Steve Coogan, Anna Friel and Chris Addison in The Look of Love – trailer

See the first teaser for Michael Winterbottom's biopic of Soho property developer and porn king Paul Raymond

Aha! Here’s our first look at Steve Coogan in action as Paul Raymond in Michael Winterbottom’s upcoming biopic about the controversial porn baron, The Look of Love.


In addition to Coogan, The Look of Love’s teaser also features a host of Britain’s favourite comedy performers in various guises. There’s Stephen Fry as a judge, David Walliams as a vicar, Chris Addison as an afro-sporting glamour photographer…

And, happily, the film looks like it’s going to be a stylish, mirth-filled romp set in and around the back streets and strip clubs of Soho (don’t worry – despite the subject matter, the trailer’s entirely SFW):

The Look of Love, which charts Raymond’s career from travelling showman to real estate developer and porn publisher, co-stars stars Anna Friel, Imogen Poots and Tasmin Egerton as the women in Raymond’s life.

Talking about The Look of Love, Coogan promised that audiences can expect laughs and sauce aplenty from the biopic. He said: “It’s a very British story about an eccentric character at the centre of pivotal events in British culture.

“I love the film. It has that strange combination of comedy and tragedy that Michael Winterbottom manages to pull off with a real deftness of touch. Like very few films these days it’s actually about something without being portentous. Oh and there’s lots of naked ladies in it too!”


The Look of Love will be released in British cinemas on Friday 26 April. See a collection of photos from the movie here.