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Look Back in Anger (1989)

A love triangle develops between smart disaffected working-class husband Jimmy Porter (Sir Kenneth Branagh), his reserved upper-middle-class wife Alison (Dame Emma Thompson) and her arrogant best friend Helena Charles (Siobhan Redmond).

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Judi Dench

Writer:

John Osborne
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kenneth Branagh ... Jimmy Porter
Emma Thompson ... Alison Porter
Gerard Horan ... Cliff Lewis
Siobhan Redmond ... Helena Charles
Edward Jewesbury ... Colonel Redfern
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A love triangle develops between smart disaffected working-class husband Jimmy Porter (Sir Kenneth Branagh), his reserved upper-middle-class wife Alison (Dame Emma Thompson) and her arrogant best friend Helena Charles (Siobhan Redmond).

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Milosc i gniew See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "Look Back in Anger" by John Osborne opened at the Lyceum Theater in New York City on October 1, 1957, ran for four hundred seven performances, and was nominated for the 1958 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »

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Referenced in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Payment in Blood (2002) See more »

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A great movie as relevant today as when the play was written
18 April 2000 | by CineMan-8See all my reviews

"Look back in Anger" is one of the most celebrated plays of modern drama. It is rightfully regarded as a milestone in english theater. This movie does justice to it. Academy Award winner Judi Dench does a wonderful job directing this play. She gets a lot of help from a wonderful cast though. Kenneth Branagh is outstanding as Jimmy. He really brings the character to life. Emma Thompson also delivers an excellent performance as his long-suffering wife. Gerald Horan is equally impressive. A must for theater fans. It may seem too stagy to some, but still, nobody can deny it's importance.


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