An Awfully Big Adventure

An Awfully Big Adventure

Director: Mike Newell Cast: Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Georgina Cates
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An Awfully Big Adventure

A misleading title and a different type of performance from Hugh Grant are two of the offbeat features of An Awfully Big Adventure. Virginal theatre fanatic Stella (Georgina Cates), who speaks with her dead mother by phone, joins a theatrical troupe in 1947 England headed by manipulative director Meredith Potter (Grant). Stella quickly falls for Potter, but he doesn't return her affections, driving her into the arms of the troupe's arrogant star, P.L. O'Hara (Alan Rickman). O'Hara eventually takes Stella's virginity, although she secretly remains devoted to Potter. More secrets of the troupe are revealed at the story's climax, although nothing is really resolved to any of the characters' satisfaction. Not quite a satire and not quite a drama, An Awfully Big Adventure is occasionally mean-spirited and frequently dour, which may just be a result of its subject matter.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2017
UPC: 0888574487546
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 36,628

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Rickman P.L. O'Hara
Hugh Grant Meredith Potter
Georgina Cates Stella
Alun Armstrong Uncle Vernon
Peter Firth Bunny
Prunella Scales Rose
Alan Cox Geoffrey
Carol Drinkwater Dawn Allenby
Gerard McSorley George
Clive Merrison Desmond Fairchild
Nicola Pagett Dotty Blundell
Edward Petherbridge St. Ives
Rita Tushingham Aunt Lily
Ruth McCabe Grace Bird
James Frain John Harbour
Pat Laffan Mr Harcourt
Patti Love Mary Deare
Hilary Reynolds Babs Osbourne
Tom Hickey Freddie Reynalde
Brendan Conroy Disley
Johnny Murphy One Eye
Peter O'Farrell Long John Silver
Agnes Bernelle Mrs Ackerly
Brian McGrath Vicar
Willie Smith Empire Stage Manager
Earl Gill Band
John Drummond Band
Chris Kenevey Band

Technical Credits
Mike Newell Director
Joan Bergin Costumes/Costume Designer
Anni Buchanan Makeup
Susie Figgis Casting
Mark Geraghty Production Designer
Victor Glynn Co-producer
Jon Gregory Editor
Richard Hartley Score Composer
Hilary Heath Producer
Philip Hinchcliffe Producer
John Kelleher Executive Producer
Martin O'Malley Asst. Director
Dick Pope Cinematographer
Mark Shivas Executive Producer
John Sivers Executive Producer
Peter Sutton Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew Warren Associate Producer
Charles Wood Screenwriter

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