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The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

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Steve Bendelack
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Gatiss ... Matthew Chinnery / Hilary Briss / Mickey / Mark / Sir Nicholas Sheet-Lightning
Steve Pemberton ... Tubbs / Pauline / Herr Lipp / Steve / Lemuel Blizzard
Reece Shearsmith ... Edward / Papa Lazarou / Geoff / Bernice / Reece / Father Halfhearte / Red Devil
Michael Sheen ... Jeremy
Danielle Tilley Danielle Tilley ... Dahlia
Bruno Langley ... Damon
Alan Morrissey Alan Morrissey ... Johnny
Liana O'Cleirigh ... Claire
Philip O'Sullivan ... Vicar
Jeff Mirza ... Asian Dad
Angel Coulby ... Receptionist
Lucy Cray-Miller Lucy Cray-Miller ... Minnie (as Lucy Miller)
Liam Cunningham ... Director
Kate O'Toole Kate O'Toole ... Casting Director
Emily Woof ... Lindsay
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Storyline

The fictional world of Royston Vasey is facing apocalypse and the only way to avert disaster is for our nightmarish cast of characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film world of 17th Century Britain, the residents must overcome countless bizarre obstacles in their bid to return Royston Vasey to safety. Written by Press Release

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Trivia

The fictional town's name (Royston Vasey) is the real name of comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown, who made a guest appearance in the original TV show. See more »

Goofs

10 minutes in, a member of the crew can be seen ducking out of shot from behind the rear car window. He was pushing the car along as Reece (who plays Geoff) cannot drive. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Wolf Lipp: I've just come over a little queer.
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Crazy Credits

The League of Gentlemen will return in The Windmills of your Bum. See more »

Connections

References Mr. Bean (1990) See more »

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one of the best TV series-movies
3 June 2005 | by adamtanakaSee all my reviews

There are two ways to turn a TV series into a film.

The first, most common, and least successful, is to basically make a feature-length TV episode- see the disasters of the Steptoe & Son movie. The second is to do something else- something quite different, à la Monty Python.

Thankfully, the creators of the cult TV series have gone for the second option, and they've come up with something unique, clever and funny- it couldn't feel less like a TV episode.

Try to get your head around this- the writers, playing themselves, are confronted by their Royston Vasey alter-egos, played, of course, by them, and told to continue writing the series, otherwise apocalypse will befall the village.

High-concept, contrived and easy to screw up? Yes, but somehow they managed to pull it off. Not for every taste, perhaps, and the ending does drag, but fans will be delighted, and it might even win over the uninitiated.


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UK | Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospoda Apokalipse See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,424,174
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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