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Prick Up Your Ears

Prick Up Your Ears

Apr. 17, 1987UK111 Min.R
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Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John ‘Joe’ Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as ‘What the Butler Saw’ and ‘Loot’, Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair’s future looks increasingly uncertain.

Prick Up Your Ears
Original title Prick Up Your Ears
IMDb Rating 7.4 5,087 votes
TMDb Rating 6.830 votes



Gary Oldman isJoe Orton
Joe Orton
Alfred Molina isKenneth Halliwell
Kenneth Halliwell
Vanessa Redgrave isPeggy Ramsay
Peggy Ramsay
Frances Barber isLeonie Orton
Leonie Orton
Lindsay Duncan isAnthea Lahr
Anthea Lahr
Julie Walters isElsie Orton
Elsie Orton
Wallace Shawn isJohn Lahr
John Lahr
Janet Dale isMrs. Sugden
Mrs. Sugden
Dave Atkins isMr Sugden
Mr Sugden
Garry Cooper isMr. Sloane Actor
Mr. Sloane Actor

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