The Long Good Friday 43 years old

Who lit the fuse that tore Harold's world apart?

The Long Good Friday

In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

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The Long Good Friday Cast

Name Character
Helen Mirren She was 36, now 78 years old as Victoria
Pierce Brosnan He was 28, now 71 years old as 1st Irishman
Kevin McNally He was 25, now 68 years old as Irish Youth
Bob Hoskins He was 39, 71 years old when he died as Harold Shand
Derek Thompson He was 33, now 76 years old as Jeff
Paul Barber He was 31, now 73 years old as Erroll
Paul Freeman He was 39, now 81 years old as Colin
Harry Fielder He was 40, now 84 years old as Policeman (uncredited)
Dexter Fletcher He was 16, now 58 years old as Kid
Robert Walker He was 63, 32 years old when he died as Jimmy
Bryan Marshall He was 43, 81 years old when he died as Harris
P.H. Moriarty He was 43, now 85 years old as Razors
Alan Ford He was 44, now 86 years old as Jack
Michael Ryan He was 15, now 59 years old as Waiter
Daragh O'Malley He was 27, now 70 years old as 2nd Irishman
Dave King He was 34, 54 years old when he died as Parky
Billy Cornelius He was 47, now 89 years old as Peter
Eddie Constantine He was 64, 75 years old when he died as Charlie
Tony Clarkin He was 35, now 77 years old as Driver Hitman (uncredited)
Tony Rohr He was 41, now 83 years old as O'Flaherty
Charles Cork as Eric
Pauline Melville She was 34, now 76 years old as Dora
Brian Hall He was 19, 36 years old when he died as Alan
Paul Kember He was 40, now 83 years old as Ginger
Olivier Pierre He was 28, now 70 years old as Chef
James Ottaway He was 86, 103 years old when he died as Commissionaire
Alan Devlin He was 33, 63 years old when he died as Priest
Bill Moody He was 41, 77 years old when he died as Boston
Ruby Head as Harold's Mother
Patti Love as Carol Benson
Nick Stringer He was 33, now 75 years old as Billy
Karl Howman He was 28, now 70 years old as David
Roy Alon He was 40, 64 years old when he died as Captain Death
Leo Dolan as Phil
Alan Talbot as Snipist (uncredited)

The Long Good Friday Crew

Name Department
Simone Reynolds as Casting. Production
Mike Taylor as Editor. He was 14 (now 56) years old Editing
Colin Jamison as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Tudor George as Costume Design. He was 56 (65) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
John Mackenzie as Director. He was 53 (83) years old when He died Directing
Barrie Keeffe as Writer. He was 36 (74) years old when He died Writing
Barry Hanson as Producer. He was 37 (73) years old when He died Production
Freddie Williamson as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
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The Long Good Friday (43 years)

Who lit the fuse that tore Harold's world apart?

  • Release day: Saturday, November 01, 1980
  • Runtime: 114 minutes