The Elephant Man

1980

David Lynch
Director
Paramount
Studio

The sorry tale of John Merrick whose alarming deformities earned him the name: The Elephant Man. A bit too much at times, but beautiful performances from Hurt and Hopkins and astonishingly wonderful black & white cinematography from Freddie Francis make this one of the best films of the early 80s. Maybe the only good film from the early 80s. A restrained David Lynch perhaps is a good thing? Discuss.


2nd October 1980
Cinema






9th October 1980
Cinema





Elephant Man
11th December 2001
DVD




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Anthony Hopkins
Frederick Treves
John Hurt
John Merrick
Anne Bancroft
Mrs. Kendal
John Gielgud
Carr Gomm
Wendy Hiller
Mothershead
Freddie Jones
Mr. Bytes
Michael Elphick
Night Porter
Hannah Gordon
Mrs. Treves
Helen Ryan
Princess Alexandra
John Standing
Fox
Dexter Fletcher
Byte's Boy
Lesley Dunlop
Nora
Phoebe Nicholls
Merrick's Mother
Pat Gorman
Fairground Bobby
Claire Davenport
Fat Lady
Orla Pederson
Skeleton Man
Patsy Smart
Distraught Woman
Frederick Treves
Alderman
Stromboli
Fire-eater
Richard Hunter
Hodges
James Cormack
Pierce
Robert Lewis Bush
Messenger
Roy Evans
Cabman
Joan Rhodes
Cook
Nula Conwell
Nurse Kathleen
Tony London
Young Porter
Alfie Curtis
Charles the Milkman
Bernadette Milnes
1st Fighting Woman
Brenda Kempner
2nd Fighting Woman
Carol Harrison
Tart
Hugh Manning
Broadneck
Dennis Burgess
1st Committee Man
Fanny Carby
Mrs Kendal's Dresser
William Morgan Sheppard
Man in Pub
Kathleen Byron
Lady Waddington
Gerald Case
Lord Waddington
David Ryall
Man with Whores
Deirdre Costello
1st Whore
Pauline Quirke
2nd Whore
Kenny Baker
Plumed Dwarf
Chris Greener
Giant
Marcus Powell
Midget
Geoffrey Moon
Midget
Lisa Scoble
Siamese Twin
Teri Scoble
Siamese Twin
Eiji Kusuhara
Japanese Bleeder
Robert Day
Little Jim
Patricia Hodge
Screaming Mum
Tommy Wright
1st Bobby
Peter Davidson
2nd Bobby
Adam Caine
Kid at Station
Barrie Holland
Gentleman
John Rapley
King in Panto
Hugh Spight
Puss in Panto