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beste Darstellerin: Sally Hawkins
ein Film von MIKE LEIGH
SALLY HAWKINS, EDDIE MARSAN, ALEXIS ZEGERMAN
Kinostart : 21. August 2008
Dauer : 118 Min.
MONOPOLE PATHÉ FILMS AG Esther Bühlmann
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Poppy is a young primary school teacher. A free spirit, she is open and generous – as funny and
anarchic as she is focussed and responsible.
She has time for everybody, and whoever she meets falls in love with her.
She loves the children she teaches, and works hard. She shares a flat with a girlfriend, enjoys her
social life, is caring towards her younger sisters, and takes flamenco and trampoline lessons.
When she starts driving lessons, her maturity and her sense of humour help her to deal with a manic
Comfortable with being single, she meets through work a guy with whom she really clicks.
Through the streets of central London, Poppy cycles cheerfully, taking in the places and people she
passes, occasionally smiling and waving. Chaining her bike to some railings, she ambles around a
London street market, and goes into a bookshop. The man working in there is unresponsive to her
breezy banter. She is particularly taken by a children’s book, but leaves without buying anything.
She returns to where she left her bike, and discovers that it has been stolen. She is good-humoured
and relaxed about this.
That night she dances furiously in a club with a group of four young women and in the early hours of
the morning they wander back to the flat she shares with one of them. Poppy, her sister Suzy, her
flatmate Zoe, and her friends, Dawn and Alice, smoke and chat drunkenly. Dawn and Alice, leave,
and Suzy stays over.
The next morning, a bright and cheerful Poppy wakes up a hung-over Suzy and they lie on the bed
chatting about Suzy’s forthcoming exams. Zoe joins them on the bed. Suzy leaves, and Poppy and
Zoe talk about Poppy’s other sister, Helen, who is pregnant, and who they are soon to visit.
Poppy and Zoe, both primary school teachers, plan how to make birds-head masks for the children in
their classes to do. Poppy has decided not to replace the stolen bike, but to learn how to drive.
At school, Poppy teaches her children about bird migration, and then the children paint the masks she
has prepared and run around the classroom with her pretending to be birds. At another school, Zoe
does the same.
After lessons have finished, Poppy chats with fellow teacher Tash, who talks about her family
problems. Poppy then attends her weekly trampoline session.
While Zoe is cooking supper that evening, Poppy tells her that she has booked her first driving lesson.
Her instructor is Scott, a neurotic man in his 30s, who does not respond well to Poppy’s open and
chatty manner. His seething anger is in complete contrast to her relaxed nature.
He tells his job as a teacher is to get rid of the bad habits and encourage the good, and her that her
boots are inappropriate footwear for a driving lesson. He is taken aback to discover that she is a
After another trampolining session, Poppy is walking down a corridor at work and suddenly gets a
painful twinge in her back. She sees her headmistress, Heather, who invites Poppy to join her at a
weekly flamenco class.
Poppy visists an osteopath, who treats her back problem.
Her second driving lesson, and Scott is once again in a bad mood, this time because of his previous
pupil. Poppy ignores his aggression and continues to be chirpy. He complains again about her boots.
As they reach a T-junction, two black cyclists pass by and Scott tells Poppy to lock the doors of the
car. She is both horrified and amused, and he loses his temper.
Poppy accompanies Heather to a flamenco lesson, taken by the flamboyant Rosita from Seville.
Rosita bemoans the lack of the necessary passionate anger in her pupils, but the examples she uses
of how betrayed women should feel and how this should be reflected in the dance soon take on a very
personal, specific note and she bursts into tears and runs from the room.
At a local pub, Poppy and Heather discuss the lesson. Heather asks how Poppy’s love-life is, and
Poppy replies that it is non-existent but she’s fine with that. They talk about Heather’s teenage
daughter, who Heather hopes will take a year off to travel. Poppy talks about her own travelling with
Zoe – to Australia and south-east Asia, including a six-month spell teaching in Thailand.
At school the next day, Poppy sees a boy bullying another boy during playtime.
At her third driving lesson, Scott complains that she is too easily distracted, and he continues to lose
his temper with her, telling her that she is arrogant, disruptive and celebrates chaos. He can’t believe
that she is a primary teacher, and says that he disliked school and believes it stifles individuality.
Poppy takes all this cheerfully.
At school, Poppy sees the same boy bullying, and stops him.
The Flamenco class performs well, and is praised by Rosita.
In the classroom, Nick, the boy bullying on the previous occasions, is hitting another child. After class
has finished, Poppy talks to him, and tells him that she is there to help. She goes to see Heather to
discuss the child’s problems.
Walking home at night, Poppy is passing some waste-land when she hears a man chanting
incoherently. She goes to investigate and encounters a tramp who she engages in conversation as he
moves from moments of lucidity to drunken ramblings and occasional threats of violence. There is
clearly some rapport between them. He eventually wanders off into the night.
At the flat, Poppy tells Zoe about her day, but doesn’t mention the tramp. Zoe jokingly reads Poppy’s
palm and tells her she sees a man about to appear on the scene.
At school, Poppy and Heather bring social worker Tim to meet Nick, who gradually reveals that he is
being hit by his mother’s boyfriend. Tim goes to leave, and he and Poppy begin to flirt. He says that
he’d like to see her again, and she asks for his phone number.
At her next driving lesson, Scott starts to ask Poppy personal questions – does she live with her
parents, how old is she, does she live alone ? She tells him she has lived with her flat-mate for ten
years and that they love each other. Scott mis-interprets her meaning, and when she realises his
error, she does nothing to correct him. He suddenly gets angry again about her boots. She remains
Turning a corner, Poppy makes a joke about an imaginary juggernaut approaching, and Scott
explodes, telling her that he’s terminating the lesson. They swap seats. He tells her to return to the
passenger seat as he’s never given up on a pupil. Poppy takes this in her stride. As they drive away,
Scott begins another rant, about the ‘disease of multiculturalism’.
Poppy, Suzy and Zoe drive in the latter’s car to the coast to visit the heavily pregnant Helen, and her
meek husband Jamie.
After a guided tour from Helen of the small, modern house and garden, they have drinks and a
barbecue, but later Helen refuses to let Suzy and Jamie play computer games.
Helen asks if her pregnancy is making Poppy broody. She also wants to know when Poppy is going to
get herself on to the property ladder and start taking life seriously. Poppy says she is happy and loves
her life and her freedom.
Helen takes this as an attack on her, and storms out of the room.
The next day they all take a walk along the sea-front, and Poppy calls Tim and they make a date.
Arriving back in London, Poppy spots Scott standing in the street staring up at her flat, but when she
shouts out his name, he runs off, and disappears.
Poppy and Tim meet for a drink in a bar. They chat and flirt and then go back to his flat, where she
spends the night. The next morning he offers to drive her home, so that she won’t be late for her
driving lesson. He meets Zoe. As he is about to leave, the doorbell rings. In the street, Scott is
waiting. He is unfriendly to Tim, and his mood worsens when he sees Tim give Poppy a good-bye
She asks him about his mysterious disappearance from outside her flat the previous weekend, and he
claims to have been out of town. She says she doesn’t believe him.
Scott drives, and a rant about other drivers and speed cameras turns racist. They swap seats and
Poppy tells him she is not going anywhere and that he needs to calm down and he’s dangerous. As
far as she is concerned, the lesson is over and she takes the car keys. Scott explodes and grabs her
by the hair. She manages to flee and he chases her around the car. She threatens to call the police
and tells him to calm down. He accuses her of flirting with him, and says that she wasn’t interested in
learning to drive, she merely wanted to rein him in, and tantalise him. He accuses her of wanting to be
She calms him down, and apologises for upsetting him. But when he says ‘Same time next week ?’
she shakes her head and returns the keys. He asks tearfully whether Tim is her boyfriend, but she
doesn’t reply. She just looks at him in pity.
He drives off and she walks back through the streets in a reflective mood.
Poppy and Zoe are in a rowing boat in the middle of a lake in a London park. Zoe says that she is
going to give up smoking, and that perhaps Poppy should give up being too nice to people. She
wants Poppy to call the police about Scott, but Poppy thinks that won’t help him.
Poppy says that they are lucky, and Zoe agrees.
Poppy takes a call from Tim and chats affectionately with him.
The two women carry on rowing.
MIKE LEIGH / WRITER/DIRECTOR
D: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough
2004 VERA DRAKE
D: Imelda Staunton, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan
2002 ALL OR NOTHING
D: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Alison Garland
D: Allan Corduner, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall
1997 CAREER GIRLS
D: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers
1996 SECRETS & LIES
D: Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Babtiste, Timothy Spall
D: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge
1990 LIFE IS SWEET
D: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner
1988 HIGH HOPES
D: Philip Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré
1971 BLEAK MOMENTS
D: Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan
TV- AND SHORT FILMS
1992 A Sense of History
1987 The Short and Curlies
1984 Four Days in July
1982 Home Sweet Home
1978 Who’s Who
1977 Abigail’s Party
1976 The Kiss of Death
Knock for Knock
1975 Nuts in May
The Permissive Society
A Light Snack
The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 F.A Cup Final
1973 Hard Labour
SIMON CHANNING WILLIAMS / PRODUCER
Simon Channing Williams’ career started at the BBC where he worked with amongst others; Stephen
Frears, James MacTaggart, Mike Newell, Michael Apted and Mike Leigh.
As a result of working with Mike Leigh they jointly formed Thin Man Films in 1988, producing many
critically acclaimed films such as the Palme D’Or winning ‘Secrets & Lies’ and Oscar nominated
‘Topsy-Turvy’ and ‘Vera Drake’ which also won the Golden Lion at Venice. HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is
their 11 film together.
Outside his relationship with Mike Leigh and Thin Man Films, Simon Channing Williams produced a
number of other films, including ‘Puccini’ for director Tony Palmer, ‘When the Whales Came’ directed
by Clive Rees and ‘Jack and Sarah’, directed by Tim Sullivan, which was an enormous hit at the UK
box-office, as well as Nick Love’s debut feature ‘Goodbye Charlie Bright’.
In 2000 he formed the independent production company Potboiler Productions with Gail Egan.
Together they have produced seven feature films including a classic adaptation of ‘Nicholas Nickleby’
directed by Douglas McGrath, the rock epic ‘Brothers of the Head’ directed by Keith Fulton & Lou
Pepe, and the Oscar winning ‘The Constant Gardener’ directed by Fernando Meirelles.
He is also executive producer with his business partner Gail Egan on Fernando Meirelles current film
‘Blindness’, starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Gael Garcia Bernal. Potboiler has also acquired
the rights to the latest John le Carre novel ‘The Mission Song’.
As a result of filming ‘The Constant Gardener’ Simon was instrumental in setting up The Constant
Gardener Trust which is building a secondary school in the desert town of Loiyangalani some 600 km
north of Nairobi. The school will be completed by the end of 2009. The Trust is also building showers
and lavatories in the Nairobi slum of Kibera as well as installing 10,000 litre water towers.
He was given the honour of being made an elder of Loiyangalani and last December he was awarded
the Order of the Grand Warrior by President Kibaki in recognition of both his work with ‘The Constant
Gardener’ film and The Constant Gardener Trust.
DICK POPE, BSC / CINEMATOGRAPHER
Dick Pope has worked with Mike Leigh on 'Life is Sweet', 'Naked',
'Secrets and Lies', 'Career Girls', 'Topsy-Turvy', 'All or Nothing',
'Vera Drake' and his television short 'A Sense of History'. At Camerimage (the International Festival of
the Art of Cinematography) Pope has won the main prize twice, once in 1996 for his work on 'Secrets
and Lies', and again in 2004 for ‘Vera Drake’. In 2000 at the same festival he and Mike Leigh won for
best director/cinematographer collaboration. His recent feature film credits include 'The Illusionist', for
which he received an Oscar nomination amongst other citations, Barry Levinson's 'Man of the Year'
and John Sayles' 'Honeydripper'. His most recent credit is Gurinder Chadha's 'Angus Thongs and Full
JIM CLARK / EDITOR
Jim Clark previously worked with Mike Leigh on ‘Vera Drake’, for which he received a BAFTA
nomination. A distinguished veteran film editor, he has worked with many directors including John
Schlesinger, Stanley Donen, Michael Apted, and more recently Richard Loncraine for whom he edited
‘The Gathering Storm’, an award-winner for HBO.
He received the Academy Award for Roland Joffe´s ‘The Killing Fields’, and won a BAFTA for this and
also for Joffe’s ‘The Mission’. He was part of David Puttnam’s team at Columbia Pictures. He also
edited: ‘The World is Not Enough.
MARK TILDESLEY / PRODUCTION DESIGNER
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is Mark Tidesley’s first collaboration with Mike Leigh. Mark Tildesley co-founded
the Catch 22 Theatre Company and directed, designed, and performed in productions. He continued
designing for the theatre, working on numerous productions for the New Vic (under the direction of
Michael Bogdanov) and at the Royal Opera House. His feature film credits as production designer
encompasses notable collaborations with several directors. He recently won a British Independent
Film Award (BIFA) for ‘Sunshine’ , his third film with Danny Boyle, following ’28 Days Later’ and
‘Millions’. His films for Michael Winterbottom include ‘I Want You’, ‘With or Without You’,
‘Wonderland’, ‘The Claim’, ‘24 Hour Party People’ and ’Code 46’. The latter two films earned Tildesley
British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominations. His other films as production designer include
Fernando Meirelles’ ‘The Constant Gardener’, Roger Michell’s ‘The Mother’ and Juan Carlos
Fresnadillo’s ’28 Weeks Later’.
GARY YERSHON / MUSIC
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is Gary Yershon’s third collaboration with Mike Leigh. He was musical director for
‘Topsy-Turvy’ and composed the music for ‘Two Thousand Years’ at the National Theatre.
He has composed for numerous stage productions including ‘Art’ and ‘The Play What I Wrote’ in the
West End, and at the Young Vic, Donmar, Almeida, Royal Court, National Theatre and for the Royal
Many scores for BBC radio include, most recently, ‘Gawain and the Green Knight’ for Radio 4, ‘The
Theban Plays’ for Radio 3, and the Sony Award-winning productions ‘Lorilei’ and ‘Autumn Journal’
His television work includes three cartoon series, ‘The Heritage Game’, and, most recently, Lynda La
Plante’s ‘Trial and Retribution IX and X’.
JACQUELINE DURRAN / COSTUME DESIGNER
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is Jacqueline Durran’s third film with Mike Leigh, following ‘All or Nothing’, which
marked her first solo venture as a costume designer, and her BAFTA-award-winning work on ‘Vera
Drake’. She received BAFTA and Oscar nominations for ‘Pride and Prejudice’, from director Joe
Wright, with whom she has recently worked again on ‘Atonement’. Previously she had collaborated for
several years with designer Lindy Hemming on numerous projects including ‘Topsy-Turvy’ for which
Hemming won the Oscar. Other film projects include David Mackenzie’s’Young Adam’ and Sally
CHRISTINE BLUNDELL / MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGN
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY marks Christine Blundell's eighth collaboration with Mike Leigh following 'Life is
Sweet', 'Naked', 'Secrets and Lies', 'Career Girls', 'Topsy-Turvy', for which she won an Oscar and a
BAFTA for Best Make-up, 'All or Nothing' and ‘Vera Drake’. Her other recent credits include ‘Eastern
Promises’ on which she was Personal Make-up Artists to Naomi Watts, ‘And When Did You Last See
Your Father’, ‘Sunshine’, ‘Casino Royale’ (hairdressing supervisor), 'Closer', on which she was
Personal Make-up Artist to Natalie Portman, and ‘The Constant Gardener’. She most recently worked
on Beeban Kidron’s ‘Hippie Hippie Shake’.
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY marks RADA-trained Sally Hawkins’ third collaboration with Mike Leigh. She
made her film debut as Samantha in 'All or Nothing', and was then seen as Susan in ‘Vera Drake’.
Other film roles include Matthew Vaughan's 'Layer Cake', John Curran’s ‘The Painted Veil’, Tom
Shankland’s ‘Waz’, and, most recently, Woody Allen’s ‘Cassandra’s Dream’.
Her performance as Anne Elliott in the recent ITV production of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ won the
Golden Nymph Award for Best Actress at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 2007. Other television
credits include leading roles in Simon Curtis’s adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s ’20, 000 Streets Under
the Sky’, 'Tipping the Velvet', 'Byron', in which she played Mary Shelley, ‘The Young Visiters’, directed
by David Yates, in which she starred opposite Jim Broadbent, ‘Fingersmith’, and two series of ‘Little
Britain’, as the recurring character Cathy. She recently played the leading role in ‘Shiny, Shiny Bright
New Hole In My Heart’ for the BBC, directed by Marc Munden.
Notable stage appearances include Howard Davies’s production of Lorca’s ‘The House of Bernarda
Alba’ at London’s National Theatre, and Ian Rickson’s production of Jez Butterworth’s ‘The Winterling’
at the Royal Court.
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is Alexis Zegerman’s film debut, but marks her second collaboration with Mike
Leigh, following her appearance in his play ‘Two Thousand Years’ at the National Theatre. A graduate
of the Central School of Speech and Drama, she has also appeared in plays at London’s King’s Head
and Chelsea theatres.
A graduate of RADA, Andrea Riseborough won the Ian Charleson Award for best stage newcomer for
her performances in the title role of ‘Miss Julie’ and as Isabella in ‘Measure for Measure’ both for
director Peter Hall. She also performed at the National Theatre in the highly-acclaimed
‘Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship’ and at the Royal Court in Bruce Norris’s ‘The Pain and the Itch’ for
director Dominic Cooke.
On television she appeared in the drama series ‘Party Animals’ and in February 2008 was seen
playing the young Margaret Thatcher in the drama ‘Margaret Thatcher – The Long Walk to Finchley’.
A 2003 RADA graduate, Sinead Matthews made her film debut in ‘Vera Drake’. This was followed by
‘Pride and Prejudice. Her most recent feature ‘Spring of 1941’ was completed the summer 2007.
For her performance in the Donmar Theatre production of Ibsen's ‘The Wild Duck’, directed by Michael
Grandage, Sinead was awarded second position Ian Charleson award for Outstanding Newcomer.
Other notable stage work includes the West End productions of Pinter's ‘The Birthday Party’, and
Peter Hall's production of Shaw's ‘You Never Can Tell’, ‘The Mandate’ and most recently ‘Women of
Troy’ at the National Theatre.
Television credits include ‘The Hogfather’, guest lead in ‘Trial and Retribution’, ‘Who gets the Dog’ and
most recently starred opposite Penelope Wilton and Daniel Mays in the highly acclaimed TV film ‘Half
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is the film debut of RADA-trained Kate O’Flynn. Her television work includes
‘Trial and Retribution’ and Company Pictures’ ‘The Palace’.
Sarah Niles makes her film debut in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY.
Theatre includes ‘Play Size’ (Young Vic), ‘Bones’ (Leicester Haymarket), ‘The Bogus Woman’
(Leicester Haymarket, Adelaide Festival and UK tour), ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ and
‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ (Leicester Haymarket) and ‘Legends of the Blues’ (Bridewell Theatre).
Television includes ‘A Touch of Frost’.
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is Eddie Marsan’s second film with Mike Leigh, following his appearance as Reg
in ‘Vera Drake’, for which he won a BIFA (British Independent Film Award) as Best Supporting Actor,
and was nominated for a London Film Critics Circle Award. His extensive film credits include Adrian
Shergold’s ‘Pierrepoint’ for which he was also nominated for a London Film Critics Circle Award for
Best Supporting Actor, Inarittu’s ’21 Grams’, Scorsese’s ‘Gangs of New York’, Terrence Malick’s ‘The
New World’, Isabel Coixet’s ‘The Secret Life of Words’ and Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’. Most
recently he has been seen in ‘The Illusionist’, ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘Mission Impossible III’, and has
recently completed ‘Hancock’, starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron, and the British film ‘Faintheart’
which also stars Ewan Bremner.
His television credits include ‘Charles II’ and ‘Bodily Harm’ with Timothy Spall. His stage work
includes ‘Antartica’ in the West End, and Roger Michell’s production of Harold Pinter’s ‘The
Homecoming’ at the National Theatre.
SYLVESTRA LE TOUZEL
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY marks Sylvestra Le Touzel’s second collaboration with Mike Leigh following her
appearance in his award-winning short film ‘Short and Curlies’.
On screen she was seen recently in ‘Amazing Grace’ and on television in the award-winning
‘Housewife 49’, as well as ‘The Amazing Mrs Pritchard’ and ‘Northanger Abbey’. In an earlier
television adaptation of ‘Mansfield Park’ she took the leading role of Fanny Price.
On stage, she has made numerous appearances in the West End, at the Royal Court, Old Vic, the
National Theatre, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including the role of Viola in ‘Twelfth
Karina Fernandez makes her film debut in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY.
On television she has been seen in ‘The Forsyte Saga’ and ‘Happy Birthday Shakespeare’, her stage
appearances include Lulu in Max Stafford-Clark's production of 'Shopping and F***king' at the Royal
Court and Lady Macduff in ‘Macbeth’ at Bristol Old Vic Studio.
With extensive film, television and theatre credits, Stanley Townsend works with Mike Leigh for the
first time on HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
Nominated for Best Actor, The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2004 and
Winner, Best Actor, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2005 for his role in Conor McPherson’s ‘Shining City’
at the Royal Court, Stanley Townsend’s other stage credits include numerous appearances at the
Abbey and Gate theatres in Dublin, at the National Theatre in ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘Remember This’ and
‘Happy Now’, and in the West End in ‘Art’ and ‘The Weir’.
His recent film credits include ‘Wondrous Oblivion’,‘The Tiger’s Tail’, ‘The Libertine’, and ‘Nativity’.
Samuel Roukin makes his film debut in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY.
On television he was recently seen in the drama ‘Housewife 49’, and on stage he has worked at the
National Theatre in ‘Henry IV’, parts 1 and 2, and ‘His Dark Materials’, as Pip in the RSC’s production
of ‘Great Expectations’, in Trevor Nunn’s Old Vic production of ‘Hamlet’, and at the Bristol Old Vic in
‘The Taming of the Shrew’.
Caroline Martin makes her film debut in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY.
For her performance as Desdemona in Cheek By Jowl’s production of ‘Othello’ she was nominated for
the Ian Charleson award for Outstanding Newcomer. She also played Lucy in the RSC’s production of
‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’.
Television appearances include ‘Poirot’, ‘The Inspector Lynley Mysteries’, Clair Clairmont in ‘Byron’,
Prudence in the BBC's 'He Knew He Was Right' and the BBC/HBO production ‘Five Days’.
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is Oliver Maltman’s first collaboration with Mike Leigh.
An experienced character comedian, his past shows include: Olive Maltman’s Little Black Book (The
Pleasance Edinburgh 2006) and stand-up at the Comedy Reserve (The Pleasance 2005). On stage
he has appeared with the RSC, and on television was seen in the highly-acclaimed comedy series
Nonso Anozie’s appearance in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY followed roles in ‘Atonement’ and ‘The Last
Legion’. Since filming with Mike Leigh he has also completed Guy Ritchie’s ‘Rocknrolla’ and plays the
title role in ‘Cass’ for director John Baird.
His stage roles include David Mamet’s ‘Edmond’ at the National Theatre and the title role in ‘Othello’
with Cheek by Jowl.
CAST in order of appearance
POPPY SALLY HAWKINS
BOOKSHOP ASSISTANT ELLIOT COWAN
ZOE ALEXIS ZEGERMAN
DAWN ANDREA RISEBOROUGH
ALICE SINÉAD MATTHEWS
SUZY KATE O’FLYNN
TASH SARAH NILES
SCOTT EDDIE MARSAN
SUZY’S BOYFRIEND JOSEPH KLOSKA
HEATHER SYLVESTRA LE TOUZEL
RECEPTIONIST ANNA REYNOLDS
EZRA NONSO ANOZIE
PATIENT TREVOR COOPER
FLAMENCO TEACHER KARINA FERNANDEZ
FLAMENCO STUDENTS PHILIP ARDITTI
NICK JACK MACGEACHIN
CHARLIE CHARLIE DUFFIELD
AYOTUNDE AYOTUNDE WILLIAMS
TRAMP STANLEY TOWNSEND
TIM SAMUEL ROUKIN
HELEN CAROLINE MARTIN
JAMIE OLIVER MALTMAN
written and directed by Mike Leigh
Production Simon Channing Williams
Co-Production Georgina Lowe
Executive Producer Gail Egan
Camera Dick Pope
Editor Jim Clark
Set Mark Tildesley
Music Gary Yershon
Costumes Jacqueline Durran
Make-Up Christine Blundell
Sound Tim Fraser
Casting Nina Gold