The Damned United

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The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974.wikipedia
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Peter Morgan

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The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974. The film marks the fifth collaboration between screenwriter Peter Morgan and actor Michael Sheen who plays Clough.
Morgan is best known for writing the historical films and plays The Queen, Frost/Nixon, The Damned United, and Rush.

Tom Hooper

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The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974.
Hooper returned to features with The Damned United (2009), a fact-based film about the English football manager Brian Clough (played by Michael Sheen).

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The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974.

Michael Sheen

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The film marks the fifth collaboration between screenwriter Peter Morgan and actor Michael Sheen who plays Clough. Revie's replacement at Leeds is Brian Clough (Michael Sheen), the former manager of Derby County and a fierce critic of Leeds because of their violent and physical style of play under Revie's management.
He also starred as the controversial football manager Brian Clough in The Damned United (2009).

Colm Meaney

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After failing to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, England manager Alf Ramsey is replaced by Don Revie (Colm Meaney), the highly successful manager of Leeds United.
He has also had a significant career in motion pictures, and appeared in the film The Damned United, all three film adaptations of Roddy Doyle's The Barrytown Trilogy, and in Get Him to the Greek, as well as Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

Timothy Spall

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Furthermore, Clough's longtime assistant, Peter Taylor (Timothy Spall), has not joined him.
Subsequently, he starred in many films, including Hamlet (1996), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Enchanted (2007), The Damned United (2009), The King’s Speech (2010), Ginger and Rosa (2012), Denial (2016), and The Party (2017).

Left Bank Pictures

It was produced by BBC Films and Left Bank Pictures with additional funding from Screen Yorkshire and Columbia Pictures.
Also in 2008, Left Bank produced its first feature film; The Damned United was directed by Tom Hooper from a script adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's novel The Damned Utd.

The Damned Utd

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The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974.
It was adapted into a film called The Damned United, released in 2009.

BBC Films

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It was produced by BBC Films and Left Bank Pictures with additional funding from Screen Yorkshire and Columbia Pictures.

David Peace

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The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974.
The Damned Utd has been made into a film entitled The Damned United, with Michael Sheen playing Brian Clough.

Derby County F.C.

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Revie's replacement at Leeds is Brian Clough (Michael Sheen), the former manager of Derby County and a fierce critic of Leeds because of their violent and physical style of play under Revie's management.
Leeds United are disliked due to ongoing friction from the early 1970s when Derby and Leeds were two of the top English teams and the scarcely concealed hostility between their respective managers, Brian Clough and Don Revie and is documented in the novel and film The Damned United.

Brian McCardie

So they sign veteran Dave Mackay (Brian McCardie), along with several other young players.

Oliver Stokes

He played Ben Wetherby in Heartbeat (2008), Nigel Clough in The Damned United (2009) and has also recently played George Davies in BBC Doctors in the episode Responsibilities aired 2 May 2012.

Stephen Graham

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They suffer injuries and Billy Bremner (Stephen Graham) sarcastically wishes Clough well for the semifinal.

Brian Clough

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The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974. Revie's replacement at Leeds is Brian Clough (Michael Sheen), the former manager of Derby County and a fierce critic of Leeds because of their violent and physical style of play under Revie's management.
The book was adapted into a film called The Damned United, starring Michael Sheen and released in 2009.

Dave Mackay

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So they sign veteran Dave Mackay (Brian McCardie), along with several other young players.
In the film adaptation of the book, The Damned United, Mackay is played by Brian McCardie.

Leeds United F.C.

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The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974. After failing to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, England manager Alf Ramsey is replaced by Don Revie (Colm Meaney), the highly successful manager of Leeds United.

Colin Todd

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Todd was also portrayed in the 2009 movie, The Damned United.

Ralph Ineson

Ineson's Hollywood film credits include First Knight, From Hell, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a brief role in The Damned United.

Don Revie

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After failing to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, England manager Alf Ramsey is replaced by Don Revie (Colm Meaney), the highly successful manager of Leeds United.
In 2009, Revie was portrayed by Colm Meaney in the film The Damned United, which focused on Clough's reign as manager of Leeds United.

Joe Dempsie

Joseph Dempsie
He appeared as Duncan McKenzie in 2009's The Damned United alongside Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Graham and Timothy Spall.

Jim Broadbent

James Broadbent
Chairman Sam Longson (Jim Broadbent) is extremely anxious about the investment, as well as the fact that Clough did not consult him before signing Mackay.

Paul Madeley

Madeley, Paul
Madeley was portrayed by actor Chris Moore in the 2009 film The Damned United, an adaptation of David Peace's novel of the same name about Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure at Leeds.