Beautiful Thing (1996)


A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide that they're attracted to each other, neither is sure just what to do.

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WatchMovies Score: 7.5/10 from 114 votes
Release Date: 1996-06-21
Status: Released
Run time: 92 min / 1:32
Production Studio : Channel Four Films, World Productions, Sony Pictures Classics
Production Country: United Kingdom


Linda Henry
as Sandra Gangel
Glen Berry
as Jamie Gangel
Scott Neal
as Ste Pearce
Tameka Empson
as Leah
Ben Daniels
as Tony
Meera Syal
as Miss Chauhan
Garry Cooper
as Ronnie Pearce
Andrew Fraser
as Jayson
John Savage
as Lenny
Jeillo Edwards
as Rose
Terry Duggan
as Kevin
Anna Karen
as Marlene
Julia-Lee Smith
as Gina
Daniel Bowers
as Trevor
Martin Walsh
as Mr Bennett
Jonathan Harvey
as Petra
Marlene Sidaway
as Betty
John Benfield
as Rodney Barr


Directing Hettie MacDonald Director
Writing Jonathan Harvey Theatre Play
Writing Jonathan Harvey Screenplay
Production Tony Garnett Producer
Production Bill Shapter Producer
Sound John Altman Original Music Composer
Camera Chris Seager Director of Photography
Editing Don Fairservice Editor