Prick Up Your Ears

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  • R
Islington, London, 1967, a small flat - it’s five o’clock, it’s a quarter past five. An argument is brewing. Kenneth Halliwell is anxiously waiting the return of Joe Orton who strolls in late, in an outlandish new coat. Joe is riding high: his new play... read more

Islington, London, 1967, a small flat - it’s five o’clock, it’s a quarter past five. An argument is brewing. Kenneth Halliwell is anxiously waiting the return of Joe Orton who strolls in late, in an outlandish new coat. Joe is riding high: his new play Loot is a sell-out, he’s just sold the film rights and he's getting offers everywhere. Kenneth is deeply unhappy, struggling to sell collages to friends and bitterly identifying as his lover’s “personal assistant.”

Original Release

05/08/1987

Cast

Alfred Molina Kenneth Halliwell
Gary Oldman Joe Orton
Julie Walters Elsie Orton
Lindsay Duncan Anthea Lahr
Vanessa Redgrave Peggy Ramsay
Wallace Shawn John Lahr
Frances Barber Leonie Orton
Janet Dale Mrs Sugden
Garry Cooper Actor 1 - Mr Sloane
Sean Pertwee Orton's Friend
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stephen Frears

Writers

Alan Bennett, John Lahr

Cast

Alfred Molina Kenneth Halliwell
Gary Oldman Joe Orton
Julie Walters Elsie Orton
Lindsay Duncan Anthea Lahr
Vanessa Redgrave Peggy Ramsay
Wallace Shawn John Lahr
Frances Barber Leonie Orton
Janet Dale Mrs Sugden
Garry Cooper Actor 1 - Mr Sloane
Sean Pertwee Orton's Friend
Helena Michell Orton's Friend
Selina Cadell Miss Battersby
Neil Dudgeon Policeman
Richard Wilson Man Outside Lavatory
Steven Mackintosh Simon Ward
Karl Johnson Douglas Orton
David Bradley Undertaker
Margaret Tyzack Madame Lambert
Joan Sanderson Anthea's Mother
Roger Lloyd Pack Actor 2

Producers

Editors

Mick Audsley

1988 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
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