Bend It Like Beckham 20 years old

Sometimes, to follow your dreams... you've got to bend the rules!

Bend It Like Beckham

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.


Bend It Like Beckham Cast

Name Character
Keira Knightley She was 17, now 37 years old as Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
Jonathan Rhys Meyers He was 26, now 44 years old as Joe
Anupam Kher He was 48, now 67 years old as Mr. Bhamra
Parminder Nagra She was 26, now 46 years old as Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra
Juliet Stevenson She was 46, now 65 years old as Paula Paxton
Shobu Kapoor She was 42, now 61 years old as Polly
Preeya Kalidas She was 23, now 42 years old as Monica
Archie Panjabi She was 31, now 50 years old as Pinky Bhamra
Shaheen Khan as Mrs. Bhamra
Ameet Chana He was 27, now 46 years old as Tony
Ace Bhatti He was 32, now 52 years old as Nairobi Grandson
Frank Harper He was 41, now 60 years old as Alan Paxton

Bend It Like Beckham Crew

Name Department
Ulrich Felsberg as Executive Producer. He was 51 (now 70) years old Production
Guljit Bindra as Screenplay. Writing
Paul Mayeda Berges as Producer. He was 34 (now 53) years old Production
Paul Mayeda Berges as Screenplay. He was 34 (now 53) years old Writing
Russel Fischer as Executive Producer. Production
Zygi Kamasa as Executive Producer. He was 33 (now 52) years old Production
Paul Ritchie as Line Producer. He was 27 (now 46) years old Production
Barbara von Wrangell as Line Producer. Production
Craig Pruess as Original Music Composer. He was 52 (now 71) years old Sound
Jong Lin as Director of Photography. Camera
Justin Krish as Editor. Editing
Carrie Hilton as Casting. She was 33 (37) years old when She died Production
Liora Reich as Casting. Production
Nick Ellis as Production Design. Art
Mark Scruton as Art Direction. He was 28 (now 47) years old Art
Sara Neighbour as Set Decoration. Art
Ralph Holes as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Carlos Domeque as Assistant Editor. Editing
Simon Franks as Executive Producer. Production
Guy Heeley as First Assistant Director. Directing
Bend It Like Beckham poster
Bend It Like Beckham (20 years)

Sometimes, to follow your dreams... you've got to bend the rules!

  • Release day: Thursday, April 11, 2002
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Budget: 3500159.00
  • Revenue: 76578641.00