awards & nominations

A Taste of Honey (1961)

Murray Melvin as "Geoffrey Ingham"

In this domestic drama, British teen Jo (Rita Tushingham) struggles to find love in her bleak day-to-day life, which is dominated by her alcoholic mother, Helen (Dora Bryan). When Jo has a brief fling with a black sailor and Helen takes up with a new lover, their already tense relationship is further strained. Jo faces more complications as she discovers she is pregnant, but finds support when she moves in with an odd but thoughtful gay student named Geoffrey (Murray Melvin).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)NominatedMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles