Svengali (2013)

Life, love and a band. Can he manage it?

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2013-06-19
  • User Rating: 5.4/10 from 12 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Director: John Hardwick
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Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts them down and offers them his management services. They are young, arrogant, sexy and utterly magnificent. Putting their demo on a cassette tape, Dixie heads out onto the streets of London…

Svengali Trailer

  • Martin Freeman

    as Don
  • Michael Socha

    as Tommy
  • Vicky McClure

    as Shell
  • Maxine Peake

    as Angie
  • Michael Smiley

    as Irish Pierre
  • Morwenna Banks

    as Francine Hardy
  • Matt Berry

    as Jeremy Braines
  • Jonny Owen

    as Dixie
  • Brian Hibbard

    as Dixie's Dad
  • Roger Evans

    as Horsey
  • Alan McGee

    as Himself
  • Nichola Burley

  • Joel Fry

    as Macca
  • Natasha O'Keeffe

    as Natasha
  • Dylan Edwards

    as Jake
  • Jessica Ellerby

    as Alice
  • Di Botcher

    as Mrs. Cooper
  • Jack Gover

    as Clubgoer
  • Jordan Long

    as Homes
  • Joanna Pickering

    as Horsey's Girl
  • Eddie Webber

    as Teddy
  • Sharon Morgan

    as Dixie's Mum
  • Kumud Pant

    as Pub guest
  • Vauxhall Jermaine

    as Marcus
  • Cass Pennant

    as Motown
  • Carl Barât

    as Himself
  • Helen Chamberlain

    as Herself
  • Leila Wong

    as Pub Girl
  • Shelley Rees

    as Nicola
  • Pearl Mackie

    as Foh girl
  • Zara Symes

    as Cadie
  • Simon Nehan

    as Tyrone
  • Katie Owen

    as Patti
  • Lindsay Harding

    as Club Girl
  • Anette Martinsen

    as Pub Lady
  • Catherine Delaloye

    as Pub girl
  • Max Rushden

    as Himself
  • Curtis Lee Thompson

    as Scott
  • Katy Brand

    as Katya
Directing John Hardwick Director
Writing Jonny Owen Writer