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Billy Liar (1963) Poster

(1963)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Schlesinger

Writing Credits  

Keith Waterhouse ... (screenplay) and
Willis Hall ... (screenplay)
 
Keith Waterhouse ... (novel)
 
Keith Waterhouse ... (play) and
Willis Hall ... (play)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Tom Courtenay ... Billy Fisher
Wilfred Pickles ... Geoffrey Fisher
Mona Washbourne ... Alice Fisher
Ethel Griffies ... Grandma Florence
Finlay Currie ... Duxbury
Gwendolyn Watts Gwendolyn Watts ... Rita
Helen Fraser Helen Fraser ... Barbara
Julie Christie ... Liz
Leonard Rossiter ... Emanuel Shadrack
Rodney Bewes ... Arthur Crabtree
George Innes ... Stamp
Leslie Randall Leslie Randall ... Danny Boon
Patrick Barr ... Insp. MacDonald
Ernest Clark ... Prison Governor
Godfrey Winn Godfrey Winn ... Disc Jockey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksander Browne Aleksander Browne ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Jack Cunningham Jack Cunningham ... Ticket Examiner (uncredited)
Muriel Day Muriel Day ... Singer - Dance Hall (uncredited)
E.V.H. Emmett E.V.H. Emmett ... Newsreel Commentator (uncredited)
Sheila Fearn Sheila Fearn ... Telephonist (uncredited)
George Ghent George Ghent ... Danny's PRO (uncredited)
Reginald Green Reginald Green ... Mr. Matthieson (uncredited)
Topsy Jane Topsy Jane ... Liz (uncredited)
Natalie Kent Natalie Kent ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Margaret Lacey Margaret Lacey ... Mrs. Matthieson (uncredited)
Harry Landis ... Man on Train (uncredited)
Leslie Lawton ... Youth (uncredited)
Ted Morris Ted Morris ... Funeral Driver (uncredited)
Bryan Mosley Bryan Mosley ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Elizabeth Murray Elizabeth Murray ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady Jim O'Brady ... Prisoner Escort (uncredited)
Robin Parkinson Robin Parkinson ... Jeweller's Assistant (uncredited)
James Payne James Payne ... Man in Station Cafe (uncredited)
Graham Rigby ... Supermarket Manager (uncredited)
Jessie Robins Jessie Robins ... Large Woman in Hospital (uncredited)
David Scase David Scase ... Man in the Record Shop (uncredited)
John Schlesinger ... Officer in Dream (uncredited)
Neville Smith Neville Smith ... Youth (uncredited)
George Spence George Spence ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Elaine Stevens Elaine Stevens ... Danny's Secretary (uncredited)
John Tordoff John Tordoff ... Youth in Wimpey Bar (uncredited)
Anna Wing Anna Wing ... Mrs. Crabtree (uncredited)
William Wymar William Wymar ... Army Man (uncredited)

Produced by 

Joseph Janni ... producer
Jack Rix ... associate producer

Music by 

Richard Rodney Bennett

Cinematography by 

Denys N. Coop ... director of photography (as Denys Coop)

Film Editing by 

Roger Cherrill

Casting By 

Miriam Brickman

Art Direction by 

Ray Simm

Makeup Department 

Joyce James ... hair stylist
Bob Lawrance ... makeup artist (as Robert Lawrence)

Production Management 

Charles Blair ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Frank Ernst ... assistant director
Jim Brennan ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Ken Bridgeman ... set dresser
Arthur Adaway ... stagehand (uncredited)
Martin Atkinson ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Tom Brooker ... props (uncredited)
Clifford Cross ... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
Daniel Culinane ... plasterer (uncredited)
John Feehan ... props (uncredited)
Dennis Maddison ... property buyer (uncredited)
Phil Meighan ... props (uncredited)
John Nethersole ... plasterer's laborer (uncredited)
Bill Read ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Malcolm Cooke ... sound editor
John Cox ... sound recordist
Peter Handford ... sound recordist
Douglas Barnett ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Buchanan ... boom operator (uncredited)
George Widdows ... sound maintenance (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Jack Atcheler ... camera operator
Neil Binney ... focus puller (uncredited)
Fred Burrows ... electrician (uncredited)
John Campbell ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Wilfred Campbell ... electrician (uncredited)
Archie Eyers ... electrician (uncredited)
Percy Fisher ... electrician (uncredited)
Harry Gillard ... still photographer (uncredited)
John Illisley ... electrician (uncredited)
Bert Lott ... grip (uncredited)
Frank Robertson ... chief electrician (uncredited)
Mike Rutter ... focus puller (uncredited)
Kesra Singh ... electrician (uncredited)
Ralph Weighell ... electrician (uncredited)
Frank Willis ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Ron Beck ... wardrobe master
Laura Nightingale ... wardrobe supervisor

Editorial Department 

Jack Gardner ... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Jean Short ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

John Hollingsworth ... conductor

Transportation Department 

Jack Laxton ... driver: camera car (uncredited)

Other crew 

Don Higgins ... advisor: fantasy sequences
Pamela Mann ... continuity
Mary Franks ... secretary to publicist (uncredited)
John Goldstone ... personal assistant to producers (uncredited)
Diana Harding ... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Ann Skinner ... production secretary (uncredited)
Edna Tromans ... publicist (uncredited)

See also

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