Born Romantic

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Born Romantic
Directed by David Kane
Produced by Michele Camarda
Written by David Kane
Starring Craig Ferguson
Jane Horrocks
Catherine McCormack
David Morrissey
Olivia Williams
Cinematography Robert Alazraki
Edited by Michael Parker
Distributed by BBC
United Artists (USA)
Release dates
9 March 2001 (UK)
28 September 2001 (US)
14 September 2000 (Canada)
Running time
96 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $8,477 (USA)

Born Romantic is a 2000 British film directed by David Kane. The film is centered on a salsa club and depicts four love stories. Fergus is trying to find the one he left behind on the eve of their wedding, charmer and Rat Pack fanatic Frankie woos the beautiful Eleanor and the robber Eddie falls hopelessly in love with dowdy cemetery worker Jocelyn. Meanwhile, taxi driver Jimmy is transporting all of them and dealing with a love story of his own.


Salsa dancing and 'El Corazon', a London Salsa Club provide the backdrop for the love-inspired efforts of three unlikely romantics:

Fergus (David Morrissey), who arrives in London from his native Liverpool, on a search for Maureen ('Mo') Docherty (Jane Horrocks), the high-school sweetheart he jilted years ago.

Eddie (Jimi Mistry), the incompetent mugger who falls for Jocelyn (Catherine McCormack), the neurotic "absentee grave tender" (she tends the graves of loved ones for people who cannot).

Frankie (Craig Ferguson), a hopeless romantic trapped in the fifties and still sharing a house with his ex. He pursues the elegant and snobbish Eleanor (Olivia Williams), art restorer by day and Salsa dancer by night.

All are connected by Jimmy (Adrian Lester), a cab driver, and a place, 'El Corazon'.


Production notes[edit]

The film features various London locations, including the interior of the British Museum.

The interior scenes of the Salsa club 'El Corazon' were filmed in a real Salsa club called the Loughborough Hotel in Loughborough Road, Brixton, South London, now a converted block of flats.

Also all the Salsa dancers were club members who participated in the film as extras.

The soundtrack includes a number of Latin dance hits:


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