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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
Frances Barber Frances Barber
Leonie Orton
Janet Dale Janet Dale
Mrs Sugden

Written by
Alan Bennett Alan Bennett


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Prick Up Your Ears (1987) - Movie Trailer


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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
Tags: 1987 (3), Cottaging (2), Kenneth Halliwell (2), Islington (2), Soho (2), Gay Jealousy (2), Jealously (2), Joe Orton (2), Leicester (2), Morocco (2), Playwright (2), Biography (2), British (2), Friendship (2), Murder (2), Suicide (2), Gay (1), 80s (1)
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"When the young, good-looking Joe Orton encounters the older, more reclusive Kenneth Halliwell at drama school, he helps the allied spirit and they begin an affair. As Joe becomes more contented with his sexuality and commences to find achievement with his writing, Kenneth becomes progressively estranged and envious, eventually tapping into a hazardous anger. This is the story of British playwright Joe Orton in Stephen Frearsโ€™ tragi-comedy-drama charting his doomed relationship with his lover "

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