Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing (1996)

An urban fairytale.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1996-06-21
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 287 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Channel Four Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Hettie Macdonald
star 7.3/10
From 287 Ratings


Set during a long, hot summer on the Thamesmead Estate in Southeast London, three teenagers edge towards adulthood.

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  • Linda Henry

    as Sandra Gangel
  • Glen Berry

    as Jamie Gangel
  • Scott Neal

    as Steven Pearce
  • Tameka Empson

    as Leah
  • Ben Daniels

    as Tony
  • Meera Syal

    as Miss Chauhan
  • Garry Cooper

    as Ronnie Pearce
  • Jeillo Edwards

    as Rose
  • Terry Duggan

    as Kevin
  • Anna Karen

    as Marlene
  • Julia-Lee Smith

    as Gina
  • Daniel Bowers

    as Trevor
  • Martin Walsh

    as Mr Bennett
  • Jonathan Harvey

    as Petra
  • Marlene Sidaway

    as Betty
  • John Benfield

    as Rodney Barr
  • John Savage

    as Lenny
  • Liane Ware

    as Claire
  • Sophie Stanton

    as Louise
  • Catherine Sanderson

    as Kelly
  • Ozdemir Mamodeally

    as Slasher
  • Beth Goddard

    as Brewery Official
  • Davyd Harries

    as Brewery Official
  • Andrew Fraser

    as Jayson
Production Tony Garnett Producer
Writing Jonathan Harvey Screenplay
Writing Jonathan Harvey Theatre Play
Camera Chris Seager Director of Photography
Directing Hettie Macdonald Director
Production Bill Shapter Producer
Sound John Altman Original Music Composer
Editing Don Fairservice Editor
Art Mark Stevenson Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Pam Tait Costume Designer
Production Andy Pryor Casting
Production Gail Stevens Casting
Production Nick O'Hagan Production Supervisor
Production Jim Allan Location Manager
Production Danielle Brandon Production Coordinator
Production Paul Van Der Weele Production Accountant
Production Harry Teacher Production Runner
Directing Susie Liggat First Assistant Director
Directing Jim Imber Second Assistant Director
Directing Victoria Goodall Third Assistant Director
Directing Jim Wilkinson Third Assistant Director
Directing Ben Johnson Third Assistant Director
Directing Susanna Lenton Script Supervisor
Camera Kim Seber Focus Puller
Camera Oona Menges Clapper Loader
Camera Duncan Scott Camera Trainee
Camera Alf Tramontin Steadicam Operator
Camera Adrian Smith Steadicam Operator
Camera Paul Chedlow Still Photographer
Sound John Midgley Sound Mixer
Sound June Prinz Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Elisa Johnson Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Charlotte Couchman Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Eleanor Appleby Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Gilly Fiford Assistant Makeup Artist
Art Chrysoula Sofitsi Art Direction
Art Jane Henwood Assistant Art Director
Art Mike Power Property Master
Art Nigel Salter Props
Art Guy Hunt Construction Manager
Crew Guy Rutter Scenic Artist
Crew David Cronnelly Stunt Coordinator
Crew Gabe Cronnelly Stunt Coordinator
Lighting John Haylen Gaffer
Lighting Jim Beeby Gaffer
Lighting Billy Brooks Best Boy Electric
Lighting Dean Kennedy Best Boy Electric
Lighting John Whickman Electrician
Editing Kimaathi Spence Assistant Editor
Sound Kevin Brazier Sound Editor
Sound Wayne Brooks Sound Editor