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An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

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Sneath (Photo-Rat)
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Miles Maitland
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Nina
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Simon Balcairn
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Adam
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Mrs Melrose Ape
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Customs Officer
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Chief Customs Officer
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Agatha
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Lord Monomark
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Lottie Crump
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Basilio
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Ginger Littlejohn
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The Drunken Major
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Judge
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King of Anatolia
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Archie
Al Barclay ...
Vanburgh (as Alex Barclay)
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Jane Brown
Lisa Jackson ...
Mary Moore
Neville Phillips ...
Ambrose
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Lady Brown
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Sir James Brown
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Taxi Driver
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Colonel Blount
Toby and Tiger ...
Themselves
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Chauffeur
James Jackson Ritchie ...
Arundel Paperboy
Arturo Venegas ...
Alphonse
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Lady Metroland
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Kitty Blackwater
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Lady Thobbing
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Father Rothschild
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Gentleman
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Lord Maitland
Ian Hughes ...
Night Editor
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Tiger
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Bookie
Mark Hardy ...
Angry Gentleman
Gerard Horan ...
Race Official
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Race Steward
Nigel Hulme ...
Plunkett Bowse
John Mackle ...
Edwards
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House Agent
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Foreign Dignitary
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Imperial Hotel Receptionist
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Private
Max MacDonald ...
Tommy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicola Gossip ...
Party Goer
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Upper Class Race Goer (uncredited)
Rachel Brooksby ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party guest (uncredited)
Stephen Carlile ...
Henry (uncredited)
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Ambrose (uncredited)
Rachel Ann Courtney ...
Angel (uncredited)
Tom Frederic ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Jessica Hill ...
Angel (uncredited)
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Celeste (uncredited)
David McClelland ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Martina Messing ...
Hermione Duff (uncredited)
Caroline Newman ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Robyn Parton ...
Angel (uncredited)
Larry Randall ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Annette Roche ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Bobby Valentino ...
Singer in cafe (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Natalie Wilcox ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Sister Clemency (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Fry

Written by

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Stephen Fry ... (screenplay)
 
Evelyn Waugh ... (novel "Vile Bodies")

Produced by

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Chris Auty ... executive producer
Gina Carter ... producer
Miranda Davis ... producer
Andrew Eaton ... executive producer
Stephen Fry ... executive producer
Caroline Hewitt ... co-producer
Neil Peplow ... executive producer
Jim Reeve ... executive producer
Steve Robbins ... executive producer
Michael Winterbottom ... executive producer

Music by

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Anne Dudley

Cinematography by

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Henry Braham

Film Editing by

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Alex Mackie

Editorial Department

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Marcus Alexander ... digital laboratory editor
Nicola Armstrong ... post-production coordinator
Marsha Bramwell ... editor trainee
Heidi Freeman ... first assistant editor
Ben Renton ... assistant editor
Jon Thompson ... post-production consultant
Doron Zar ... assistant digital colorist

Casting By

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Wendy Brazington

Production Design by

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Michael Howells

Art Direction by

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Lynne Huitson

Set Decoration by

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Judy Farr

Costume Design by

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Nic Ede

Makeup Department

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Lucy Bonamy ... additional makeup artist / assistant hair stylist
Tina Brown ... makeup artist day player
Rebecca Cole ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Renata Gilbert ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Paul Gooch ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Christine Greenwood ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Peter King ... hair designer / makeup designer
Susan Parkinson ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Sarah Pickering ... additional hair stylist (as Sarah Berry) / additional makeup artist (as Sarah Berry)
Jeanette Redmond ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Liz Tagg ... hair stylist (as Elizabeth Tagg) / makeup artist (as Elizabeth Tagg)
Petrona Winton ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist

Production Management

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James Grant ... unit manager
Alistair Hopkins ... post-production supervisor
Paula McBreen ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jonny Benson ... third assistant director
Fiona Gosden ... co-second assistant director
Cordelia Hardy ... first assistant director
Matthew Penry-Davey ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Matt Bacon ... dressing props (as Matthew Bacon)
Paul Bale ... stand-by painter
Ian Bee ... construction team
Pete Blackall ... additional dressing props (as Peter Blackall)
Matthew Broderick ... props trainee
Chris Brough ... construction team
Lindsay Brunnock ... stand-by art director
Corina Burrough ... production buyer
Graham Caulfield ... drapesmaster
David Chettleborough ... construction team
David Chisholm ... dressing props
Pat Cronin ... stand-by rigger
Graham Dale ... stand-by props (as Graham Alec Dale)
Glyn Evans ... construction team (as Glynn Evans)
Kimberley Fahey ... art department trainee: FT2
James Fennessy ... painter
Colin Gray ... dressing props
Jane Harwood ... assistant art director
David Haynes ... construction team
John Haynes ... construction team
Tony Hoskins ... construction team
Dougie Lankston ... props storeman
Steve Marquis ... construction team
Alexi Michael ... construction team
Graham Mitchell ... construction team
Mitch Niclas ... chargehand stand-by props
Paul Oakman ... construction team
John Palmer ... supervising dressing props
Steve Payne ... additional dressing props (as Steven Payne)
Dominic Pike ... construction team
Allen J. Polley ... property master (as Allen Polley)
Niel Robertson ... construction team
Matthew Robinson ... draftsman
Russ Seargeant ... construction team
Steve Sibley ... construction team
Leigh Thurbon ... construction team (as Lee Thurbon)
Andy Tomlinson ... art department assistant (as Andrew Tomlinson)
Tom Walker ... stand-by carpenter
Stuart Watson ... construction manager
Les Wiley ... construction team

Sound Department

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Tim Alban ... re-recording mixer
Gianluca Buttari ... assistant dialogue editor
Colin Cooper ... adr recordist
Colette D. Dahanne ... adr mixer (as Colette Dahanne)
Steve Finn ... boom operator
Simon Gershon ... supervising sound editor
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer
Dan Green ... adr recordist
Jim Greenhorn ... sound mixer
Alex Hudd ... sound consultant: dolby
Ben Meechan ... sound effects editor
Bernard O'Reilly ... crowd editor
Marcus Oliver ... assistant dubbing mixer
David Turner ... sound technical coordinator
Hilary Wyatt ... supervising dialogue editor
Garry Fiferman ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Mark Holt ... special effects supervisor
Kevin Mathews ... wire effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Andy Burrow ... scanning manager
James Clarke ... visual effects
Adam Glasman ... colorist
Lucinda Keeler ... data operator: Framestore CFC
Rebecca Manning ... data operation assistant: Framestore CFC
Christian Manz ... digital compositor
Claire McGrane ... digital lab producer
Stephanie Mills ... compositor
Adam Parry ... title design
Steve Parsons ... visual effects
Dave Robinson ... systems engineer
Nicholas Seal ... digital compositor
Matina Skouteri ... digital lab operator
Paul Stamp ... data operator
Maria Stroka ... film recording producer
Paola Varvaro ... digital cleanup artist
Tara Walker ... digital lab operator
Simon Whalley ... design producer
Stephen Willey ... systems engineer
Aubrey Woodiwiss ... digital clean-up
Doron Zar ... assistant digital colourist
Jan Hogevold ... digital grade producer (uncredited)
Jack James ... online editor (uncredited)
Christopher Page ... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Henry Brookes ... stunt driver
George Cottle ... stunts
Jim Dowdall ... stunts
Nigel Hulme ... stunt driver
Charles Knoll-Jones ... stunt driver
Annette Lynton ... stunt double / stunt driver
Julian Majzub ... stunt driver
Nick Mason ... stunt driver
Valentino Musetti ... stunt coordinator
Steen Young ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Barry Bellotti ... generator operator
Darren Capper ... video assist operator
Gary Cross ... best boy / rigging gaffer
Roy Elston ... supervising rigger
John Foster ... focus puller: a-camera
Pat Garrett ... key grip
Darren Grosch ... electrician
Dean Kennedy ... electrician
Giles Keyte ... still photographer
Steve Langley ... electrician
Ray Meere ... clapper loader: b-camera
Miles Proudfoot ... clapper loader: a-camera
Larry Randall ... gaffer
Keith Roberts ... focus puller: b-camera
Lorenzo D. Robinson ... assistant grip
Philip Sindall ... camera operator
Shawn White ... electrician
Keith Roberts ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Ian Speed ... libra technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Louis Elman ... adr voice casting
Elissa Phipps ... assistant to casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Caroline Ede ... additional costume assistant
Camilla Fiddian-Green ... assistant costume designer
Alan Flyng ... wardrobe master
Georgina Gunner ... costume assistant
Caroline Hume ... additional costume assistant
Melissa Layton ... stand-by costume assistant (as Melisa Layton-Skorepa)
Linda Mellin ... additional costume assistant
Kathryn Mysko Von Schultze ... additional costume assistant
Barbara Rutter ... costume supervisor
Lisa Shanley ... additional costume assistant
Deirdre Sheehan ... freelance costume maker
Mike Skorepa ... stand-by costume assistant (as Michael Skorepa)
Jolyon Way ... additional costume assistant

Location Management

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Ali James ... location assistant
David Pinnington ... location manager

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Karen Elliott ... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Joan Lane ... choral supervisor
Gerard McCann ... music editor
Steve Price ... music recording engineer
Paul Kegg ... musician: cello (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Billimore ... unit driver
Guy Bostock ... action vehicle coordinator
Martin Clay ... driver: facility vehicle
Baron Cullis ... driver: facility vehicle
Shane Davey ... production runner driver
Adrian Davies ... driver: facility vehicle (as Adrian 'Coch' Davies)
Len Furssedonn ... driver: Stephen Fry
Colin Giffin ... unit driver
Dean Glenn ... driver: facility vehicle
Steve Haines ... driver: facility vehicle
Tom Jenkins ... driver: stand-by props
Nick Kelly ... driver: facility vehicle
John Kemp ... driver: facility vehicle
Mick Peter ... driver: facility vehicle (as Mick 'Min' Peter)
Steve Rogers ... transport captain
John Wilson ... driver: dressing props

Other crew

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Kerry Allen ... assistant: Cordon Bleu
Guy Barker ... production accountant
Ian Buchan ... web site designer
Jo Crocker ... assistant: Stephen Fry
Shane Davey ... production runner
Claire Eastman ... choreographer
Michael Eve ... catering manager
Alex Fuller ... web site designer
Anne Marie Gormley ... first assistant accountant
Josh Hyams ... set runner (as Joshua Hyams)
James Keaton ... production runner
Alexandra Kosevic ... production coordinator
Rhys Maitland-Jones ... sync rushes
Anne Marie Murray ... first assistant accountant
Heather Noble ... assistant production coordinator
Melissa Parmenter ... assistant: Michael Winterbottom & Andrew Eaton for Revolution Films
Annie Penn ... script supervisor
Laura Phillips ... marketing and publicity: Revolution Films
Dan Precious ... floor runner
David Reynolds ... chef
Martyn Richmond ... runner: Revolution Films
Patric Scott ... unit publicist
Justin Anderson Smith ... production executive
Polly Taylor ... head of production: Revolution Films
Gemma Todd Smithers ... accounts assistant (as Gemma Smithers)
Jane Wittekind ... development for The Film Consortium
Harriet Worth ... set runner
Heather Noble ... production secretary (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A fool and his money. In the 1930s, Adam Fenwick-Symes is part of the English idle class, wanting to marry the flighty Nina Blount. He's a novelist with a hundred-pound advance for a manuscript confiscated by English customs. He spends the next several years trying to get money and to set a wedding date: he trades in gossip, wins money on wagers then gives it to a drunken major who's suggested he bet on a horse in an upcoming race. Adam tries to get the money back, but can't find the major. Meanwhile, Nina needs security, friends drink too much, and general unhappiness spoils the party. Then war breaks out. Is Adam's bright youth dimming with the fall of an empire? Written by

Plot Keywords
Taglines Sex... Scandal... Celebrity... Some things never change. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Escándalo con clase (Spain)
  • Cudowne lata bohemy (Poland)
  • Fiatalság, bolondság (Hungary)
  • Златната младеж (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Sexo, Escândalos e Celebridade (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP327,293, 05 Oct 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia The first (and as yet only) film directed by Stephen Fry. See more »
Goofs A gramophone record of Noel Coward's "Nina" is played in the section before World War II breaks out. Coward didn't record the song until 1945. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Stephen Fry: Director Documentary (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Sing Sing Sing See more »
Crazy Credits The end credits list the actors one or two at a time, showing pictures of their characters in the film along with their names. See more »
Quotes Lottie Crump: Let me introduce you. That's Mr What's-his-name, and over there in the corner, that's the major... that's an American judge, and there's the King of Pomerania.
King of Anatolia: Anatolia, actually. But, alas, no more.
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