Bernard and the Genie
Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
Christmas Film World Cup pedigree
Not widely known, this TV short gave Richard Curtis the confidence to make a film on a TV budget. A forgotten gem
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Lenny Henry, Rowan Atkinson, Alan Cummng
It was this film, part of the BBC's TV movie strand 'Screen One' that convinced Richard Curtis that a TV budget could let a theatrical quality film be made and released and soon after he began work on 'Four Weddings And A Funeral'
It's been considered that Bernard and the Genie (1991) (TV) could be set in the same universe as Rowan Atkinson's sitcom The Blackadder (1983) (TV Series) and that Charles Pinksworth could be a descendant of the Blackadders. Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis were the writers and creators of the sitcom
Did Not Qualify
Group Stage exit