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Director:
Writers:
Jake Arnott (novel)
Joe Penhall (adaptation)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 July 2004 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Harry Starks runs 60s Soho... but he wants so much more.
Plot:
The lives of characters who live, love and suffer through their association with the charismatic charms of gangster Harry Starks. Full summary »
Awards:
5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Strong stuff See more (12 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 11)

Mark Strong ... Harry Starks (4 episodes, 2004)

George Costigan ... DI George Mooney (4 episodes, 2004)
Neil Conrich ... Manny Gould (3 episodes, 2004)

Geoff Bell ... Jock McClusky (3 episodes, 2004)

Derek Jacobi ... Lord Edward 'Teddy' Thursby (2 episodes, 2004)

Lena Headey ... Ruby Ryder (2 episodes, 2004)
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Series Directed by
Bille Eltringham (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Jake Arnott (unknown episodes)
Joe Penhall (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Lee Morris .... line producer (4 episodes, 2004)

David Bernath .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Laura Mackie .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Liza Marshall .... producer (unknown episodes)
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Rob Lane (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Sean Bobbitt (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Paul Tothill (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Andy Pryor (4 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Leigh Walker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
James Keast (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Karen Hartley .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Teresa Kelly .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Kate Roberts .... make up & hair artist: daily (unknown episodes)
Debbi Salmon .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Bobby Prince .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joanna Crow .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Sarah Gilham .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jack Ravenscroft .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Channon .... scenic painter (4 episodes, 2004)

Mark Brooks .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Dave Channon .... construction manager (unknown episodes)
Liz Colbert .... graphics assistant (unknown episodes)
Dempsey Cook .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
Suzie Davies .... art director: stand-by camera (unknown episodes)
Gill Farr .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Paul Jurczenko .... stand-by carpenter (unknown episodes)
Ian Newton .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
Kevin Scarrott .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Sophie Tyler .... assistant buyer (unknown episodes)
Gary Watson .... property master (unknown episodes)
Kevin Woodhouse .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2004)
Graham Headicar .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2004)
Catherine Hodgson .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2004)

Lee Crichlow .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Fiona Curran .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Rory Farnan .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Steve Fish .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Nico Louw .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Richard Manton .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Becki Ponting .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Mark Wellman .... sound technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Nick P. Phillips .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Ed Smith .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Andy Merchant .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Battersby .... b camera loader (1 episode, 2004)

Brian Beaumont .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Peter Davies .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Enrico Faccio .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Ian Glenister .... best boy spark (unknown episodes)
Suzi Jacobson .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Nic Lawson .... cinematographer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Gordon Segrove .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Simon Surtees .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Mark Thornton .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Darren Vincent .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
Chris Weightman .... assistant grip (unknown episodes)
Steve Weightman .... grip (unknown episodes)
Dave Wells .... trainee grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Kirsty Robertson .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Allen .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Sarah Moore .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Angela Rankin .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Bridgette Williams .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Matt Kaleda .... music clearance (4 episodes, 2004)

Steve Parr .... music mixer / music recordist (unknown episodes)
Andy Street .... music advisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Ben Dillon .... action vehicle coordinator (unknown episodes)
Enyo Mortty .... driver: Mark Stong (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ray Leek .... titles designer (4 episodes, 2004)

Carrie-Anne Brackstone .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Michelle Franklin .... additional production runner (unknown episodes)
Mark Galbraith .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Pat Garrett .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
Emily Graham .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
Richard Green .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Scott Hamshere .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Crispin Hardy .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Joel Holmes .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Klaudia Mejcz .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Deborah Morgan .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Louise Mycielski .... rushes coordinator: South Africa (unknown episodes)
Thalia Reynolds .... artists contracts (unknown episodes)
Patricia Scanlon .... assistant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Bob Sohanpal .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Julia Walsh .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Pu San Wong .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
236 min (4 parts) | Brazil:220 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Harry and Teddy go to Nigeria (in 1964), we see cars driving on the right-hand side of the road. Nigeria drove on the left until 1972.See more »
Quotes:
Lord Teddy Thursby:What kind of a scumbag do you think I am?
Harry Starks:A LYING ONE!
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Movie Connections:
Followed by He Kills Coppers (2008) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Strong stuff, 4 October 2006
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

One of those enigmas that the industry occasionally throws up is why is Mark Strong such a genuinely impressive actor on television yet so astonishingly bland whenever he appears in a movie? He's certainly at his very best in The Long Firm. The BBC series got lost in the tail-end of the avalanche of post-Guy Ritchie British Mockney gangster movies, but this four-part TV drama is in a class of its own. Each seen through a different character's eyes (Derek Jacobi's gay politician, Lena Headey's b-movie actress and Phil Daniels' drug dealer), the first three episodes are superb in their evocation of the late 50s and 60s and the milieu underachieving third-league homosexual ("I'm not gay, I'm a homosexual") Jewish East London gangster Harry Starks (Strong, living up to his name) and his delusions of respectability and love of Judy Garland and Dorothy Squires. The final episode is less successful, largely because it is filtered through Shaun Dingwall's shallow and too comically stereotyped sociology professor who learns his own mediocrity through Harry's intellectual outgrowing of him - the scenes with Strong are excellent, but when the focus is on Dingwall it's too much a soft satire of 70s. Yet even that lapse of judgement can't detract from the overall quality of the series – this is the real deal and deserves to be far better known.

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