The Damned United

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Set in 1960's and 1970's England, THE DAMNED UNITED tells the confrontation and darkly humourous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival... read more
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Set in 1960's and 1970's England, THE DAMNED UNITED tells the confrontation and darkly humourous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds was perceived by many to represent a new agressive and cynical style of football - an anathema to the principled yet flambouyant Brian Blough, who had achieved astonishing success as manager of Hartlepool and Derby County building teams in his own vision with trust lieutenant Peter Taylor. Taking the Leeds job without Taylor by his side, with a changing room full of what in his mind were still Don's boys, would lead to an unheralded examination of Clough's belligerence and brilliance over 44 days. This is that story. The story of The Damned United.

Original Release

03/27/2009

US Release

10/09/2009

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Cast

Jim Broadbent Sam Longson
Timothy Spall Peter Taylor
Colm Meaney Don Revie
Michael Sheen Brian Clough
Stephen Graham Billy Bremner
Joe Dempsie Duncan McKenzie
Henry Goodman Manny Cussins / Manny Cossins
Mark Bazeley Austin Mitchell
Giles Alderson Colin Todd
Maurice Roeves Jimmy Gordon
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tom Hooper

Writers

Peter Morgan, David Peace

Cast

Jim Broadbent Sam Longson
Timothy Spall Peter Taylor
Colm Meaney Don Revie
Michael Sheen Brian Clough
Stephen Graham Billy Bremner
Joe Dempsie Duncan McKenzie
Henry Goodman Manny Cussins / Manny Cossins
Mark Bazeley Austin Mitchell
Giles Alderson Colin Todd
Maurice Roeves Jimmy Gordon
Martin Compston John O'Hare
David Roper Sam Bolton
Jimmy Reddington Keith Archer
Peter McDonald Johnny Giles
Oliver Stokes Nigel Clough
Ryan Day Simon Clough
Ralph Ineson Journalist
Elizabeth Carling Barbara Clough
Brian McCardie Dave Mackay
Sydney Wade Younger Elizabeth Clough / Elizabeth Clough

Producers

Hugo Heppell Executive Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Peter Morgan Executive Producer
Andy Harries Producer
Grainne Marmion Producer
Lee Morris Producer

Editors

Melanie Oliver

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