A Bunch of Amateurs (15)

PUBLISHED: 17:46 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 26 October 2009

A HOLLYWOOD star is duped into starring in an am-dram Shakespearean production in this witty Brit comedy. Ageing, fading actor Jefferson Steel (Burt Reynolds) is lured to London by the prospect of playing the part of King Lear in


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A Bunch of Amateurs (15)

A HOLLYWOOD star is duped into starring in an am-dram Shakespearean production in this witty Brit comedy.

Ageing, fading actor Jefferson Steel (Burt Reynolds) is lured to London by the prospect of playing the part of King Lear in a high-profile and rather grand Stratford production.

When he arrives, however, he finds that he's actually been signed up to star in a play put together by a group of amateurs in a sleepy little village.

Resentment bubbles close to the surface in the form of the local solicitor (Derek Jacobi), who's finding it desperately hard to come to terms with playing understudy to a ghastly Hollywood hotshot.

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Camilla Arfwedson, Samantha Bond, Charles Durning, Derek Jacobi, Imelda Staunton

Director: Andy Cadiff

Released: December 19, 2008


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