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A mechanic in the British drug trade finds himself caught in the middle of some dangerous circumstances in this crime thriller. XXXX (Daniel Craig) is a nameless go-between in the British mob who buys drugs from underground wholesalers and them sells them to street dealers, keeping the system flowing and making a tidy profit in the process. XXXX is looking forward to getting out of the game, and has displayed both smarts and caution in how he's handled his business, but before his overseer Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) will let him go, he has a couple of favors that need to be done. First, Eddie Temple (Michael Gambon) is a mob boss whose daughter has gotten hooked on hard drugs and run away from home; Jimmy needs XXXX to find them girl and bring her to him before Eddie's men can get hold of her. Second, Dragan (Dragan Micanovic) is a Ecstasy wholesaler who has had a large shipment stolen by Duke (Jamie Foreman); Jimmy wants XXXX to get the Ecstasy back to Dragan, but Duke isn't eager to sell and Dragan is becoming impatient. Between these two matters, XXXX isn't so sure he'll get out of the business alive, especially after he finds himself falling for Duke's nephew's girlfriend, Tammy (Sienna Miller). Layer Cake marked the directorial debut for Matthew Vaughn, best known as a producer for Guy Ritchie's lad-centric crime movies. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 13, 2005


Awarded by
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Matthew Vaughn Best First Feature By a British Writer, Director, or Producer 2004 Nominee


Daniel Craig
Colm Meaney
as Gene
Kenneth Cranham
as Jimmy Price
George Harris
as Morty
Jamie Foreman
as Duke
Michael Gambon
as Eddie Temple
Tamer Hassan
as Terry
Ben Whishaw
as Sidney
Burn Gorman
as Gazza
Sally Hawkins
as Slasher
Sienna Miller
as Tammy
Stephen Walters
as Shanks
Jason Flemyng
as Larry
Dragan Micanovic
as Dragan
Matthew Ryan
as Junkie 2
Ivan Kaye
as Freddie Hurst
Francis Magee
as Paul the Boatman
Darren Healy
as Junkie 1
Marvyn Benoit
as Kinky
Natalie Lunghi
as Charlie
Tom Hardy
as Clarkie
Steve John Shepherd
as Tiptoes
Dexter Fletcher
as Cody
Neil Finnighan
as Troop
Louis Emerick
as Trevor
Rab Affleck
as Mickey
Dimitri Andreas
as Angelo
Budgie Prewitt
as Golf Host
Garry Tubbs
as Brian
Ben Brasier
as Jerry (Kilburn)
Marcel Iures
as Slavo
Brinley Green
as Nobby
Don McCorkindale
as Albert Carter
Paul Orchard
as Lucky


Matthew Vaughn
Matthew Vaughn
David Reid
Claire McGrane
Adam Bohling
Ben Davis
Ilan Eshkeri
Composer (Music Score)
Lisa Gerrard
Composer (Music Score)
Jonathan Davis
Jon Harris
Kave Quinn
Production Designer
Steve Carter
Art Director
Stephen Marks
Executive Producer
Stephanie Collie
Costume Designer
Matthew Collinge
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Wignall
Camera Operator
Andy Godbold
Seon Rogers
Tom Aitken
Bradley Farmer
Dean Forster
James O'Dee
Rowley Irlam
Jina Jay
Leo Davis
Alain Lagger
Production Manager
Simon Hayes
Sound Mixer
Anna Palmgren
Assistant Costume Designer
Tarquin Pack
Production Assistant
Danny Sheehan
ADR Editor
Danny Sheehan
Dialogue Editor
Danny Sheehan
Foley Editor
Simon Werry
Aerial Photography
Clare Maclean
Post Production Supervisor
Brendan Donnison
Voice Casting
Gabrielle Spanswick
Costumes Supervisor
Clive Prior
Focus Puller
David Allain
Video Assist
Sanne Rosinga
Production Assistant
Noel Cowell
Properties Master
Paul Herbert
Stunts Coordinator
Mary Haddow
Script Supervisor
Daryl Jordan
Assistant Editor
Jason Swanscott
Foley Artist
Fiona Lucas
Costumes Supervisor
Russell Hasenberg
Chris Brouwer
Production Coordinator
Samar Pollitt
Third Assistant Director
Phil Humphries
Clapper Loader
Suzie Shearer
Production Coordinator
Rob Duncan
Visual Effects Supervisor
Thomas Rohde
Production Assistant
Coralie Lew
Assistant Art Director
Anthony Wilcox
Second Assistant Director
Jeff Burden
Jatinderpal Chohan
Post Production Supervisor
Guy Minoli
Matthew Collinge
Special Effects Editor
Eran Creevy
Production Assistant
Matthew Collinge
Foley Editor
Peter Gleaves
ADR Recordist
David Reid
Second Unit Director
Dale Manning
Production Assistant
Sven Taits
Re-Recording Mixer
Hattie Dalton
Assistant Editor
Stacy Crago
Production Assistant
Stephen McLaughlin
Music Producer
Mark Silk
Underwater Photography
Joanna Nodwell
Visual Effects Producer
John Marzano
Aerial Photography
Maureen Hetherington
Hair Styles
Maureen Hetherington
Melissa Holm
Casting Assistant
Steve Parker
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Michelle Camp
Visual Effects Editor
Dan Gill
Production Assistant
Chris Burdon
Re-Recording Mixer