Prick Up Your Ears

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John ‘Joe’ Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as ‘What the Butler Saw’ and ‘Loot’, Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair’s future looks increasingly uncertain.

Directors: Stephen Frears
Actors: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn, Lindsay Duncan, Julie Walters, James Grant, Frances Barber, Janet Dale, Dave Atkins, Margaret Tyzack
Countrys: UK

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
7.4 5,072 1987-04-17 111

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorStephen FrearsWriterAlan Bennett
NovelJohn LahrProducerAndrew Brown
Original Music ComposerStanley MyersDirector of PhotographyOliver Stapleton
EditorMick AudsleyCastingDebbie McWilliams
Production DesignHugo Luczyc-WyhowskiArt DirectionPhilip Elton
Costume DesignBob RingwoodMakeup SupervisorElaine Carew
HairstylistSally HarrisonWig DesignerPeter Owen
Production ManagerZakaria AlaouiProduction ManagerAnn Wingate
Sound RecordistTony JacksonSound EditorBrian Trenerry

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