95 min
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations.


Maurice Russell, once a great actor, is now living in London in the twilight of his life. Those of his generation remember him fondly, while those in the younger generations have no idea who he is. He spends most of his time hanging out with his friends Ian, also an actor, and Donald, or visiting with his wife Valerie for who he has great affection but with who he no longer lives. His acting career is virtually over, he only taking roles on the odd occasion when he needs the money. Ian has decided to invite his young great-niece Jessie from the provinces to come and stay with him, basically to act as his caregiver in case he falls ill, but also to be his companion. He envisions listening to Bach with her and her cooking him food to which he is accustomed. Jessie's stay is nothing as he envisions. She doesn't know how to cook, she drinks all his alcohol, and she has unrealistic visions of what she will accomplish in her life. Maurice, however, sees in Jessie, a person who can help him recapture part of his youth and vigor, including more fully realizing his thoughts of sex. Maurice calls her Venus, after one of his favorite paintings. As Maurice and Jessie spend more time together, they use each other to get what they want. But it isn't until Maurice approaches the end of his life will either understand if what they have is true friendship.

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Roger Michell

Hanif Kureishi

Miles Ketley
Executive Producer

Kevin Loader

Charles Moore
Executive Producer

Rosa Romero
Line Producer

Tessa Ross
Executive Producer

Scott Rudin
Executive Producer

Corinne Bailey Rae

Haris Zambarloukos
Director of Photography

Nicolas Gaster

Fiona Weir

John Paul Kelly
Production Design

Emma MacDevitt
Art Direction

Sophie Phillips
Set Decoration

Natalie Ward
Costume Design

Nana Fischer

Nana Fischer
Makeup Artist

Daniel Phillips
Hair Setup

Sean Cooney
Executive In Charge Of Post Production

Alistair Hopkins
Post Production Supervisor

Josh Yudkin
Location Manager

Rob Anderson
Construction Coordinator

Kate Halsall
Art Department Assistant

Springer Horrill
Property Master

Sophie Phillips
Set Dressing Artist

Sui Rajakaruna
Assistant Art Director

Tim Alban
Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Christopher Atkinson
Sound Editor

Nick Baldock
Sound Effects Editor

Peter Baldock
Supervising Sound Editor

Ben Carr
Sound Editor

Adele Fletcher
ADR & Dubbing

Adele Fletcher
Dialogue Editor

Danny Hambrook
Sound Recordist

James Hamilton

Chris Treble

Ben Bradley
Simulation & Effects Artist

Stephen Elson
Visual Effects Producer

Emmet Cahill

Tristam Cones
Director of Photography

Nicola Dove
Still Photographer

Hamish Doyne-Ditmas
Director of Photography

Brian Fawcett

Dan Lowe
Rigging Gaffer

Sally Low
Director of Photography

Iain Mackay
Director of Photography

Jem Morton

Luke Redgrave
Camera Operator

Lewis Ronald
Video Assist Operator

Tony Rowland

Nick Wall
Still Photographer

Julian White
Lighting Technician

Matt Wilson

Martin Chitty
Costume Design

Charlotte Sewell
Costume Design

Daniel Phillips
Makeup Department Head

Scott Rudin
Executive Producer