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Me & Mrs Jones -- Light and pacey one-off drama about a love affair between a tabloid journalist and the British Prime Minister.

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26 January 2003 (USA) See more »
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Top tabloid journalist Liam Marple (Robson Green) poses as a politicial fundraiser to get the dirt on Prime Minister Laura Bowden (Caroline Goodall). Things get sticky when they fall in love. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Caroline Goodall ... Laura Bowden

Robson Green ... Liam Marple
Philip Quast ... Richard Bowden

Keeley Hawes ... Jane

Michael Maloney ... Ivan McDermott
Aisling O'Sullivan ... Max

Peter Firth ... Benedict
Katy Murphy ... Michelle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Bannerman ... Ali

Nitin Ganatra ... Adam Crawley
Terence Harvey ... Hugh Bateman
Lisa Hayes ... Miranda Kelly
Chloe Howman ... Heather
Christopher James ... Simon Haxby

Tom Knight ... TV Presenter
Jordan Theis ... Tom Bowden

Clare Thomas ... Nicky Bowden

Directed by
Catherine Morshead 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Caleb Ranson 

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Susan Dunn .... associate producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Julie Gardner .... producer
Sandra Jobling .... co-executive producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Lacey 
 
Cinematography by
John Daly 
 
Film Editing by
Don Fairservice 
 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
 
Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton 
 
Art Direction by
Leigh Walker 
 
Set Decoration by
Carlotta Barrow 
 
Costume Design by
Julian Day 
 
Makeup Department
Nadia El-Saffar .... makeup designer
Alison Elliott .... makeup supervisor (as Alison Davies)
 
Production Management
Jane Coombes .... post-production supervisor
Michelle Pianca .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nardine Montague-Gibson .... second assistant director
Debbi Slater .... first assistant director (as Debbie Slater)
Claire Thompson .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Carlotta Barrow .... set dresser
Helen Downes .... art department assistant
Steve Protheroe .... stand-by carpenter
Sophia Stapleton .... stand-by art director
Gary Watson .... property master
 
Sound Department
Robin Day .... sound maintenance
Rodney Glenn .... sound editor
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist
Alastair Widgery .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Glenn Marks .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Adrian .... camera operator
Phil Brookes .... gaffer
Steve Cussell .... electrician
Francesco Ferrari .... clapper loader
Dave Fowler .... best boy
Steve Wallace .... focus puller
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael McGarrigle .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... telecine colorist
Ulrike Münch .... assembly editor
 
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Ralph Cameron .... location manager
Becci Earl .... production coordinator
Rebecca Earl .... production coordinator
Mark Edwards .... production accountant
Lynne Hazelden .... stand-in: Caroline Goodall
Gail Kennett .... production executive
Jack Murphy .... choreographer
Louisa Rawlins .... production secretary
Vivianne Royal .... script supervisor
Cordelia Weston .... production assistant
Polly Williams .... script editor
 

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According to the end credits, the song "Me and Mrs Jones" which plays over the opening credits was sung by Robson Green.See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Warm, Quirky, Sexy, Imperfect, 3 March 2006

"Me and Mrs. Jones" is a warm, quirky, and sexy romantic comedy. It could have been great, a classic, but it's merely good. That's better than bad! Liam Marple (Robson Green), a shiftless, conscience-free, tabloid newspaper hack, meets and falls in love with Laura Bowden, England's troubled female Prime Minister (Caroline Goodall). Their romance is destined, as the PM says, to "end in tears," and the script's twists and turns kept me guessing as to whether the leads would get together or not.

Viewers of Hollywood movies assume right up front that romantic comedy leads end up together, but this is a British movie, and the Brits gave the world boiled beef and soggy vegetables, and they are not afraid to tack a tear jerker ending onto a romance; that's certainly happened in Masterpiece Theater before. So ... you really can't be sure till the final frame what will happen.

Whatever charisma is, Robson Green has it. You can't take your eyes off of him. I can't nail down what it is -- in some shots he looks hideous, while in others, he looks matinée-idol, or romance-novel-cover-model, handsome. He's always compelling.

Some viewers said that the film seemed "unbelievable." I beg to differ. "Me and Mrs. Jones" is worth watching for a scene, early on, where Liam asks Laura to dance. The heat they generate while dancing is remarkable. And neither is much of a dancer. It's entirely believable that any woman with a pulse, finding such powerful chemistry in the arms of a stranger, would take great risks to pursue the relationship.

Caroline Goodall, though, was never believable to me as the Prime Minister. She did not convey power, competence, or passion for a cause. Rather, she appeared afraid, coquettish, or snippy, by turns. She would make a great career woman, but this isn't a career woman; it's a leader of the free world.

Oh, for a performance such as Katherine Hepburn was able to give -- to convey power, passion for a cause, and sexiness, all at the same time. Or Audrey Hepburn, in, for example, "The Nun's Story," or Rosalind Russell, in "His Girl Friday." Too, the script is a bit muddled. Any movie with three separate endings is going on too long and not doing so very gracefully.

For all its imperfections, though, "Me and Mrs. Jones" is worth viewing for romantic comedy fans. The dance scene between Robson Green and Caroline Goodall alone is worth several viewings.

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