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Bunch of Amateurs, A

Synopsis
Feature film comedy. Ageing Hollywood star (Burt Reynolds) signs up to play the title role in King Lear in Britain to revive his flagging career. He believes the role is part of a Royal Shakespeare Company production only to find he’s the star of an amateur show in a rural village in Suffolk. The actors soon find that their lives are imitating their roles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2008
Availability
No distributor known (4/2009).
Keywords
Royal Shakespeare Company; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals; Amateur theatre
Related items
Front Row [16/12/2008]

Credits

Director
Andy Cadiff
Producer
David Parfitt
Cinematographer
Ashley Rowe
Writer
Ian Hislop; John Ross; Jonathan Gerschfield; Nick Newman
Music
Christian Henson
Production Design
Melanie Allen
Costume
Amy Roberts
Art Direction
Erik Rehl
Cast
Alistair Petrie 
Burt Reynolds 
Camilla Arfwedson 
Charles Durning 
Derek Jacobi 
Gemma Lawrence 
Imelda Staunton 
Kelly Price 
Peter Gunn 
Samantha Bond 
Tony Jayawardena 
Ty Davies 

Production Company

Name

CinemanNX

Name

Limelight

Name

Lipsync Productions

Name

Trademark Films

Distributor

Name

Odyssey Entertainment

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