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Lawless Heart Details


This second feature from Boyfriends' directors Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger explores intertwined relationships in a sleepy seaside resort in the U.K., broken up into three segments. The film centers around the funeral of Stuart (David Coffey), the gay partner of Nick (Tom Hollander), who owns a local restaurant. Stuart's brother-in-law Dan (Bill Nighy) is a depressive farmer who lives with his wife Judy (Ellie Haddington) and becomes smitten with a French woman named Corinne (Clementine Celarie), a local florist. As Dan and Judy attempt to settle Stuart's estate, Dan gives into having an affair with Corinne -- but then ends up cheating on her with an amorous stranger (Sally Hurst). Meanwhile, Nick offers Stuart's straight best friend Tim (Douglas Henshall) a place to stay. Nick is furthermore disrupted by the advances of Charlie (Sukie Smith), a free-spirited woman who takes a liking to Nick and introduces him to hetero intercourse. The final section of the film centers on Tim who, after being abroad for several years, has a dalliance with shop owner Leah (Josephine Butler), who happens to be the former girlfriend of his adopted brother David (Stuart Laing). Also featured in the film are Dominic Hall, June Barrie, and Peter Symonds. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

  • Release date:August 19, 2001


Awarded by
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Bill Nighy Best Supporting Actor 2003 Winner


Douglas Henshall
as Tim Marsch
Tom Hollander
as Nick
Bill Nighy
as Dan
Clémentine Célarié
as Corinne
Josephine Butler
as Leah
Ellie Haddington
as Judy
Stuart Laing
as David
Sukie Smith
as Charlie
Dominic Hall
as Darren
David Coffey
as Stuart
Peter Symonds
as Mr. Marsh, Tim's Father
Tom Hunsinger
Jim McManus
as Chef
Harry Dillon
as Will
Richard Cant
as Michael
Jessica Napier
as Georgia
Sally Hurst
as Michelle


Tom Hunsinger
Neil Hunter
Martin Pope
Neil Hunter
Tom Hunsinger
Sean Bobbitt
Adrian Johnston
Composer (Music Score)
Adrian Johnston
Musical Direction/Supervision
Scott Thomas
Lynne Whiteread
Production Designer
Ben Munro
Art Director
Cristina Casali
Art Director
Steve Christian
Executive Producer
Roger Shannon
Executive Producer
Jim Reeve
Executive Producer
Francesca Barra
Executive Producer
Sophie Newman
Set Designer
Linda Alderson
Costume Designer
Mark Fenn
First Assistant Director
Lorna Whittaker
First Assistant Director
Sonia Rai
First Assistant Director
Rod Woodruff
Adam Suschitzky
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Jane Jackson
Script Supervisor
Gareth Bull
Re-Recording Mixer
Arabella Rhodes
Costumes Supervisor
Miriana Dimitrijevic
Post Production Coordinator