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Driving Lessons ()


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A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

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Ben
Fay Cohen ...
Old Lady 1
Ruby Mortlock ...
Old Lady 2
Don Wetherhead ...
Old Man
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Laura
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Peter
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Sarah
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Robert
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Mr. Fincham
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Evie
Chandra Ruegg ...
Chandra
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Tough Looking Man
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Store Manager (as Rupert Holiday Evans)
Harriet Brock ...
Child at Campsite
James Brock ...
Child at Campsite
Stanley Brock ...
Child at Campsite
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Bryony
Jordan Young ...
Receptionist
John Yule ...
Hotel Manager
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Waiter
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Emma Pagent
Iain McColl ...
Policeman
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Trendy Mum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rita Davies ...
Mrs. Robottom (uncredited)
Surinder Duhra ...
Driving Inspector (uncredited)
Samuel Gaukroger ...
Child at Church (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jeremy Brock

Written by

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Jeremy Brock ... (written by)

Produced by

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Alessandro Camon ... executive producer
Julia Chasman ... producer
Alexandra Ferguson-Derbyshire ... co-producer (as Alexandra Ferguson)
Robert Jones ... executive producer
Edward R. Pressman ... executive producer

Music by

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Clive Carroll
John Renbourn

Cinematography by

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David Katznelson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Trevor Waite

Editorial Department

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Nina Bradley ... assistant editor
Trevor Brown ... colorist
Dan Crussell ... telecine operator
Richard Lloyd ... post-production consultant
Patty Papageorgiou ... post-production assistant
Dave Rees ... grader
Mark Wright ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Priscilla John

Production Design by

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Amanda McArthur

Art Direction by

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John Reid

Costume Design by

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Robin Fraser-Paye

Makeup Department

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Christina Baker ... hair designer / makeup designer
Mouse Christien ... makeup trainee
Philippa Hall ... additional makeup artist
Ashley Johnson ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Carla Sennett ... makeup trainee
Karen Sherriff-Brown ... additional makeup artist (as Karen Sheriff-Brown)
Rebecca Walker ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Tim Wellspring ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matt Carver ... second assistant director
Heidi Gower ... additional third assistant director
Konrad Jay ... first assistant director
Bryn Lawrence ... additional third assistant director
Andrew Mannion ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Mark Billingham ... prop hand
Pete Blackall ... assistant dressing props (as Peter Blackhall)
Alan Briant ... assistant dressing props
Michael D. Cassidy Jr. ... additional dressing props (as Michael Cassidy)
Nick Dent ... prop hand
Owen Harrison ... additional dressing props
Robert Haynes ... stand-by art director
Springer Horrill ... property master (as David 'Springer' Horrill)
Shay Leonard ... stand-by props
Bridget Menzies ... set dresser
Celia O'Sullivan ... prop buyer
Pete Steward ... stand-by carpenter (as Peter Steward)
Phil Wheeler ... additional painter
Penny White ... dressing props

Sound Department

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Tom Davis ... foley editor
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Alex Hudd ... sound consultant: dolby
Dean Humphreys ... sound supervisor
Craig Irving ... re-recording mixer
David Keene ... additional sound recordist (as Dave Keene)
Mark Lafbery ... adr mixer
Darko Mocilnikar ... additional sound maintenance
Paul Munro ... sound maintenance engineer
Colin Nicolson ... location sound mixer (as Colin Nicholson)
Grahame Peters ... dialogue editor
Andy Walker ... sound effects editor
Nigel Walker ... additional special sound effects

Special Effects by

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Perry Costello ... rigging supplier
Barry Derbyshire ... special effects director

Visual Effects by

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Simon Allmark ... visual effects editor
Tamsin Blanchard ... visual effects producer
Tom Collier ... visual effects compositor
Simon Frame ... visual effects producer
Isaac Layish ... visual effects compositor

Stunts

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Marc Cass ... stunt coordinator / stunt performer
David Decio ... driving double: Rupert Grint
Greg Dela Riva ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chas Bain ... additional camera operator: second unit
Chris Bain ... additional focus puller: second unit
Jeff Baynes ... additional camera operator: special effects
Paddy Blake ... focus puller
Luke Chisholm ... grip
Nic Cupac ... key grip
Per Danbo ... gaffer / lighting equipment
Aaron Douglas ... crane operator
Camilla Drennan ... camera trainee (as Camilla 'Millie' Drennan)
Laurence Edwards ... crane operator
Mick Gianotti ... generator operator (as Mick Giannotti)
Paul Hatchman ... grip: second unit
Gerry Higgins ... rigger
Alex Howe ... focus puller: second unit
Eifion Hughes ... additional generator operator (as Eifor 'Ave' Hughes)
Andreas Kragh-Jacobsen ... best boy rigging grip
Jay Maidment ... still photographer
Dennis O'Connell ... rigging electrician
Chris Plevin ... camera operator: second unit
John Rake ... additional grip
Mike Rees ... clapper loader
Carolina Schmidtholstein ... best boy lighting
Paul Skipper ... rigger
Ricky Stelling ... rigger (as Ricky Stenning)
Richard Stoddard ... Steadicam operator
Robin Stone ... additional grip
Roger Tooley ... steadicam operator
Lawrence Winter ... crane operator (as Laurence Winter)

Casting Department

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Faith Allbeson ... casting associate
Orla Maxwell ... casting associate
Laura Sheppard ... extras casting: The Casting Collective

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Katherine Burchill ... additional wardrobe assistant
Alison Guy ... additional wardrobe assistant
Heidi Miller ... wardrobe supervisor
Victoria Taylor ... stand-by wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Kim Fenton ... location assistant
Ben MacGregor ... location assistant
Algy Sloane ... location manager
Ed Smith ... location assistant: Scotland
Hugo Smith-Bingham ... location manager: second unit
Cindy Thomson ... location manager: Scotland

Music Department

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Matt Biffa ... music supervisor: Air-Edel
Clive Carroll ... music preparation
Paul Clarvis ... musician: percussion
Daniel Gareh ... music programmer (as Dan Gareh)
Nick Geelen ... assistant to score recording engineer
Niall Keegan ... musician: flutes and pipes
Tony Lewis ... music consultant / music editor
Nick Moss ... musician: clarinet
Alistair Norbury ... music legal
Tony Orchudesch ... additional music clearance
Andy Pask ... musician: bass
Anthony Pleeth ... musician: cello
Philip Pope ... composer: additional music
Graham Preskett ... additional music arranger
Steven Price ... additional music consultant (as Steve Price)
Nick Taylor ... score recording engineer
Alison Wright ... music supervisor: Air-Edel

Transportation Department

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Bob Beaton ... unit driver: Julie Walters (as Bob Beton)
Mike Beaven ... unit driver: Laura Linney
Dean Birch ... facilities driver
Luke Chisholm ... driver: camera car
Craig Gilbert ... facilities driver
Tim Harrison ... facilities driver
Paul Padfield ... technician: action vehicle (as Paul 'Taff' Padfield)
Brian Tame ... driver: props
Kitchener Young ... unit driver: Rupert Grint

Other crew

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Reno Antoniades ... legal services: Lee and Thompson
Caspar Aron ... additional runner
Hannah Brown ... runner
Dan Burnham ... utility stand-in
Paul Cable ... insurance broker: Media and Entertainment Insurance Services
Neil Calder ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Maria Calvin ... legal services: Lee and Thompson
Sally Caplan ... head of Premiere Fund: UK Film Council Premiere Fund
Martin Childs ... title designer: main titles
Susan d'Arcy ... unit publicist
Paul Dray ... laboratory contact
Will Evans ... head of business affairs: UK Film Council Premiere Fund
Sandra Frieze ... dialogue coach
Tom Greaves ... production assistant
Ruth Halliday ... negative checks and script clearances: The Clearing House
Ruth Hodgson ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Vince Holden ... head of production finance: UK Film Council Premiere Fund
Mark Hopkins ... additional runner
Steven Hora ... assistant: Ed Pressman and Alessandro Camon
Elizabeth Hurley ... production accountant
Nick Jay ... additional runner (as Nicholas Jay)
Steve Joberns ... auditor: AGN Shipleys
Karen Jones ... additional script supervisor
Sally King ... child supporting artist
Karen Knox ... unit medic: Scotland
Ann Koska ... child supporting artist
Pete Leech ... additional medic
Zoe Margolis ... additional runner
Miranda Marks ... production coordinator
Gillian McArthur ... additional medic
Sarah McKenna ... chaperone: Rupert Gint
Fiona Morham ... head of production: UK Film Council Premiere Fund
Boo Motjuoadi ... assistant production coordinator (as Lebo 'Boo' Motjuoadi)
Stephen Murphy ... legal services: Lee and Thompson
Brock Norman Brock ... production executive: UK Film Council Premiere Fund
Nicki Parfitt ... legal services: Lee and Thompson
Linda Pather ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Natasha Pilbrow ... legal services: Lee and Thompson
Sarah Ramey ... assistant: Edward R. Pressman
Emma Robinson ... production assistant
Oli Saunders ... IT support
Gerry Savage ... unit medic
James Shirras ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Maxine Stanley ... accountant: post-production
Lisa Vick ... script supervisor
Helen Walker ... accounts assistant

Thanks

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Rod Hall ... dedicatee

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Storyline

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Taglines All Ben wanted was a job. All Evie needed was a friend. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Leçons de conduite (France)
  • Driving Lessons - Mit Vollgas ins Leben (Germany)
  • Unterwegs mit Evie (Germany)
  • Sofőrlecke (Hungary)
  • Lições de Condução (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Jeremy Brock chose Rupert Grint for the leading role because he felt that he had been underused in the third and fourth installments of the Harry Potter franchise. See more »
Goofs When Evie and Ben are looking at the lake it is flat calm. When the camera looks at them the lake behind has waves. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode #1.3 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Part 1: The Great Frontier See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening titles, the names of the main cast and crew are arranged around a map as if they were street names. See more »
Quotes Sarah: You're very angry, aren't you? Don't be. You're still God's gift. Every day God gives us is a gift. That's why we call it the present.
Ben: Fuck off, Sarah.
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