Hunky Dory (film)

Hunky Dory

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Directed by Marc Evans
Produced by Jonathan Finn
Dan Lupovitz
Written by Laurence Coriat
Starring Minnie Driver
Aneurin Barnard
Kimberley Nixon
Robert Pugh
Steve Speirs
Music by Joby Talbot
Cinematography Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Aegis Film Fund
Mulligan and Nesbitt Productions
Distributed by Entertainment One
Release dates
  • 25 October 2011 (2011-10-25) (London Film Festival)
  • 2 March 2012 (2012-03-02) (United Kingdom)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £12,629[1]

Hunky Dory is a British independent musical film about the trials of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end-of-year show. It was written by Laurence Coriat and directed by Welsh director Marc Evans and stars Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Kimberley Nixon and Robert Pugh.[2] It premièred at the 55th BFI London Film Festival on 25 October 2011,[3] and was officially released on 2 March 2012 in the UK.


Set in a Welsh comprehensive school during the long hot summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne (Minnie Driver) fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on a glam rock musical version of Shakespeare's The Tempest of which David Bowie would be proud.[4] To engage her students, she uses hits of the time, performed by a fresh young cast led by Davey (Aneurin Barnard).[5]


See also


  2. "It's All Hunky Dory as Graduates Come Home". Retrieved 14 November. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. "Hunky Dory premiere at London Film Festival". Retrieved 14 November. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. "Film Review: Hunky Dory (2012)". Retrieved 3 March. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. "Hunky Dory". Retrieved 14 November. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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