The Phantom of the Open

The Phantom of the Open (2022)

Every dreamer deserves a shot.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2022-03-18
  • User Rating: 6.864/10 from 55 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Film
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Craig Roberts
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Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.


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  • Mark Rylance

    as Maurice Flitcroft
  • Sally Hawkins

    as Jean Flitcroft
  • Rhys Ifans

    as Keith Mackenzie
  • Simon Farnaby

    as Laurent Lambert
  • Mark Lewis Jones

    as Cliff
  • Jonah Lees

    as James Flitcroft
  • Christian Lees

    as Gene Flitcroft
  • Ash Tandon

    as Lloyd Donovan
  • Ian Porter

    as Dick Nelson
  • Jake Davies

    as Michael Flitcroft
  • Johann Myers

    as Willie
  • Nigel Betts

    as Tony Marsh
  • Afsaneh Dehrouyeh

    as Josie
  • Steve Oram

    as Gerald Hopkins
  • Neil Edmond

    as Bruce Atkins
  • Tim Berrington

    as Golfer 1
  • Terence Booth

    as Golfer 2
  • Ian Mansfield

    as Greenkeeper
  • Amy Alexander

    as Jenny
  • Tim Steed

    as John Pegg
  • Mark Bosch

    as Seve Ballesteros
  • Ebenezer Eben-Spiff

    as Jim Howard
  • Tommy Fallon

    as Young Maurice
  • David Mara

    as Genial Father
  • Austin Griffin

    as Young Mike
  • Graeme Hawley

    as Rory Thomson (TV Bright)
  • James Flitcroft

    as Drunk Man 1
  • John McGrellis

    as Drunk Man 2
  • Natsumi Kuroda

    as Naoko
  • Dai Tabuchi

    as Akira
  • Sadao Ueda

    as Kenji
  • David Ahmad

    as Journalist 1
  • Michael Dobby

    as Journalist 2
  • Orla Cottingham

    as Pam
  • Bianca Tranter

    as Mike’s Secretary
  • Anthony J. Abraham

    as Young Golfer
  • Michael McKenna

    as Barman Dan
  • Maurice Flitcroft

    as Self (Archival Footage)
  • Mike Capozzola

    as Terry Moore
Production Christine Langan Executive Producer
Production Mark Rylance Executive Producer
Production Mark Gooder Executive Producer
Directing Craig Roberts Director
Production Craig Roberts Executive Producer
Writing Simon Farnaby Screenplay
Production Simon Farnaby Executive Producer
Writing Simon Farnaby Writer
Writing Simon Farnaby Book
Editing Jonathan Amos Editor
Production Kate Glover Producer
Production Rose Garnett Executive Producer
Production Mary Burke Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Sian Jenkins Costume Designer
Camera Kit Fraser Director of Photography
Production James Swarbrick Executive Producer
Production Sarah Finlay Production Designer
Production Nichola Martin Producer
Production Peter Touche Executive Producer
Production Emma Duffy Executive Producer
Sound Isobel Waller-Bridge Original Music Composer
Production Christelle Conan Executive Producer
Production Tom Miller Producer
Production Alison Thompson Executive Producer
Writing Scott Murray Writer
Writing Scott Murray Book