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Shirley Valentine


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Willy Russell 's hit comedy starring
Pauline Collins
Tom Conti
Liverpool housewife Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw leads a domestic existence of routine dullness. Her monosyllabic husband's only concern is to find his supper on the table at
5.30 - things are so bad, she confides in the kitchen wall.
What she needs is a holiday; a place with sun, sand and sea, a place where she can fall in love -with life.
Director Lewis Gilbert (1989)


Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: Tom Conti
Unknown: Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Shirley Valentine: Pauline Collins
Costas Caldes: Tom Conti
Gillian: Julia McKenzie
Jane: Alison Steadman
Marjorie: Joanna Lumley
Headmistress: Sylvia Syms
Joe Bradshaw: Bernard Hill
Dougie: George Costigan
Jeanette: Anna Keaveney
Millandra: Tracie Bennett
Sydney: Ken Sharrock
Thelma: Karen Craig

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