Jeff Goldblum (Dexter King)Rowan Atkinson (Ron Anderson)Emma Thompson (Kate)Geraldine James (Carmen)Emil Wolk (Charlie)Kim Thomson (Cheryl)Harold Innocent (Timothy)Anna Massey (Mary)Joanna Kanska (Tamara)Peter Kelly (Gavin)Tim Barlow (Mr. Morrow)Hugh Thomas (Dr. Karabekian)Charles Augins (Choreographer)Peter Brewis (Freddy)Joolia Cappleman (Costume Designer)John Waldon (Company Stage Manager)Angus Deayton (Actor in Agent's Office)Robin Driscoll (Actor in Agent's Office)
Dexter King (Jeff Goldblum) plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson (Rowan Atkinson). He falls in love with Kate (Dame Emma Thompson), a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of "The Elephant Man". Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back.