The Damned United

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.

News and Views

  • The Damned United: interview

    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

    The Damned United: clip

    A clip from the fictionalised drama about Brian Clough.



Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent


Tom Hooper


Andy Harries


Peter Morgan from the book The Damned United by David Peace

Executive Producers:

Christine Langan

Credits summary:

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc, BBC Films in association with Screen Yorkshire presents a Left Bank Pictures production.



Running time:

97 mins 27 secs

Release Dates


27 March 2009

In cinemas

27 March 2009

Out on DVD

23 July 2010

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