Voices from a Locked Room


Voices from a Locked Room

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Peter Warlock was a noted British composer during the 1930s. Philip Heseltine was his harshest critic. This strange-but-true, highly dramatized British biopic brings to light a little known fact about the two enemies: they were same man. Much of the story centers upon reviewer Heseltine, one of the most feared figures in music criticism, a man known by peers as "The Grim Reaper." In his columns about Warlock's work, Heseltine calls the composer a pirate who gets his ideas from other composers. Heseltine falls in love after seeing the performance of American singer Lily Buxton. He arrogantly trashes her work, but she sees something good about him and goes out with him. Meanwhile, Warlock keeps composing and Heseltine's attacks upon him become excessively vitriolic causing Lily to get curious. She begins investigating and finds the chaotic, ramshackle apartment where Warlock lives. It is there that she learns the strange truth.th.


Jeremy Northam
as Philip Heseltine/Peter Warlock
Tushka Bergen
as Lily Buxton
Allan Corduner
as Oscar Butterworth
Hilton McRae
as Gerald Duffy
Alan Corduner
as Oscar Butterworth
Bronwen Mantel
as Madge Ryan
Dilys Laye
as Mrs. Heseltine
Domini Blythe
as Lady Milford
Colin Fox
as Sir Thomas Beecham
Michael Sinelnikoff
as Sir Charles Devlin
Chris Wiggins
as Angus Fergusson
Jonathan Stark
as Concerned Man
Benoit Langlais
as Young Heseltine
Martin Kevan
as Radio Announcer
Frank Schorpion
as George Heseltine
Jim Bradford
as Club Manager
Ari Snyder
as Choir Master
Robert Burns
as Organist
Victor Knight
as Elderly Man
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  • Despite an impressive performance by Northam, this is a movie-of-the-week with explicit sex and nudity (I think I've just convinced a number of people to rent this thing).

    Oct 20, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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