Lucky Jim Cast and Credits
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Stephen Tompkinson grew up in St. Lythams-on-sea in Lancashire. He started acting in school and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He won the BBC's Carlton Hobbs award and was rewarded with a plethora of roles in radio dramas -- 54 -- in seven months. He has worked on stage, television (as Father Peter Clifford in Ballykissangel) and in films, including Brassed Off and Hotel Splendide. In 1994 he was named the British Comedy Awards Best Actor for his role as Damien Day in the TV series Drop the Dead Donkey.
Robert Hardy was born in the UK in 1925. His long and illustrious acting career has included many roles in Masterpiece Theatre presentations including Elizabeth R, Shoulder To Shoulder, Upstairs, Downstairs IV, The Duchess of Duke Street, I, Winston Churchill - the Wilderness Years, Lord Mountbatten: the Last Viceroy, The Death of the Heart, Northanger Abbey, Middlemarch and Bramwell.
Hardy became interested in the longbow when he played Henry V at Stratford. He became an expert, has consulted in longbow/weapons research and has authored a book on the subject, Longbow: a Social and Military History.
Penelope Wilton, a native of North Yorkshire, England, has been acting since the early '70s. Her Masterpiece Theatre roles include Wives and Daughters (as Mrs. Hamley), Country Matters and The Tale of Beatrix Potter. Other notable film and television projects include Iris (with Dame Judi Dench), The French Lieutenant's Woman, and The Borrowers. She is married to actor Ian Holm.
Daughter of a diplomat and a physiotherapist, Helen McCrory was born in London and grew up in locations around the world. Her credits on stage, television and film. include The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) with Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce, and Charlotte Gray (2001) with Cate Blanchett. She played the title role in Masterpiece Theatre's 2001 presentation Anna Karenina.
Keeley Hawes was 'discovered' in London at the age of 15 and went on to become a successful model. After a couple of years a casting agent, who had seen pictures of her in campaigns for Sisley and Benetton, asked her to come in for an audition. She got the job and her career -- and life -- changed direction.
Hawes's other film and television roles include Masterpiece Theatre's Othello (as Dessie), Wives and Daughters (as Cynthia) and Our Mutual Friend (as Lizzie Hexam).
Stephen Mangan graduated from Cambridge where he studied law. His acting career began in West End theatre productions. He is best known for roles in Birthday Girl (2002), Billy Elliot (2000) and the television series Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years.
Lucky Jim Web credits
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Julie Wolf, Editorial Review
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