At Last, A Sportsman The British Can Be Proud Of

Category: Comedy
Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional champion, only to get banned. Sports agent Rich Schwartz picks him up and makes him so popular the Bowls Committee deem to lift the ban. Now the question is whether he can regain his form and his friends to beat the Aussies.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2003-05-18
Run time: 96 minute / 1:36
Revenue: $48,000
Director: Mel Smith
Production Company : Midfield Films
Production Country: United Kingdom



Paul Kaye
as Cliff Starkey
Johnny Vegas
as Trevor
James Cromwell
as Ray Speight
Bernard Cribbins
as Mutley
Alice Evans
as Kerry
Vince Vaughn
as Rick Schwartz
Imelda Staunton
as Bridget
James Fleet
as Alan the Pipe
Kenneth Cranham
as Chairman Collins
Ian McNeice
as Hugh The Sideburns
David Ryall
as Giles Wilton
Terry Alderton
as Bouncer Jonno
Meredith MacNeill
as Suzi
Emma Amos
as Local News Reporter
Paul Bentall
as Gate Guard
Neil Conrich
as Reporter Dave
Pamela Cundell
as OAP
Josephine D'Arby
as Herself
Mark Dymond
as Kyle Doohan
Mark Little
as Mark Doohan
Rosie Ede
as The Cleaner
Neil Finnighan
as MTV Awards Stunt Guy
Christopher Godwin
as Bowls Official
Howard Goorney
as Reg Boyt
Ian Lindsay
as Dull Referee
Angus Loughran
as Himself
Nigel Lindsay
as Targitex Chairman
David Schneider
as Young Buck Reporter
Geoffrey McGivern
as Brian Cronk
Felicity Montagu
as Astronomy Professor
Jeff Rawle
as Dennis
Vicki Pepperdine
as Henna Haired PA
Stephen Noonan
as The Advert Director
Ian O'Hara
as The Lion Mascot
Beau Holmes
as The Kangaroo Mascot
Julian Rivett
as Journalist #1
Marlene Sidaway
as Fifty-Year Old Lady
Tony Slattery
as Flash Referee
Barry Woolgar
as Journalist #2
Jess-Luisa Flynn
as Secretary (uncredited)
Mel Smith
as Bowls Commentator (voice)
Jon Snow
as Himself
Tim Firth Writer

Mel Smith Director

James Gay-Rees Producer

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