Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners (1986)

A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate...

  • Don MacPherson
  • Christopher Wicking
  • Richard Burridge
  • Julien Temple
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  • Release Date: 1986-04-04
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 108

James Fox

Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen

Eddie O'Connell

Colin, Photographer / Narrator

Patsy Kensit


David Bowie

Vendice Partners

Mandy Rice-Davies

Flora, Colin's Mum

Ray Davies

Arthur, Colin's Dad

Eve Ferret

Big Jill

Tony Hippolyte

Mr. Cool

Steven Berkoff

The Fanatic


Athene Duncannon

Edward Tudor-Pole

Ed the Ted

Bruce Payne


Paul Rhys

Dean Swift

Anita Morris

Dido Lament

Alan Freeman


Lionel Blair

Harry Charms

Julian Firth

The Misery Kid

Gary Beadle

Johnny Wonder

Sylvia Syms

Cynthia Eve

Ronald Fraser

Amberley Drove

Jess Conrad

Cappuccino Man

Irene Handl

Mrs Larkin

Eric Sykes

Arcade Attendant

Sandie Shaw

Baby Boom's Mother

Bruno Tonioli

Maltese Lodger
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