The Deal

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The Deal is a 2003 British television film directed by Stephen Frears from a script by Peter Morgan, based in part upon The Rivals by James Naughtie. The film stars David Morrissey as Gordon Brown and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, and depicts the... read more

The Deal is a 2003 British television film directed by Stephen Frears from a script by Peter Morgan, based in part upon The Rivals by James Naughtie. The film stars David Morrissey as Gordon Brown and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, and depicts the Blair-Brown deal—a well-documented pact that Blair and Brown made whereby Brown would not stand in the 1994 Labour leadership election, so that Blair could have a clear run at becoming leader of the party and Prime Minister. The film begins on 9 June 1983, as Blair and Brown are first elected to Parliament, and concludes in May 1994 at the Granita restaurant—the location of the supposed agreement—with a brief epilogue following the leadership contest.

Original Release

09/28/2003

US Release

11/08/2007

Cast

David Morrissey Gordon Brown
Michael Sheen Tony Blair
Dexter Fletcher Charlie Whelan
Frank Kelly John Smith
Stuart McQuarrie Scottish MP 1
Ian Hanmore Scottish MP 2
Paul Rhys Peter Mandelson
Jon Snow Himself / Self
Stuart Bowman Journalist 1
Elizabeth Berrington Cherie Blair
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stephen Frears

Writers

Peter Morgan, James Naughtie

Cast

David Morrissey Gordon Brown
Michael Sheen Tony Blair
Dexter Fletcher Charlie Whelan
Frank Kelly John Smith
Stuart McQuarrie Scottish MP 1
Ian Hanmore Scottish MP 2
Paul Rhys Peter Mandelson
Jon Snow Himself / Self
Stuart Bowman Journalist 1
Elizabeth Berrington Cherie Blair
David Nicholls Production Assistant / Production Asst
Joanna Scanlan Sue Nye
Philippe De Grossouvre Waiter
Eilidh Fraser Returning Officer
Nick Falk Junior Tory Minister
Roshan Rohatgi Journalist 2
Gordon Morris Party Worker
Jayne McKenna SNP Candidate
Jessica Oyelowo Make-up Artist
Glenna Morrison Anji Hunter

Producers

Andy Harries Executive Producer
Lucy Bedford Producer
Sue Calverley Producer
Christine Langan Producer
Peter Morgan Producer
John Yorke Producer

Editors

Lucia Zucchetti

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