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Tom Fitzhenry is an ugly and reclusive aristocrat who lives on his own in a large mansion. He despairs of ever having a relationship with a woman... until Cathy comes into his life when she... See full summary »

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Ben Bolt

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Simon Nye
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martin Clunes ... Tom Fitzhenry
Sienna Guillory ... Cathy Wardle
Peter Vaughan ... Mr. Robbins
Cristian Solimeno ... Ryan Wilson
Sam Kelly ... Bernard Wardle
Gwenllian Davies Gwenllian Davies ... Mrs. Robbins
Cornelius Booth ... Steve
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Tom Fitzhenry is an ugly and reclusive aristocrat who lives on his own in a large mansion. He despairs of ever having a relationship with a woman... until Cathy comes into his life when she and her father come to repair the house's ageing plumbing. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

11 September 2004 (UK) See more »

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Trapped: Beauty See more »

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This is the second in a trilogy of comedy dramas (with Von Trapped (2004) and King of Fridges (2004)) based on the theme of being trapped. See more »

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[Mr Robbins is serving a meal to Tom]
Tom Fitzhenry: What's Mrs Robbins conjoured up for us today?
Mr. Robbins: I can't be definite, sir. It may be a form of stew.
[shot of a congealed mess on a plate]
Tom Fitzhenry: Ah yes, I've had this before. It's actually less intimidating than it looks.
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Beautifully done (no pun intended)
5 October 2004 | by f-mainSee all my reviews

I was dubious about watching this TV film when it re-ran on ITV. Mainly because of it's followup, Vontrapped, with Caroline Quentin, which was extremely dark and full of modern day 'issues'. I was in for a pleasant surprise.

The setting of this film was superb and believable, and furthermore the casting was excellent. Martin Clunes perfectly played the rather stuck-up Englishman clinging to the ways of the past in his run down stately home, hiding from a world he believes is not ready to accept his appearance.

The film challenges issues of the holes we create for ourselves, and furthermore the assumptions we make about other people's beliefs and acceptance levels.

If you want to have a heartwarming tale which is beautifully shot and acted, this would be the one to chose. Its short, but packs in everything it needs to in the time. Its funny, but poignant, and subtle. And for this I think it merits a high rating.


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