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Thumbnail for The Dresser (1983) The Dresser (1983)

Basics Critics:77Viewers:70Rusty:77
Category: DramaNotable as: DramaSub-Category: comedy-drama, drama film, LGBT-related filmNarrative location: EnglandRuntime: 112 - 119 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United KingdomFilming location: Pinewood StudiosDirector: Peter YatesScreenwriter: Ronald HarwoodMusic: James HornerStars: Albert Finney, Edward Fox, Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins, Zena Walker, Sheila Reid, Cathryn Harrison, Michael Gough, John Sharp, Donald Eccles Producer: Peter YatesStudio: Columbia PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Albert Finney)
Academy Award for Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
Academy Award for Best Director (Peter Yates)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Peter Yates)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Ronald Harwood)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Dresser is a successful 1980 West End and Broadway play by Ronald Harwood, which tells the story of an aging actor's personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charge's life together. It was adapted as a 1983 film, based on a screenplay by Harwood. The film was directed by Peter Yates and produced by Yates with Ronald Harwood. The cinematography was by Kelvin Pike. The film version of The Dresser stars Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Zena Walker, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gough and Edward Fox. Finney and Courtenay were both nominated for Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Awards for their performances, with Courtenay winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama in a tie with Robert Duvall in Tender Mercies.

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