• A Private Function (1984)

A Private Function

Release Date: 1984

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2003

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

In the summer of 1947, Britain prepares to commemorate the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. To get around food-rationing laws, Dr. Charles Swaby (Denholm Elliott), accountant Henry Allardyce (Richard Griffiths) and solicitor Frank Lockwood (John Normington) are fattening a black-market pig for the big day. Egged on by his wife (Maggie Smith), meek Gilbert Chilvers (Michael Palin) steals the swine, but the couple must conceal it from inspector Morris Wormold (Bill Paterson).

Cast: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Liz Smith, Richard Griffiths, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Tony Haygarth

Director: Malcolm Mowbray

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Husband , Doctor , Underdog , Mother , 1940s , Witty , Madcap , Small town , England , Rise , Wife


Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)