Drama on 3: Victim

Drama on 3: Victim

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Summary

Written by Sarah Wooley. Drama about the making of Victim, the first British film to break the taboo and seriously address homosexuality. The 1961 film, starring matinee idol Dirk Bogarde in the gamble of his career, is often credited with helping to change public attitudes to homosexuality. This fast-moving drama follows the extraordinary mixture of bravery and pragmatism involved in getting this groundbreaking enterprise off the ground, providing a fascinating glimpse of Britain at a tipping point of social change. Ed Stoppard, Simon Harrison and Jonathan Aris star.

Cast & Crew

Dirk Bogarde Ed Stoppard
Tony Forwood Simon Harrison
Basil Dearden Jonathan Aris
Janet Green Fenella Woolgar
Michael Relph Ben Miles
John Trevelyan Michael Maloney
Dorothy Julie Teal
Sylvia Sims Sarah Ridgeway
Alexander Walker Charlie Clements
Leo Abse MP/Trailer Announcer Simon Ludders
Sir Cyril Osborne/Earl of Arran/Roy Jenkins Philip Fox
Director Abigail le Fleming
Writer Sarah Wooley
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