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creative director Tony Humphreys
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It is 1985. Thatcher is in power, Sade is on the radio and the print workers have gone on strike. But even redundancy doesn't stop a group of life-long friends from meeting every Sunday in their regular South London pub for alcohol and banter. On one such Sunday a man approaches them and asks an intriguing question - does anyone want to buy a racehorse? And so the story of the Mumper unfolds, as they invest their redundancy money, hoping that one final race can turn their fortunes around ...
Talent Films embarked on its first theatrical feature film, the comedy drama Outside Bet, in 2010. It was powered by a stellar cast led by Bob Hoskins, Phil Davis, Jenny Agutter, Rita Tushingham and Calum McNab. It proved to be Hoskins' last major role.

 

It is based on the novel 'The Mumper', written by Mark Baxter and Paolo Hewitt and published in 2007 by Mono Media Books. Talent secured the TV and film rights in 2009 and filming started in late 2010. The film was completed in 2011 and released by Universal Pictures in the UK in April 2012. Tony Humphreys, creative director of Talent Films, co-produced the film with Terry Stone (Gateway Films) and it was directed by Sacha Bennett. It's still available on DVD.
Principal cast
Emily Atack
Katie
Jenny Agutter
Shirley Baxter
Perry Benson
Sefton Wallace
Philip Davis
Threads
Adam Deacon
Sam The Soleman
Lucy Drive
Erica
Bob Hoskins
Percy 'Smudge' Smith
Montserrat Lombard
Becka
Jason Maza
Mickey
Calum McNab
Mark 'Bax' Baxter
Vincent Regan
Jago
Linda Robson
Lil
Terry Stone
Johnny Gossamer
Dudley Sutton
Alfie Hobnails
Rita Tushingham
Martha
Rebecca Walsh
Cheryl
Main production credits
Sacha Bennett
director
Nigel Smith
screenplay
Tony Humphreys
producer
Terry Stone
producer
Carolyn Bennett
producer
Jane Hooks
co-producer
Nic Lawson
cinematography
Beth Charkham
casting
Matthew Button
designer
Daniela Faggio
art director
Alex Joseph
sound design
Supporting cast
Mick Barber
Moxie
Conrad Bennett
Cameron
Ruby Bennett
Elisabeth
Sacha Bennett
Charlie
Richard Blackwood
Linton
Glen Carroll
Holmesian Hack
Mike Cattermole
Commentator
Ali Cook
Stevie
Mark Cooper Harris
Harry Fenton
Brian Croucher
Phil
Tom Davis
Gutsy George
Lucie Eloise
Gold Digger
Marina Fiorato
Nurse Mandy
Linal Haft
Ted
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Vicar
Katherine Ingle
Stablehand
Carolyn Jordan
Val
Billy Kennedy
Young Bax
Shaun Lucas
Funeral mourner
Darren Lynch
Street person
Duncan Meadows
Vic The Yob
Fredi 'Kruga' Nwaka
Bouncer
Johnny Palmiero
George
Muj Shah
Sheikh Ali Kharma
Jay Sutherland
Maths teacher
Mick Ward
Wavy Davy
Kevin Wenman
The Copper
Tom White
Hack #1
Nigel Winder
Newspaper editor
 
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