The Grotesque

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The Grotesque
an ad for the movie in NME - June 22, 1996
Directed by: John-Paul Davidson
Produced by: Trudie Styler
Written by: Patrick McGrath
Starring: Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting
Music by: Anne Dudley
Edited by: Tariq Anwar, Tracey Wadmore-Smith
Distributed by:
Release date(s): 1995-09-20 (Filmfestival Hamburg)

1996-06-07 (London premiere)

1997-03-14 (USA)

Running time: 99 minutes
Country: UK
Language(s): English

Plot summary

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Primary cast members of the film included:

  • Alan Bates - Sir Hugo Coal
  • Theresa Russell - Lady Harriet Coal
  • Sting - Fledge
  • Lena Headey - Cleo Coal
  • Jim Carter - George Lecky
  • Anna Massey - Mrs. Giblet
  • Trudie Styler - Doris


The movie was said to have a six-week shooting schedule. Shooting went (at least) from 1995-03-14 to 1995-04-09.


The Grotesque was first shown on 1995-09-20 at the Filmfestival in Hamburg, Germany.

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Quotations and trivia

The Evening News from March 15, 1995 mentions that the movie was based at Heydon Hall near Reepham in Norfolk, England, UK.

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