Privileged (1982 film)

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Privileged
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Produced by Rick Stevenson
Written by Jeremy Beadle
Michael Hoffman
Starring Robert Woolley
Diana Katis
Hugh Grant
Mark Williams
James Wilby
Distributed by ITC
Release dates
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time 96 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Privileged is a 1982 film notable for being the first theatrical release from the Oxford Film Foundation and the screen debut of Hugh Grant. Directed by Michael Hoffman with John Schlesinger, produced by Rick Stevenson and Mark Bentley, the film is about a group of Oxford student partygoers, with elements of a whodunit.

The classical score is by Rachel Portman in her film debut at the age of 22, and the film also uses dance tracks by Oxford student band "Kudos Points" whose members included Charlie Mole (who went on to compose film scores in his own right). Privileged was also the first major screen debut for Imogen Stubbs, Mark Williams and James Wilby.

The screenplay includes a play within a play as several of the characters are vying for a role in a student production of The Duchess of Malfi.

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