Consenting Adults (2007 film)
|Written by||Julian Mitchell|
|Directed by||Richard Curson Smith|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||75 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC Four|
|Original airing||5 September 2007|
Consenting Adults is a 2007 BBC Four television dramatisation of the events of the Wolfenden committee, whose report led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain. Set in the 1950s, the film depicts social attitudes towards homosexuality in Britain at that time, largely focusing on the committee's chair, John Wolfenden, and his own homosexual son Jeremy.
The film was commissioned as part of a season of programming marking the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. Similar legislation came into force in Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1981 and 1982 respectively.
- Charles Dance : John Wolfenden
- Sean Biggerstaff : Jeremy Wolfenden
- David Bamber : Dr. Carl Winter
- Samantha Bond : Jill Wolfenden
- Dallas Campbell : Sergeant Harry
- Mark Gatiss : Police Constable Butcher
- Paul Kendrick : Clive
- Jamie Martin : Colin Parker
- Charles Reston : Michael
- Matt Ryan : Charley Bullard
- Mel Smith : Maxwell Fyfe
- Tim Wallers : Spellman
- Colin Stinton : Alfred Kinsey
The film was nominated for BAFTA Scotland’s Best Drama Award on November 18, 2007, and Sean Biggerstaff won BAFTA Scotland’s Award for Best Actor (Television).
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