Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners (1986)

A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate...

  • Don MacPherson
  • Christopher Wicking
  • Richard Burridge
  • Julien Temple
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  • Release Date: 1986-04-04
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 108

Irene Handl

Mrs Larkin

James Fox

Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen

Eddie O'Connell

Colin, Photographer / Narrator

Patsy Kensit


David Bowie

Vendice Partners

Ray Davies

Arthur, Colin's Dad

Mandy Rice-Davies

Flora, Colin's Mum

Eve Ferret

Big Jill

Tony Hippolyte

Mr. Cool

Steven Berkoff

The Fanatic


Athene Duncannon (as Sade Adu)

Edward Tudor-Pole

Ed the Ted (as Tenpole Tudor)

Bruce Payne


Alan Freeman


Anita Morris

Dido Lament

Paul Rhys

Dean Swift

Julian Firth

The Misery Kid

Lionel Blair

Harry Charms

Gary Beadle

Johnny Wonder

Jess Conrad

Cappuccino Man

Ronald Fraser

Amberley Drove

Peter-Hugo Daly

Vern (as Peter Hugo-Daly)

Sylvia Syms

Cynthia Eve

Colin Jeavons


Sandie Shaw

Baby Boom's Mother

Bruno Tonioli

Maltese Lodger

Eric Sykes

Arcade Attendant (uncredited)
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