Leon the Pig Farmer
|Leon the Pig Farmer|
|Directed by||Vadim Jean|
|Produced by||Vadim Jean|
|Written by||Michael Normand|
|Music by||David Hughes|
|Edited by||Ewa J. Lind|
Leon the Pig Farmer is a 1992 British comedy about a Jewish estate agent in London who discovers that thanks to an artificial insemination mishap, his real father owns a pig farm in Yorkshire. It was directed by Vadim Jean and Gary Sinyor, and starred Mark Frankel in the title role.
The film won the FIPRESCI International Critics' Prize at the 1992 Venice Film Festival, while its directors won the Best Newcomer award from the London Critics' Circle, the Most Promising Newcomer at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, and the Chaplin Award for the best first feature from the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
- Mark Frankel as Leon Geller
- Janet Suzman as Judith Geller
- Brian Glover as Brian Chadwick
- Connie Booth as Yvonne Chadwick
- David de Keyser as Sidney Geller
- Maryam D'Abo as Madeleine
- Gina Bellman as Lisa
- Vincent Riotta as Elliot Cohen
- Jean Anderson as Mrs. Samuels
- John Woodvine as Vitelli
- Annette Crosbie as Dr. Johnson
- Stephen Greif as Doctor
- Burt Kwouk as Art Collector
- Sean Pertwee as Keith Chadwick
- Bernard Bresslaw as Rabbi Hartmann
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