My Beautiful Laundrette. Image shows from L to R: Johnny (Daniel Day Lewis), Omar (Gordon Warnecke). Copyright: Film4
My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette

  • 1985 film

Comic drama about a young British-Pakistani attempting to turn around a laundrette business. Stars Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Derrick Branche and more.

Key cast & crew credits

Cast
Gordon Warnecke Omar
Saeed Jaffrey Nasser
Roshan Seth Papa
Daniel Day Lewis Johnny
Derrick Branche Salim
Shirley Anne Field Rachel
Richard Graham Genghis
Winston Graham Jamaican One
Dudley Thomas Jamaican Two
Garry Cooper Squatter
Charu Bala Chokshi (as Charu Bala Choksi) Bilquis
Souad Faress Cherry
Rita Wolf Tania
Persis Maravala Nasser's Elder Daughter
Nisha Kapur Nasser's Younger Daughter
Neil Cunningham Englishman
Walter Donohue Dick O'Donnell
Gurdial Sira Zaki
Stephen Marcus Moose
Dawn Archibald Gang Member One
Jonathan Moore Gang Member Two
Gerard Horan Telephone Man
Ram John Holder Poet
Bhasker Patel (as Bhasker) Tariq
Ayub Khan Din Student
Dulice Leicier Gil in Disco
Badi Uzzaman Dealer
Chris Pitt Kid One
Kerryann White Kid Two
Colin Campbell Madame Butterfly Man
Sheila Chitnis Zaki's Wife
Writing team
Hanif Kureishi Writer
Production team
Stephen Frears Director
Sarah Radclyffe Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
Mick Audsley Editor
Hugo Luczyc Wyhowski Production Designer
Debbie McWilliams Casting Director
Oliver Stapleton Director of Photography
Lindy Hemming Costume Designer
Ludus Tonalis Composer
Simon Hinkly 1st Assistant Director

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