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Personal Services (1987)

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Based on the true story of Cynthia Payne, a famous British madame, this often ribald comedy depicts the woman's rise to fame in the world of prostitution. Particular attention is paid to her success in catering to the wealthy and powerful, providing the film with many opportunities for satire.

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Cast

Julie Walters
as Christine Painter
Alec McCowen
as Wing Commander Morten
Leon Lissek
as Mr. Popozogolou
Benjamin Whitrow
as Mr. Marsden
Peter Cellier
as Mr. Marples
Stephen Lewis
as Mr. Dunkley
Andrew MacLachlan
as Mr. McClellan
Beverly Foster
as Elizabeth
Alan Bowyer
as David Painter
Jeffrey Caunton
as PC Williams
Sheila Gill
as Mrs. Winter
Toni Palmer
as Aunt Winnie
Claire Waugh
as Girl in Film
Wayne Morris
as Man in Film
Jagdish Kumar
as Mr. Shah
Jason Smart
as PC Hart
Jeffrey Daunton
as PC Williams
Janie Booth
as Court Usher
Nick Stringer
as PC Baker
Paul Imbusch
as Solicitor
Andreas Markos
as Mr. Grivas
Peter Wight
as Detective Gibson
John Bailey
as Mr. Gardner
Arthur Hewlett
as Mr. Francis
Ivor Roberts
as Glossop
Arthur Cox
as Lennox
Lorena Lee
as The Angel
Badi Uzzaman
as Mr. Pater
Buddy Uzzaman
as Mr. Pater
Mark Hardy
as Nicole
David Leland
as Mr. Pilkington/Danielle
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Critic Reviews for Personal Services

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Offers a wacky portrait of the sexual foibles of men.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Personal Services

½

Delightful British comedy/drama, well defined and developed characters. Julie Walters is terrific as always. Fun cast, interesting story well directed. It has a few slow spots, but overall, very entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

The heroine is played by Julie Walters, not long after her Oscar-nominated title role of "Educating Rita," and she has it just right: the tight lips, polite reserve, the proper manner and bearing, all designed to keep passion and sex in different departments, where they belong.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo
½

6.5/10. Delightful British comedy/drama, well defined and developed characters. Julie Walters is terrific as always. Fun cast, interesting story well directed. It has a few slow spots, but overall, very entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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