The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man (1980)

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

  • Eric Bergren
  • Christopher De Vore
  • David Lynch
  • David Lynch
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  • Release Date: 1980-10-09
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB, US
  • Runtime: 124
  • Revenue: $26,010,864
  • Budget: $5,000,000

Anthony Hopkins

Dr. Frederick Treves

Hannah Gordon

Mrs. Anne Treves

Dexter Fletcher

Bytes' Boy

John Hurt

John Merrick

Anne Bancroft

Mrs. Kendal

John Gielgud

Carr Gomm

Wendy Hiller


Michael Elphick

Night Porter

Helen Ryan

Princess Alex

Phoebe Nicholls

Merrick's Mother

Pat Gorman

Fairground Bobby

Kenny Baker

Plumed Dwarf

Patsy Smart

Distraught Woman

Kathleen Byron

Lady Waddington

Roy Evans


Alfie Curtis


Hugh Manning


David Ryall

Man With Whores

Pauline Quirke

2nd Whore

Eiji Kusuhara

Japanese Bleeder

Patricia Hodge

Screaming Mum

Peter Davidson

Second Bobby

Harry Fielder

Policeman (uncredited)

David Lynch

Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick

Fred Wood

Injured Man (uncredited)

Gilda Cohen


Tony Clarkin

Thug from Pub (uncredited)

Dave Cooper

Man in crowd (uncredited)

Juba Kennerley

Committee Member (uncredited)

Guy Standeven

Committee Member (uncredited)
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