Bernard and the Genie

Bernard and the Genie (1991)

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1991-11-23
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 23 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 10min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Talkback
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Paul Weiland
star 7.4/10
From 23 Ratings


Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.

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  • Lenny Henry

    as Josephus the Genie
  • Alan Cumming

    as Bernard Bottle
  • Rowan Atkinson

    as Charles Pinkworth
  • John Gabriel

    as Wizard
  • Kevin Allen

    as Kevin
  • Denis Lill

    as Frank Kepple
  • Angela Clarke

    as Carrie
  • Janet Henfrey

    as Miss Purse
  • Marcia Ashton

    as Miss Temple
  • Trevor Laird

    as PC Parker
  • Gary Whelan

    as Officer
  • Bob Geldof

    as Himself
  • Melvyn Bragg

    as Himself
  • Trevor McDonald

    as Newscaster
  • Gary Lineker

    as Himself
  • Andrée Bernard

    as Judy
  • David Forman

    as Leonardo
Camera Roger Pratt Director of Photography
Writing Richard Curtis Writer
Sound Howard Goodall Original Music Composer
Art John Beard Production Design
Art Rod McLean Production Design
Writing Lenny Henry Original Concept
Production Peter Fincham Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Rebecca Hale Costume Design
Directing Paul Weiland Director
Production Mary Francis Executive Producer
Production Paul DeFreitas Casting
Production Jacinta Peel Producer
Production Andy McClean Associate Producer
Editing Ian Weil Editor