Louise Gold featured, as Eleanor, filmed in 2001, This appears to be another entertainment in the Abbasolutely Fabulous genre of 70’s girls growing old disgracefully.
Kate (the school headmistress)- Andie MacDowell
Janine (the police chief) - Imelda Staunton
Molly (the doctor) - Anna Chancellor
Jed - Kenny Doughty
Rev Gerald Marsden - Bill Paterson
Pam - Caroline Holdaway
P.C. Blake - Josh Cole
Sergeant - Garry Powell
Kate’s Frenchman - Christian Burgess
Bishop - Morris Perry
Lady Governor - Richenda Carey
Hearty Governor - Roger Booth
Little Crematorium Man - Derek Deadman
Mr Yacht - Andrew Bicknell
Mr Horse - Jeremy Gittins
Mr Bundersbank - Timothy Walker
Mr Sensitive - Louis Hammond
Boring Martin - John Voce
Minicab Driver - Anthony Renshaw
Assistant 1 - Sarah Rickman
Assistant 2 - Eve Rose Cooper
Nurse 1 (as Claire Nicholson) - Claire Nicholson
Nurse 2 - Elizabeth Hurran
Nurse 3 - David Nicholls
Mr Unspeakable Lying Bastard - James Vaughan
Eleanor - Louise Gold
Parent - Maureen Bennett
Teacher - Kevin Sargent
Little Girl In Garden - Rosie Scanlon Jones
Also featuring - Joe Roberts
Casualty Doctor -
Director - John McKay
Written by - John McKay
Production Company - Film4
Executive Producers - Julia Chasman, Hanno Huth, and, Paul Webster
Producer - Lee Thomas
Co-Producer - Elinor Day
Line Producer - Fiona Morham
Original Music - Kevin Sargent
Cinematography - Henry Braham
Film Editing - Anne Sopel
Casting by - Michelle Guish
Production Design - Amanda McArthur
Art Direction - John Reid
Costume Design - Jill Taylor
For a review/account of Crush, please click here. Please note, the review is in two parts, Please note, Part 2 of this review contains details which will be a spoiler, so if you are intending to try and catch this film, it is advisable that you only to read Part 1, and not read Part 2, which is intended only for those people reading this review for research purposes.
Louise Gold and James Vaughan have appeared together in a number of Lost Musicals, namely: One Touch Of Venus (1992 Production), Du Barry Was A Lady (1993 Production), Of Thee I Sing, Panama Hattie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and, Du Barry Was A Lady (2001 Production).
Louise Gold, James Vaughan, and, David Nicholls had all previously worked in one guise or another on the film Muppet Treasure Island.
Michelle Guish had previously been a casting director on Labyrinth.
Richenda Carey had previously appeared in Topsy Turvy.
Bill Paterson has recently been the narrator on The Unity Theatre Trust’s video The Story Of Unity Theatre, which is well worth seeing if you happen to be interested in that sort of thing (especially as the legendary Unity Theatre actress Una Brandon-Jones appear on that video).
Trivia buffs may like to know, that about two dozen years earlier, Richenda Carey and Louise Gold had once been (two of three) rival contenders for a TV job, Ms Gold won.
Links about Crush
The IMDB page for Crush: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0245407
Crush’s Official site is: http://www.sonyclassics.com/crush/ (but this does require Flash 5.0)
Some details can also be found on: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/rcline/swcrush.htm
BFI Database’s entry for the film: http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/690828