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The Curse of Steptoe (2008)

TV Movie | 67 min | Biography, Drama

In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show 'Steptoe and Son'. However, the show's success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, ...See moreIn the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show 'Steptoe and Son'. However, the show's success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, type-casting him and thwarting his stage ambitions. Wilfrid Brambell, the actor playing his father, is marginalized in a different way. He is a gay man in an England where homosexuality is still illegal. The show runs for several years, incorporating film spin-offs but both, in their own way, feel that they have invoked the curse of Steptoe. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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William Diver (as Bill Diver)
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Mar 19, 2008 (United Kingdom)

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18 cast members
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Roger Allam
Tom Sloan Tom Sloan   See fewer
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Jason Isaacs
Harry H Corbett Harry H Corbett   See fewer
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Zoë Tapper
Sheila Steafel Sheila Steafel   See fewer
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Clare Higgins
Joan Littlewood Joan Littlewood   See fewer
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Elspeth Rae
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Burn Gorman
Ray Galton Ray Galton   See fewer
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Rory Kinnear
Alan Simpson Alan Simpson   See fewer
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Phil Davis
Wilfrid Brambell Wilfrid Brambell   See fewer
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Ken Oxtoby
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Ben Parr
Wilfrid's Young Blonde Man Wilfrid's Young Blonde Man   See fewer
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Peter Hamilton Dyer
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Sophie Hunter
Maureen Corbett Maureen Corbett   See fewer
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Julian Forsyth
Clive Goodwin Clive Goodwin   See fewer
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Jamie Lennox
Plain Clothes Policeman Plain Clothes Policeman   See fewer
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Scott McNess
Boy Outside Theatre Boy Outside Theatre   See fewer
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Buddy Wallis
Harry's Son Harry's Son   See fewer
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Aine Carlin
Press / Floor Hand (uncredited) Press / Floor Hand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aaron King
Edward (uncredited) Edward (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 257 votes