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Rated: 7.8 out of 10 with 4,837 votes.
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.
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Main Actors:
Joe Orton
Kenneth Halliwell
Peggy Ramsay
Leonie Orton
Anthea Lahr
Elsie Orton
John Lahr
Actor 2
Orton's Friends
Miss Battersby
Policeman
Psychiatrist
Simon Ward
Douglas Orton
Undertaker
Anthea's Mother
Constable
Police Inspector
Mr Cunliffe
Madame Lambert
RADA Judge
BBC Actor
Youth Outside Lavatory
Marilyn Orton
Directed by:Stephen Frears
Release Date:
Genres:Drama
Keywords:GayEnglandBased-On-Novel
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