The Damned United

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There would be no league title, no champions of England, not without Brian Clough!

The Damned United Synopsis

England 1960's - two great colossi bestrode the centre stage of football management and commanded unprecedented loyalty amongst their fans and teams. Brian Clough, bright, colourful, indomitable and Don Revie, closed, measured, dour. The loathing and rivalry between them became stuff of legend. When Don Revie unexpectedly left Leeds Brian Clough grabbed at the opportunity to take over. To take the greatest team and make it better, give it the Clough touch. But Don's family had scores to settle and his children would never accept their father's mortal enemy.

Production images from The Damned United

News and Views

The Damned United: interview

The star and director of The Damned United talk about bringing the controversial, fictionalised account of Brian Clough's reign at Leeds United to the screen.

The Damned United: clip

A clip from the fictionalised drama about Brian Clough.


  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent
    • Director:
      Tom Hooper
    • Producers:
      Andy Harries
    • Screenplay:
      Peter Morgan from the book The Damned United by David Peace
    • Executive Producers:
      Christine Langan
    • Distributor
      Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures)
    • Sales Agent:
      Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures)
    • Credits summary:
      Columbia Pictures Industries Inc, BBC Films in association with Screen Yorkshire presents a Left Bank Pictures production.
    • Certificate:
      15
    • Running time:
      97 mins 27 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      March 27th 2009
    • Out on DVD
      July 23rd 2010
    • Released
      March 27th 2009

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