Beautiful Thing
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Beautiful Thing


Time Out says

A real winner this, from producer Tony Garnett and Channel 4: an 'urban fairytale' set in darkest Thamesmead, South London. Jamie (Berry) is in love with next-door neighbour Ste (Neal), but he's terrified his mum will find out, and Ste has plenty of troubles of his own. It may sound like a feelgood movie, but throw in the timeless tunes of Mama Cass, a funny romantic screenplay by Jonathan Harvey (skillfully adapting his own play), and a formidable performance from Linda Henry as Jamie's independent-minded mother, and you have the likeliest gay crossover hit since My Beautiful Laundrette.

Release Details

  • Duration:89 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Hettie MacDonald
  • Screenwriter:Jonathan Harvey
  • Cast:
    • Glen Berry
    • Linda Henry
    • Scott Neal
    • Tameka Empson
    • Ben Daniels
    • Meera Syal
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