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The Leading Man ()


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Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with... See more »

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Robin Grange
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Elena Webb
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Felix Webb
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Hilary Rule
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Humphrey Beal
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Tod
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Delvene
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Susan
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Liz Flett
Tam Dean Burn ...
Henry
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Serena
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Ant
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Annabel
Laura Austin-Little ...
Miranda Webb
Danny Worters ...
Danny Webb (as Daniel Worters)
Camilla Ohlsson ...
Jessie Webb
Harry Jones ...
Doorman
Sheridan Morley ...
TV Interviewer
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Attendant
Michael Gunn ...
Technician
Lizzie Spender ...
Anne
Roz Freeman-Atwood ...
Caro
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Academy Awards Presenter
Robert McDonald ...
Michael
Andrew Lucre ...
Rob
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Cashier
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Georgina
James Haggie ...
Jessie's Friend
Simon Elliott ...
Toby
Anna Rose ...
Andrea
David Smidman ...
George
Georgia Reece ...
Lotte
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trilby Beresford ...
Laughing Girl (uncredited)
Helen Grace ...
Woman (uncredited)
Michael Hussey ...
Doorman (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Duigan

Written by

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Virginia Duigan ... ()

Produced by

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Peter McAleese ... line producer
Bertil Ohlsson ... producer
Julia Palau ... executive producer
Paul Raphael ... producer
Michael Ryan ... executive producer

Music by

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Edward Shearmur

Cinematography by

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Jean-François Robin

Film Editing by

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Humphrey Dixon

Editorial Department

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Anna Aylward ... digital assistant editor
Claire Ferguson ... trainee assistant editor
Andrew Melhuish ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Jina Jayawardena

Production Design by

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Caroline Hanania

Art Direction by

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Andrew Munro

Set Decoration by

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Trisha Edwards

Costume Design by

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Rachael Fleming

Makeup Department

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Carmel Jackson ... makeup artist
Graham Johnston ... key makeup artist
Robert McCann ... hair styles supervisor / makeup supervisor
Lorna McGowan ... makeup assistant

Production Management

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Stephen Barker ... post-production supervisor (as Steve Barker)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Russell Channon ... third assistant director
Tommy Gormley ... first assistant director
Stuart Renfrew ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jacqueline Abrahams ... assistant art director
Andy Beauchamp ... construction carpenter
Mick Brady ... dressing props
Gillian Cambell ... scenic artist
Steve Carter ... assistant art director
Antoine Colchester ... construction carpenter
Simon Cooke ... construction stagehand
Damon Earnshaw ... art department assistant
Billy Edwards ... art department runner
Tony Fleming ... construction carpenter
Ron Fowler ... construction plasterer
Bobby Gee ... stand-by painter
Bill Gower ... stand-by props
Colin Gray ... dressing props
Matthew Richard Harris ... graphic designer
Bob Hedges ... property master (as Bobby Hedges)
Mark Hedges ... dressing props
Peter Hedges ... dressing props
Tony Hill ... construction painter
Clive Mitchell ... construction carpenter
Steve Mitchell ... scenic artist
Sue Morrison ... property buyer
Bob Orr ... stand-by props
Brian Pickett ... construction rigger
Kate Read ... scenic artist
Stuart Rushbrook ... construction stagehand
Mark Smale-Adams ... construction painter
Ricky Stone ... stand-by rigger
Robin Thistlewaite ... construction manager (as Robin Thistlethwaite)
Paul Turley ... props storeroom
John Watt ... stand-by carpenter
Karen Whitehead ... construction painter

Sound Department

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Christopher Ackland ... supervising sound editor
Tim Cavagin ... re - recording
Tony Cook ... boom operator
Joe Gilmore ... foley editor
Gordon Greenaway ... assistant sound editor
Matt Grimes ... sound effects editor (as Matt Grime)
Dean Humphreys ... re - recording
Nick Lowe ... dialogue editor
Stephen McLaughlin ... sound recording mixer (as Steve McLaughlin)
Colin Nicolson ... sound supervisor
Harry Rambaut ... sound trainee

Special Effects by

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David Harris ... special effects
Neil Toddy Todd ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Ann Aylward ... digital assistant editor

Stunts

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Peter Brayham ... stunt arranger

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Alcock ... electrician
Alex Bailey ... still photographer
Roy Branch ... electrician
Julian Bucknall ... second unit focus puller
Paul Chedlow ... still photographer
Daniel Cohen ... clapper loader
Paul Cronin ... gaffer
Flavio Ferrari ... camera trainee
Simon Finney ... focus puller
Tony Haslam ... electrician
Vince Madden ... best boy
Jon Moore ... electrician
Peter Scorah ... second unit grip: and camera car driver
Robin Stone ... key grip
Roger Tooley ... steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Clare Dalby ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Judith Barkas ... wardrobe assistant
Karen Beale ... wardrobe mistress
Steven Noble ... wardrobe assistant (as Stephen Noble) / wardrobe assistant
Gianni Versace ... clothes: supplier for Mr. Bon Jovi
Natalie Ward ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Mike Carter ... assistant location manager
Sue Quinn ... location manager

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... score performed by
Steve Lindsey ... music supervisor
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Louise Crichton ... assistant script supervisor
Pat Rambaut ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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John Atkins ... artist driver
John Butters ... artist driver
Andy Carter ... facilities maintenance
Fred Chiverton ... driver: Mr. Bon Jovi (as Freddie Chiverton)
Clive Crawley ... artist driver
Gordon Curran ... unit driver
Gordon Curren ... artist driver
Mike Eliot ... facilities maintenance
Jeff Harding ... facilities maintenance
Peter Harvey ... artist driver
John King ... artist driver
Jon Maskell ... facilities maintenance

Other crew

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Benjamin Beresford ... caterer
Peter Bramwell ... stand-in
Laurence Brown ... legal services
Merry Brown ... caterer
Richards Butler ... legal services
Guy Cowan ... caterer
Pierre Fabre ... crew member: Theatre Royal
Jon Frederiksen ... crew member: Theatre Royal
Linda Gamble ... unit publicist
Isabell Graham ... caterer
Benjamin Greenacre ... production assistant
Sara Gustafsson ... stand-in
Michael Charles Hill ... distribution and marketing coordinator
Jo Human ... assistant to director
Bob Irwin ... crew member: Theatre Royal
Neville James ... crew member: Theatre Royal
Joseph Jayawardena ... floor runner
Julie Lemasson ... production trainee
Robert Mcdonald ... assistant accountant (as Robert McDonald)
Richard Moffatt ... crew member: Theatre Royal
Lulu Morgan ... assistant to producer
Mark Murdoch ... runner
Arthur O'Neil ... caterer
Jenny Patrick ... voice coach: Anna Galiena
Sarah Purser ... floor runner
Stuart Saunders ... crew member: Theatre Royal
David Seaton ... runner
Shellie Smith ... production coordinator
Nicole Stott ... production assistant
Karen Thrussell ... floor runner
Dianne Twiddy ... production accountant
Elly Wilson ... production runner

Thanks

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Jo Binns ... special thanks
Day Bowman ... special thanks
Shelly Brett ... special thanks
John Cooper ... special thanks
Dave Davis ... special thanks
Nicole Farhi ... special thanks
Katherine Hamnett ... special thanks
Piper Heidsirck ... special thanks
Peter James ... special thanks
Alan Moss ... special thanks
Billie Rafaeli ... special thanks
Sarah Raphael ... special thanks
Jonathan Rotherford-Best ... special thanks
David Secombe ... special thanks
Bill Summers ... special thanks
Steve Thaxton ... special thanks
Bryan Whitfield ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with Hilary, a beautiful, fiesty young actress, and is preparing to desert his perfect family, his wife Elena and three lively children. His intolerable situation is further complicated when Humphrey casts Hilary as one of the leads in 'The Hit Man'. Enter Robin Grange, a charismatic young Hollywood actor making his London theatre debut. Robin is attractive, charming and dangerous, and soon inveigles his way into everyone's life. He ingratiates himself with the cast and, quickly grasping Felix's dilemma, sets about weaving his web of mischief. He suggests that if he were to seduce Elena, she would be distracted from Felix's affair, regain her self respect, and perhaps even willingly part from the unfaithful husband to whom she clings. Initially Felix is outraged but as the tension mounts with Hilary, reluctant to continue as the second woman in his life, he succumbs. Watching in horror as Elena responds to Robin's perfectly plotted seduction, and tormented with suspicions that Hilary has also fallen under Robin's spell, Felix spirals towards a kind of madness. Desperate to regain control of his life, he indulges in a grand theatrical gesture, but fate intervenes, and both Felix and Robin learn that real life doesn't always follow the script. Written by Eva Tauzer

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Taglines Indecent. Immoral. Irresistible. It's the role he was born to play. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Die Stunde des Verführers (Germany)
  • Un hombre de éxito (Spain)
  • A felforgató (Hungary)
  • O Sedutor (Brazil)
  • Главна мъжка роля (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 100 min
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Goofs The exterior of the theatre in which the play is performed is obviously The Playhouse, Charing Cross, London but the interior is the Theatre Royal, Stratford, London. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Primary Colors/Love and Death on Long Island/The Man in the Iron Mask/Everest/The Leading Man/Grease (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Burning Down the House See more »

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