The Actors (2003)

The Actors





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Movie Info

Conor McPherson's comedy The Actors stars Michael Caine as an aging never-was performer. Anthony O'Malley (Caine) convinces young colleague and castmate Tom (Dylan Moran) to hone his craft by pretending to be someone he isn't in real life. Tony suggests that they rip off gangster Barreller (Michael Gambon). All goes according to plan, until Barreller's daughter Dolores (Lena Headey) falls in love with Tom, who is disguised as his sister's boyfriend Clive (Ben Miller). Miranda Richardson rounds … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Jordan
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as Anthony O'Malley

as Tom Quirk

as Barreller

as Dolores

as Mrs. Magnani

as Clive

as Herself

as Audition director

as stage doorkeeper

as box office attendant

as camcorder girl

as Maurice usher

as Dermot usher

as actor in Richard III

as actor in Richard III

as actor in Richard III

as actor in Richard III

as actor in Richard III

as actor in Richard III

as actor in Richard III

as stage manager

as bookseller

as Magnani hood

as Magnani hood

as themself

as Actor In Richard III

as chief fireman
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Critic Reviews for The Actors

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Enjoyable lightweight entertainment and marks stand-up comedian Dylan Moran as an endearing talent to watch.

June 5, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Yes, it's all rather silly. But it's also all rather fun.

Full Review… | May 28, 2003

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Full Review… | May 28, 2003

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for The Actors


Its not too bad of a movie really!
I think it could have been funnier but it was fairly amusing really dylan moran did still the show and was by far the funniest but michael caine was brilliant but i wouldnt say it was his best of films!! Lena headey was brilliant as supporting cast and did a lovely irish accent and looked very gorgeous in it!! The laughs were funny but sometimes far between each each of the laughs! The storyline is ok and believable i guess!! Worth a watch really espicially if your a fan of dylan michael or lena!!
dylan and michael are two actors who are basically doin a get rich quick scheme and steal money from gangster but the gangster soon realise that theyve been taken a fool out of so they go looking for the calprits!!
Its a worth a watch movie!!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Average fun

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

A manic comedy, with it's fair share of comical moments. I think it's the type of film people will enjoy only if they are fans of Dermot Moran, as he is most definitely the star of the show.

It's easy watching, quite comical and a fairly original idea

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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