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Peter O'Toole
Director: Roger Michell Cast: Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
, Leslie Phillips
Leslie Phillips
, Jodie Whittaker
Jodie Whittaker
Roger Michell




An aging pair of veteran English actors whose success never quite took hold finds their quiet existence suddenly interrupted by the arrival of one of the men's precocious grandnieces in director Roger Michell's affectionate comedy drama. Maurice (Peter O'Toole) and Ian (Leslie Phillips) may still land the occasional paying gig -- Maurice has recently been cast as a corpse in a popular television drama -- but for the most part, their days are spent cataloging their ailments over meals at their favorite café. Though the arrival of Ian's grandniece Jessie doesn't immediately set so well with her curmudgeonly great uncle, Maurice takes an immediate liking to the girl, and makes it a mission to expose the youngster to some of the bustling capitol's best-known sights. As the newly invigorated septuagenarian does his best to teach the wide-eyed youngster a thing or two about life, he soon comes to realize just how little he truly knows about the subject at such a late point in life.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2011
UPC: 0031398139287
Original Release: 2006
Source: Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:35:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter O'Toole Maurice
Leslie Phillips Ian
Jodie Whittaker Jessie
Richard Griffiths Donald
Vanessa Redgrave Valerie

Technical Credits
Roger Michell Director
David Arnold Score Composer
Daniel Battsek Executive Producer
Sally Caplan Executive Producer
Nicolas Gaster Editor
Danny Hambrook Sound/Sound Designer
John Paul Kelly Production Designer
Miles Ketley Executive Producer
Hanif Kureishi Screenwriter
Kevin Loader Producer
Emma Macdevitt Art Director
Barrie McCulloch Asst. Director
Charles Moore Executive Producer
Corinne Bailey Rae Score Composer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Natalie Ward Costumes/Costume Designer
Fiona Weir Casting
Haris Zambarloukos Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Venus
1. Opening Credits/Aging [6:48]
2. Jessie [4:53]
3. Overindulgence [4:07]
4. "A Corpse More or Less" [5:42]
5. A Modeling Job [6:06]
6. Will to Live [8:20]
7. Theoretical Interest [5:59]
8. Pleasure [12:57]
9. Goodbyes [9:08]
10. Easily Tempted [5:53]
11. A Little Walk [5:12]
12. Venus [4:29]
13. A Much Better Idea [4:35]
14. Carry On [4:50]
15. End Credits [5:32]

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