R | | Comedy, Drama, Music
A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.
Billy (Ewan McGregor) did not appear in the original stage play. Writer and Director Mark Herman, who had just worked with McGregor on Brassed Off (1996), liked him so much, he created the part specially for him.
But when you see 'um fly and better yet, come back well... It's dead exciting!
The character played by Michael Caine during a conversation with Jane Horrocks' character, when naming the famous people he had met in the past, called Matt Monro the singing bus "conductor", when in fact it is well known that Matt Monro was a bus "driver" before he became famous.
Special Thanks to ... Jason Wheeler and Team, ... Staff at St. Nicholas Hotel, Wreahead Hotel and East Ayton Lodge, ... The People of Scarborough ... North Yorkshire Police (Scarborough Department), Scarborough Borough Council, South Bay Traders Association, Haven Holidays (Cayton Bay), Stephen Joseph Theatre.
$93,722 (USA) (6 December 1998)
$4,595,000 (USA) (28 March 1999)