The Best of Men

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The Best of Men is a factually based 2012 television film which describes the pioneering work of Dr Ludwig Guttmann with paraplegic patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, which led to the foundation of the Paralympic Games. It stars Eddie Marsan and Rob Brydon. read more

The Best of Men is a factually based 2012 television film which describes the pioneering work of Dr Ludwig Guttmann with paraplegic patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, which led to the foundation of the Paralympic Games. It stars Eddie Marsan and Rob Brydon. The film won the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 34 Best Narrative Audience Award.

Original Release

08/16/2012

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Cast

Eddie Marsan Dr. Ludwig Guttmann
George MacKay Private William Heath
Rob Brydon Corporal Wynne Bowen
Niamh Cusack Sister Edwards
Richard McCabe Dr. Cowan
Nicholas Jones General Blake
Tristan Sturrock Sergeant 'Q' Hills
Tracy Ann Oberman Else Guttmann
Bee Bee Sanders Ruth
Leigh Quinn Nurse Carr
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tim Whitby

Writers

Lucy Gannon

Cast

Eddie Marsan Dr. Ludwig Guttmann
George MacKay Private William Heath
Rob Brydon Corporal Wynne Bowen
Niamh Cusack Sister Edwards
Richard McCabe Dr. Cowan
Nicholas Jones General Blake
Tristan Sturrock Sergeant 'Q' Hills
Tracy Ann Oberman Else Guttmann
Bee Bee Sanders Ruth
Leigh Quinn Nurse Carr
Ben Owen-Jones Neil
David Proud Jeremy
Nigel Lindsay Mr. Heath
Rachael Spence Mrs. Heath
Stephen McGonigle Dr. Greg Greene
Mali Harries Shirley Bowen
Edmund Digby-Jones Paul
Ludwig Guttmann Himself (archive footage)
Francesca Bailey ATS Driver

Producers

Matthew Read Executive Producer
Harriet Davison Producer
Tracie Wright Producer

Editors

Dave Thrasher

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