Stardust will chronicle the young David Bowie's first visit to the US in 1971 - a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.


Gabriel Range
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Flynn ... David Bowie
Marc Maron ... Ron Oberman
Jena Malone ... Angie Bowie
Derek Moran ... Terry Burns
Anthony Flanagan ... Dr. Reynolds
Julian Richings ... Tony Defries
Aaron Poole ... Mick Ronson
Monica Parker ... Mrs. Oberman
Ryan Blakely ... Tom Classon
Gord Rand ... Michael Oberman
Paulino Nunes ... Tom Ayers
Richard Clarkin ... Mickelson
Brendan J. Rowland ... Tony Visconti
Jeremy Legat Jeremy Legat ... Woody Woodmansey
Annie Briggs ... Jeanie Richardson


Stardust will chronicle the young David Bowie's first visit to the US in 1971 - a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

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The film was created without official permission from Bowie's family and therefore is not licensed to include any of his songs. See more »


David has only been in the US for a few weeks when he calls his obviously pregnant wife, Angie at home in England. She was not noticeably pregnant before he left, nor was it known that she is pregnant. See more »


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(Huge Bowie Fan) Pleasantly Surprised. I agree that this film is misunderstood.
5 December 2020 | by eastvan-264-216339See all my reviews

I'm obsessed with Bowie and I've also read many books about him. I'm actually glad, in a selfish way, that this movie has been panned critically because I went in expecting it to be terrible but it wasn't at all.

People need to get over the fact that the likeness isn't great ..the costumes, hair and makeup were very accurate.

Nobody looks and sounds like Bowie and I didn't expect to see that. The writers obviously know their stuff and are passionate about Bowie. There is plenty of great factually accurate moments mixed in there with the dramatic narrative. Much of it is beautifully shot with great care and attention to detail. In defence of the actor's portrayal and spoken voice not sounding like the Bowie we remember, this was a period where he was creating his identity and he actually did used to affect different speaking styles so this didn't bother me at all.

Bowie came to be known for his humour in later years, much of that isn't present in the film but I imagine that the whole first American tour was alienating for him (a central theme of his work) and this story does a great job of portraying that existential unease.

Real fans of Bowie's early career should not miss this. Those involved in making this film should be proud of it. The current IMDB score of 3.6 is outrageously unfair.

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Release Date:

15 January 2021 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,289, 29 November 2020

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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