Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
|Love Is the Devil:
Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
|Directed by||John Maybury|
|Written by||John Maybury|
|Music by||Ryuichi Sakamoto|
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon is a 1998 film made for television by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It was written and directed by John Maybury and stars Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, and Tilda Swinton.
A biography of painter Francis Bacon (Jacobi), it concentrates on his strained relationship with George Dyer (Craig), a small-time thief. The film draws heavily on the authorised biography of Bacon, The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon by Daniel Farson, and is dedicated to him.
The film won three awards at the Edinburgh International Film Festival: Best New British Feature (director John Maybury) and two Best British Performance awards, one for Jacobi and, the other for future James Bond actor, Craig. The film was also screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
- Derek Jacobi – Francis Bacon
- Daniel Craig – George Dyer
- Tilda Swinton – Muriel Belcher
- Anne Lambton – Isabel Rawsthorne
- Adrian Scarborough – Daniel Farson
- Karl Johnson – John Deakin
- Annabel Brooks – Henrietta Moraes
- Richard Newbould – Blond Billy (as Richard Newbold)
- Ariel de Ravenel – French Official
- Tallulah – Ian Board
- Andy Linden – Ken Bidwell
- David Kennedy – Joe Furneval
- Gary Hume – Volker Dix
- Damian Dibben – Brighton Rent Boy
- Antony Cotton – Brighton Rent Boy
- Hamish Bowles – David Hockney
- Martin Meister - Person in Brighton Pub
- "Festival de Cannes: Love Is the Devil". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
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