Lucky Jim

(2003)
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A rollicking adaptation of Kingsley Amis's first novel, Lucky Jim stars Stephen Tompkinson as Jim Dixon, a luckless lecturer at a provincial British university, trying to make a splash with his pompous boss, Professor Neddy Welch (Robert Hardy). Jim is also trying to make it with the woman of his dreams, Christine Callaghan (Keeley Hawes, Othello and Wives and Daughters), while simultaneously being pursued by the woman of his nightmares, fellow lecturer Margaret Peel (Helen McCrory, Anna Karenina). One (of many) complications is that Christine is the girlfriend of Professor Welch's egotistical artist son, Bertrand. Another is that Margaret keeps attempting suicide to get Jim's attention. But despite his misadventures, Jim keeps his eyes on the prize: a leg up on the ladder to a professorship in medieval history.

  1. Kingsley Amis

    Novel

  2. Robin Sheppard

    Director

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  1. Stephen Tompkinson

    Stephen Tompkinson

    Jim Dixon

  2. Robert Hardy

    Robert Hardy

    Professor Neddy Welch

  3. Keeley Hawes

    Keeley Hawes

    Christine Callaghan

  4. Helen McCrory

    Helen McCrory

    Margaret Peel

  5. Stephen Mangan

    Stephen Mangan

    Bertrand Welch

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  • April 11, 2003
    TV

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

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