Tumbledown 33 years old


The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC (played by Colin Firth), an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands War of 1982. While fighting at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence is shot in the head by an Argentine sniper, and left paralysed on his left side. He then must learn to adjust to his new disability.


Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Robert Lawrence

Clive Russell
Clive Russell

Terry Knapp

Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postlethwaite

Major (Rehabilitation Centre)

David Calder
David Calder

John Lawrence

Paul Rhys
Paul Rhys

Hugh MacKessac

Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Jean Lawrence

Tumbledown Cast

Name Character
Pete Postlethwaite He was 42, 64 years old when he died as Major (Rehabilitation Centre)
Colin Firth He was 27, now 61 years old as Robert Lawrence
Barbara Leigh-Hunt She was 52, now 85 years old as Jean Lawrence
Felicity Montagu She was 27, now 61 years old as Trisha
Serena Gordon She was 24, now 58 years old as Phyllida
David Calder He was 41, now 75 years old as John Lawrence
Clive Russell He was 42, now 75 years old as Terry Knapp
Mark Williams He was 13, now 46 years old as Lumpy
Angela Morant She was 47, now 80 years old as Major Newman
Sophie Thompson She was 26, now 59 years old as Louise Stubbs
Wendy Nottingham as Mrs Prothero
Paul Higgins He was 24, now 57 years old as Saltemarsh
Paul Rhys He was 24, now 57 years old as Hugh MacKessac
Dan Hildebrand He was 26, now 59 years old as Prothero
Mark Wing-Davey He was 39, now 72 years old as Adjutant Stewart Inglis
Edwin Richfield He was 66, 68 years old when he died as Group Captain
Jack Fortune as Christopher Lawrence
Sean Scanlan He was 39, 68 years old when he died as Welsh Man
Timothy Carlton He was 49, now 82 years old as Lt. Colonel Bill Kirke
Richard Owens He was 7, 71 years old when he died as RAF Officer
Ann Bell She was 48, now 81 years old as Helen Stubbs
Tam Dean Burn He was 30, now 63 years old as Sergeant Brodick
Stewart Porter as O'Rourke
Roddy Maude-Roxby He was 58, now 91 years old as George Stubbs
Tony Caunter He was 50, now 84 years old as Air Commodore
Marian McLoughlin She was 26, now 59 years old as Mandy
Andrew Livingston He was 9, now 42 years old as Young Doctor
Ben Cole as Harry Hebers
Leila Bertrand as 2nd Night Nurse
Edward Rawle-Hicks as Lt. Peter Fyshe
Roy Spencer He was 32, now 65 years old as Hospital Chaplain
Brian Hall He was 26, 36 years old when he died as Squadron Leader Wentworth
Iain McColl He was 33, 59 years old when he died as Colour Sergeant

Tumbledown Crew

Name Department
Richard Eyre as Director. He was 45 (now 78) years old Directing
Charles Wood as Writer. He was 29 (1) years old when He died Writing
Tumbledown poster
Tumbledown (33 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, May 29, 1988
  • Runtime: 115 minutes