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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (3-Oct-2008)

Director: Robert Weide

Writer: Peter Straughan

Based on a book: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young

Music by: David Arnold

Producers: Stephen Woolley; Elizabeth Karlsen

Keywords: Comedy

An ambitious writer's efforts to catch on with a New York City fashion magazine produce disastrous results.

Sidney Young, British writer and intellectual enamored with the concept of celebrity from a young age, happens upon the opportunity of a lifetime when he is asked to take his talents across the water to write for New York City fashion publication Sharps. A possible shot to literary stardom goes awry as Sidney's efforts to fall in with his overbearing boss and superficial starlets backfire, often to comedic effect.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gillian Anderson
9-Aug-1968   Scully on The X-Files
Jeff Bridges
4-Dec-1949   The Dude abides
James Corden
Talk Show Host
22-Aug-1978   Host, The Late Late Show
Kirsten Dunst
30-Apr-1982   Mary-Jane in Spider-Man
Megan Fox
16-May-1986   Sydney Shanowski on Hope and Faith
Miriam Margolyes
18-May-1941   The Age of Innocence
Thandie Newton
6-Nov-1972   The Truth About Charlie
Chris O'Dowd
9-Oct-1979   Roy on The IT Crowd
Simon Pegg
14-Feb-1970   Shaun of the Dead
Janette Scott
14-Dec-1938   The Day of the Triffids


Simon Pegg   ...   Sidney Young
Kirsten Dunst   ...   Alison Olsen
Danny Huston   ...   Lawrence Maddox
Gillian Anderson   ...   Eleanor Johnson
Megan Fox   ...   Sophie Maes
Miriam Margolyes   ...   Mrs. Kowalski
Bill Paterson   ...   Richard Young
Max Minghella   ...   Vincent Lepak
Jefferson Mays   ...   Bill Nathanson
Jeff Bridges   ...   Clayton Harding
Kelan Pannell   ...   Young Sidney
Janette Scott   ...   Sidney's Mother
Kelly Jo Charge   ...   Apollo Awards Presenter
Christian Smith   ...   Apollo Awards Guest
Katherine Parkinson   ...   PR Woman
Felicity Montagu   ...   Clipboard Nazi
Thandie Newton   ...   Herself
John Lightbody   ...   Assistant Hotel Manager
Ian Bonar   ...   Post Modern Review Staff
James Corden   ...   Post Modern Review Staff
Fenella Woolgar   ...   Post Modern Review Staff
Chris O'Dowd   ...   Post Modern Review Staff
Hugh Thompson   ...   Post Modern Review Staff
Emily Thorling   ...   Post Modern Review Staff
Miquel Brown   ...   Clayton's Assistant
Nathalie Cox   ...   Woman in Bar
Sam Douglas   ...   Barman
Charlotte Devaney   ...   Bobbie
Gillian King   ...   Sharps Assistant
Margo Stilley   ...   Ingrid
Isabella Calthorpe   ...   Anna
Hannah Waddingham   ...   Elizabeth Maddox
Diana Kent   ...   Rachel Petkoff
Emily Denniston   ...   Maddox's Assistant
Ashley Madekwe   ...   Vicky
Lisa McAllister   ...   Sophie Maes' Assistant
Julia West   ...   Mother Superior -- Trailer
Brona C. Titley   ...   Nun -- Trailer
Charles De Bromhead   ...   Young Priest -- Trailer
Jane Perry   ...   Mrs. Harding
Connie Wheeler   ...   Harding Child
Lara Edmunds   ...   Harding Child
Allen Lidkey   ...   July 4th Party Guest
Robert Weide   ...   July 4th Party Guest
Nathan Nolan   ...   July 4th Party Waiter
Andy Lucas   ...   Wizard / Dentist
Alexandra Aitken   ...   Nightclub Girl
Sarah Mennell   ...   Flight Desk Attendant
Liat Baruch   ...   Couple on Blanket
Eivind Karlsen   ...   Couple on Blanket


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