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The Curse of Steptoe

The Curse of Steptoe

Mar. 18, 2008United Kingdom67 Min.Not Rated
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Synopsis

In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show ‘Steptoe and Son’. However, the show’s success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, type-casting him and thwarting his stage ambitions. Wilfrid Brambell, the actor playing his father, is marginalized in a different way. He is a gay man in an England where homosexuality is still illegal.

The Curse of Steptoe
Original title The Curse of Steptoe
IMDb Rating 7.6 319 votes
TMDb Rating 6.6 5 votes

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Cast

Jason Isaacs isHarry H Corbett
Harry H Corbett
Phil Davis isWilfrid Brambell
Wilfrid Brambell
Roger Allam isTom Sloan
Tom Sloan
Clare Higgins isJoan Littlewood
Joan Littlewood
Burn Gorman isRay Galton
Ray Galton
Rory Kinnear isAlan Simpson
Alan Simpson
Sophie Hunter isMaureen Corbett
Maureen Corbett
Zoë Tapper isSheila Steafel
Sheila Steafel

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