How To Get Ahead In Advertising. Dennis Bagley (Richard E. Grant). Copyright: Hand Made Films.

How To Get Ahead In Advertising

1989 British comedy film about an ad man. Stars Richard E. Grant, Rachel Ward, Richard Wilson, Jacqueline Tong, Susan Wooldridge and others.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Richard E. Grant Dennis Bagley
Rachel Ward Julia Bagley
Richard Wilson John Bristol
Jacqueline Tong Penny Wheelstock
Susan Wooldridge Monica
John Shrapnel Psychiatrist
Hugh Armstrong Harry Wax
Mick Ford Richard
Jacqueline Pearce Maud
Christopher Simon Waiter
Gino Melvazzi Waiter
Victor Lucas Tweedy Man
Dawn Keeler Tweedy Woman
Kerryann White Girl In Elevator
Vivienne McKone Receptionist
Donald Hoath Businessman
John Levitt Businessman
Gordon Gostelow Priest
Pip Torrens Jonathan
Tony Slattery Basil
Rachel Fielding Jennifer
Pauline Melville Mrs Wallace
Roddy Maude-Roxby Dr Gatty
Francesca Longrigg Nurse
Tanveer Ghani Hospital Doctor
Joanna Mays Phillis Blokey
Sean Bean Larry Frisk
Writing team
Bruce Robinson Writer
Production team
Bruce Robinson Director
David Wimbury Producer
George Harrison Executive Producer
Denis O'Brien Executive Producer
Ray Cooper Co-producer
Alan Strachan Editor
Michael Pickwoad Production Designer
David Dundas Composer
Rick Wentworth Composer

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