The Leading Man Solarmovie

The Leading Man (1996)


Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with Hilary, a beautiful, fiesty young actress, and is preparing to desert his perfect family, his wife Elena and three lively children. His intolerable situation is further complicated when Humphrey casts Hilary as one of the leads in 'The Hit Man'. Enter Robin Grange, a charismatic young Hollywood actor making his London theatre debut. Robin is attractive, charming and dangerous, and soon inveigles his way into everyone's life. He ingratiates himself with the cast and, quickly grasping Felix's dilemma, sets about weaving his web of mischief. He suggests that if he were to seduce Elena, she would be distracted from Felix's affair, regain her self respect, and perhaps even willingly part from the unfaithful husband to whom she clings...

The Leading Man Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 5/10 from 6 votes
Release Date: 1996-12-12
Status: Released
Run time: 100 min / 1:40
Production Studio : J&M Entertainment, BMG Independents
Production Country: United Kingdom


Jon Bon Jovi
as Robin Grange
Anna Galiena
as Elena Webb
Lambert Wilson
as Felix Webb
Thandie Newton
as Hilary Rule
Barry Humphries
as Humphrey Beal
David Warner
as Tod
Patricia Hodge
as Delvene
Diana Quick
as Susan
Harriet Walter
as Liz Flett
Nicole Kidman
as Academy Awards Presenter


Directing John Duigan Director
Writing Virginia Duigan Writer