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Phantom of the Open

Oscar-winning Brit Mark Rylance is on mischievous form in the role of unwitting working class hero Maurice Flitcroft, alongside the ever-charming Sally Hawkins. While Welsh director Craig Roberts and County Durham-born screenwriter Simon Farnaby deftly balance daftness with humour and optimism to deliver a crowd-pleasing comedy that’s well above par.

Directors

  • Craig Roberts

Writers

  • Simon Farnaby

Cast

  • Mark Rylance
  • Sally Hawkins
  • Rhys Ifans

Synopsis

The remarkable, and faintly absurd true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness who manages to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifier, despite never having played a round of golf before.