DirectorPeter Chelsom Music directorJohn Altman CountryUnited Kingdom
Release dateDecember 27, 1991 WriterPeter Chelsom (screenplay), Peter Chelsom (story), Adrian Dunbar ScreenplayPeter Chelsom, Adrian Dunbar CastNed Beatty (Josef Locke), Brian Flanagan (Young Micky O'Neill), William Hootkins (Mr. X), Tara Fitzgerald (Nancy Doyle), William Hootkins (Mr. X), David McCallum (Jim Abbott) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, Jupiter Ascending, The Avengers, Knock Knock, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen
TaglineThere's definitely magic in the air
Hear my song trailer 1991
Hear My Song is a 1991 drama film, written by the actors Peter Chelsom (who directed) and Adrian Dunbar (who plays the lead), based on the story of Irish tenor Josef Locke. It was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 1993 BAFTA awards.
The film also stars Tara Fitzgerald, David McCallum, William Hootkins, Shirley Anne Field, James Nesbitt, and Ned Beatty as Locke.
Goodbye by josef locke from the comedy movie hear my song 1991 with lyrics
The story revolves around an attempt by Micky O'Neill (Dunbar) to revive the fortunes of his Liverpool nightclub by promising his patrons that he will produce Josef Locke. After a series of unfortunate bookings (including, most notably, Franc Cinatra, a Sinatra impersonator), Micky books the mysterious Mr. X, a man who insists that he cannot be booked as Jo Locke due to the legal issues that would invariably ensue. The elusive Locke left England during the 1950s to avoid paying taxes, leaving behind "a beauty queen, a Jaguar sportscar, and a pedigree dalmatian, all of them pining." O'Neill's personal and professional life are left in ruin after the beauty queen, Kathleen Doyle, exposes his Mr. X as a fraud. O'Neill returns to Ireland to find the one true Josef Locke and bring him back.
Adrian Dunbar as Micky O'Neill
Tara Fitzgerald as Nancy Doyle
Ned Beatty as Jo Locke
David McCallum as Jim Abbott
Shirley Anne Field as Cathleen Doyle
William Hootkins as Mr. X
James Nesbitt as Fintan O'Donnell
John Dair as Derek
Stephen Marcus as Gordon
Joe Cuddy as Franc Cinatra
Vernon Midgley as the singing voice of Jo Locke
Hear My Song received positive reviews from critics, as the film holds a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 27 reviews.
Nominated Best Original Screenplay BAFTA (Peter Chelsom, Adrian Dunbar)
Nominated Best Original Score BAFTA (John Altman)
Winner Best Comedy Film British Comedy Awards
Winner Best Technical Achievement Evening Standard British Film Awards (Sue Gordon, director of photography)
Winner Most Promising Newcomer Evening Standard British Film Awards (Peter Chelsom, screenwriter, director)
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (Ned Beatty)
Winner British Newcomer of the Year London Film Critics Circle (Peter Chelsom, screenwriter, director)
Winner* Best Original Score Anthony Asquith Award (John Altman)