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Funny Cow (2017)

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A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs.

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Adrian Shergold

Writer:

Tony Pitts
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paddy Considine ... Angus
Stephen Graham ... Mike
Alun Armstrong ... Lenny
Maxine Peake ... Funny Cow
Christine Bottomley ... Funny Calf Mum
Kevin Eldon ... Danny
Hebe Beardsall ... Young Funny Cow
Tony Pitts ... Bob
Diane Morgan ... Margaret
Hannah Walters ... Jean
John Bishop ... Colin Pine
Lindsey Coulson Lindsey Coulson ... Funny Cow Mum
Vic Reeves Vic Reeves ... Ventriloquist
Adam Gillen Adam Gillen ... Ginger Youth
Dominic Brunt ... Landlord
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A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs.

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A woman with a funnybone for a backbone. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2018 (UK) See more »

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Comedian John Bishop has a cameo - with one of his pet English Bull Terrier dogs. See more »

Quotes

Angus: Who took your self esteem from you? You have very low self esteem.
Funny Cow: Nobody took it... I handed it over at my own volition.
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Vic Reeves (Jim Moir), who plays a cabaret performer in the film, nods to his recording of 'Born Free' in 1991 with 'Vic Reeves and The Roman Numerals' which reached number 6 in the UK singles chart See more »

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Featured in Granada Reports: 11 May 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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Bleak but entertaining
25 April 2018 | by unyanSee all my reviews

Maxine Peake is on top form as a conflicted maverick in seventies Yorkshire who rails against the endless stream of male violence ,human indifference and suffering with her dry wit. The film tips a huge nod to kitchen sink dramas like Saturday night Sunday morning and there's no flinching away from the racist /sexist/homophobic jokes of the era. This film is not for everyone but does provide lots of humorous lines and moments amid the relentless misery. Cameos agogo - even Corrine Bailey Rae gets a look in !


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