15 certificateEducating Rita is a Film programme that first aired in 1983 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Educating Rita is a 4 star programme

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Educating Rita (1983)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert

This powerful and moving comedy drama, based on Willy Russell's hit stage play, is tremendous. Julie Walters (pictured) turns in a powerhouse performance as Rita "Susan" White, a hairdresser who dreams of rising above her drab urban existence through higher learning. Michael Caine (pictured) is equally strong in one of his classic performances as Frank Bryant, the drunken lecturer who Rita chooses to be her tutor.

Released in 1983, Walters, Caine and Russell all won Oscar nominations. Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1983

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Michael CaineMichael Caine...Dr. Frank Bryant
Image for Julie WaltersJulie Walters...Rita Susan White
Michael Williams...Brian
Image for Maureen LipmanMaureen Lipman...Trish
Jeananne Crowley...Julia
Malcolm Douglas...Denny
Godfrey Quigley...Rita's Father
Image for Dearbhla MolloyDearbhla Molloy...Elaine
Patrick Daly...Bursar
Kim Fortune...Collins
Philip Hurd-Wood...Tiger
Hilary Reynolds...Lesley
Jack Walsh...Price
Christopher Casson...Professor
Rosamund Burton...Denise
Marcus O'Higgins...Marcus
Mark Drew...Disco Manager
Gabrielle Reidy...Barbara
Des Nealon...Invigilator
Marie Conmee...Customer in Hairdressers