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Last Chance Harvey -- In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man (Hoffman) finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life (Thompson).
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Release Date:
16 January 2009 (USA) See more »
It's about first loves, last chances and everything in between. See more »
In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Last Chance Harvey: Q&A with Dustin Hoffman See more (112 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dustin Hoffman ... Harvey Shine

Emma Thompson ... Kate Walker

Eileen Atkins ... Maggie

Kathy Baker ... Jean

Liane Balaban ... Susan

James Brolin ... Brian

Richard Schiff ... Marvin
Tim Howar ... Johnnie (as Timothy Howar)
Wendy Mae Brown ... Aggie

Bronagh Gallagher ... Oonagh

Jeremy Sheffield ... Matt

Daniel Lapaine ... Scott (as Daniel LaPaine)

Patrick Baladi ... Simon

Adam James ... Josh Hillman

Michael Landes ... Peter Turner

Jamie Sives ... Doctor Butler
Kate Harper ... Jill

Angela Griffin ... Melissa
Alex Avery ... Andrew
Tim Ahern ... Barry
Charlotte Lucas ... Gwen

Nadia Cameron-Blakey ... Attractive Woman
Lauren Dennington ... Airline Stewardess
Figs Jackman ... Barman
Adam Astill ... Business Man
Rhydian Jones ... Check-In Steward 1
Andrea Harris ... Check-In Steward 2
Vincent Brimble ... Concierge
Paul Haley ... Elderly Man
Gaia Wise ... Girl at Wedding
Amy Younger ... Girl at Wedding
Leslie Randall ... Mild Mannered Mike

Imogen Byron ... Niece at Wedding
Ginny Holder ... Nurse
Pascal Scott ... Paddy the Postman
Robert Jezek ... Polish Neighbor
Heather Bleasdale ... Receptionist
Femi Oguns ... Room Service Waiter
Noah Marullo ... Silent Boy
Mark Kempner ... Taxi Cab Driver
Nick Cavaliere ... Waiter Reception

Mickey Sumner ... Friend of the Bride
Kitty Daisy & Lewis ... Buskers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tolula Adeyemi ... Monique the Jazz Singer (uncredited)
Debbie Attwell ... Shopper (uncredited)

Jemma Bolt ... Sarah (uncredited)
James Currie ... Cyclist (uncredited)
Tim Glanfield ... Charming Man (uncredited)

Joanna Jeffrees ... Girl at Theatre (uncredited)
Masato Kamo ... Waiter (uncredited)
Sid Karne ... Doctor (uncredited)

Javed Khan ... Bar Cleaner (uncredited)

Daniel Pellegrino ... Himself (uncredited)

Tracy Redington ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ian Stacey ... Passenger (uncredited)
Gill Stoker ... Woman in Airport (uncredited)

Michael Thomson ... Man at Restaurant (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Airport Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Hopkins 
Writing credits
Joel Hopkins (written by)

Produced by
Robert Kessel .... production executive
Jawal Nga .... executive producer
Tim Perell .... producer
Guy Tannahill .... line producer
Nicola Usborne .... producer
Original Music by
Dickon Hinchliffe 
Cinematography by
John de Borman 
Film Editing by
Robin Sales 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Elaine Grainger 
Laura Rosenthal 
Production Design by
Jon Henson 
Art Direction by
Suzanne Austin 
Patrick Rolfe (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Robert Wischhusen-Hayes 
Costume Design by
Natalie Ward 
Makeup Department
Francesco Alberico .... makeup artist
Tricia Cameron .... makeup and hair artist: Ms. Thompson (as Patricia Cameron)
Julie Dartnell .... makeup artist
Daniel Erdman .... hair stylist: Mr. Hoffman
Marilyn MacDonald .... key hair stylist
Marilyn MacDonald .... key makeup artist
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist: Mr. Hoffman
Production Management
Kelly Howard-Garde .... production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonny Benson .... first assistant director: second unit
Samson Haveland .... third assistant director (as Sam Haveland)
Sarah Hood .... third assistant director: second unit
Henry Mackintosh .... floor assistant director
Kate McLaughlin .... second assistant director: crowd
Matthew Penry-Davey .... first assistant director
Lance Roehrig .... key second assistant director
Carly Taverner .... third assistant director: additional photography
George Taylor .... floor assistant director
Art Department
Caroline Barclay .... stand-by art director
Bruce Barnes .... carpenter
Jon Bates .... stand-by props
Simon Bradbury Philip .... stand-by: second unit
James Brooker .... dressing props
Gareth Cousins .... assistant art director
Dan Crandon .... construction manager
Quentin Davies .... prop storeman
Peter Davis .... senior supervising painter
Peter Edge .... stand-by painter
Bruce Gallup .... hod painter
Nadine Herrmann .... art department assistant
Prue Howard .... assistant buyer
Ben Johnson .... stand-by prop
Mark Larkin .... graphic designer
Garry Moore .... stand-by carpenter
Claire Pidgeon .... production buyer
Nick Thomas .... property master
Libby Uppington .... dressing prop
Mark Wallis .... carpenter
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr recordist
Tim Atkins .... adr recordist
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Simon Chase .... dialogue editor
Lloyd Dudley .... sound assistant
Peter Eusebe .... sound maintenance
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Richard Fordham .... dialogue editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Paul Hanks .... foley artist
Mark Holding .... sound mixer
Carol Jones .... sound post-production producer
Simon Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Eddy Joseph .... supervising sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Mark Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Penney .... additional foley editor
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Ritchie .... dialogue editor
Jamie Roden .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: dolby
Oliver Tarney .... supervising sound editor
Ceri Thomas .... assistant sound editor
Andy Thompson .... adr mixer
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Dillon Bennett .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Peter Staubli .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alistair Anderson .... special effects technician
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor
Bernard Newton .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration
Jonathan Hanton .... digital restoration
Sid Karne .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Ames .... video assistant
David Armstrong .... grip: dailies
Chris Bailey .... practical electrician
Lawrence Bewsher .... video operator: additional photography
Carl Campbell .... electrician
Luke Chisholm .... grip: re-shoots
Wailoon Chung .... electrician extra
Richard Churchhouse .... electrician
Malcolm Cooper .... camera truck driver
James Cronly .... video assistant: pick-ups
David Cross .... key grip
John de Borman .... camera operator
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator: additional photography
Conor Finlay .... lighting technician
Max Glickman .... second assistant camera
Leigh Gold .... a camera: first assistant
Merritt Gold .... focus puller: "b" camera
Eugene Grobler .... lighting technician
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... additional photographer
Mark Hanlon .... best boy
David Holliday .... key grip: re-shoots
Paul Hymns .... grip: "b" camera
Adam Lee .... balloon light technician
Dash Lilley .... camera trainee
Andy Long .... gaffer
Brian Mcgivern .... generator operator
Malcolm McLean .... additional photography second unit
James Perry .... central loader
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Zoe Whittaker .... video operator
Casting Department
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Ali Farrell .... casting: USA
Maribeth Fox .... casting associate
Kate Ringsell .... casting associate
Laura Rosenthal .... casting: USA
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annette Allen .... set costume assistant
Peter Edmonds .... costume assistant
Tom Hornsby .... wardrobe master
Gilly Martin .... wardrobe supervisor
Steve O'Sullivan .... set costumer
Tamsin Wright .... personal dresser: Mr. Hoffman
Lucilla Simbari .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Matthew Benns .... digital intermediate data manager
Paul Ensby .... digital color timer
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer
Jonathan Sales .... first assistant editor
Dominic Thomson .... digital editor
Nick Moore .... additional editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Hal Cazalet .... piano consultant
Gary Chester .... score recording engineer
Michael Hill .... music supervisor
Dickon Hinchliffe .... orchestrator
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor
Nigel Stone .... music editor
Transportation Department
Julian Anthony .... unit driver
Gavin Ball .... minibus driver
Gwyn Ethall .... minibus driver
Barry Goodwin .... unit driver
Tony Jayes .... driver: dustin hoffman
Pete Newman .... unit driver
Lol Smith .... driver: cast
Piotr Walczak .... transport facilities manager: reshoot
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Francesca Budd .... assistant: Mr. Hopkins
Fiona Carruthers .... assistant: Ms. Usborne & Mr. Perell
Peter Clark .... first assistant accountant
Celine Coulson .... floor runner
Lauren Dark .... floor runner
Andrew Gwyn Davies .... production coordinator
Glenn Diot .... assistant production coordinator
Richard George .... assistant location manager
Marilyn Goldsworthy .... production accountant
Paul Hayes .... floor runner: dailies
Will Haynes .... production assistant: additional photography
Lisa Heathcote .... food stylist
Phil Hounam .... location manager
Tom Howard .... location manager
Viv Irish .... assistant: Ms. Thompson
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor
Stacy Mann .... unit publicist
Natalie Moore .... assistant accountant
Tom Routledge .... medical consultant
Matthew Shapiro .... assistant: Mr. Perell, New York
Rory Shaw .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Charlie Somers .... supervising location manager
Kate Penlington .... post production co-ordinator (uncredited)
Stephanie Allin .... the producers wish to thank
Alison Simmons .... the producers wish to thank: The Grosvenor House
Jenny Tobin .... the producers wish to thank
Jim Todd .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman worked so well together in 'Stranger Than Fiction (2006)', they wanted to do another project together and got involved in "Last Chance Harvey".See more »
Continuity: When Kate reenters the reception hall with Harvey, her handbag disappears as they walk towards the dance floor to start dancing.See more »
Kate Walker:I'm not gonna do it, because it'll hurt! Sometime or other there'll be, you know "It's not working." or "I need my space." or whatever it is and it will end and it will hurt, and I won't do it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV)See more »
City SkiesSee more »


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32 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Last Chance Harvey: Q&A with Dustin Hoffman, 13 February 2009
Author: allisonalmodovar from United States

I can't get over the fact that at 71 1/2 and with over 40 movies under his belt, Dustin Hoffman repeatedly gave the impression at the Q&A of someone who grappled with a struggling career. "Why don't they writes roles for people my age?" he vented. He worked for ten years as a waiter before his career took off and he said, "The feeling of being a failure never quite leaves you." I found this interesting, especially since I consider him one of the great actors of our time.

He said that he enjoyed working with Emma Thompson on Stranger Than Fiction. They had two scenes together, one of which was cut severely. It was Emma who had the connection to writer/director Joel Hopkins and he developed this script with both actors in mind.

On to the review of the film: Finally a movie that doesn't pull any punches and is honest as well as enjoyable. The setting of London is glorious and the moments of humor in this drama are well placed. Since the movie was hand-crafted for the two leads, it felt natural. Even before knowing that, I thought it wouldn't have worked half as well without these two actors (Hoffman/Thompson).

The movie is about a man who goes to London for his daughter's wedding. He hasn't been close to her for the last several years. In a moving scene with Emma Thompson, he explains how it happened so gradually that one day he just wasn't part of her life. To make matters worse, he is an embarrassment to the family and finds himself one prickly situation after another. He just can't win.

It progresses and ends with a satisfying amount of closure. With all the disappointing films today and so much advertising being spent on films without a decent script, it's a shame that this one will most likely go unnoticed by a lot of people. If you get the chance and have any interest, I highly recommend it.

In closing, Dustin talked about the directors he wanted to work with: P.T. Anderson and Scorsese. He admired Brando's working relationship with Kazan. He also liked Martin McDonagh's film In Bruges, which leads us to the actors he said he admired. He was on a roll: Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, "Seymour" Hoffman, Sean Penn, Ginger Rogers in 5th Ave Girl, Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel, Eddie Murphy in Coming to America, Russell Crowe in Body of Lies, the casts of The Lives of Others, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, and both sisters in Rachel Getting Married. Whew!

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