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The Good Liar ()


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Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates... See more »

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Cast

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Betty McLeish
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Roy Courtnay
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Stephen
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Vincent
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Bryn
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Hans Taub (1948)
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Roy Courtnay (1948)
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Beni
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Vlad
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Michael
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Hans Taub (1943)
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Frau Schröder
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Herr Schröder
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Lili
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Annalise
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Hannalore
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Charlotte
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Martin Geiger
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German Industrialist
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Dr. Livesey
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Igor
Brigid Zengeni ...
Nurse
Sean Hart ...
Young Con Man
Bessie Carter ...
Secretary
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Waitress
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Pub Punter
Nick Davison ...
German Civilian
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Gentleman Club Participant
Lana Ish-Muhametova ...
Tube Passerby
Dolly Jagdeo ...
Polite Train Commuter
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Pub Punter
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Suicide Witness
Amanda Smith ...
Tube Passerby
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Betty's Granddaughter (uncredited)
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Pub Patron (uncredited)
Rosie Cochrane ...
Granddaughter (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Lindy Hennessy ...
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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London Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jackson Kai ...
Commuter (uncredited)
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Roger (uncredited)
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London Pedestrian (uncredited)
Josie Kidd ...
Lucy (uncredited)
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Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
Kevin Matadeen ...
Restaurant customer (uncredited)
Danuta Morgan ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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London Shopper (uncredited)
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British Soldier (uncredited)
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Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
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Hospital Visitor / Passerby (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Restaurant customer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bill Condon

Written by

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Jeffrey Hatcher ... ()
 
Nicholas Searle ... (novel)

Produced by

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Jason Cloth ... executive producer
Bill Condon ... producer
Aaron L. Gilbert ... executive producer
Andrea Johnston ... creative executive
Jack Morrissey ... executive producer
Anjay Nagpal ... executive producer
Arno Neubauer ... line producer (germany)
Nick O'Hagan ... executive producer
Greg Yolen ... producer

Music by

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Carter Burwell

Cinematography by

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Tobias A. Schliessler

Film Editing by

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Virginia Katz

Editorial Department

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Cherri Arpino ... dailies manager
Esther Bailey ... first assistant editor
John Diesso ... on-line editor
Paul Doogan ... head of imaging
Jasmine Everett ... post-production coordinator: New Line Cinema
Nicholas Figueroa ... color assistant
Andrew Geary ... digital intermediate colorist
Thomas Lane ... second assistant editor
Donna Madrigal ... first assistant editor
John A. Maltby ... dailies operator
Doychin Margoevski ... colorist: Dailies
Nicola Matiwone ... editorial trainee
Gemma Saunders ... dailies producer
Jonathan Smiles ... dailies technician
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer for company 3/digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Lucy Bevan

Production Design by

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John Stevenson

Art Direction by

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Elaine Kusmishko
Keely Lanigan-Atkins
Tarnia Nicol ... art director: Berlin
Vicki Stevenson ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Tamsin Clarke ... (set decorater)

Costume Design by

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Keith Madden

Makeup Department

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Demi Amat ... prosthetic effects technician: silicone runner
Alessandro Ballacci ... silicone prosthetic technician
Lara Licari ... makeup artist
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Chloe Maidment ... principal hair and make-up trainee
Kristyan Mallett ... prosthetics supervisor
Simone Philcox ... makeup artist
Federica Rutigliano ... makeup trainee

Production Management

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Catherine Farrell ... post-production supervisor
Dan Turner ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Simon Adegbenro ... Key Ad/Pa: Germany
Dan Channing Williams ... first assistant director
Dominic Channing-Williams ... second second assistant director (as Dom Channing-Williams)
Lisa Hauss ... crowd second assistant director: Germany
Tara Keenan ... crowd second assistant director
Eloise Loach ... third assistant director
Tom Mulberge ... key second assistant director

Art Department

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Sally Abbott ... assistant buyer
Andrew Applin ... standby carpenter
Lawrence Barford ... draughtsperson
Barry Bish ... scenic painter
Martin Brown ... standby stagehand
Tony Chance ... storyboard artist
Chelsea Davison ... art department assistant / junior draughtsperson
Anaïs Delpech ... art department assistant/petty cash buyer
Enzo Enzel ... scenic artist: Germany
Chico Foley ... Standby AV Props
Natalie Forsythe ... dressing prop
Alexa Galea ... lead graphic designer
Tone Gibbs ... storeman
Jonathan Greenham ... chargehand
Freya Haak ... production buyer
Merl Homer ... Stand by Art Director
Beth Kendrick ... assistant graphic designer
Chris Lees ... concept artist
Gary Lock ... assistant property master
Joseph Lock ... Trainee standby props
Hannah Storm Miles ... standby painter
Kirsty Newman ... assistant graphic designer: dailies
Kitty Parkinson ... draughtsperson
David Pearce ... scenic painter
Ola Podgorska ... assistant graphic designer: dailies
George Price ... set dresser
Ewan Robertson ... property master
Cindy Schnitter ... assistant art director: Berlin
Zoë Seiffert ... Assistant Buyer
Kate Selby ... construction coordinator
Lionel Stanhope ... head painter
James Waddingham ... Construction Manager

Sound Department

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Neil Benezra ... sound effects editor
Brian Bowles ... Dialogue & ADR Supervisor
Shaun Brennan ... foley artist
Lewis Goldstein ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
John Hayes ... production sound mixer
Max Hughes ... adr mixer
Max Lipscombe ... sound trainee
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer
James David Redding III ... sound effects editor
Nick Roberts ... adr mixer
Andrew Rowe ... 1st Assistant Sound
Aaron Southerland ... adr mixer
Milos Stojanovic ... adr mixer
Wen Hsuan Tseng ... foley editor

Special Effects by

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Andy Adam ... senior special effects technician
Samuel Mcgrath ... special effects assistant
Joe White ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Louis Armistead ... visual effects editor
Emily Deere ... visual effect line producer
Peter Dudley ... digital compositor
Rachel Elfassy-Bitoun ... visual effects coordinator
Emelia Fiell ... technology production manager: Framestore
Maxx Wai In Leong ... Cg Supervisor
Ariel Levental ... compositor: framestore
Jan Meade ... visual effects producer
Kim Menaster ... visual effects producer
Cecile Peltier ... digital compositor: framestore
Adela Popescu ... Visual Effects Production Assistant
Glen Pratt ... visual effects supervisor
Scott Robertson ... Paint/Roto Lead
Darren Rodriguez ... previs artist
Guillaume Vieugue ... environment td: Framestore (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paul Bailey ... stunt performer
Adam Collins ... stunt performer
Matt Da Silva ... utility stunts
Jessica Hooker ... stunt performer
Robbie Keane ... stunt double: Laurie Davidson
Kye Mckee ... stunt double: Aleksandar Jovanovic
Jon Moore ... precision taxi driver
Marcus Shakesheff ... previz stunt team
John Street ... stunt driver
Roy Taylor ... stunt coordinator
Luke Tumber ... stunt double: real roy
Ben Wright ... Stunt performer pre-viz

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Bain ... a camera operator/steadicam
Anthony Benjamin ... best boy grip
Jeremy Braben ... Aerial Director Of Photography
Jamie Bruce ... lighting technician
Jan Brun ... key grip berlin
Francesca Catalano Kiddo ... second assistant camera C camera, camera trainee
Wailoon Chung ... electrician
David Churchyard ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tom Elgar ... video operator berlin
Kevin Fitzpatrick ... HOD Practical Lighting Electrician
Kevin Fraser ... key grip
Ben Gadsden ... central loader
Matthew Hall ... electrician
Benjamin Hodder ... camera trainee: dailies
Ian Jackson ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chiabella James ... still photographer
Rafael Jeneral ... first assistant: B Camera - Germany
Daniel Lillie ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Darren Mackay ... stand by rigger
Adam McGrady ... Video operator
Dean Morris ... b cam dolly grip
Lorena Pagés ... "c" camera operator
Felix Pickles ... First Assistant Camera: C Camera, Dailies
Carola Rodriguez Sanchez ... second assistent b camera Germany
Kat Spencer ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joe Steel ... digital imaging technician
Lee Walters ... gaffer
Matt Windon ... camera operator "b" camera
Joe Foster ... video trainee/assistant: dailies (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Catherine Bensley ... casting assistant
Emily Brockmann ... casting associate
Olivia Grant ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mandy Cole ... costume supervisor
Alex Conti-Lewis ... key standby
Charlotte Gosden ... key standby
Mariette Hendriks ... key standby
Susie Lewis ... costume supervisor
Janine Marr ... costume assistant: sir Ian McKellen
René Venghaus ... additional costumer

Location Management

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Faris Amauri ... location marshall
Benjamin Bailey ... supervising location manager
Patrick Brown ... assistant location manager
Chris Clifford ... assistant unit manager
Hannah Cole ... location marshall
Simon Daniel ... location manager: Germany
Alice Doughty ... Location Unit Manager
Celia Linnett ... location assistant
Deborah Nutt ... location coordinator
James Player ... location manager
Bryony Preen ... assistant location manager
Kamilla Steczkowska ... Location Marshall

Music Department

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Carter Burwell ... conductor / orchestrator
Celeste Chada ... scoring consultant
Michael Farrow ... Scoring Mixer
Tony Finno ... Music Preparation
Todd Kasow ... music editor
Sonny Kompanek ... orchestrator
Michael Hsiang Lee ... trailer music
Sandra Park ... orchestra contractor
Dean Parker ... Score Coordinator

Script and Continuity Department

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Kim Armitage ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Jack Buckfield ... unit driver
Tony Cooper ... driver: director
Lee Edwards ... Helen Mirren Driver
Daniel Huhn ... personal driver: Sir Ian McKellen - GER
Declan Lambert ... technical trucks head of department
Jon Moore ... picture car coordinator
Emma Savin ... 4x4 driver
Stageleft Transport ... minibus suppliers
Philipp von Bremen ... assistant transportation coordinator: germany
Chris Nuttall ... tech trucks project manager: Translux International (uncredited)

Other crew

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Chrissie S. Vides Alvarado ... executive assistant: Aaron L. Gilbert
Kavita Amar ... production attorney
Holly Asquith ... Post Production Accountant
Aaron Becker ... main title producer
Dave Booys ... Water Safety
Jordan Brown ... Payroll Accountant
Maria Chambers ... set pa: daily
Anneka Coleman ... production coordinator
Adam Davids ... legal and business affairs: Bron Studios
Christian Davis ... welfare/lock off pa
David Davoli ... legal and business affairs: Bron Studios
Simone Dietrich ... dialect coach
James Fox ... Insurance Broker
Kya Garwood ... stand-in: Helen Mirren
Adam Goodall ... armoury supervisor
Freya Haak ... production buyer
Gina Hallas ... production controller
Sam Hare ... stand-in: Ian McKellen
Andreas Heiden ... production coordinator germany
Oliver Henzler ... adr voice
Moira Houlihan ... unit publicist
Yvonne Höft ... location accountant germany
Barnaby Jay ... floor runner: VFX shoot dailies
Rick Klink ... Stand-In: Jim Carter
Rob Levy ... Security
Rebecca S MacLeod ... production secretary
Karolina Majka ... lock off pa
Troy James Miller ... titles producer: Filmograph
Sarah Mulberge ... set pa: daily (as Sarah Ruemelin)
James Payton ... stand-in: dallies
Andreas Penkin ... assistant accountant germany
Jamie Robinson ... low loader technician
Evelyn Rooney ... Assistant Production Coordinator
Nicholas Sennott ... production assistant
Ben Strowger ... Caterer
Ewa Stryczek ... crowd production assistant
Alphonse Swinehart ... main title design
Robbie Tarrant ... Studio Unit Manager / studio unit manager
Steven Thibault ... production finance: BRON Studios
Craig Thomas ... chief medic
Petra Turonova ... assistant accountant
Lewis Walsh ... key set pa
Graham Walters ... caterer: craft service
Matthew Wiggins ... accounts assistant
Luisa Zabel ... floor runner: dailies
Harriet Sams ... personal assistant to the director and producer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. Written by New Line Cinema

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Taglines Read between the lies See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'art du mensonge (France)
  • The Good Liar - Das alte Böse (Germany)
  • La gran mentira (Spain)
  • Dobar lažov (Serbia)
  • El buen mentiroso (Peru)
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Runtime
  • 109 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The Charing Cross station used in this movie is the closed Charing Cross station on the Jubilee Line it was used in Skyfall (2012). See more »
Goofs Although the film is set in 2009, Roy puts the current plastic UK £10 note on the counter in the butcher's shop instead of a paper one from the period. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dame Julie Andrews/Jennifer Aniston/Reese Witherspoon/Ian McKellen/Dua Lipa (2019). See more »

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