Someone Else

Someone Else

Col Spector (2005)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Having already teamed Stephen Mangan with Keira Knightley in his award-winning short New Year's Eve, former BBC TV director Col Spector co-wrote this unconventional romantic comedy with Green Wing star Mangan in mind. It's certainly a tailor-made role, with Mangan adeptly switching between cynicism, flirtatiousness and self-pity as London-based portrait photographer David, who breaks up with long-time girlfriend Lisa (Susan Lynch) after confessing to a crush on kooky stranger Nina (Lara Belmont). Spector's decision to shoot mostly in medium and long shots means that Mangan is never allowed to dominate proceedings - his byplay with Lynch, Belmont and loser buddy Christopher Coghill is always quirkily even-handed. Running a meagre 77 minutes, this is a very bourgeois, very British kind of comedy, but its wit and restraint give it a pleasing authenticity.


Photographer David confesses to his girlfriend Lisa about his brief fling with another woman, and ends up losing both of them. However, when a dating agency matches Lisa up with David's layabout best friend, he becomes determined to win her back, no matter what it takes. Romantic comedy drama, starring Stephen Mangan, Susan Lynch and Lara Belmont.

Cast & Crew

David Stephen Mangan
Lisa Susan Lynch
Nina Lara Belmont
Matt Christopher Coghill
Michael Shaun Dingwall
Paul John Henshaw
Stephanie Lydia Piechowiak
Matt's girl Lydia Fox
Jane Bridget Fry
Alex Frank Perozo
Director Col Spector
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Soda PicturesGuidance: Contains swearing. Available on: DVDReleased on: 7 Sep 2007
Drama Comedy