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21 June 2002 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Julie Delpy ... Anya

Steven Berkoff ... Magic Bob

Christopher Cazenove ... Andrew Fontaine
Fenella Fielding ... Mark's mum

Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Javaad

James Callis ... Mark Feinman
Sacha Grunpeter ... Jason (as Tom Redhill)
Rosanna Lowe ... Hettie
Sarah Belcher ... Alex

Amelia Lowdell ... Sophie

Debbie Chazen ... Charlotte
Daniel Hart ... George

Dominic Coleman ... Scott
Toby Salaman ... Mark's dad
Neil Auster ... Ralph

Alexander Armstrong ... Breakfast Show Host
Chris Porter ... William Hooker (as Chris Smith)
Simon Coates ... The vet
Charlie Teichmann ... Bob's girl
Danielle Tilley ... Bob's girl
Talia Freeman ... Bob's girl
Sarah Tansey ... Bob's girl
Octavia Walters ... Bob's girl
George MacAlister ... Wayne
Pandora Christie ... Jessica
Andrew Balmforth ... Cheesy
Brendan Quinn ... Paul

Amarjit Bassan ... Gavin
Tina Ling ... Jason's sister
Aileen La Tourette ... Jason's mum
Kristos Kyriacou ... Jason's dad

Biddy Hodson ... Minnie

Sam Callis ... Jackson
Sam Manners ... Cosima
Ashley James ... Carl
Louise Bush ... Fran

Matt Rippy ... Richard
Harriet Evans-Lombe ... Jim's wife

Nathan Willcocks ... Jean-Yves
Shadeen ... Sanjay

Daniel Coonan ... Raymond
Nadji Ismet ... Dermot

Martin Jarvis ... Old luvvie
John Bennett ... Old luvvie

Michael Shannon ... Old luvvie
Tim Briggs ... Old luvvie
Simon Wilson ... Old luvvie
Nick Cohen ... Old luvvie
Liz Pulver ... Agent
Dallas Smith ... Agent

Joe McFadden ... Young luvvie (as Joseph McFadden)
Julian Kerridge ... Young Luvvie
Daniel Bobroff ... Young luvvie
Michelle Steiner ... Young luvvie
Simon Lester ... Young luvvie
Rita Pulver ... Grandma
Chris Preston ... Bartender
Florian Girard ... Paris policeman
Christine Taudin ... Nun
Olivier Halin ... Pickpocketed man
Chloe Angharad ... Travel agent
Simon Scott ... Angus
Karen Hayley ... George's sister
David Cohen ... Sergeant Lesalle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Avner
Michael Callis
Sophie Callis
Georgia Dobbs
Ben Entwhistle

Sue Lloyd
Stephane Malenfant

Rafe Spall
Helen Veale

Directed by
James Callis 
Nick Cohen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Callis 
Nick Cohen 

Produced by
Tony Arman-Jones .... associate producer
Ben Entwhistle .... associate producer
Harriet Evans-Lombe .... producer
James Harding .... co-producer
Danielle Olsen .... line producer
Richard Osborne .... co-producer
Original Music by
Tristin Norwell 
Cinematography by
Chris Preston 
Film Editing by
Alistair Waterson 
Production Design by
Tracy Ann Baines 
Makeup Department
Julia Laderman .... hair stylist
Julia Laderman .... makeup artist
Louise Maynard .... makeup artist
Production Management
Svetlana Dimcovic .... production manager
Fritz Kohle .... head of production: lux centre
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Freeman .... assistant director
Nadji Ismet .... assistant director
Poonam Joshi .... assistant director
Andy Lee .... assistant director
Philip Shaw .... assistant director
Dan Smith .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Mickey Perkins .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Christian Bourne .... sound assistant
Jules MacDonald .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Isaac Layish .... main title designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Beech .... camera operator
Sam Goldie .... clapper loader
Gordon Segrove .... focus puller
Richard Stoddard .... Steadicam operator
Richard Stoddard .... camera operator
Julian White .... gaffer
Music Department
Steven Poole .... composer: additional music cue
Other crew
Alison Cohen .... production assistant

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Additional Details

84 min
Color (Fujicolor)
Sound Mix:

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Last full length film of Christopher Cazenove.See more »


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4 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Weak Acting, 18 August 2006
Author: mustican from Turkey

Beginner's Luck is one of those films which need extra patience. Unfortunately, I didn't have it therefore it was recorded as a film that I couldn't last watching. It's dull locations and dull acting made the film completely unbearable. Whenever I pulled myself together I told myself to keep going you will see something worth watching. Then I realised that I was making all effort to watch the film and nothing was coming from neither cast nor the director to make Beginner's Luck watchable. Some parts of the film is taken by a hand camera and it gives sort of a flashback. Acting is quite weak at least that how I found it. I can include all cast members including Julie Deply. She seemed like she had volunteered to play in a school's end of the year show. If you really want to see it suit yourselves but not an impressive piece of work. * out of *****

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