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Nigel Williams (screenplay) and
Michael Dibdin (novel)
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Release Date:
24 September 2000 (UK) See more »
Dirty Tricks stars Martin Clunes, who plays an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Although Edward can be charming and thoughtful... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Martin Clunes ... Edward

James Bolam ... Moss
George Potts ... Root

Julie Graham ... Karen

Neil Dudgeon ... Dennis

Henry Goodman ... Thomas
Matt Bardock ... Clive Phillips

Fabiano Martell ... Massimo
Martin Marquez ... Garcia
Kanako Morishita ... Kayoko

Lindsay Duncan ... Alison

Anna Popplewell ... Rebecca
Neville Phillips ... Vicar
Robin Griffith ... Welsh Flunkey
Barbara Kirby ... Registrar
Phil Nice ... Businessman
Dafydd Hywel ... Ifor Lewis
Anthony Smee ... Defence Counsel

Julian Fellowes ... Prosecution Counsel
Peter Cellier ... Judge
Brian Abbott ... Language Teacher
Guy Smith ... Reporter

Antonio Gil ... Malagrenan Policeman (as Antonio Gil-Martinez)
Arturo Venegas ... Malagrenan Judge

Directed by
Paul Seed 
Writing credits
Nigel Williams  screenplay and
Michael Dibdin  novel

Produced by
Jonathan Cavendish .... executive producer: Little Bird
Jonathan Powell .... executive producer: Carlton
Annie Rees .... associate producer
Jo Willett .... producer
Original Music by
Jim Parker 
Cinematography by
John Kenway 
Film Editing by
Dave King 
Casting by
Janey Fothergill 
Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton 
Costume Design by
Aideen Morgan 
Diana Moseley 
Makeup Department
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... makeup designer
Art Department
Gill Farr .... production buyer
Sound Department
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Roger Dobson .... sound editor
Steve Finn .... boom operator
Jim Greenhorn .... sound mixer
Alan Sallabank .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Bailey .... best boy
Jacob Barrie .... camera trainee
Adam Coles .... focus puller: a camera
Campbell McIntosh .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Allen .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Karoline Moser .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Tom Crooke .... location assistant
Other crew
Steve Barry .... assistant accountant
Mark Byrne .... production lawyer
William Dodds .... floor runner
Sarah Hannam .... production runner (as Sarah Hannam Davies)
Karen Jones .... script supervisor
Ceri Meyrick .... script editor

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Edward states that he learned French so that he could read "Thérèse Racquin" in the original language. "Thérèse Racquin" by Émile Zola is about an adulterous couple who dispose of the woman's husband so that they may be together, a close parallel to the story of "Dirty Tricks."See more »


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Guilty fun..., 11 May 2004
Author: Drucilla_Black from Australia

I didn't actually go looking for this show, it just happened to be on one night during the Easter holidays when I was staying at a relative's place (He's very fond of shows on the less commercial channels). At first, I wasn't quite sure what to think, then I found myself quickly drawn into Edward's twisted little world, and enjoying every minute of it. How couldn't I? Sure, he's evil and manipulative, but at the same time, he lets out his story with a dark, biting humor that I found impossible not to love.

The plot itself was wonderfully guilty fun...A mild-mannered Oxford man suspected for a string of murders, and watching him manipulate his way out of the most twisted situations while maintaining his mild English charm and obviously high intelligence is just priceless. There are points where you actually find yourself on his side because he's just so good at what he does that you just want him to keep getting away with it so his adventures don't end.

This intelligent, well-scripted show (And yes, I know it's based on a novel, but I haven't read it yet) is truly a welcome break from all of those terrible Reality TV shows that are all about the ratings.

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