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Privileged (1982)

A story about a group of Oxford undergraduate acting students and their troubled lives while producing (and competing between themselves for a role in) a different version of the classic ... See full summary »

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Michael Hoffman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Woolley Robert Woolley ... Edward Blake
Diana Katis Diana Katis ... Anne
Hugh Grant ... Lord Adrian (as Hughie Grant)
Victoria Studd Victoria Studd ... Lucy
James Wilby ... Jamie
Simon Shackleton Simon Shackleton ... Justin
Imogen Stubbs ... Imogen
Mark Williams ... Wilf
Neville Watchurst Neville Watchurst ... Julian
Michael Hoffman ... Alan
Mark Saban Mark Saban ... Geoff
Alex Wellesley-Wesley Alex Wellesley-Wesley ... Claire
Jonathan Cullen Jonathan Cullen ... Martin (as Jon Cullen)
Alexander Marengo Alexander Marengo ... Simon (as Alex Marengo)
Jenny Waldman Jenny Waldman ... Waitress
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A story about a group of Oxford undergraduate acting students and their troubled lives while producing (and competing between themselves for a role in) a different version of the classic play "The Duchess of Malfi". Love, friendship and rivalry are all part of this intricate project, filmed on actual location in the Oxford University, the very first to achieve such feat. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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oxford | play | independent film | See All (3) »

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Uprzywilejowany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Oxford Film Company See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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This is an Oxford University student feature film, reputedly the first of its kind, with a very young Hugh Grant in the leading role. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: The Fast Show (2006) See more »

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Written and Performed by Kudos Points
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Hugh Grant's finest moment.
13 January 2003 | by Miles_PieriSee all my reviews

I must have seen this film hundreds of times since its first release and, doubtless, I'll watch it hundreds more. Hugh Grant has probably never done anything with the same level of quality since. He shows an incredible range in this film, going from pompous twit to privileged upperclass yahoo, sometimes in the course of one scene. But even with an actor of his stature the film is stolen completely by some of the supporting cast members notably Mark Saban who is simply a joy to watch, especially when he appears in the background of a shot 'doing acting'. The other find of this film is Ted Colman as the 'barman' of Brown's restaurant. Colman is incredible, he's funny, tragic and charismatic in every scene that he appears in. Whatever happened to this guy? I've seen him in this and a couple of low budget Dutch action films and that's all. My copy of Privileged is wearing out, I've viewed it so often. It's a crime there has never been a DVD release in any region, I'm sure the movie's many fans would make it a hit. A two disc set, with commentary from Saban and Colman detailing their very different acting techniques would be very welcome. I strongly recommend anyone to see this film, especially Ted Colman fans. It's original, classy and a total one off.


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