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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

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A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writers:

Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay), Peter Turner (based on the memoir by)
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annette Bening ... Gloria Grahame
Jamie Bell ... Peter Turner
Kenneth Cranham ... Joe Snr
Julie Walters ... Bella
Jodie McNee Jodie McNee ... Jessie
Stephen Graham ... Joe Jnr
Joanna Brookes Joanna Brookes ... Didi
Pete Lee-Wilson ... Barman
Jay Villiers Jay Villiers ... Georgie
Marina Bye Marina Bye ... PR Person
Vanessa Redgrave ... Jean
Frances Barber ... Joy
Pandora Colin Pandora Colin ... Surgeon
Alexander Arnold ... Anaesthetist
Gemma Oaten Gemma Oaten ... Patient
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Storyline

Real life proves just as dramatic off-screen as it does on it for these two actors, the aging Hollywood superstar Gloria Grahame and her younger lover, Peter Turner. As their mismatched romance waxes and wanes over time, events conspire to keep them in each other's lives even when it proves difficult and demanding. Ultimately, they find that they must each come to terms with whatever fate they face in the future whether they are together or apart. Written by AnonymousB

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A True Story of What Happens When a Hollywood Legend Discovers Romance See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Las estrellas de cine nunca mueren See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,026,124, 3 May 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Before Annette Bening depicted Gloria Grahame in this film, she had used Grahame's performance in The Big Heat (1953) as an inspiration for her own depiction of a femme fatale in The Grifters (1990). See more »

Quotes

Peter Turner: Has anyone ever told you that you look like Lauren Bacall when you smoke?
Gloria Grahame: Humphrey Bogart. And I didn't like it then either.
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Connections

Features Naked Alibi (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Ace in the Hole
Written by James E. Dempsey, George Mitchell
Performed by Gloria Grahame
From the motion picture Naked Alibi (1954)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Universal Studios
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A wonderful inspiring movie
16 March 2018 | by sally-wSee all my reviews

We saw this in Wellington at the Brooklyn Penthouse Theatre. They moved it because so many wanted to see it, from their small 30 seat screening to a much bigger one where there were definitely more people. What a wonderful story. Cheering positive lovable without a hint of saccharine or self-pity and a fascinating script - sympathetic without being unreal.

I will have to find the book and read it. Annette Bening is fantastic and Jamie Bell enthralling. Well done all for a crisp enjoyable movie.

(BTW in typical English style they don't hit you over the head with the point - you get to think for your self)


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