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Peter's Friends Details


This comedy drama, a sort of British version of (1983), was directed by Kenneth Branagh. Ten years after they were members of a music and comedy troupe at Cambridge University, a diverse group of friends in their early 30s gather at the expansive estate of Peter Morton (Stephen Fry), who's invited them there for a reunion. Among the guests are Andrew (Branagh), who has married Carol (Rita Rudner), the star of the American situation comedy he writes; lonely Maggie (Emma Thompson), who thinks she may be in love with Peter; Roger (Hugh Laurie) and Mary (Imelda Staunton), a couple in advertising who have lost a child; and single Sarah (Alphonsia Emmanuel), who's always attracted to the wrong men, including her latest boyfriend, the married Brian (Tony Slattery). Also on hand is Vera (Phyllida Law, the real-life mother of Thompson), a housekeeper who has protectively watched over Peter since childhood. Over the course of the weekend, various jealousies and fears are revealed between joyous feasts, but a startling, tragic announcement from Peter puts everyone's petty dramas into proper perspective. American stand-up comedienne Rudner wrote the screenplay with her husband, (Martin Bergmann). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1992


Kenneth Branagh
as Andrew
Alphonsia Emmanuel
as Sarah
Emma Thompson
as Maggie
Stephen Fry
as Peter
Hugh Laurie
as Roger
Phyllida Law
as Vera
Rita Rudner
as Carol
Imelda Staunton
as Mary
Tony Slattery
as Brian
Nicola Wright
as Brian's Wife
Edward Jewesbury
as Peter's Solicitor
Chris Pickles
as Chauffer
Hetta Charnley
as Woman at Airport
Annie Davies
as Brenda-Babysitter
Magdelena Buznea
as Catsitter
Bill Parfitt
as Ben-Age 1
Richard Briers
as Peter's Father


Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
David Parfitt
Rita Rudner
Martin Bergman
Roger Lanser
Jacques Offenbach
Featured Music
Andrew Marcus
Martin Childs
Production Designer
Tim Harvey
Production Designer
Martin Bergman
Stephen Evans
Executive Producer
Stephanie Collie
Costume Designer
Susan Coates
Costume Designer
David Parfitt
Line Producer