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Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)

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99 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Sir Hugo (Sir Alan Bates) is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet (Theresa Russell). He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo (Lena Headey) brings home her betrothed, Sidney (...See moreSir Hugo (Sir Alan Bates) is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet (Theresa Russell). He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo (Lena Headey) brings home her betrothed, Sidney (Steven Mackintosh), who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge (Sting), provides Lady Harriet with the attention she's been missing, and then seduces Sidney. Did he have a role in Sidney's disappearance as well? Written by Dennis Lewis See less
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Patrick McGrath (novel) (screenplay) | John-Paul Davidson (additional writing)
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Mar 7, 1997 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Alan Bates
Sir Hugo Coal Sir Hugo Coal   See fewer
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Theresa Russell
Lady Harriet Coal Lady Harriet Coal   See fewer
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Sting
Fledge Fledge   See fewer
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Lena Headey
Cleo Coal Cleo Coal   See fewer
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Jim Carter
George Lecky George Lecky   See fewer
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Anna Massey
Mrs. Giblet Mrs. Giblet   See fewer
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Maria Aitken
Lavinia Freebody Lavinia Freebody   See fewer
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James Fleet
Inspector Limp Inspector Limp   See fewer
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Steven Mackintosh
Sidney Giblet Sidney Giblet   See fewer
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John Mills
Sir Edward Cleghorn Sir Edward Cleghorn   See fewer
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Chris Barnes
Johm Lecky Johm Lecky   See fewer
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Timothy Kightley
Harbottle Harbottle   See fewer
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Richard Durden
Sykes-Herring Sykes-Herring   See fewer
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Nick Lucas
Hubert Cleggie Hubert Cleggie   See fewer
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Annette Badland
Connie Babblehump Connie Babblehump   See fewer
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David Henry
Freddy Hoygh Freddy Hoygh   See fewer
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Bob Goody
Father Pim Father Pim   See fewer
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Edward Jewesbury
Sir Edward Tome Sir Edward Tome   See fewer
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David Killick
Sir Humphrey Stoker Sir Humphrey Stoker   See fewer
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Geoffrey Freshwater
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Jeffry Wickham
Justice Congreve (as Jeffrey Wickham) Justice Congreve (as Jeffrey Wickham)   See fewer
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Michael Cronin
Dr. Walter Dendrite Dr. Walter Dendrite   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 573 votes