The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (1980)

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

  • Eric Bergren
  • Christopher De Vore
  • David Lynch
  • David Lynch
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  • Release Date: 1980-10-02
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB, US
  • Runtime: 124
  • Revenue: $26,010,864
  • Budget: $5,000,000

David Ryall

Man With Whores

Roy Evans


Gilda Cohen


Patricia Hodge

Screaming Mum

Juba Kennerley

Committee Member (uncredited)

Dave Cooper

Man in crowd (uncredited)

Kathleen Byron

Lady Waddington

Helen Ryan

Princess Alex

John Gielgud

Carr Gomm

John Hurt

John Merrick

Alfie Curtis


Harry Fielder

Policeman (uncredited)

Patsy Smart

Distraught Woman

Guy Standeven

Committee Member (uncredited)

Wendy Hiller


Anthony Hopkins

Dr. Frederick Treves

Anne Bancroft

Mrs. Kendal

Michael Elphick

Night Porter

Hannah Gordon

Mrs. Anne Treves

Dexter Fletcher

Bytes' Boy

Phoebe Nicholls

Merrick's Mother

Kenny Baker

Plumed Dwarf

Hugh Manning


Peter Davidson

Second Bobby

David Lynch

Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick

Fred Wood

Injured Man (uncredited)

Tony Clarkin

Thug from Pub (uncredited)
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