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When Harvey Met Bob (2010)

In October 1984, rock musician Bob Geldof is appalled by the misery of starving Ethiopians as seen on television and persuades his pop musician friends to record the million-selling charity... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Bob Geldof
Ian Hart ... Harvey Goldsmith
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Marsha Hunt
Paul Rhys ... Paul McCartney
Lesley-Ann Halvey Lesley-Ann Halvey ... Paula Yates
Chris Dunlop ... Pete Smith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Coury Simon Coury ... Billy
Ingrid Craigie ... Margaret Thatcher
Pádraic Delaney ... Andy Zweck
Aoife Duffin ... Barbara
Mark Huberman ... David Hepworth
Aonghus Og McAnally Aonghus Og McAnally ... Simon Bates
Bush Moukarzel Bush Moukarzel ... Kevin Jenden
Conor Mullen ... Mike Appleton
David O'Neill David O'Neill ... Boomtown Rat
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In October 1984, rock musician Bob Geldof is appalled by the misery of starving Ethiopians as seen on television and persuades his pop musician friends to record the million-selling charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. Bob goes to Ethiopia and, horrified at the scale of the famine, plans a global rock concert to be staged simultaneously in England and America the next summer. He brings in hard-headed rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith who provides a realistic anchor to Bob's idealistic wish-list of performers. Preparations are fraught with arguments, and Bob is especially disappointed not to secure Bruce Springsteen, in anticipation of whose services he postponed the event. After addressing his old school, where he was less than academically bright but hopes to inspire the students, and with five days before the big event, Bob gets involved with the complicated matter of financial logistics and organizing international broadcasts but gets Prince Charles and Princess Diana to ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

26 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

När Harvey mötte Bob See more »

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Trivia

Domhnall Gleeson never actually met his alter ego Bob Geldof prior to, or during this production shoot. In preparation for his portrayal of Geldof, Gleeson dyed his hair black and spent several days holed up in a Dublin flat surrounded by posters, photographs and various items of paraphernalia connected to the former rocker. Gleeson also sourced Geldof's 1986 autobiography 'Is That It?' over the course of the production. See more »

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In several scenes when Bob is travelling in the Mini, modern vehicles are clearly visible. See more »

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Disclaimer in opening titles: "This film is based on a real event. However, much of the dialogue and some of the scenes are invented... and sometimes even slightly exaggerated. But all in a good cause, of course." See more »

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Live Aid
29 February 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

There is no doubting Bob Geldof's tenacity in not only getting the charity single from Bad Aid together with an all star band but then six months later trying to organise an two all star charity concerts on both sides of the Atlantic at the same time while at the same time raising funds for the starving in Africa.

In 1985 few people realised how much by the seats of the pants Geldof's endeavour was and it seems miraculous that he succeeded.

Domhnall Gleeson plays Geldof. Maybe he looks too young to play him, Geldof was in his 30s at the time while Gleeson was more famous at the time being one of Weasley's in Hogwarts.

This film is partly based on fact and maybe overlooks some of the other key players in the tale such as Midge Ure. It tells the story of Bob Geldof persuading the famous concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith to put on the ambitious Live Aid event.

Ian Hart plays Goldmith but the real Harvey is a big man (physically and metaphorically) and Hart does not fit the size.

In reality he would had to move between heaven and hell to set up Live Aid and persuade the acts to appear for free. It is not reflected here and really it is very much Geldof who dominates in this drama.


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