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
Tam Dean Burn
as Henry
Claire Cox
as Serena
Kevin McKidd
as Ant
Victoria Smurfit
as Annabel
Laura Austin-Little
as Miranda Webb
Danny Worters
as Danny Webb
Camilla Ohlsson
as Jessie Webb
Geoffrey Freshwater
as Attendant
Neve McIntosh
as Cashier
Ginny Holder
as Georgina
Billie Piper
as Girl


Sound Ed Shearmur Original Music Composer
Production Bertil Ohlsson Producer
Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Hair Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Rachael Fleming Costume Design
Production Peter McAleese Line Producer
Costume & Make-Up Carmel Jackson Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lorna McGowan Assistant Makeup Artist
Editing Humphrey Dixon Editor
Art Trisha Edwards Set Decoration
Camera Jean-Fran├žois Robin Director of Photography
Art Caroline Hanania Production Design
Production Julia Palau Executive Producer
Directing John Duigan Director
Production Paul Raphael Producer
Art Andrew Munro Art Direction
Writing Virginia Duigan Writer
Sound Christopher Ackland Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Graham Johnston Key Makeup Artist
Sound Colin Nicolson Sound Supervisor
Sound Stephen McLaughlin Sound Recordist
Production Michael Ryan Executive Producer
Production Jina Jayawardena Casting
Sound Gordon Greenaway Assistant Sound Editor