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Tyrannosaur -- Joseph is a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As his life spirals into chaos, a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.
Tyrannosaur -- A woman looks for a way out of her abusive relationship.

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Paddy Considine (written by)
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Release Date:
7 October 2011 (Ireland) See more »
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Plot:
Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 17 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This film knocked me for six. Stunning See more (78 total) »

Cast

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Peter Mullan ... Joseph
Archie Lal ... Post Office Cashier
Jag Sanghera ... Gurav
Mike Fearnley ... Dan
Paul Conway ... Terry
Lee Rufford ... Paul

Olivia Colman ... Hannah

Samuel Bottomley ... Samuel
Sian Breckin ... Kelly

Paul Popplewell ... Bod

Eddie Marsan ... James
Robin Butler ... Jack
Sally Carman ... Marie

Ned Dennehy ... Tommy
Fiona Carnegie ... Woman in Shop
Julia Mallam ... Drunk Woman
Chris Wheat ... Wake Singer
Craig Considine ... Craig
Robert Haythorne ... Rob
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicki Hackett ... Woman Viewing House (uncredited)
Piers Mettrick ... Man in Pub (uncredited)
Carol Plant ... Prison Visitor (uncredited)

Directed by
Paddy Considine 
 
Writing credits
Paddy Considine (written by)

Produced by
Suzanne Alizart .... executive producer
Katherine Butler .... executive producer
Peter Carlton .... executive producer
Will Clarke .... executive producer
Hugo Heppell .... executive producer
Mark Herbert .... executive producer
Sarada McDermott .... line producer
Diarmid Scrimshaw .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dan Baker 
Chris Baldwin 
 
Cinematography by
Erik Wilson (director of photography) (as Erik Alexander Wilson)
 
Film Editing by
Pia Di Ciaula 
 
Casting by
Des Hamilton 
 
Production Design by
Simon Rogers 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Ranner 
 
Set Decoration by
Laura Marsh 
 
Costume Design by
Lance Milligan 
 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Kempton .... hair stylist (as Becky Kempton)
Rebecca Kempton .... makeup artist (as Becky Kempton)
Nadia Stacey .... hair designer
Nadia Stacey .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Tracey Josephs .... head of production: Film4
Fiona Lamptey .... production manager: Film4
Fiona Morham .... head of production: UK Film Council
Mike Morrison .... post-production supervisor
Jason Nightingale .... unit manager
Barry Ryan .... head of production: Warp X
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Coggan-Hulmes .... second assistant director (as Laura Coggan)
Ryan Kitto .... trainee assistant director
Gemma Nunn .... third assistant director
Dan Winch .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Oliver Benson .... art department trainee
Adam Betts .... stand-by prop hand
Michael Betts .... property master
Vanessa Blackburn .... art department trainee
Elizabeth Bromby .... art department trainee
Lizzy Butler .... art department trainee
Lucy Gardetto .... stand-by props
Alan Marshall .... prosthetic model maker
Peter E. Millar .... stand-by prop hand (as Peter Millar)
James O'Brien .... stand-by prop hand
Richard O'Brien .... props hand
Susan Ross .... scenic artist
Kiera Tudway .... art director: additional photography
Tina Charad .... visual research (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Phillip Barrett .... foley recordist
David Gerard .... assistant dialogue editor
Paul Hanks .... foley artist
Gideon Jensen .... sound maintenance
Mary Kearns .... audio post coordinator
Penny Linfield .... audio post creative director: Spool
Greg Marshall .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Pennington .... dialogue editor
Billy Quinn .... sound recordist: additional photography
Chris Sheedy .... sound recordist
Richard Smith .... foley editor
Ben Squires .... sound designer
Simon Trundle .... foley recordist
Ian Waggott .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Jörundur Rafn Arnarson .... compositor (as Jorundur Arnarson)
Jörundur Rafn Arnarson .... visual effects production assistant: Framestore (as Jorundur Arnarson)
Valdimar Baldvinsson .... assistant technical director: Framestore
Dadi Einarsson .... cg supervisor: Framestore
Aevar Gudmundsson .... cg supervisor: Framestore
Aron Hjartarson .... compositor: Framestore
Linda Hronn Kristjansdottir .... animator: Framestore (as Linda Krisjánsdóttir)
Rob Pizzey .... digital colourist
Arnþruður Dögg Sigurðardóttir .... visual effects producer: Framestore
Simon Whalley .... visual effects executive producer: Framestore
 
Stunts
Renny Krupinski .... fight coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Backhouse .... daily electrician
Borja Berrosteguieta .... camera assistant
Richard Carlton .... still photographer: second unit
Owen Charnley .... grip
Jack English .... still photographer
Ric Hallworth .... electrician (as Richard Hallworth)
Ian Jackson .... daily electrician
Alex Lockett .... digital assistant: stills
Andy Lowe .... gaffer
Lee Martin .... rigging gaffer
Paul Maryan .... daily electrician
John McDermott .... daily grip
Daniel Moger .... grip (as Dan Moger)
Richard Philpott .... daily camera operator
Iwan Prys Reynolds .... focus puller
Vishal Sharma .... photographer: wedding stills
Adam Shell .... data wrangler support
Amy Somers .... camera trainee
Ross Sterling .... stills assistant
Marc Tempest .... daily grip (as Mark Tempest)
Matt Wright .... camera assistant: additional photography (as Matthew Wright)
Matt Wright .... data wrangler (as Matthew Wright)
 
Casting Department
Lara Manwaring .... assistant casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rose Love .... costume trainee
Hayley Neil .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Fiorenza Bagnariol .... digital film bureau
Rob Farris .... digital intermediate producer
Marie Fernandes .... digital intermediate producer
Richard Giles .... digital on-line editor
Toby Glover .... supervising on-line editor
Dan Helme .... digital intermediate data wrangler
Richard Hodgson .... avid technical support: XS Hire
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau
Rahat Kulshreshtha .... post-production assistant
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Supriya Naidu-James .... first assistant editor
Russell Noon .... post-production assistant
John Palmer .... digital film bureau manager
Rob Pizzey .... digital colorist
Gordon Pratt .... digital film bureau
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
Laurent Treherne .... digital film technical supervisor
Emily Greenwood .... senior digital film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Boughtwood .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Alan Evans .... unit driver
Alex Moreshall .... unit vehicles
Niall Shomka .... unit vehicles
 
Other crew
Olubukola Abiodun .... production assistant
Emily Anderton .... production executive: UK Film Council
Geraldine Atlee .... senior business affairs executive: UK Film Council
Nicky Ball .... crew & freelance development manager: Screen Yorkshire
Charles Bates .... production accountant
Nancy Bray .... assistant production coordinator
Mary Brehony .... legal services: EM Media
Vito Bruno .... floor runner
Chris Buckley .... production assistant
Victoria Catton .... company secretary: Inflammable
Matt Clarke .... title designer: Framestore
Leonard Crooks .... head of New Cinema Fund: UK Film Council (as Lenny Crooks)
Christabelle Dilks .... post-production script
Mark Durkin .... head of finance: EM Media
Zoe Flower .... unit publicist: EM Foundation
Steve Fox .... unit medic
Lizzie Francke .... senior production executive: UK Film Council
Sam Gregory .... title designer: FRamestore
Daniel Gulliver .... location manager (as Danny Gulliver)
Robin Gutch .... managing director: Warp X
Emma Helliwell .... production assistant: additional photography
Fran Helstrip .... security: unit base
Robyn Henderson .... daily runner
Emma Hewitt .... public relations and marketing executive: EM Media
Dave Holloway .... epk
Chris Hordley .... production liaison manager: Screen Yorkshire
Mark Hudson .... security: unit base
Tommy Husband .... production assistant
Steve Joberns .... auditor: Shipleys
David Johnstone .... insurance services: Media Insurance Brokers
Gareth Jones .... post-production accountant
Jen Kenwood .... development executive: Warp X
Emily Lappin .... head of communications: EM Media
Louise Long .... business affairs: Film4
Alex Marshall .... head of business and commercial affairs: Warp X
Samantha Milnes .... production coordinator
Stephen Murphy .... head of legal: Optimum Releasing
Keeley Naylor .... unit publicist: EM Foundation
Tony O'Reilly .... production assistant: additional photography
Billy Pegg .... location scout (as Graham Billy Pegg)
Danny Perkins .... chief executive officer: Optimum Releasing
Angie Pontefract .... script supervisor
Amanda Pyne .... production finance: UK Film Council
Jim Richardson .... head of production support: Film4
Barry Ryan .... head of production: Warp X
Niall Shamma .... finance director: Warp X
Sue Bruce Smith .... head of commercial development: Film4 (as Sue Bruce-Smith)
David Stewart .... animal handler: Creature Feature
Dan Connolly .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gary Oldman .... special thanks
 

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Trivia:
In the early bar scene where Joseph is sitting alone talking to himself, the voice off screen saying, "Are you all right, Joseph?" belongs to director Paddy Considine, who said he was so taken in by Peter Mullan's performance that the question was totally spontaneous.See more »
Quotes:
Hannah:I feel safe with you.
Joseph:Nobody's safe with me.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
This Gun Loves You BackSee more »

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61 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
This film knocked me for six. Stunning, 26 November 2011
Author: valleyjohn from United Kingdom

2011 hasn't been a great year for movies. In fact I'm struggling to think of a film that has blown me away but just as you start lose faith a film comes along that knocks you bandy. Tyrannosaur is that film.

This is a grim film. Grim in every way but where there is despair there is always a chink of light and Tyrannosaur is all about that little chink of light.

Joseph is an angry man . A very angry man. A man who's life is not good. When he's life is at it's worst he accidentally comes across a good Samaritan in Hannah who see's the good in people yet in reality is having a far worse time than Joseph.

I have to say that the performance of Olivia Colman has to be the best i have seen by any actor this year. A quite stunning portrayal of a battered woman who has nothing good in her life yet always has a smile for someone. Peter Mullan is fantastic also and it goes without saying that Eddie Marsden is brilliant.

Writer and director Paddy Constantine should be proud of what he has done here and i cant recommend this film highly enough and if this does not pick up awards in the new year then there is no justice.

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