The Tall Guy

Emma’s role: Kate Lemmon
Directed by: Mel Smith
Screenplay by: Richard Curtis
Genre: Comedy
Release date: UK – 13 April 1989, US – 21 September 1990

Other cast:
Jeff Goldblum – Dexter King
Rowan Atkinson – Ron Anderson
Geraldine James – Carmen
Anna Massey – Mary
Kim Thomson – Cheryl

Synopsis:
Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of “The Elephant Man”. Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back.

Trivia:
This was Emma Thompson’s theatrical film debut.

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