Gregory's Girl Trivia
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Rewind ArchiveThe original American Cinema release was overdubbed with softer Scottish accents, so that the audience would better be able to understand the dialogue.
Thanks to Jon HarrisJohn Gordon Sinclair was billed as Gordon John Sinclair. He subsequently reversed his christain names in the hope it would sound less Scottish and result in more work.
Rewind ArchiveThe sequel (Gregory's Two Girls, 1999) is one of those rare occurences - a sequel with the same director, writer, star, and location, as well as several other actors.
Thanks to DennisChic Murray who played the headmaster (or principal in USA terms) was a well-known Scottish comic. He began his career in the music hall where he performed a double-act with his wife. He sadly died in 1985.
Rewind ArchiveClare Grogan is best known as leading the 1980's britpop band Altered Images, her other main acting role was as the original Kochanski in the Sci-Fi cult series, Red Dwarf (billed as C P Grogan)
Thanks to DennisClare Grogan -or C P Grogan as she now likes to be called - was working in a restaurant, "The Spaghetti Factory" in Glasgow, when a customer offered her a role in a movie he was making. The customer was Bill Forsyth and the movie was Gregory's Girl.
Thanks to NatClaire Grogan now presents on VH1 music channel.
Thanks to DennisAfter Altered Images split up in 1984, Clare went on to star in another movie directed by Forsyth, "Comfort & Joy". She continues to work in television as a presenter and lives with her husband in North London.
Thanks to Chris HendrieThe old window cleaner is Pat Lewsley who was the head housing officer for Cumbernauld Council and a bit of an amateur dramatist.
Thanks to DennisDee Hepburn acted only three times more post-Gregory's Girl. She played Isobel on a tv series called "Maggie", had a part in the little-known feature film "The Bruce" and did a brief stint in a British soap opera called "Crossroads." She later entered a career as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company. This seems so sad, all that promise and she ends up flogging drugs.
Rewind ArchiveThe director, Bill Forsyth, also made "Local Hero".
Thanks to msWhy does Claire Grogan prefer to be called C P Grogan?
Does it stand for Corporal Punishment ?
Or something other?
Thanks to Erum WaheedI played Eric the photographer in a form play of this in 1984/5; not very interesting except Ed Simons (since of the Chemical Brothers) played Gregory.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Gregory's Girl".
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