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Peggy Su!

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Language  English
Director  Frances-Anne Solomon
Country  England, UK
Release date  1998

Peggy Su! is a 1998 film written by Anglo-Chinese playwright Kevin Wong. His own experience and background being the son of Chinese immigrants working in the laundry business was used. It was directed by Trinidadian Frances-Anne Solomon who had previously worked on What My Mother Told Me in 1994 and Bideshi in 1996.

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About the film

This romantic comedy set in Liverpool in 1962. It is about the Chinese community there and 19-year-old Peggy who lives above a family laundry business with her brother and his wife. it centers on Peggy played by Pamela Oei, her attempts to find a husband and also her coping with the changing times in the early 1960s.

Other actors that were in the film include Daphne Cheung, Barbara Yu Ling, Alphonsia Emmanuel and Burt Kwouk.

The film has the distinction of being the first feature film to receive National Lottery funding. It was joint funded with the BBC. It was distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Festival

  • Reel Word Film Festival Canada (2001)
  • Overseas Chinese Fim Festival Glasgow (2002)
  • Award

  • RTS Television Award & BAFTA winner for best Costume Design by Joey Attawia.
  • Review

  • The Independent Sunday 23 August 1998
  • Positif n° 448, Page 41 & 60, 1998
  • Cast

  • Brian ... Jonathan Arun
  • Ifec Mah ... Jacqui Chan
  • Jackie ... Daphne Cheung
  • Miss James ... Alphonsia Emmanuel
  • David ... Glen Goei
  • Burt Kwouk ... Dad
  • Peggy ... Pamela Oei
  • David's Father ... Charles T.H. Ong
  • Gilbert .. Adrian Pang
  • Terry ... Vincenzo Pellegrino
  • Vicar ... Stuart Richma
  • Rita ... Sukie Smith
  • Jack ... Daniel York
  • David's Mother ... Barbara Yu Ling
  • Crew (selective)

  • Director ... Frances-Anne Solomon
  • Screenplay ... Kevin Wong
  • Executive producer ... George Faber
  • Associate producer ... Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo
  • Producer ... Colin Rogers, Poonam Sharma
  • Music ... Peter Spencer
  • Director of photography ... Shelley Hirst
  • Editor ... Greg Miller
  • Casting ... Carl Proctor
  • Production design ... Choi Ho Man
  • Costume design ... Joey Attawia
  • Makeup artist ... Natasha Chambers
  • Makeup designer ... Sharon Martin
  • First assistant director ... Julian Holmes
  • Second assistant director ... Pauline Oni
  • Third assistant director ... Mzee Coffey, Lab Ky Mo
  • Production

  • Production Companies ... Arts Council of England, BBC Films,
  • The Mersyside Film Production Fund
  • Other

  • ADR Facility ... Goldcrest Post Production London
  • Post production sound services ... The Sound Design Company
  • References

    Peggy Su! Wikipedia


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