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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Prick Up Your Ears
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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman

Joe Orton
Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina

Kenneth Halliwell
Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave

Peggy Ramsay
Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn

John Lahr
Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay Duncan

Anthea Lahr
Julie Walters

Julie Walters

Elsie Orton
James Grant

James Grant

William Orton
Frances Barber

Frances Barber

Leonie Orton


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John Lahr

John Lahr

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Description: The life of renowned Sixties playwright Joe Orton, especially his turbulent and ultimately, murderous relationship with Kenneth Halliwell. They had a great friendship with Kenneth Williams which was never reffered to in this film, perhaps because Kenneth Williams was still alive at the time. ... (more)
Release date: 8 May 1987
UPC: 027616906908
1987 (3), Friendship (2), Leicester (2), Murder (2), Joe Orton (2), Suicide (2), Jealously (2), Gay Jealousy (2), Soho (2), Islington (2), Kenneth Halliwell (2), Cottaging (2), Homosexual (2), Playwright (2), Biography (2), Morocco (2), British (2), 80s (1), Sort (1), Classic (1)
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" April 6 Ooooh what beautiful set design this had! The amazing Halliwell-Orton collage that they reproduced, Joe's cool cool clothes, the boys in Morocco... superbly done. I could definitely identify with poor Mr. Halliwell, who was portrayed by Alfred Molina. Halliwell started off as the stronger one of the couple, nurturing, tutoring and supporting Orton, but in the end he got no credit for his input in anything and ended up sitting at home while Joe was out partying and having one night st"


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