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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (10-Sep-2011)

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Writer: Simon Beaufoy

From novel: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

Original Music by: Dario Marianelli

Producer: Paul Webster

Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Fishing

A fishing expert is tapped to attempt to make the sport of fly fishing a popular pursuit in the Yemen desert.

Alfred Jones, a sought-after fisheries expert operating out of Great Britain, is solicited by financial advisor Harriet Chetwoode-Talbot for advice on the viability of a project to bring salmon fishing to Yemen. The project, bankrolled by a deep-pocketed Arab sheikh, is dismissed as "fundamentally unfeasible" by Jones due to the Arab republic's inhospitable climate. When an accidental mosque bombing in Afghanistan prompts an initiative spearheaded by the British government to improve ties with the Islamic world, however, Jones finds himself reluctantly coming on board as part of a diplomatic project to make the impossible possible.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Emily Blunt
23-Feb-1983   The Devil Wears Prada
Ewan McGregor
31-Mar-1971   Trainspotting
Kristin Scott Thomas
24-May-1960   Four Weddings and a Funeral


Ewan McGregor   ...   Dr. Alfred Jones
Emily Blunt   ...   Harriet
Kristin Scott Thomas   ...   Patricia Maxwell
Amr Waked   ...   Sheikh Muhammed
Tom Mison   ...   Capt. Robert Mayers
Rachael Stirling   ...   Mary Jones
Conleth Hill   ...   Bernard Sugden
Catherine Steadman   ...   Ashley
Tom Beard   ...   Peter Maxwell
Jill Baker   ...   Betty
Alex Taylor-McDowall   ...   Edward Maxwell
Matilda White   ...   Abby Maxwell
Otto Farrant   ...   Joshua Maxwell
Hamish Gray   ...   Malcolm
Clive Wood   ...   Tom Price-Williams
Nayef Rashed   ...   Rebel Leader
Peter Wight   ...   Tory Grandee -- Angus Butler
Waleed Akhtar   ...   Essad
Steven Blake   ...   Cabinet Member
Hugh Simon   ...   Brian Fleet
James Cutting   ...   Journalist
Colin Kilkelly   ...   Journalist


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