The Leading Man

The Leading Man (1996)

Indecent. Immoral. Irresistible. It's the role he was born to play.

  • Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1996-12-12
  • User Rating: 4.9/10 from 8 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: J&M Entertainment
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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From 8 Ratings
5.7 69%


Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with Hilary, a beautiful, fiesty young actress, and is preparing to desert his perfect family, his wife Elena and three lively children. His intolerable situation is further complicated when Humphrey casts Hilary as one of the leads in 'The Hit Man'. Enter Robin Grange, a charismatic young Hollywood actor making his London theatre debut. Robin is attractive, charming and dangerous, and soon inveigles his way into everyone's life. He ingratiates himself with the cast and, quickly grasping Felix's dilemma, sets about weaving his web of mischief. He suggests that if he were to seduce Elena, she would be distracted from Felix's affair, regain her self respect, and perhaps even willingly part from the unfaithful husband to whom she clings...

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  • Sound Ed Shearmur Original Music Composer
    Production Bertil Ohlsson Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Hair Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Makeup Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Rachael Fleming Costume Design
    Production Peter McAleese Line Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Carmel Jackson Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Lorna McGowan Assistant Makeup Artist
    Editing Humphrey Dixon Editor
    Art Trisha Edwards Set Decoration
    Camera Jean-François Robin Director of Photography
    Art Caroline Hanania Production Design
    Production Julia Palau Executive Producer
    Directing John Duigan Director
    Production Paul Raphael Producer
    Art Andrew Munro Art Direction
    Writing Virginia Duigan Writer
    Sound Christopher Ackland Supervising Sound Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Graham Johnston Key Makeup Artist
    Sound Colin Nicolson Sound Supervisor
    Sound Stephen McLaughlin Sound Recordist
    Production Michael Ryan Executive Producer
    Production Jina Jayawardena Casting
    Sound Gordon Greenaway Assistant Sound Editor