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Starter for 10

Year:
Duration:
92 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Tom Vaughan
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2007-03-09
Filming Locations: Sheffield Park Station, Bluebell Railway, East Sussex, England, UK
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $37,141 (USA) (25 February 2007)
Gross: $177,442 (USA) (18 March 2007)
Cast
Actor
Character
Alice Eve
Alice Eve
Starter for 10
Joseph Friend
Young Brian
James Gaddas
Martin Jackson
Catherine Tate
Julie Jackson
Mark Gatiss
Bamber Gascoigne
Robert Cawsey
University Challenge Competitor
Rasmus Hardiker
University Challenge Competitor
Guy Henry
Dr. Morrison
James McAvoy
Brian Jackson
James Corden
Tone
Dominic Cooper
Spencer
Simon Woods
Josh
Sule Rimi
Marcus
Joe Van Moyland
Hippy at the Party
Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Epstein
Benedict Cumberbatch
Patrick Watts
Elaine Tan
Lucy Chang
Ian Bonar
Colin
Reuben-Henry Biggs
Anthony Salmon
Ben Willbond
University Challenge Coordinator
Su Elliot
Cleaning Lady (as Su Elliott)
Gerard Monaco
Waiter
John Henshaw
Des
Charles Dance
Michael Harbinson
Lindsay Duncan
Rose Harbinson
Bethan Bevan
Cordelia Sykes
Raj Ghatak
Nigel De Havilland
Tom Allen
Tristram Neville
Kenneth Hadley
Television Director
Nicholas Gleaves
Speaker for Nuclear Disarmament
Ross Gowland
Bristol Student (uncredited)
Julian Hensey
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Tim Packham
Student protestor (uncredited)
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Trivia
The cast set off for Manchester to record university challenge, next they are pictured preparing at the studios, and clearly they are at BBC TV centre in London as you can clearly identify the rotunda in the background.
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Co-stars Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch would later work together again in the sequel film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
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Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch are both also veterans of the Star Trek series. While James McAvoy is not, he has played a younger Patrick Stewart in X-Men: First Class (2011).
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Goofs
Lucy incorrectly gives the source of the quote "To err is human" as Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man." The quote actually originates from Pope's earlier work, "An Essay on Criticism."
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The quiz teams are shown answering questions in 2 picture rounds, but in 1985 there was only 1 picture round and 1 music round in each episode of University Challenge. The 2 picture round format is a recent innovation.
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The single 'Pictures of You' by the Cure was not released until 1990, the film is set in 1985
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Quotes
Brian Jackson: Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to be clever. Some people are born clever, same way some people are born beautiful. I'm not one of those people.
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Rebecca Epstein: Of course what we witness here is a basic misunderstanding of the principle of the head-butt.
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Rebecca Epstein: Brian, are you trying to flirt?
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Photos from cast
Alice Eve
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