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Not Only But Always (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  30 December 2004 (UK)
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This affectionate documentary examines the turbulent partnership of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, the double act that re-defined the comedy genre. It follows their beginnings in London's ... See full summary »

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This affectionate documentary examines the turbulent partnership of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, the double act that re-defined the comedy genre. It follows their beginnings in London's West End through their rise to stardom which won them accolades but forced a wedge between them. Written by Anonymous

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The film states that Cook and Moore's movie Bedazzled went into production in 1969. In fact, it was released two years earlier. See more »

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Eleanor Bron: Sorry, sir. The club's full.
Upper Class Man: But I have an invitation. Do you know who I am?
Peter Cook: [to the people in the queue] Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen. May I have everyone's attention for a moment? This gentleman doesn't seem to know who he is. If anyone here recognises this man, can you come to the front of the queue and tell him his name.
Upper Class Man: Fuck you!
Peter Cook: You'll have to queue for that, too, I'm afraid, sir. There's a £5 waiting list.
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Superb central performance
30 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a slightly shaky start this dramatisation of the life of Peter Cook, centring on his relationship with his sometime comic partner Dudley Moore, became thoroughly engrossing. Credit must go to Rhys Ifans, an actor who I previously only knew as the irritating Welsh hippie type in Notting Hill, who caught the look, voice and mannerisms of Peter Cook perfectly. Aidan McArdle was also excellent as Dudley Moore, an amiable type who was put through hell by the self-loathing Cook. Terry Johnson's script was also very good; although some telescoping of incidents occurred, this can be excused in the name of dramatic license. In all an interesting look at a man with undoubted intelligence and talent who always wanted something more but was never sure what it was he was looking for.


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