Prick Up Your Ears
The life and tragic death of British playwright Joe Orton is chronicled in this biographical film. When the young, attractive Orton meets the older, more introverted Kenneth Halliwell at drama school, he befriends the kindred spirit and they start an affair. As Orton becomes more comfortable with his sexuality and starts to find success with his writing, Halliwell becomes increasingly alienated and jealous, ultimately tapping into a dangerous rage.
Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn, Julie Walters, James Grant, Frances Barber, Lindsay Duncan, Janet Dale, Dave Atkins, Derek Jarman, Margaret Tyzack, Eric Richard, Charlotte Wodehouse, Linda Spurrier, Charles McKowen, Selina Cadell, Liam Staic, Bert Parnaby, Stephen Bill, Max Stafford-Clark