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The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- Britain's Got Talent (2007).

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
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Paul
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Julz
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Yvonne
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Roland
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Braddon
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Alessandra
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Matthew
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Choirmaster
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Hydrangea
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Dr. Thorpe (as Alex MacQueen)
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Signora Fiorentino
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Luciano Pavarotti
Maria Del Monte ...
Alessandra's Grandmother
Duccio Camerini ...
Alessandra's Father
Luca Fiamenghi ...
Gerhardt
Giandomenico Cupaiuolo ...
Italian Language Teacher
Stefano Sparapano ...
Combat Professor
Christopher Bull ...
Young Paul (Age 9)
Ewan Austin ...
Young Paul (Age 14)
Ieuan Chakrabarti-Adams ...
Young Matthew (Age 9) (as Ieuan Heinz Chakrabarti-Adams)
Rhys Coxley ...
Young Matthew (Age 14)
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Female EMS Worker
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Nurse
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Male EMS Worker
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Emcee
Simon Naylor ...
Hooligan
Ed Gaughan ...
Audience Member #1
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Audience Member #2
Dan Wilder ...
Drummer
Robert Gwyn Davin ...
Guitarist
Alex O'Neill ...
Band Member (as Agamoth Abgott)
Triserial Abgott ...
Band Member
Ceri Mears ...
Steel Worker
Philip Howe ...
Foreman (as Phil Howe)
Ann Beach ...
Elderly Woman
Gareth Gwyn-Jones ...
Elderly Man
Melanie Kilburn ...
Mrs. Evans
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Mrs. Cosgrove
Lee Mengo ...
Store Detective
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Vicar
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Julz's Mum
Kylie Watt ...
Aida
Martin Nelson ...
Aida Baritone
Simon Coleman ...
Stagehand
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Production Asst. #1
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Production Asst. #2
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Julia
Villa Kula ...
Punk Girl
Airlie Scott ...
Mrs. Buncle
Matthew Ashforde ...
Stage Manager
James Ashton ...
Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shawn Aldin-Burnett ...
Talent Show Punter (uncredited)
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Margarita (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Hannah Blamires ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Dilyana Bouklieva ...
BOOTS Customer (uncredited)
Siong Loong Choong ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Pub Guest (uncredited)
Pamela Betsy Cooper ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Chris Cowlin ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Pub Customer (uncredited)
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Daniel (uncredited)
Leigh Dent ...
Pub Guest (uncredited)
John Duggan ...
Passerby (uncredited)
David Ellis ...
Street Character (uncredited)
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Theatre Goer (uncredited)
David Golt ...
Theatre Audience (uncredited)
Donna Griffiths ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Talent Show Punter (uncredited)
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Orchestra (uncredited)
Marina Hayter ...
Pub Guest (uncredited)
Owen Hunte ...
Friend in Bar (uncredited)
Angie Inwards ...
Audience Member at Working Mans Club (uncredited)
Martin John King ...
Audience member (uncredited)
Chonradee Kulthap ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Semina Lewis ...
Woman in Bar (uncredited)
Simone Liebman ...
Talent Show Punter (uncredited)
Kristina Linder ...
Woman at the Opera (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Matthew David McCarthy ...
Audience Guest (uncredited)
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Pub Guest (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Jon L. Morris ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Stuart Mulcaster ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
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Contestant (uncredited)
Martin Poole ...
Trumpet Player (uncredited)
Nick Pratt ...
Shopper / Rambler (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Contestant (uncredited)
Grace Sinclair ...
Aida Cast Member (uncredited)
Mick Slaney ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Giles Spencer ...
GBT Audience Member (uncredited)
Carl Sykes ...
Steelworker (uncredited)
Amy Jean Thomas ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Fabio Vollono ...
BGT Audience Member (uncredited)
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BGT Audience Member (uncredited)
Jon Wennington ...
Talent Show Punter (uncredited)
Brandon Whitt ...
Buncle son (uncredited)
Evan Whitt ...
Buncle son (uncredited)
Maisie Whitt ...
Buncle daughter (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Frankel

Written by

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Justin Zackham ... (written by)

Produced by

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Simon Cowell ... producer
Jane Hooks ... co-producer
Michael Menchel ... producer
Kris Thykier ... producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer
Brad Weston ... producer
Steve Whitney ... executive producer

Music by

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Theodore Shapiro

Cinematography by

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Florian Ballhaus ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Wendy Greene Bricmont

Editorial Department

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Cherri Arpino ... dailies manager
Paul Ensby ... digital intermediate colourist
Andreas Fehrle ... assistant editor
Brandon Heer ... post-production assistant
Steve O'Leary ... digital dailies colorist
Mike Selemon ... associate editor
Kenny Vicent ... dailies engineer
Pete Conlin ... post production (uncredited)
Heather Goodwillie ... post production (uncredited)
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production (uncredited)
Jim Passon ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Daniel Hubbard

Production Design by

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Martin Childs

Art Direction by

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Nick Dent ... supervising art director
James Wakefield

Set Decoration by

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Celia Bobak

Costume Design by

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Colleen Kelsall

Makeup Department

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Christina Baker ... make-up and hair stylist
Christine Blundell ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Nathaniel De'Lineadeus ... dental FX design and manufacture
Chloe Edwards ... crowd makeup trainee: dailies
Alexandra Joyce ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Zoe Kettel ... crowd hair trainee
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Donald McInnes ... makeup artist (hair stylist)

Production Management

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Catherine Farrell ... post-production supervisor
Simon Fraser ... unit production manager
John David Gunkle ... unit manager
Marco Zanon ... production manager: italy

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Angharad Batten ... production assistant
Phil Booth ... first assistant director
Alvise Fachinetti ... second second assistant director: Italy
John Greaves ... second unit director
Alexander Holt ... crowd second assistant director
James Manning ... second assistant director
Giorgia Marangoni ... first assistant director: Italy
Jack Scarisbrick ... assistant director runner
Andy Young ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Suzanne Austin ... standby art director
Marc Beros ... hod scenic painter
Sarah Ginn ... assistant graphics
John Greaves ... storyboard artist
Abi Groves ... production buyer
Rohan Harris ... scenic
David Horrill ... property master
Springer Horrill ... property master
Carol Kupisz ... graphic designer
Shay Leonard ... stand-by props
Caroline Pool ... art department assistant
Hannah Purdy Foggin ... art department trainee
Marco Anton Restivo ... assistant art director
Isona Rigau ... art department work experience
Jamie Shelley ... painter
Barney Ward ... stand-by props
Peter Wood ... set dresser
Sebastian Wood ... art department assistant
Mal Zawadzki ... painter

Sound Department

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Rick Chefalas ... first assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Duran Darkins ... sound assistant / sound assistant: dailies
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Ken Galvin ... adr recordist
Xylina Golding ... sound facilities coordinator
Greg Hagen ... second assistant sound
Maegan Hayward ... post production mixing facility coordinator
James Hyde ... adr recordist
Kenton Jakub ... adr editor
Bret Johnson ... sound re-recordist
Diego Piotto ... sound assistant: Venice
Nicholas Renbeck ... dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague ... sound effects editor
Andy Stallabrass ... adr mixer
George Trevis ... sound maintenance
Martin Trevis ... additional sound mixer
Paul Urmson ... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher ... supervising foley editor
Dylan Voigt ... boom operator
Ian Voigt ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Neal Champion ... special effects supervisor
Bernard Newton ... special effects
Mark Turner ... special effects supervisor
James Munro Boles ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Wilson Cameron ... visual effects producer
Monette Dubin ... visual effects consultant
Artur Elson ... visual effects artist
Jep Hill ... cg supervisor
Randy Krueger ... digital compositor
Gong Myung Lee ... CG supervisor
Erin W. Nash ... senior compositor
Jennifer Ramos ... visual effects coordinator
Eric J. Robertson ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Lee Bagley ... stunt driver
Justin Pearson ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jacopo Baretton ... electrician: italian crew
Paul Bates ... electrician
Matteo Bolzonello ... b camera: second assistant
Enrico Bortignon ... electrician
Ben Brown ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Byrne ... a camera focus puller
Matteo Caocci ... electrician
Dan Carling ... digital imaging technician
Abigail Catto ... second assistant camera
Darren Coomber ... standby rigger
Guy Cope ... supervising electrical rigger
Nic Cupac ... grip: "b" camera
Hanoi De La Paz ... electrician: italian crew
Harry Elvin ... crane technician dailies
Gastone Ferrante ... digital imaging technician: italy
Joe Finan ... jimmy jib operator
Chema Gomez ... data manager
Ross Grainger ... rigging gaffer
Julian Guest ... electrician
Rodrigo Gutierrez ... b camera operator
Tristan Haley ... first assistant camera: dallies
Harlon Haveland ... electrician
Tom Hyde ... electrician
Will Kendal ... best boy
Daniel Lillie ... camera trainee: dailies
John Marzano ... aerial director of photography
Daniele Massaccesi ... camera operator: "b" camera, Italy
Tom McFarling ... first assistant camera: b
Paul McGeachan ... gaffer
Ossie McLean ... camera operator: second unit
James Metcalfe ... digital imaging technician assistant
Will Nash ... camera trainee: prep
Gary Parnham ... electrician
Paolo Sartori ... key rigger
Johnny Smith ... assistant grip (as Jonathan Smith)
Joe Steel ... digital imaging technician: dailies
Alberto Torrecilla ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Italy
Lisa Trinder ... video operator
Davide Ulissi ... (segment "Italy") data manager
Charlie Wall ... crane grip
Chris Dickinson ... electrician (uncredited)
Gawain Nash ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kate McLaughlin ... extras casting
Ana Soria ... casting assistant
Gemma Sykes ... casting associate
Hattie Mark ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lora Avedian ... embroiderer
Lucy Brookes ... costume trainee
Vana Giannoula ... costume maker
Zoe Howerska ... costume daily
Harriet Kendall ... principal key stand-by
Ekaterina Kreinin ... Costume Cutter
Anna Lombardi ... costume supervisor
Carla Monvid ... costume trainee
Katia Scarpa ... costume assistant
Oliver Southall ... costume standby
Sheena Wichary ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Eleri Coulten ... assistant location manager
Jeremy DeCoursey ... location assistant
Nicola Fedrigoni ... location manager
Elisa Frasinetti ... location manager
Ben Gladstone ... supervising location manager
Stephen Parker ... location manager: second unit - Wales (as Stephen G. Parker)
Martina Patruno ... location assistant

Music Department

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Becky Bentham ... music supervisor
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Chad Birmingham ... assistant music editor
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Chris Cozens ... auricle control systems
Nathan Matthew David ... technical score engineer
Chris Fogel ... music scoring mixer
Mark Graham ... additional conductor / head of music preparation
Catherine Grieves ... assistant music supervisor
Matt Jones ... score assistant engineer
Adam Langston ... music programmer
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass
Ben Parry ... choir director
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
Marni Sanders ... copyist
Dana Sano ... music supervisor
Linnea Snyder ... music preparation
John Ashton Thomas ... orchestrator
E. Gedney Webb ... music editor
Jochem Weierink ... composer: trailer music
Bruce White ... Viola
Joe Zimmerman ... music copyist / music preparation
Annette Kudrak ... music editor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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San Davey ... script supervisor
Lizzie Pritchard ... second unit: script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Julian Chapman ... transportation captain
Rob Davis ... driver
Giovanni Di Gaetano ... transportation captain: Italy (as Giovanni De Gaetano)
Simon Essery ... facilities captain
Michael Geary ... action vehicle supplier: Motorhouse
Charlotte Graham ... driver
John Hall ... unit driver
Carl Isherwood ... unit driver
Ed Lee ... driver
Mark Mccarron ... facilities captain: 2nd unit
Danny Mitchell ... swing co-ordinator
Lee Pellett ... unit driver
Mo Zadeh ... unit driver

Other crew

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Thomas Alcott ... runner
Sian Angharad Anthony ... stand-in
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Sam Barry-Parker ... floor runner
Jasmine Becker-Williams ... producers asssistant
Morgan Blackmore ... assistant accountant
Jordan Brown ... accounts assistant
Gianni Carpentieri ... production accountant: italy
James Cole ... assistant to Michael Menchel
Charlie Elson ... floor runner
Daniel Emmerson ... assistant to producer Kris Thykier
Katherine Evans ... cast assistant
Lucia Foster Found ... aerial operations coordinator
Christina Kelton Garner ... additional crowd runner
Nicola Gomiero ... facilities manager ITA
Aaron Hopkins ... work experience
Sara Janasz ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Carlo La Melia ... production accountant assistant: italy
Yana Collins Lehman ... post production accountant
Rachel Limb ... accounts trainee
Adrian Lopez ... executive in charge of business affairs
Nadiya Luthra ... travel and accommodation coordinator
Mariana Marsh ... assistant coordinator
Matthew David McCarthy ... Stand in for James Corden
Tariq Mirza ... production lawyer
Sharon Moran ... production coordinator
Dave Morley ... medic on set
Ali Moshref ... production executive: completion guarantor
Anna Offelli ... production coordinator: italy
Yusoof Patel ... production assistant
Tom Prince ... executive in charge of production
Daisy Rooke ... floor runner: dailies
Ingrid Simmonds ... first assistant accountant
Andy Stephens ... aerial operations manager
Adam M. Stone ... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone ... product placement coordinator
Will Tyler ... financial controller
Graham Walters ... caterer: craft service
Gareth Webb ... floor runner
Glen Wiggall ... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Walter Arrighetti ... dailies data manager: italy (uncredited)
Jaimie Stevens ... assistant to executive (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Marley & Me (2008)) teams with Screenwriter Justin Zackham (The Bucket List (2007)) to tell the story of amateur opera singer Paul Potts (James Corden), who went from meek shop clerk to international superstar after his stunning performance on Britain's Got Talent (2007) became a viral video phenomenon.

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Taglines As a kid he was an outcast. As a young man, his future looked bleak. Throughout it all, his dream seemed impossible... Until he got the chance of a lifetime. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Untitled Paul Potts Project (United States)
  • Un incroyable talent (France)
  • One Chance - Einmal im Leben (Germany)
  • Un talento increíble (Spain)
  • Un talento increíble (Uruguay)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom $1,160,416, 25 Oct 2013

Did You Know?

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Trivia Though being a decent singer, James Corden's singing was done by the real-life Paul Potts. See more »
Goofs In an establishing aerial shot captioned "Port Talbot 1985", the M4 Briton Ferry Viaduct elevated section can be seen. This section of the M4 motorway was not completed until 1993. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sir Paul McCartney/Katy Perry/James Corden/Natalie Portman/Chris Hemsworth (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Allegro Con Brio from Symphony No. 25 in G Minor See more »
Quotes Julz: Wow. I knew you were mad for opera but I didn't know you were completely psycho for it.
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