About a Boy

About a Boy (2002)

One ordinary couple. One little white lie.

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Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life, which leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.

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  • Hugh Grant

    as Will
  • Nicholas Hoult

    as Marcus Brewer
  • Toni Collette

    as Fiona Brewer
  • Rachel Weisz

    as Rachel
  • Sharon Small

    as Christine
  • Madison Cook

    as Imogen
  • Jordan Cook

    as Imogen
  • Nicholas Hutchison

    as John
  • Ryan Speechley

    as Barney
  • Joseph Speechley

    as Barney
  • Denise Stephenson

    as Lindsey
  • Natalia Tena

    as Ellie
  • Christopher Webster

    as Ellie's Friend
  • Isabel Brook

    as Angie
  • Orlando Thor Newman

    as Louie, Angie's Kid
  • Augustus Prew

    as Ali
  • Victoria Smurfit

    as Suzie
  • Paulette P. Williams

    as Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
  • Susannah Doyle

    as Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
  • Fritha Goodey

    as Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
  • Delma Walsh

    as Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
  • Peter Roy

    as Will's Dad
  • Rosalind Knight

    as Lindsey's Mum
  • Sian Martin

    as Cute Waitress
  • Joanne Petitt

    as Hairdresser
  • Cathy Murphy

    as Nurse
  • Mark Heap

    as Math Teacher
  • Claire Harman

    as Skechers Shopgirl
  • Jason Salkey

    as Amnesty International Worker Tom
  • Annabelle Apsion

    as Amnesty International Worker
  • Russell Barr

    as Maitre D'
  • Joyce Henderson

    as Moira / SPAT
  • Jenny Galloway

    as Frances / SPAT
  • Janine Duvitski

    as Caroline / SPAT
  • Alex Kew

    as Simon Cosgrove
  • Murray Lachlan Young

    as New Year's Eve Party Guest
  • Matthew James Thomas

    as Candy Thrower
  • Aaron Keeling

    as Candy Thrower
  • Sidney Livingstone

    as Park Keeper
  • Bethany Muir

    as Child in Supermarket
  • Tessa Vale

    as Class Teacher
Production Robert De Niro Producer
Costume & Make-Up Joanna Johnston Costume Design
Camera Remi Adefarasin Director of Photography
Art Jim Clay Production Design
Production Tim Bevan Producer
Production Eric Fellner Producer
Writing Nick Hornby Screenplay
Writing Nick Hornby Novel
Writing Chris Weitz Screenplay
Directing Chris Weitz Director
Writing Paul Weitz Screenplay
Directing Paul Weitz Director
Writing Peter Hedges Screenplay
Production Brad Epstein Producer
Production Jane Rosenthal Producer
Editing Nick Moore Editor
Production Priscilla John Casting
Sound Badly Drawn Boy Original Music Composer