The Dresser Poster

Release Date: 1983

DVD Release Date: April 6th, 2004

PG|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
During World War II, an embittered actor known to others as Sir (Albert Finney) is well past his prime. Formerly a renowned performer, Sir must now settle for leading a shoddy troupe of aged actors and army rejects in performances of Shakespeare's greatest plays. His anxiety, regret and age begin to get the better of him, and his work starts to suffer. Only Norman (Tom Courtenay), a timid set dresser who is unfailingly devoted to Sir, can hold the show together as it threatens to collapse.

Cast: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gough, Cathryn Harrison, Betty Marsden

Director: Peter Yates

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Goldcrest Films International

Keywords: Touching, 1940s, England, Quest, Fall

Awards

Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1984)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)