Billy Liar

Billy Liar


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A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and dead-end job as an undertaker's assistant. A number of indiscretions cause him to lie in order to avoid the penalties. His life turns into a mess and he has an opportunity to run away and leave it all behind.

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IMDB 7.3 (7k)


Drama, Comedy, Romance


1h 38min

Production country

United Kingdom


John Schlesinger


Tom Courtenay
William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher
Julie Christie
Wilfred Pickles
Geoffrey Fisher
Mona Washbourne
Alice Fisher
Ethel Griffies
Grandma Florence
Finlay Currie
Gwendolyn Watts
Helen Fraser
Leonard Rossiter
Emanuel Shadrack
Rodney Bewes
Arthur Crabtree
George Innes
Leslie Randall
Danny Boon
Patrick Barr
Inspector MacDonald
Ernest Clark
Prison Governor
Godfrey Winn
Disc Jockey
Jack Cunningham
Ticket Examiner (uncredited)
Harry Landis
Man on Train (uncredited)
E. V. H. Emmett
Newsreel Commentator (uncredited)
Anna Wing
Mrs. Crabtree (uncredited)
Sheila Fearn
Telephonist (uncredited)
Muriel Day
Singer - Dance Hall (uncredited)
Lester Leigh
Band Leader - Dance Hall (uncredited)
Reginald Green
Mr. Matthieson (uncredited)
Margaret Lacey
Mrs. Matthieson (uncredited)
Robin Parkinson
Jeweller's Assistant (uncredited)
David Scase
Man in the Record Shop (uncredited)
Jessie Robins
Large Woman in Hospital (uncredited)
Graham Rigby
Supermarket Manager (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady
Prisoner Escort (uncredited)
Neville Smith
Youth (uncredited)
Leslie Lawton
Youth (uncredited)
John Tordoff
Youth in Wimpy Bar (uncredited)
Flo Fallows
Prostitute (uncredited)
Alice Woods
Prostitute (uncredited)
John Schlesinger
Officer in Dream (uncredited)
Bryan Mosley
Bit Part (uncredited)
Aleksander Browne
Bit Part (uncredited)
James Byron
Serviceman (uncredited)
Douglas Clarke
Serviceman (uncredited)
Alan Clayton
Serviceman (uncredited)
George Ghent
Danny's PRO (uncredited)
Topsy Jane
Liz (uncredited)
Natalie Kent
Bit Part (uncredited)
Ted Morris
Funeral Driver (uncredited)
Elisabeth Murray
Bit Part (uncredited)
Stuart Myers
Man Reading Newspaper (uncredited)
James Payne
Man in Station Cafe (uncredited)
George Spence
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Elaine Stevens
Danny's Secretary (uncredited)
William Wymar
Army Man (uncredited)