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Mr Love (1985)

Donald Lovelace (Barry Jackson), a humble elderly council gardener, has died and his funeral is taking place. But who are all these women at his funeral mourning his demise?

The supporting cast includes the excellent Maurice Denham, Carry On star Jacki Piper, Blackadder‘s Patsy Byrne, and Linda Marlowe.

Over the course of the film, we learn how this seemingly ordinary man had a profound effect on the people he came into contact with after trying an unlikely new career as a cinema projectionist.

Unlike many low budget British films, it isn’t drab or depressing but superbly made and acted and very uplifting. Barry Jackson is great as our unlikely Lothario, “Mr Love”.

Mr Love was shot in Southport on a budget of £400,000.

Donald Lovelace
Barry Jackson
Theo
Maurice Denham
Pink Lady
Margaret Tyzack
Barbara
Linda Marlowe
Esther
Christina Collier
Lucy Nuttall
Helen Cotterill
Leo
Donal McCann
Doris Lovelace
Marcia Warren
Undertaker
Dave Atkins
Mrs Lunt
Patsy Byrne
Melanie
Julia Deakin
Parson
John Joyce
Ferris
Tony Melody
Ida
Jacki Piper
Little Alice
Janine Roberts
Nubile Housewife
Lill Roughley
Art Teacher
Tina Simmons
Maggie Capstick
Kay Stonham

Director
Roy Battersby