The Elephant Man 43 years old

I am not an animal! I am a human being! I … am … a man!

The Elephant Man

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

Credits

The Elephant Man Cast

Name Character
David Lynch He was 34, now 78 years old as Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick (uncredited)
Anthony Hopkins He was 42, now 86 years old as Dr. Frederick Treves
John Hurt He was 40, 77 years old when he died as John Merrick
Wendy Hiller She was 68, 90 years old when she died as Mothershead
Anne Bancroft She was 49, 73 years old when she died as Mrs. Kendal
Freddie Jones He was 53, 91 years old when he died as Bytes
John Gielgud He was 76, 96 years old when he died as Carr Gomm
Kenny Baker He was 46, 81 years old when he died as Plumed Dwarf
Harry Fielder He was 40, now 84 years old as Policeman (uncredited)
Kathleen Byron She was 59, 88 years old when she died as Lady Waddington
Dexter Fletcher He was 14, now 58 years old as Bytes' Boy
Patricia Hodge She was 34, now 77 years old as Screaming Mum
William Morgan Sheppard He was 48, 86 years old when he died as Man In Pub
John Standing He was 46, now 89 years old as Dr. Fox
Hannah Gordon She was 39, now 83 years old as Mrs. Anne Treves
Phoebe Nicholls She was 23, now 67 years old as Merrick's Mother
Bernadette Milnes as 1st Fighting Woman
Pauline Quirke She was 21, now 65 years old as 2nd Whore
Eric Bergren He was 26, 62 years old when he died as Lyra Box Player #1 (uncredited)
Michael Elphick He was 34, 55 years old when he died as Night Porter
Robert Lewis Bush as Messenger
David Ryall He was 45, 79 years old when he died as Man With Whores
Eiji Kusuhara He was 33, 63 years old when he died as Japanese Bleeder
Tony Clarkin He was 33, now 77 years old as Thug from Pub (uncredited)
Lesley Dunlop She was 24, now 68 years old as Nora
Frederick Treves He was 55, 86 years old when he died as Alderman
Helen Ryan She was 42, now 86 years old as Princess Alex
Roy Evans He was 31, now 75 years old as Cabman
Gerald Case He was 75, 80 years old when he died as Lord Waddington
Christopher De Vore as Lyra Box Player #2 (uncredited)
Lydia Lisle as Merrick's Mother
Tony London as Young Porter
Patsy Smart She was 62, 77 years old when she died as Distraught Woman
Deirdre Costello as 1st Whore
Orla Pederson as Skeleton Man

The Elephant Man Crew

Name Department
Maggie Cartier as Casting. Production
Stuart Craig as Production Design. He was 38 (now 82) years old Art
Patricia Norris as Costume Design. She was 49 (83) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Neil Corbould as Special Effects. He was 17 (now 61) years old Crew
Martin Gutteridge as Special Effects Supervisor. Visual Effects
Robin Gregory as Sound mixer. He was 44 (68) years old when He died Sound
Terry Sharratt as Boom Operator. Sound
Robert Cartwright as Art Direction. He was 19 (now 24) years old Art
Tiny Nicholls as Costume Supervisor. Costume & Make-Up
Paul Corbould as Special Effects. He was 19 (now 24) years old Crew
Graham Longhurst as Special Effects. Crew
John Roberts (actor) as Set Designer. He was 1 (now 45) years old Art
Terence A. Clegg as Production Manager. He was 42 (now 86) years old Production
David Lynch as Director. He was 34 (now 78) years old Directing
David Lynch as Sound Designer. He was 34 (now 78) years old Sound
David Lynch as Screenplay. He was 34 (now 78) years old Writing
Anne V. Coates as Editor. She was 54 (92) years old when She died Editing
Anthony Waye as Assistant Director. He was 42 (now 86) years old Directing
Mel Brooks as Executive Producer. He was 54 (now 98) years old Production
Jonathan Sanger as Producer. He was 36 (now 80) years old Production
Stuart Cornfeld as Executive Producer. He was 27 (now 71) years old Production
Christopher De Vore as Screenplay. Writing
Patrick Moore as Assistant Editor. He was 57 (89) years old when He died Editing
Wally Schneiderman as Makeup Artist. He was 58 (now 102) years old Costume & Make-Up
Hugh Scaife as Set Decoration. He was 50 (79) years old when He died Art
Alan Splet as Special Sound Effects. He was 40 (54) years old when He died Crew
The Elephant Man poster
The Elephant Man (43 years)

I am not an animal! I am a human being! I … am … a man!

  • Release day: Thursday, October 09, 1980
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • Budget: 5000000.00
  • Revenue: 26010864.00