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The Dresser ()


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A drama, based on a successful play, about an aging actor and his personal assistant.

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Sir
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Norman
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Her Ladyship
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Madge
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Thornton
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Irene
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Oxenby
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Kent
John Ashton ...
Gloucester
Helen Bradbury ...
Regan
Annalisa Rossi ...
Goneril
Carl Sanderson ...
Cornwall
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Albany
Martin Chamberlain ...
Gentleman
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Isabelle Estelle Corbusier ...
(uncredited)
Marina Hayter ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Audience member (uncredited)
Janette Sharpe ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Amanda Smith ...
Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Eyre

Written by

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Richard Eyre ... (adapted by)
 
Ronald Harwood ... (based on the play by)

Produced by

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Paul Brett ... executive producer: Prescience
Noëlette Buckley ... line producer
Colin Callender ... executive producer
Anders Erden ... associate producer: Prescience
Sonia Friedman ... executive producer
Suzan Harrison ... producer
Polly Hill ... executive producer: BBC
Scott Huff ... associate producer
Scott Landis ... co-producer
Lucie Lovatt ... associate producer: Sonia Friedman Productions
Tim Smith ... executive producer: Prescience
Fiona Stewart ... associate producer: Sonia Friedman Productions
James Swarbrick ... associate producer: Prescience

Music by

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Stephen Warbeck

Cinematography by

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Ben Smithard

Film Editing by

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Lesley Walker

Editorial Department

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Anna Broke ... post-production coordinator
Tom Cairns ... digital intermediate conform editor
Michelle Cort ... digital intermediate conform editor
Mark Neale ... first assistant editor
Lizzie Newsham ... digital intermediate conform editor
Gareth Spensley ... colourist

Casting By

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Nina Gold

Production Design by

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Donal Woods

Art Direction by

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Sue Tanner

Costume Design by

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Fotini Dimou

Makeup Department

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Samantha Denyer ... crowd hair supervisor / crowd makeup supervisor
Tamsin Dorling Barbosa ... additional makeup artist (as Tamsin Barbosa)
Hannah Edwards ... hair stylist (as Hannah Poppy Edwards) / makeup artist (as Hannah Poppy Edwards)
Sarah Kelly ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Claire Pompili ... hair trainee: Skillset / makeup trainee: Skillset
Jenny Shircore ... hair designer / makeup designer
Sophia Knight ... hair & make up (uncredited)
Sarah Weatherburn ... facial hair maker (uncredited)

Production Management

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Phil Brown ... post-production supervisor
Jonathon Lawrence ... unit manager
Michelle Mullen ... production supervisor
Katie Shahrokh ... senior digital intermediate manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matt Bensley ... third assistant director
Zoe McCarthy ... trainee assistant director
Finn McGrath ... first assistant director
Ben Rogers ... second assistant director (as Benjamin Rogers)
Amy Shearlaw-Braithwaite ... trainee assistant director (as Amy Shearlaw)
Katie Vyse ... crowd assistant director

Art Department

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Lawrence Artitzone ... art department trainee
Dan Clay ... assistant art director
Campbell Mitchell ... chargehand standby prop
Mike Rawlings ... property master

Sound Department

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Christopher Ackland ... supervising sound editor
Meltem Baytok ... foley artist
Jim Greenhorn ... production sound mixer
Craig Irving ... re-recording mixer
Adam Mendez ... foley mixer
William Miller ... mix technician
Natasha Roper ... second assistant sound (as Tasha Roper)
Hugh Sherlock ... first assistant sound
Dario Swade ... foley editor
Andy Walker ... dialogue & adr editor
Jack Wensley ... assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Neal Champion ... special effects supervisor
Scott Peters ... senior special effects technician

Stunts

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Tony Lucken ... stunts
Erol Mehmet ... stunts
Andreas Petrides ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joss Barratt ... still photographer
Louise Ben-Nathan ... second assistant camera: a camera
Paul Deane ... digital imaging technician
Elliot Dupuy ... b camera loader
Michael Green ... focus puller: 'a' camera
Lawton Lonsdale ... d.i.t: additional photography
Sebastian Marczewski ... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Ronan Murphy ... key grip
Julian Sharma ... camera trainee
Ben Smithard ... A camera operator
Adrian Sworn ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Abigail Barbier ... adr voice casting
Theo Park ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anne T. Delaney ... costume assistant
Maxine Heywood ... costumer
John Laurie ... costume standby: principals
Olivia Hulme ... costume standby
Saehee Simmons ... costume assistant/standby

Music Department

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Olga FitzRoy ... music mixer (as Olga Fitzroy) / music recordist (as Olga Fitzroy)
Andrew Green ... music preparation
Lewis Morison ... music editor
Stephen Warbeck ... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Julian Chapman ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Juan Miguel Arias ... assistant: Anthony Hopkins
Charlotte Brownlee ... production assistant
Matt Curtis ... title designer
Elyse Dolbec ... production executive
Jennifer Anne Franklin ... assistant to mr. hopkins
Julie Hill ... script clearances
Karen Jones ... script supervisor
Tom McCormack ... assistant: Ian McKellen
Corrine Millson-Crane ... first assistant accountant
Sarah-Jane Peyton ... publicist
Helen Revington ... unit nurse
Melissa Searle ... runner: dailies
Vanluke Watson ... additional floor runner

Thanks

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Mark Pybus ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the closing months of World War Two ageing actor 'Sir' and his wife Her Ladyship bring Shakespeare to the provinces with a company depleted by conscription. 'Sir' is plainly unwell, discharging himself from hospital and Her Ladyship believes he should cancel his upcoming performance of 'King Lear'. However Norman, his outspoken, gay dresser disagrees and is determined that the show will go on, cajoling the confused 'Sir' into giving a performance - one which will be his swansong, at the same time drawing a parallel between King Lear and his fool as Norman, despite ultimate disappointment, serves his master. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Also Known As
  • El ayuda de cámara (Spain)
  • Påklädaren (Sweden)
  • Костюмер (Russia)
  • Az öltöztető (Hungary)
  • Гардеробиерът (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 105 min
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Trivia Edward Fox appeared in The Dresser (1983). In The Dresser (1983), Fox played Oxenby, while in The Dresser (2015), Fox played Thornton. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 (2016). See more »
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