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Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | TV Movie 19 June 2006
George 'Beau' Brummel, a penniless but witty London gentleman, maintains a refined lifestyle with his loyal servant, cook Robinson. Only the friendship of the unpopular Hanoverian heir and ... See full summary »

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Philippa Lowthorpe

Writers:

Simon Bent (screenplay), Ian Kelly (biography)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Beau Brummell
Hugh Bonneville ... Prince Regent
Phil Davis ... Master Servant Robinson
Elliot Levey ... Tailor
John Telfer John Telfer ... Fop
Tim Hudson Tim Hudson ... Fop
Zoe Telford ... Julia
Justin Salinger ... Richard Meyler
Nicholas Rowe ... Lord Charles Manners
Ian Kelly Ian Kelly ... Lord Robert Manners
Jonathan Aris ... Marquis of Worcester
Daniel Fine Daniel Fine ... Cloth Merchant
Nick Richards Nick Richards ... Snuff Merchant
Anthony Calf ... Duke of York
Matthew Rhys ... Lord Byron
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George 'Beau' Brummel, a penniless but witty London gentleman, maintains a refined lifestyle with his loyal servant, cook Robinson. Only the friendship of the unpopular Hanoverian heir and Prince Regent, George, Prince of Wales, who acclaims Brummel's fashionable invention, dandy-ism, keeps the creditors from his back, even allows him unconditional credit. Alas a triangle with lady Julia and the equally dubious poet Lord Byron ends up costing him the prince's favor, so his debts come bite him with a vengeance. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | History

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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

BBC America | BBC Four [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Beau Brummell See more »

Filming Locations:

Bath, Somerset, England, UK See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The white gown with beaded trim on the sleeves and down the front worn by a guest at the party where Brummel meets Byron is the same costume worn by Morven Christie (Jane Bennet) for the wedding in Lost in Austen (2008). See more »

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Interesting and well down presentation of the REGENCY, not Georgian period!
6 September 2014 | by dk-jensenSee all my reviews

Brummell was a self-made man in the REGENCY period of England. This film is a joy to watch, especially if you read Jane Austen and/or Georgette Heyer. A visual for all the costumes and "sets" from those books. Brummell MIGHT be considered a dandy, with his emphasis on appearance and ennui. His style was much more severe and monochromatic than any self-respecting (and caricature of a) dandy would have worn in that period. Understatement and elegance and refinement were his precepts. Yes, he spent hours getting ready, but no make-up, no extremes in style, no overly high shirt points, etc. For that type of dandy look at such other real life persons as Poodle Bing.


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