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A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Alan Ayckbourn (play), Alan Ayckbourn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
Jeremy Irons ... Guy Jones
Richard Briers ... Ted Washbrook
Barbara Ferris ... Enid Washbrook
Gareth Hunt ... Ian Hubbard
Lionel Jeffries ... Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Patsy Kensit ... Linda Washbrook
Alexandra Pigg ... Bridget Baines
Prunella Scales ... Hannah Ap Llewellyn
Jenny Seagrove ... Fay Hubbard
Sylvia Syms ... Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Pete Lee-Wilson ... Crispin Usher
David King David King ... Mr. Ames
Audrey Trotter Audrey Trotter ... Mrs. Bawden
Dinah May Dinah May ... Girl at Work
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Storyline

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, faction fighting, and the inevitable jealosy. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He's a lovable S.O.B. . . . and critics and audiences overwhelmingly approve. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable seductor See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$216,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,373
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Debut produced screenplay of playwright Alan Ayckbourn, who co-wrote the screenplay with Producer and Director Michael Winner. See more »

Goofs

When Guy Jones first arrives in Scarborough and goes to his lodgings in New Steps, off Foreshore Road, he looks out of the window to admire the view of the sea and the bay. This is followed by a shot which is apparently his point of view, but it is from a point about half a mile away near the south end of Cliff Bridge. See more »

Quotes

Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Ian's just told me. About you and Hannah. You bastard. I just want you to know I think you're a total and utter bastard and that one of these days I hope you'll get what's coming to you.
[pause]
Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Having said that, best of luck with the show tonight and I hope it goes really well for you.
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Soundtracks

Tom Tinker's My True Love
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Jeremy Irons
Arranged by John Du Prez
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Hidden Treasure
22 December 2002 | by chaucer-1See all my reviews

Why this movie never got much attention has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Funny, sad and (as another commentator mentioned)absolutely veracious when it comes to the world of of amateur theatricals. Brilliantly written by Alan Ayckbourn, superbly cast and performed this film drew upon the cream of the British acting profession, and it shows. Why on earth Hollywood waited until the superficial Hannibal Lecter to award Anthony Hopkins an Oscar when it had his outstanding performance in Chorus of Disapproval is another of life's mysteries. I never get tired of watching it. For the commentator from Olive NJ who bucketed the film, he/she should be aware that the film is set in Yorkshire not Wales - different country.


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