The Curse of Steptoe (2008)

In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show 'Steptoe and Son'. However, the show's success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, type-casting him and thwarting his stage ambitions. Wilfrid Brambell, the actor playing his father, is marginalized in a different way. He is a gay man in an England where homosexuality is still illegal.

Directing:
  • Michael Samuels

Writing:
  • Brian Fillis

Stars:
Release Date: 2008-03-18
themoviedb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 67
Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs
Harry H Corbett
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
Wilfrid Brambell
Roger Allam
Roger Allam
Tom Sloan
Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
Joan Littlewood
Burn Gorman
Burn Gorman
Ray Galton
Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
Alan Simpson
Zoë Tapper
Zoë Tapper
Sheila Steafel
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