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Encyclopedia > Educating Rita (film)
Educating Rita

Walters & Caine
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Produced by Lewis Gilbert
Written by Willy Russell (also play)
Starring Michael Caine
Julie Walters
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) September 21, 1983 (USA)
Running time 110 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Educating Rita is a 1983 film of Willy Russell's play of the same name. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert and stars Julie Walters, Michael Caine, and Maureen Lipman with a screenplay by Russell. The original play is for two actors and is set entirely in Frank's office at the university; the filmed version includes a number of minor characters who are only talked about in the stage play and takes place in a number of locations. Download high resolution version (400x620, 94 KB)Video cover File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Lewis Gilbert (born March 6, 1920) is a British film director born in London, England. ... William Martin Russell (born 23 August 1947 in Whiston, Merseyside) is a British playwright, lyricist and composer. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Julia Mary Walters, OBE (born February 22, 1950) is an English Golden Globe-winning actress. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... William Martin Russell (born 23 August 1947 in Whiston, Merseyside) is a British playwright, lyricist and composer. ... Educating Rita is a stage comedy by British playwright Willy Russell which premièred at The Warehouse, London, in 1980; and a film (1983) directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Julie Walters, Michael Caine, and Maureen Lipman with a screenplay by Russell. ... Lewis Gilbert (born March 6, 1920) is a British film director born in London, England. ... Julia Mary Walters, OBE (born February 22, 1950) is an English Golden Globe-winning actress. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Maureen Lipman CBE (born Hull, 10 May 1946), is a British film, theatre and television actress, columnist, and comedienne. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ...


An English working-class girl wants to better herself by studying literature. Her assigned Open University professor, however, has long since openly taken to the bottle, and soon develops misgivings about her acculturation to academia. Starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters, who reprises her role from the stage production. It was also Walters' feature film debut. (Rated PG in the United States.)


Although the setting of the film is Liverpool, the film was shot in Trinity College, Dublin. All other scenes were also filmed in Ireland: "France" is in fact Maynooth, Rita's "summer school" is, in part, University College Dublin and Dublin Airport also appears. For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... For other institutions named Trinity College, see Trinity College. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) - is Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ... Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), or Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish, is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority plc. ...


The film won the 1983 BAFTA Award for Best Film. This page lists the winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language and Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film for each year, in addition to the retired earlier versions of those awards. ...


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Preceded by
Gandhi
BAFTA Award for Best Film
1983
Succeeded by
The Killing Fields

 
 

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