Cast and Crew of Prick Up Your Ears

Cast of
Prick Up Your Ears

About Prick Up Your Ears

  • Released on April 17, 1987
  • Drama

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as 'What the Butler Saw' and 'Loot', Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair's future looks increasingly uncertain.

Full Cast of Prick Up Your Ears

Gary Oldman
plays Joe Orton

Gary Oldman as Joe Orton

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Alfred Molina
plays Kenneth Halliwell

Alfred Molina as Kenneth Halliwell

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Vanessa Redgrave
plays Peggy Ramsay

Vanessa Redgrave as Peggy Ramsay

Vanessa Redgrave CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress and political activist. Redgrave rose to prominenc...

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Frances Barber
plays Leonie Orton

Frances Barber as Leonie Orton

Frances Barber was born on May 13, 1958 and is currently 66 years old.

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Lindsay Duncan
plays Anthea Lahr

Lindsay Duncan as Anthea Lahr

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Julie Walters
plays Elsie Orton

Julie Walters as Elsie Orton

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Wallace Shawn
plays John Lahr

Wallace Shawn as John Lahr

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Janet Dale
plays Mrs. Sugden

Dave Atkins
plays Mr Sugden

Garry Cooper
plays Mr. Sloane Actor

Garry Cooper as Mr. Sloane Actor

Hull born Garry Cooper is an actor who came to fame playing Peter, the flash boyfriend of Leslie Ash and rival to Phi...

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Roger Lloyd Pack
plays Actor 2

Roger Lloyd Pack as Actor 2

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Sean Pertwee
plays Orton's Friends

Helena Michell
plays Orton's Friends

Selina Cadell
plays Miss Battersby

Neil Dudgeon
plays Policeman

Richard Wilson
plays Psychiatrist

Richard Wilson as Psychiatrist

Richard Wilson OBE (born Ian Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster. H...

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Steven Mackintosh
plays Simon Ward

Karl Johnson
plays Douglas Orton

David Bradley
plays Undertaker

David Bradley as Undertaker

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Joan Sanderson
plays Anthea's Mother

Spencer Leigh
plays Constable

Neville Smith
plays Police Inspector

John Salthouse
plays Chauffeur

David Cardy
plays Brian Epstein

John Moffatt
plays Wigmaker

Charles McKeown
plays Mr Cunliffe

Margaret Tyzack
plays Madame Lambert

James Grant
plays William Orton

Eric Richard
plays Education Officer

William Job
plays RADA Chairman

Rosalind Knight
plays RADA Judge

Rosalind Knight as RADA Judge

Born in Marylebone, London, versatile character actress Rosalind Marie Knight was born to theatrical parentage. Her f...

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Angus MacKay
plays RADA Judge

Linda Spurrier
plays RADA Instructor

Charlotte Wodehouse
plays Janet

Bert Parnaby
plays Magistrate

Liam De Staic
plays Brickie

Antony Carrick
plays Counsel

Christopher Guinee
plays Publisher

Stevan Rimkus
plays Kenneth

Anthony Douse
plays BBC Actor 2

John Kane
plays Director

Joanne Connelly
plays Stage Manager

Noel Davis
plays Philip

Philippa Davies
plays Peggy Ramsey's Secretary

Julie Legrand
plays Gallery Owner

Jane Blackburn
plays Woman in Gallery

Stella Richman
plays Woman in Gallery 2

Jonny Phillips
plays Youth Outside Lavatory

Jonny Phillips as Youth Outside Lavatory

Jonny Phillips was born on September 5, 1963 and is currently 60 years old.

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Richard Ireson
plays Man Outside Lavatory

Ahmed Elgheur
plays Moroccan Boy 1

Moktar Dagmouni
plays Moroccan Boy 2

Sian Thomas
plays Marilyn Orton

Stephen Bill
plays George Barnett

Max Stafford-Clark
plays Awards Chairman

Simon Adams
plays Undertaker's Boy

Mark Brignal
plays Beatle's Chauffeur , Beatles Chauffeur

Robin Hooper
plays Mortuary Attendant

Derek Jarman
plays Patrick Proktor

Michael Müller
plays BBC Actor 1

Michael Müller as BBC Actor 1

Michael Müller was born on May 20, 1959 and is currently 65 years old.

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