Venus

Venus Fifteen

A glorious black comedy by Roger Michell, who died prematurely earlier this autumn, Venus is a tale of unlikely friendship, growing old and forbidden desire, scripted by Hanif Kureishi. Maurice and Ian (Peter O'Toole and Leslie Phillips) are friends, a pair of veteran actors who never quite hit the big time but continue to work, though the jobs are far from glamorous. But their comfortable routine and acerbic breakfast banter is disrupted by the arrival of Ian's grand-niece Jessie (Jodie Whittaker), a brash teenager. Full of memorable performances, and winning O’Toole his last Oscar nomination, Venus is witty, needle sharp and thought-provoking.

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