting by
Joyce Gallie 
Sally Osoba 
Production Design by
Alice Normington 
Art Direction by
Tim Ellis 
Set Decoration by
Rebecca Gillies 
Costume Design by
Caroline Harris 
Makeup Department
Sian Grigg .... daily hair stylist
Sian Grigg .... daily makeup artist
Veronica McAleer .... hair designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Veronica McAleer .... makeup designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Astrid Schikorra .... hair stylist
Astrid Schikorra .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rhiannon Cousins .... assistant director
Camille Griffin .... second unit director
Paul Hart-Wilden .... assistant director: second unit
Paul Hart-Wilden .... first assistant director
Stuart Renfrew .... assistant director
Robin Sales .... second unit director
George Walker .... assistant director
Art Department
Adrian Anscombe .... dressing props
Katie Arnold .... scenic artist
Thomas Brown .... art department assistant
Lee Cleal .... dressing props
Steve Crewe .... stand-by carpenter
Shaun Cunningham .... scenic artist
Paul Curren .... stand-by painter
Angharad Elidir .... art department trainee
Brian Eshelby .... carpenter
Chris Forster .... storyboard artist
Peter Gillard .... chargehand painter
Martin Griffiths .... set dresser
Karen Grosch .... scenic artist
Andrew Harrison .... scenic artist
Jane Higgins .... painter
Gareth Hull .... painter
Frankie Locke .... scenic artist
Julian Luxton .... property master
John Manfield .... construction manager
Catrin Meredydd .... stand-by art director
Haydn Morgan .... draughtsman
Ron Munston .... chargehand painter
Jo Price .... construction manager
George Rees .... chargehand carpenter
Martin Regan .... chargehand carpenter
Claire Nia Richards .... props buyer (as Claire Richards)
Kevin Richmond .... painter
John Rushon .... scenic artist
Phil Shellard .... stand-by props
Ray Weston .... painter
Justin Williams .... chargehand painter
Ian Williamson .... painter
Sound Department
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Jonathan Cronin .... dialogue editor
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Glen Jenkins .... sound trainee
Andy Kennedy .... supervising sound editor
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound effects editor
Colin Nicolson .... sound mixer
Richard Pryke .... assistant re-recording mixer
Alastair Sirkett .... foley editor
Jeff Welch .... boom operator
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Fell .... special effects wireman
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor
Jeremy Lovett .... special effects technician
Robert Schofield .... special effects wireman
Visual Effects by
Martin Body .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
David Smith .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Terry Forrestal .... stunt coordinator
Sy Hollands .... stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunts
C.C. Smiff .... stunts
Ian van Temperley .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Barrs .... camera trainee (as Mark Barr)
Paul Chedlow .... still photographer
Adrian Davies .... assistant grip (as Adrian 'Coch' Davies)
Chris Davies .... electrician
Bryan Griffiths .... stand-by rigger
Mark Hutchings .... best boy
Ed Jones .... clapper loader
Adrian McCarthy .... grip
Matthew Moffat .... gaffer
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator (as Alistair Rae)
Alastair Rae .... camera operator (as Alistair Rae)
Colin Watkinson .... focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Burchill .... assistant costume designer
Katrina Perkins .... costume maker
Marco Scotti .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jonathan Sales .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Clive Evans .... assistant location manager
Amanda Stevens .... location manager
Music Department
Matt Barr .... music assistant
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Andrew Glen .... music editor
Nick Ingman .... orchestrator
Tony Lewis .... assistant music editor
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Graham Read .... music copyist
Stephen Warbeck .... conductor
Other crew
Danielle Brandon .... production coordinator
Laurence Brown .... Legal Services
Elaine Chin .... director of development
Allen Davies .... post-production accountant (as Allan Davies)
Wendy Ellerker .... production accountant
Delyth Evans .... production assistant
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Katie Goodson .... production executive
Fraser Grant .... assistant accountant
Dominique Green .... production executive
Andrew Jack .... dialogue coach
Angeli MacFarlane .... story editor
Andrew Mannion .... production assistant
Caroline O'Reilly .... script supervisor
Roger Phillips .... title designer
Kate Rudge .... floor runner
Katrina Stevenson .... assistant to producers
Pauline Burt .... production representative: lottery (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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104 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:A (Ontario) | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15

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The last film role of Kenneth Griffth.See more »
Nob:Don't ever stop being you.See more »


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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Although billed as a musical comedy there's so much more to the second film from emerging writer/director Sara Sugarman., 29 May 2003
Author: waitomonewsoto from Otorohanga, New Zealand

Very Annie-Mary (M), now showing at The Regent Theatre in Te Awamutu, is not only packed with laughs but takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of human emotions. Inspiring feelings of amusement, hope and joy the film also has moments of utter clarity, deepest despair and complete regret - it's guaranteed to break your heart before restoring your faith in humanity. Thirty-year-old Annie-Mary, played by Six Foot Under star Rachel Griffiths, has never left her Ogw home in the Welsh valleys and is under the thumb of her father. The dizzy girl, who won a prestigious Welsh singing competition in her teens, still dresses as though she were 16, secretly smokes and cannot cook – quite an irony as she works for her father. She secretly dreams of leaving home and setting up with her best friend, the terminally ill Bethan Bevan (Joanna Page), who is half her age, as well as marrying Colin Thomas (Rhys Miles Thomas), a candidate for the Baptist ministry and the only man in the valley under 60. When her music-loving father Jack Pugh (Jonathan Pryce) suffers a stroke during a charity recital Annie-Mary is forced to grow up and take on some responsibility – the only problem is she has no idea about life in the real world, keeping her money in a piggy bank. She's so clumsy that she walks into doors. The film delivers a believable portrayal of life in a Welsh village, something a frequent visitor to Wales like me is qualified to say. Hornblower star Ioan Gruffudd goes back to his Welsh roots to make an appearance as gay confectioner Hob while former Hi-de-hi star Ruth Maddoc plays Pugh's love interest, Mrs Ifans. While the film contains some sex scenes, which are far from graphic, there is also a smattering of offensive language. This aside, Very Annie-Mary is one of those films that sees you leaving the cinema riding on a cloud. The music is just great too.

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