The Leading Man

Indecent. Immoral. Irresistible. It's the role he was born to play.

Categories: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with Hilary, a beautiful, fiesty young actress, and is preparing to desert his perfect family, his wife Elena and three lively children. His intolerable situation is further complicated when Humphrey casts Hilary as one of the leads in 'The Hit Man'. Enter Robin Grange, a charismatic young Hollywood actor making his London theatre debut. Robin is attractive, charming and dangerous, and soon inveigles his way into everyone's life. He ingratiates himself with the cast and, quickly grasping Felix's dilemma, sets about weaving his web of mischief. He suggests that if he were to seduce Elena, she would be distracted from Felix's affair, regain her self respect, and perhaps even willingly part from the unfaithful husband to whom she clings...

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1996-12-12
Run time: 100 minute / 1:40
Director: John Duigan
Production Companies : J&M Entertainment, BMG Independents
Production Country: United Kingdom


Jon Bon Jovi
as Robin Grange
Anna Galiena
as Elena Webb
Lambert Wilson
as Felix Webb
Thandie Newton
as Hilary Rule
Barry Humphries
as Humphrey Beal
David Warner
as Tod
Patricia Hodge
as Delvene
Diana Quick
as Susan
Harriet Walter
as Liz Flett
Nicole Kidman
as Academy Awards Presenter
Tam Dean Burn
as Henry
Claire Cox
as Serena
Kevin McKidd
as Ant
Victoria Smurfit
as Annabel
Laura Austin-Little
as Miranda Webb
Danny Worters
as Danny Webb
Camilla Ohlsson
as Jessie Webb
Geoffrey Freshwater
as Attendant
Neve McIntosh
as Cashier
Ginny Holder
as Georgina
Billie Piper
as Girl
Ed Shearmur Original Music Composer

Bertil Ohlsson Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Robert McCann Hair Supervisor
Robert McCann Makeup Supervisor
Rachael Fleming Costume Design

Peter McAleese Line Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Carmel Jackson Makeup Artist
Lorna McGowan Assistant Makeup Artist

Humphrey Dixon Editor

Trisha Edwards Set Decoration

Jean-Fran├žois Robin Director of Photography

Caroline Hanania Production Design

Julia Palau Executive Producer

John Duigan Director

Paul Raphael Producer

Andrew Munro Art Direction

Virginia Duigan Writer

Christopher Ackland Supervising Sound Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Graham Johnston Key Makeup Artist

Colin Nicolson Sound Supervisor
Stephen McLaughlin Sound Recordist

Michael Ryan Executive Producer
Jina Jayawardena Casting

Gordon Greenaway Assistant Sound Editor

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