The Hippopotamus. Ted Wallace (Roger Allam).

The Hippopotamus

2017 British comedy film about a disgraced poet. Stars Roger Allam, Emily Berrington, Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw, Tommy Knight and others.

The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

Triple Olivier Award winner Roger Allam heads a stellar cast as the cantankerous, whiskey-swilling protagonist in this brand-new adaptation of Stephen Fry's best-selling novel. With a supporting cast that includes Tim McInnerny, Emily Berrington, Russell Tovey, Fiona Shaw and Matthew Modine, director John Jencks realises a decade-long ambition to become the first person to bring one of Fry's novels to the screen.

Ted Wallace, lapsed poet and disgraced theatre critic, is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Logan's Norfolk manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, his fifteen-year-old godson David Logan, whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware of David's disturbingly unorthodox methods, the Logans are now set on sharing their son's "gift" with the world. With a poet's passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.

First released: Monday 3rd July 2017

Extras

Book to Screen
British Comedy Special
Making-of featurette
Extensive interviews with cast and crew

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 90
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: 7954780

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  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 89
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: 7958130

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