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An Englishman Abroad

Alan Bennett's drama based on a meeting between actress Coral Browne and spy Guy Burgess. A mystery man appears in Coral's dressing room. What does he want with her face powder?

Alan Bennett's award-winning film drama based on a meeting between Australian actress Coral Browne and British spy Guy Burgess.

When a mysterious Englishman appears in her dressing room, Coral Browne assumes he is attached to the Embassy, but if so, why are his trousers out at the knees? What does he want with her face powder? An invitation to lunch will perhaps explain, though the lunch consists of one tomato.

1 hour, 2 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 May 2014 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Guy Burgess Alan Bates
Herself Coral Browne
Claudius Charles Gray
Rosencrantz Harold Innocent
Guildenstern Vernon Dobtcheff
General Czeslaw Grocholski
Boy Matthew Sim
Hamlet Mark Wing-Davey
Hotel Receptionist Faina Zinova
Toby Douglas Reith
Giles Peter Chelsom
Tessa Judy Gridley
Scarf Man Bibs Ekkel
Tolya Alexei Jawdokimov
Mrs Burgess Molly Veness
Tailor Denys Hawthorne
Shoe Shop Assistant Roger Hammond
George Charles Lamb
Pyjama Shop Manager Trevor Baxter
Writer Alan Bennett
Director John Schlesinger
Producer Innes Lloyd

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