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Maybe Baby -- A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

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Writer:
Ben Elton (written by)
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Release Date:
24 August 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(22 articles)
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Cast

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Joely Richardson ... Lucy Bell

Matthew Macfadyen ... Nigel

Hugh Laurie ... Sam Bell

Adrian Lester ... George
Yasmin Bannerman ... Melinda

Joanna Lumley ... Sheila

Rachael Stirling ... Joanna

Dave Thompson ... Dave the Comedian / Mrs. Furblob

Emma Thompson ... Druscilla
Stephen Simms ... Trevor
John Brenner ... Kit
Jaz Wilson ... Baby Cuthbert

James Purefoy ... Carl Phipps
Guy Barrett ... Nigel's Posse
Deila Bhujoo ... Nigel's Posse
Abbey Careford ... Nigel's Posse

Marina Fiorato ... Nigel's Posse

Richard Leaf ... Justin Cocker
Lidija Zovkic ... Petra

Tom Hollander ... Ewan Proclaimer
Connor Pearce ... Boy on Bike in Park
Henrietta Garden ... Mother in Park
Richard Sandells ... Man Wrestling for Cab

Emma Cooke ... Nurse 1

Shelley Conn ... Nurse 2
Stephanie Bartczak ... Ewan's Posse
Chris Belgrave ... Ewan's Posse
Catriona Pearson ... Ewan's Posse

Judith Shekoni ... Ewan's Posse

Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. James
Paul Ready ... Student Doctor
Paul Tripp ... Mr. Furblob
Gemma Aston ... Roz
Lisa Palfrey ... Jan
Serena Evans ... Dr. Cooper
Katisha Kenyon ... Commercial Girl
Anneli Harrison ... Commercial Girl

Caroline Hayes ... Commercial Girl
Elizabeth Woodcock ... Tilda

John Lightbody ... Hospital Administrator
Mina Anwar ... Yasmin

Junix Inocian ... Chinese Practitioner

John Fortune ... Acupuncturist

Sally Reeve ... Masseuse

Kelly Reilly ... Nimnh

Dawn French ... Charlene
Emma Buckley ... IVF Surgeon

Karen Bryson ... Actor Playing Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sean Cronin ... Director Of Photography (uncredited)
Joanne Entwisle ... Patient (uncredited)

Barry Lee-Thomas ... The Maitre D' (uncredited)

Anna Lindgren ... Make-up Artist (uncredited)

Rachel O'Meara ... The Bells' Neighbour (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ben Elton 
Hugh Laurie (some scenes) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Elton  novel "Inconceivable" (uncredited)
Ben Elton  written by

Produced by
Lucy Ansbro .... associate producer
Ernst Goldschmidt .... executive producer
Phil McIntyre .... producer
Mary Richards .... line producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Colin Towns 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Lanser (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Hollywood 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Jim Clay 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Seagers 
 
Set Decoration by
Maggie Gray 
 
Costume Design by
Anna B. Sheppard  (as Anna Sheppard)
 
Makeup Department
Joceline Andrews .... hair stylist
Joceline Andrews .... makeup artist
Sally Collins .... additional hair stylist
Sally Collins .... additional makeup artist
Julie Dartnell .... additional hair stylist
Julie Dartnell .... additional makeup artist
Tamsin Dorling .... hair stylist
Tamsin Dorling .... makeup artist
Renata Gilbert .... additional hair stylist
Renata Gilbert .... additional makeup artist
Kelly Marazzi .... makeup artist: UK
Jutta Russell .... additional hair stylist (as Juta Russell)
Jutta Russell .... additional makeup artist (as Juta Russell)
Janine Schneider .... additional hair stylist
Janine Schneider .... additional makeup artist
Liz Tagg .... hair designer
Liz Tagg .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Maria Walker .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sara Desmond .... second assistant director
Vicky Marks .... third assistant director
Fiona Richards .... additional assistant director
Richard Whelan .... first assistant director
Sue Wood .... additional assistant director
 
Art Department
Malcolm Bensted .... property storeman
Peter Bigg .... dressing props
John Bohan .... construction manager
Belinda Edwards .... production buyer
Heidi Gibb .... art department assistant
Alan Gilmore .... assistant art director
Alan Grenham .... stand-by painter
David Haberfield .... painter
Terry Heggarty .... painter
Peter Hooper .... stand-by propman
Richard Kinsella .... carpenter
David Lowery .... carpenter
Thomas Martin .... supervising carpenter (as Tom Martin)
Hugh McKenzie .... carpenter
Nick Milner .... propman
Peter Nodwell .... carpenter
Daniel O'Regan .... stand-by carpenter (as Danny O'Regan)
Colin Osgood .... carpenter
Steve Payne .... dressing props
Graeme Purdy .... property master
Richard Shackleton .... carpenter (as Dick Shackleton)
Bob Sherwood .... chargehand stand-by props
Clive Ward .... supervising painter
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Michael Webb .... stagehand
Kenneth Welland .... painter (as Ken Welland)
Derek Whorlow .... supervising stagehand
Mark Wilkinson .... carpenter
Peter Wilkinson .... carpenter
Robert Wishart .... carpenter (as Bob Wishart)
 
Sound Department
Martin Cantwell .... assistant sound editor
Ed Colyer .... adr mixer
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer
Paul Conway .... adr editor
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Mike Dowson .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Fenn .... boom operator (as Arthur Turner)
John Hayes .... sound recordist
Stefan Henrix .... dialogue editor
Robin Johnson .... sound assistant
Jacques Leroide .... foley editor
Colin Miller .... supervising sound editor
Andy Picton .... assistant re-recording engineer
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Mark Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jeremy Lovett .... special effects technician
Jonathan Bullock .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Helen Ball .... digital artist
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Angus Cameron .... digital effects supervisor
Evan Davies .... digital artist
Antony Hunt .... visual effects supervisor
Andrew Jeffery .... optical coordinator (as Andy Jeffery)
Richard Little .... digital artist
Daniel Pettipher .... digital compositor
Neil Harrison .... senior systems administrator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joss Gower .... stunts
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator
Julian Spencer .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Bear .... camera trainee
Mark Binnall .... key grip
Peter Casey .... generator operator
Danny Espey .... practical electrician
Simon Finney .... focus puller
Paul Kemp .... electrician
Wayne Leach .... electrician
Rod Marley .... clapper loader
Rod Marley .... second assistant camera
Sally Miles .... still photographer
Tommy O'Sullivan .... best boy
Mike Parker .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Ken Pettigrew .... gaffer
Keith Sewell .... Steadicam operator
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Oliver Ward .... camera technician: Wescam camera
 
Casting Department
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Fiona Weir .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Aslam .... assistant costume designer
Georgina Gunner .... wardrobe supervisor
Luan Placks .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Candice de Clerck .... post-production coordinator
Fleur Fontaine .... post-production coordinator
Alec Gibson .... color timer
Keith Mason .... associate editor
Nadia Mattera .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jules Bain .... music supervisor
Paul McDonald .... music supervisor
Ann Murray .... music supervisor
Paul Roberts .... music supervisor
Colin Towns .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Guy Bostock .... action vehicle coordinator
Ian Clarke .... vehicle technician
Sean Thornton .... picture vehicle technician
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Colette Appleby .... stand-in: Ms. Richardson (as Collette Appleby)
Rosie Bedford-Stradling .... unit nurse
Diana Costes Brook .... production executive: Pandora
Jon R. Brown .... production assistant
Sarah Critchley .... legal clearances
Kevin Early .... location runner
Gavin Hale .... stand-in: Mr. Laurie
Polly Harper .... assistant post-production accountant
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Ben Harrison .... floor runner
Jane Hawley .... production executive: BBC
Carlton Jarvis .... on-set medical advisor
Andrew Michael Jolley .... runner
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Karen McLuskey .... production coordinator
Damon Meredith .... assistant location manager
Hugo Middleton .... conforming assistant
David Pinnington .... location manager
Penny Powell .... assistant accountant
Dominic Sharp .... additional floor runner
Leon Smith .... helicopter pilot
Sinjun Smith .... chef
Michele Tandy .... production accountant
David Trezise .... laboratory contact
Anna Worley .... script supervisor
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Simon Cowell .... special thanks
Ilann Girard .... special thanks
K.C. Schulberg .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content and language
Runtime:
104 min | Germany:96 min (TV version)
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Trivia:
Hugh Laurie directed some scenes when Ben Elton had to go to hospital for the birth of his children. Elton and his wife had been undergoing IVF treatment.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Position of the mike on Melinda's headset.See more »
Quotes:
Ewan Proclaimer:This stuff is great... but it occurs to me that we might be missing out on some comedy. What if Rachel's fertility meds gets mixed in with Colin's drug stash and she injects that instead?
Sam Bell:[sarcastically] Yes, that would be good, except, damn! Colin doesn't take drugs.
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Great film, 8 August 2005
Author: (sandamy27@yahoo.com) from United States

This film was terrific. The charisma between Joely Richardson and Hugh Laurie is terrific and completely believable. The movie is so powerful however that I would only advise seeing it in the company of others if you have already achieved your family size. In other words, it would be a very painful movie to watch with someone who was having trouble with infertility. It's funny, but it's also very true. For me, it touched at the heart of all the issues involved in infertility. And Ms Richardson is a superb actress. I've also seen her at the Haymarket in Lady Windemere's Fan and she is an excellent performer.

The semi-cameo (and slightly camp) performances by Dawn French, Joanna Lumley, Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson made for fun entertainment as well.

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