The Tall Guy
The Tall Guy is a 1989 British romantic comedy and the feature film debut of screenwriter Richard Curtis and director Mel Smith. It was produced by London Weekend Television for theatrical release and stars Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson. Curtis's script draws from his experiences as straight man to long-time collaborator Rowan Atkinson.
The protagonist and narrator is Dexter King (Goldblum), an American actor working in London and living platonically in Camden Town with his "educated, charming... nymphomaniac" landlady (played by Geraldine James). He has just finished his sixth year playing "The Tall Guy", a straight man in a two-man, long-running comedy revue starring (and dominated by) Ron Anderson (Rowan Atkinson, playing a role based on himself).
|keywords||andrew lloyd webber big ears camden town date dressing room hay fever married meet musical theater opening night pack reject revue royal shakespeare company steven berkoff straight man the elephant man|
|productionCompany||London Weekend Television Working Title Films|
|publisher||Miramax Films Virgin Group|
|theme||musical romantic comedy|