Shirley Valentine (movie)

1989 film directed by Lewis Gilbert

Shirley Valentine is a 1989 British romantic comedy-movie. It stars Pauline Collins. Tom Conti plays her lover. Bernard Hill plays her husband. Alison Steadman plays her friend.

Shirley Valentine
Directed byLewis Gilbert
Screenplay byWilly Russell
Based onShirley Valentine (play)
by Willy Russell
Produced byLewis Gilbert
CinematographyAlan Hume
Edited byLesley Walker
Music byMarvin Hamlisch
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
  • 30 August 1989 (1989-08-30) (US)
  • 27 October 1989 (1989-10-27) (UK)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$6,353,913

It is about a Liverpool housewife whose family gives her too little attention. She travels to Greece and has an affair with a local man.

The screenplay is by Willy Russell. It is based on his 1986 one-character play of the same title.

This movie was released in August 1989 in the United States. The reviews for Shirley Valentine were mixed. The movie received several awards and was nominated for some Golden Globe and Academy Awards.

Main cast (in credits order)


Awards and nominations


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