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Undertaking Betty ()

Plots with a View (original title)
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A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.

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Hannah Higgins ...
Young Betty
Joshua Jenkins ...
Young Boris (as Josh Jenkins)
Shaun Phillips ...
Young Hugh
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Boris Plots
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Betty Rhys-Jones
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Hugh Rhys-Jones
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Dilys Rhys-Jones
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Jerry Springer
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Meredith Mainwaring
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Delbert Butterfield
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Frank Featherbed
Lennie Huhtala ...
Albert Pontefreece
Padrig Owen Jones ...
Willie
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Thelma / Selma
Stan Stennett ...
Albert Edwards
Enid Nelmes ...
Elsie Edwards
Noel Williams ...
Star Trek Funeral Minister
Robert Page ...
Bob Murdock
Peggy Mason ...
Mourner #1
Stevie Parry ...
Mourner #2
Dawn Pritchard ...
Vegas Showgirl #1
Louise Hopkins ...
Vegas Showgirl #2
Ena Cohen ...
Candace Pontefreece
Maggs Harries ...
Piano Player
Howell Evans ...
Dr. Owen
Patricia Kane ...
Kindly Old Lady (as Pat Kane)
Malcolm Cousins ...
Reverend Price
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Gravedigger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Hotsprings ...
Andrea Cass (uncredited)
Dafydd Wyn Roberts ...
Pharmacist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nick Hurran

Written by

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Fred Ponzlov ... () (as Frederick Ponzlov)

Produced by

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David Ball ... line producer
Adam Betteridge ... associate producer
Terry Chase Chenowith ... executive producer
Michael Cowan ... producer
Jessica Gold ... associate producer
Suzanne Lyons ... producer
Alex Marshall ... executive producer
Jason Piette ... producer
Kate Robbins ... producer
David Rogers ... executive producer
Marie Vine ... executive producer
Clive Waldron ... associate producer

Music by

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Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cinematography by

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James Welland

Film Editing by

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John Richards

Editorial Department

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Paul Ensby ... color timer
Andrew Francis ... telecine operator: Cinesite Europe
Peter Hunt ... film color grader
Jack James ... editorial assistant
Christopher Learmonth ... digital intermediate editor
Royce Smith ... color timer
Zoe Spyropoulos ... second assistant editor
Matt Garner ... additional editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kate Rhodes James
Peter Wooldridge
Susan Wooldridge

Production Design by

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Keith Maxwell

Art Direction by

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Lesley Dearn
Alex Evans
Penny Harvey

Costume Design by

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Ffion Elinor

Makeup Department

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Betsan Dafydd ... crowd makeup trainee
Amy Hadden ... hair trainee
Pamela Hadden ... makeup designer
Pamela Haddock ... hair designer / makeup designer
Leanne Harry ... assistant makeup artist
Paula Price ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Gill Rees ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Mel Hider ... post-production supervisor
Dan Mumford ... unit manager
Jon Wilkins ... production supervisor
Dyfed Williams ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Daniel Bevis ... assistant director
Lucy Cohen ... assistant director
Melanie Dicks ... first assistant director
Fraser Fennell-Ball ... assistant director (as Fraser Fennell)
Chris Hill ... third assistant director
Marc Jones ... assistant director
Ben Morse ... assistant director
Sarah Shepherd ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Joe Brookman ... carpenter
Steve Crewe ... stand-by carpenter
Don Harding ... property master
Brian Hicks ... scenic painter
Jane Higgins ... scenic painter
Jonathan Holbrook ... scenic painter
Trystan Howell ... stand-by props
Paul Jones ... construction manager
Paul Jones ... construction manager
Ron Muston ... scenic painter
Hannah Nicholson ... production buyer
Glyn Phillips ... set dresser
John Sinnott ... carpenter
Claudia Smithies ... art department runner
Ray Weston ... scenic painter
Martin Whately ... carpenter
Mierion Williams ... carpenter
Silas Gee Williams ... set dresser
Richard Grant ... model maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Don Bell ... sound recordist
Richard Brooks ... sound assistant
Howard Carle ... narration mixer
Tim Cavagin ... re-recording mixer
Steve Cook ... sound supervisor
Colin Cooper ... foley recordist
Twydor Davis ... dialogue editor (as Twydor Smith Davis)
Barry Doyle ... boom operator
Diane Greaves ... foley artist
Alex Hudd ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Al Hudd)
Peter Isaac ... sound recordist
Mark Johns ... foley artist
Alan Jones ... sound recordist
Alan Jones ... sound recordist
Andrea King ... foley artist
Kant Pan ... adr editor
Ian Richardson ... sound recordist: second unit
Steve Single ... re-recording mixer
Alastair Sirkett ... sound effects editor
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Eric Strausser ... first assistant sound remix
Trevor Swanscott ... foley editor

Visual Effects by

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Kevin Ahern ... visual effects editor
Dan Ashton ... scanning and recording operator
John Benn ... visual effects editor
Angus Bickerton ... visual effects designer
Mark Buschbacher ... scanning and recording technician
Neil Culley ... digital compositor
Sean Farrow ... digital compositor
Andrew Francis ... telecine operator
James Glassborow ... visual effects technician
Barrie Hemsley ... visual effects producer
Simon Hughes ... scanning and recording supervisor
Duncan Kinnaird ... digital compositor
Claire McGrane ... visual effects producer
Joe Pavlo ... digital compositor
Adrian Ratley ... digital compositor
Sebastian Sue ... visual effects technician
Courtney Vanderslice ... head of production: Cinesite / visual effects exective producer (as Courtney Vanderslice-Law)
Tim Walton ... digital compositor
Keith Barton ... technical support: Cinesite (uncredited)

Stunts

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Steve Griffin ... stunt coordinator
Tina Maskell ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Clive Baldwin ... grip
Terry Bartlett ... assistant camera
Roy Bellett ... best boy
John Budd ... electrician
Trevor Coop ... camera operator
Mike Drury ... jimmy jib operator
Andy Ellaway ... electrician
Kevin Higgins ... grip: second unit
Mark Isaac ... focus puller
Milos Jankovic ... grip
Clive Johnson ... electrician / generator operator
Steve Lawes ... focus puller: "b" camera
David Mason ... gaffer
Paul O'Neil ... grip
Warren Orchard ... still photographer
Martin Scanlan ... clapper loader
Tom Shrapnel ... video assist operator
Mark Thornton ... electrician
Peter Thornton ... camera operator: second unit
James Welland ... camera operator
Matt Woolf ... clapper loader

Casting Department

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Sam Chandley ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Maxine Brown ... assistant costume designer
Clare McHardy ... costume assistant
Sarah-Jane Perez ... costume assistant
Katrina Perkins ... costume assistant
Gemma Sinclair ... costume trainee
Claire Tucker ... costume trainee

Location Management

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Dyfed Williams ... location manager

Music Department

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Chris Barrett ... assistant music engineer
Rupert Gregson-Williams ... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Alastair King ... conductor / orchestrator
Abi Leland ... music supervisor
Abbie Lister ... assistant music engineer
Ion Metsovitis ... assistant music engineer
Steve Orchard ... music engineer
Maggie Rodford ... music supervisor
Dan Rose ... music supervisor
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Transportation Department

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Bryan Baverstock ... driver: Mr. Walken (as Brian Baverstock)
Jim Brownlow ... driver: cast
Derrick Page ... unit driver
Mike Pritchard ... driver: cast
Iwan Roberts ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Shirine Best ... development assistant
Daniel Bevis ... floor runner (as Dan Bevis)
Tony Bowlie ... caterer
Sandra Butterworth ... dialect coach
Anne Chamberlain ... publicist
Lucy Cohen ... stand-in
Tanya Conway ... production accountant
Simon Cross ... fire editor
Peter Darling ... choreographer
Jessica Dickinson ... production secretary
Sean Farrow ... opening titles
Fraser Fennell-Ball ... floor runner
Stuart Fyvie ... datacine operator
Jessica Gold ... accounts supervisor
Diana Hadden ... production secretary
Marc Jones ... stand-in
Sally Jones ... script supervisor
Emily Kyriakides ... assistant: Mr. Cowan and Mr. Piette
Marilyn Le Conte ... dialect coach
Claire Lincoln ... production coordinator
Philip Long ... post-production accountant
Ben Morse ... stand-in
Kami Naghdi ... legal services
Lynne Page ... assistant choreographer
Daniella Roberts ... script assistant
Rick Rosenthal ... production counsel
Kim Sharp ... facilities coordinator
Andy Taylor ... digital lab coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines A comedy where love finds new life and death is something to laugh about. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Plotz with a View (United Kingdom)
  • Undertaking Betty (United States)
  • Grabgeflüster - Liebe versetzt Särge (Germany)
  • Grabgeflüster (Germany)
  • L'amour, six pieds sous terre (France)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia While filming scenes in Llantrisant, Wales, Lee Evans fell from a window and landed on a large nail. The sharp spike pierced his body and narrowly missed one of his kidneys. See more »
Goofs The dead body on the undertaker's table can be seen breathing as Betty is leaving. See more »
Movie Connections Features Jerry Springer (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Begin The Beguine See more »
Quotes Betty Rhys-Jones: Why couldn't I have fallen in love with a travel agent?
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