Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing (1996)

An urban fairytale.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1996-06-21
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 256 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Channel Four Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Hettie Macdonald
star 7.3/10
From 256 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 Gail Stevens Casting
Production Andy Pryor Casting
Crew David Cronnelly Stunt Coordinator
Camera Chris Seager Director of Photography
Production Nick O'Hagan Production Supervisor
Production Tony Garnett Producer
Sound John Altman Original Music Composer
Directing Hettie Macdonald Director
Writing Jonathan Harvey Screenplay
Writing Jonathan Harvey Theatre Play
Production Bill Shapter Producer
Editing Don Fairservice Editor
Directing Victoria Goodall Third Assistant Director
Sound Wayne Brooks Sound Editor
Sound Kevin Brazier Sound Editor
Lighting Billy Brooks Best Boy Electric
Directing Susie Liggat First Assistant Director
Crew Gabe Cronnelly Stunt Coordinator
Camera Oona Menges Clapper Loader
Directing Susanna Lenton Script Supervisor
Sound John Midgley Sound Mixer
Lighting Dean Kennedy Best Boy Electric
Art Nigel Salter Props
Camera Alf Tramontin Steadicam Operator
Camera Adrian Smith Steadicam Operator
Directing Jim Imber Second Assistant Director
Lighting John Whickman Electrician
Sound June Prinz Boom Operator
Lighting Jim Beeby Gaffer
Camera Paul Chedlow Still Photographer
Production Danielle Brandon Production Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Pam Tait Costume Designer
Art Mike Power Property Master
Lighting John Haylen Gaffer
Camera Duncan Scott Camera Trainee
Costume & Make-Up Charlotte Couchman Wardrobe Master
Camera Kim Seber Focus Puller
Art Guy Hunt Construction Manager
Directing Ben Johnson Third Assistant Director
Crew Guy Rutter Scenic Artist
Art Jane Henwood Assistant Art Director
Production Jim Allan Location Manager
Art Mark Stevenson Production Design
Production Paul Van Der Weele Production Accountant
Production Harry Teacher Production Runner
Directing Jim Wilkinson Third Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Elisa Johnson Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Eleanor Appleby Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Gilly Fiford Assistant Makeup Artist
Art Chrysoula Sofitsi Art Direction
Editing Kimaathi Spence Assistant Editor