Funny Cow (15)

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This film was last shown on 2 July 2018

“A woman with a funnybone for a backbone”

Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit of the North, ‘Funny Cow’ charts the rise to stardom of a female comedian through the 1970s and 80s.

From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, the Funny Cow uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, ‘Funny Cow’ delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.

Maxine Peake plays the role of a lifetime as ‘Funny Cow’, with Tony Pitts as her violent soul mate ‘Bob’; Paddy Considine her middle-class lover ‘Angus’; and Stephen Graham as her brother ‘Mike’.

With original songs and score composed by Richard Hawley.

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Director
Adrian Shergold
Country
UK
Year
2018
Duration
102 mins
Cast
Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham

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