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A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 15 nominations.
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Shaun
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Combo
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Cynth
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Milky
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Lol
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Woody (as Joe Gilgun)
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Smell
Andrew Ellis ...
Gadget
Perry Benson ...
Meggy
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Banjo
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Lenny
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Pukey Nicholls
Kriss Dosanjh ...
Mr. Sandhu
Kieran Hardcastle ...
Kes
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Kelly
Danielle Watson ...
Trev
Sophie Ellerby ...
Pob
Hannah Walters ...
Shoe Shop Assistant
Dave Laws ...
Mr. Dudley
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Bully
Ian Smith ...
Teacher
Dave Blant ...
Teacher
Matthew Blamires ...
Teasing kid
James Burrows ...
Teasing kid
Harpal Hayer ...
Football kid
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Football kid
Nimesh Jani ...
Football kid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Claridge ...
Roland Rat (uncredited) (archiveFootage) (voice)
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Themselves (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Robert Stone ...
Man (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Shane Meadows

Written by

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Shane Meadows ... (written by)

Produced by

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Peter Carlton ... executive producer
Will Clarke ... executive producer
Lizzie Francke ... executive producer: EM Media
Hugo Heppell ... executive producer
Mark Herbert ... producer
Louise Meadows ... co-producer
Kate Ogborn ... executive producer
Tessa Ross ... executive producer
Paul Trijbits ... executive producer
Julia Valentine ... line producer

Music by

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Ludovico Einaudi

Cinematography by

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Danny Cohen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Chris Wyatt

Editorial Department

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Ally Gipps ... post-production assistant
Justin Lanchbury ... digital intermediate supervisor
Gareth Spensley ... digital intermediate colorist
Vanessa Taylor ... assistant on-line editor

Casting By

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Des Hamilton
Louise Meadows

Production Design by

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Mark Leese

Art Direction by

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Caroline Grebbell

Costume Design by

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Jo Thompson

Makeup Department

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Lily Beckett ... makeup assistant: additional photography / makeup trainee
Ailsa Davies ... makeup artist: dailies
Veronica Lewis ... makeup artist: dailies
Donald McInnes ... hair styles supervisor / makeup artist: additional photography / makeup supervisor
Catherine Scoble ... hair styles designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Helen de Winter ... post-production supervisor
Richard Knight ... unit manager
Gerardine O'Flynn ... production manager: FilmFour
Rebekah Wray Rogers ... production manager: reshoots
Barry Ryan ... head of production
Nina Sagemoen ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Aherne ... first assistant director (as Tony Ahearne)
Peter Foster ... third assistant director
Griffin ... first assistant director
Matt Huntley ... second assistant director
Nicola Parfit ... third assistant director: additional photography
Christian Rigg ... third assistant director
Nickie Sault ... first assistant director: additional photography / second assistant director
Christian Rigg ... second assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)

Art Department

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Simon Bailey ... property master
Polly Benson ... painter
Mat Bergel ... stand-by props
Hannah Boyton ... art department trainee
Paul Campbell ... set dresser
Martin Kelly ... assistant art director
Ruth Parker ... art department trainee
Lee Porter ... props buyer
Alex Robertson ... construction manager
Kevin Scarrott ... set dresser
Anna Sheard ... art department assistant (as Ann Sheard)
Neil Smith ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Dave Croft ... foley recordist
Lee Everett ... sound assistant
Matt Hall ... sound designer (as Matthew Hall)
Ben Harvey ... sound designer
Jim Holiday ... sound assistant
John Hughes ... sound recordist: additional photography
Penny Linfield ... sound studio supervisor
Gareth Llewellyn ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Jo Manly ... boom operator: additional photography
Greg Marshall ... supervising sound editor
Rowan October ... sound trainee
Emma Pegram ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Susan Pennington ... dialogue editor
Dave Poulton ... foley artist
Leyton Rooney ... supervising foley editor
Dave Sansom ... sound recordist
Andrew Stirk ... re-recording mixer
Chris Sturmer ... sound consultant: dolby
Ian Waggott ... foley artist
Paul Watson ... boom operator
Jörg Klaussner ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Simon Rippin ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Shaun Robert Smith ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Tim Baxter ... film recording
Clare Cheetham ... visual effects artist (as Clare Heneghan) / visual effects coordinator (as Clare Heneghan)
Jonathan Cheetham ... lead visual effects artist
Andrew Keys ... visual effects artist (as Andy Keys)
Justin Lanchbury ... digital intermediate supervisor

Stunts

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Riky Ash ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jamie Core ... rigger
Barny Crocker ... second assistant camera: additional photography
Oliver Driscoll ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kevin Edwards ... camera assistant
Darren Foley ... electrician
Alan Glover ... electrician
Andy Hill ... second assistant camera
Andy Lowe ... gaffer
Simon Marsh ... electrician
Lee Martin ... best boy
Alex Mott ... key grip
Peter Muncey ... crane grip
Zac Nicholson ... camera operator: "b" camera
Adrian O'Toole ... first assistant camera
Howard Roe ... electrician
Dean Rogers ... still photographer
Austin Voce ... camera assistant

Casting Department

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Alistair MacKay ... casting assistant
Michelle Smith ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Natasha Bardusco ... costume assistant: additional photography
Amy Broatch ... costume assistant
Nadia Dunn-Hill ... costume buyer
Mariel Gimeno-Bayón ... costume assistant (as Mareill Gireno)
Debbie O'Brien ... wardrobe supervisor
Charlotte Rees ... costume trainee
Nat Turner ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Leon Ballin ... location scout
Dan Hodgett ... location services: EM Media
Richard Knight ... location manager
Nic Smith ... location services: EM Media
Emma Yeomans ... assistant location manager / location manager: additional photography

Music Department

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John Boughtwood ... music supervisor
Mark Pusey ... musician
Susan Tilly ... music clearances

Transportation Department

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Bryn Austin ... driver: minibus
Gary Austin ... driver: minibus
Arnold Clarke ... vehicle hire
Martin Clay ... driver: facility vehicle
Mike 'Taffy' Darwood ... driver: facility vehicle
Andrew Duncan ... picture vehicles coordinator
Andy Livesley ... driver: facility vehicle
Roy Osbourne ... driver: camera car (as Roy Colin Osborn)
John Oxborough ... unit driver
Paul Revill ... driver: facility vehicle (as Paul Revil)
Mick Stanton ... unit driver

Other crew

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Ollie Allgrove ... assistant coordinator (as Oliver Allgrove)
Ed Barratt ... rushes runner
Naterlie Bass ... senior business affairs executive: The UK Film Council
Colin Batchford ... security
Steve Beckett ... representative: Warp Films
Catherine Bettany ... daily chaperone
Adam Booth ... key set production assistant
Alison Brister ... legal and business affairs: Ingenious Media Services Limited, Ingenious Film Partners
Mary Burke ... script consultant
Vicky Chapman ... runner
Gregory Chisholm ... daily chaperone (as Greg Chisholm)
Annie Clark ... daily chaperone
Rachel Clark ... production assistant
Emma Clarke ... senior executive: The UK Film Council
Harry Dixon ... business & legal affairs
Libby Durdy ... production assistant
Kaye Elliott ... representative: Screen Yorkshire (as Kaye Elliot)
Adam Farmer ... on-set masseuse
Mark Fielding ... accountant: Ingenious Media Services Limited, Ingenious Film Partners
Kev Fleming ... representative: Warp Films
Fraser Grant ... production accountant
Paul Grindey ... business affairs: FilmFour
Martin Hammond ... security
Tarn Harper ... accountant: post-production
Boyd Harvey ... insurance: Media Insurances Brokers
Ruth Hodgson ... completion guarantor
Sally Hodgson ... communications executive: EM Media
Marlowe Hurst ... rushes runner
Paul Anthony Irons ... tutor
Chris Irvine ... business affairs: Film Four
Ebba Bjelkholm Isaksson ... pr/media
Tracey Josephs ... head of production: FilmFour
Andrew Keys ... title designer (as Andy Keys)
Andy Kirk ... unit nurse
Emily Lappin ... head of communications: EM Media
Victoria Leeson ... representative: Screen Yorkshire
Sean Lovell ... daily floor runner
Al Mackay ... electronic press kit operator (as Alistair MacKay) / runner: additional photography (as Alastair MacKay)
Andrea Mathuis ... production accountant: The UK Film Council
Chelsea M. Matthews ... production coordinator (as Chelsea Matthews)
Sheila Fraser Milne ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Jane Moore ... production representative: Ingenious Media Servcices Limited, Ingenious Film Partners
Keeley Naylor ... publicist: EM Foundation
Helen Perkins ... representative: Screen Yorkshire
Ren ... security
Dean Rogers ... electronic press kit
Barry Ryan ... Head of Production
Diarmid Scrimshaw ... script supervisor
Mark Shelley ... armorer
Oli Sutton ... runner (as Olly Sutton)
Matthew Taylor ... floor runner
Kaye Thurgood ... chaperone
Peter Touche ... production representative: Ingenious Media Services Limited, Ingenious Film Partners
John Udall ... location accountant
Helen Varty ... assistant to Tessa Ross: Film4
Andrew Vickers ... script consultant
Mike West ... unit nurse
Nigel Whitehouse ... legal and business affairs: Whitehouse & Co
Polly Wilby ... accountant: post-production
Christopher Gray ... post production assistant (uncredited)

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Sharon Turgoose ... in memory of

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

This is England: Mods, New Romantics, and Skinheads are the major youth sub-cultures of this very English summer of 1983 and young 12-year-old Shaun is left wandering aimlessly alone and lost during the start of his school holidays, until his chance meeting with Woody and his fun and friendly Skinhead pack. Finding a new lease of life; girls, parties, Ben Sherman shirts, Doc Martin boots and shaven hairstyles young Shaun is welcomed, life during this summer holiday has got a whole lot better. That is until Combo arrives on the scene bitter, dangerous, racist, militant and psychotic life for young Shaun has just approached his first major crossroads. This is England is a look back at the early eighties of British working-class life through the eyes of young Shaun and his new gang, and dealing with the bitterness of outside influences such as racism and xenophobia, of mass unemployment and the fall out of the Falkland's War; Thatcher's Britain: Did we ever have it so good? When you see Shaun, ask Him. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Taglines Run with the crowd, stand alone, you decide. See more »
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Also Known As
  • This is England (France, English title)
  • This is England - Ende einer Kindheit (Germany)
  • Isto é Inglaterra (Brazil)
  • To wlasnie Anglia (Poland)
  • Ez itt Anglia (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget GBP1,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP207,676, 29 Apr 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia Thomas Turgoose had never acted before, had been banned from his school play for behaving badly and even demanded £5 to turn up for the film's auditions. See more »
Goofs In one long shot of some houses small black Sky TV satellite dishes are visible. Sky TV did not begin broadcasting until the late 1980s, and this style of satellite dish was not rolled out until the launch of Sky Digital in the late 1990s. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'This Is England' (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want See more »
Quotes School Bully: Keith. Keithy. oi, oi.
[whistles]
Shaun: Talkin' to me?
[nods]
Shaun: What?
School Bully: I never knew Keith Chegwin had a son.
Shaun: Piss off.
School Bully: What the fuck are they?
Shaun: These, I'm wearing them for a bet, what's your excuse?
School Bully: Cheeky Bastard. Woodstock's that way pal.
Shaun: Fuck off, at least I don't look like count Dracula.
Shaun: You think your funny yeh?
Shaun: yeh.
School Bully: You think your funny you little spaz?
Shaun: Yeh.
School Bully: You want to hear a fucking joke yeh?
Shaun: Yeh, yeh go on then
School Bully: How many people can you fit into a mini?
Shaun: I don't fucking know how many?
School Bully: Three in the back, two in the front, and your fucking dad in the ashtray.
Shaun: You fucker!
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