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Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 December 1999 (UK)
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Peter O'Toole stars as the complex, funny, charming, and hard-drinking Jeffrey Bernard in this live performance at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

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Credited cast:
Jeffrey Bernard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Ackroyd
Sarah Berger
Annabel Leventon
Royce Mills


Peter O'Toole stars as the complex, funny, charming, and hard-drinking Jeffrey Bernard in this live performance at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

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Lady with questionnaire: Have there been family quarrels because of your drinking?
Jeffrey Bernard: I believe there was a *tremendous* row in 1934 over whether I should be fed Nestle's or Cow and Gate.
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A tour de force
26 March 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Jeffrey Bernard was a legendary bon viveur in London, with a passion for drink, horses & women. He was a regular in the Coach and Horses pub in Soho, immortalised in satirical magazine Private Eye.

This play, written by a friend of his, Keith Waterhouse, imagines Bernard locked in said pub overnight: his reminiscences range from the poignant to the hilarious, and are illustrated by characters played by the supporting cast.

Nonetheless, this is essentially a one-man show, with O'Toole on stage throughout and on tremendous form. This captures the definitive performance of a hugely entertaining play.

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