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Stanley A Man Of Variety

Starring: Timothy Spall


Director: Stephen Cookson


Writers: Timothy Spall, Stephen Cookson


Co-Producer: Peter Keegan


Log-Line: A middle aged man who has been stuck in prison for far too long starts to see hallucinations

**** TIMOTHY SPALL -  Outstanding Achievement - UK Film Festival 2016

**** WINNER DIAMOND AWARD - Best Narrative Feature - California Film Awards 2016

**** SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Manchester Film Festival 2017

Best Actor Award - Ecrans Britanniques - Nimes Film Festival 2017

In Competition - Dingle International Film Festival 2017

**** WINNER BEST ACTOR - Oxford International Film Festival 2017

In Competition - Shanghai International Film Festival 2017

**** WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST MAKE-UP - Kew Gardens Festival Of Cinema - New York 2017

**** WINNER BEST ACTOR - Marbella International Film Festival 2017 

In Competition - Santiago International Film Festival 2017

In Competition - Southampton International Film Festival 2017

In Competition - Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2017

In Competition - Red Rock International Film Festival - Cedar City - USA 2017


http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2017-03-06/timothy-spall-headlines-manchester-film-festival/ 

https://www.comedy.co.uk/film/stanley_a_man_of_variety/


Stanley finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes that he didn’t commit. After many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember what he’s done.


In this hilarious and sometimes moving comedy we follow Stanley through his journey of hallucinations as he faces up to his unusual upbringing and his parents bizarre religious beliefs.


Stanley becomes desperate to learn the truth about what happened to his daughter and what lead to having this ordinary life he has already dreamed of.

Award winning actor Timothy Spall plays all the characters in Stanley’s hallucinations; from the flamboyant Noel Coward to the grotesque Max Wall to the ukulele King George Formby to Egor in a Transylvanian castle.


Eventually Stanley flies on a coffin through the clouds making his escape from prison with stand-up comedian Max Miller for company. He then finds himself in a courtroom facing the magistrate played by eccentric Margaret Rutherford. It’s down to her to decide Stanley’s fate and either send him back to the place where he was born or back to a life in prison.