Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Information

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands is a 2002 British romantic comedy film written and directed by Shane Meadows, starring Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Ricky Tomlinson and Shirley Henderson. It is set in Nottingham in the Midlands.


Dek (Rhys Ifans) proposes to his girlfriend Shirley (Shirley Henderson) on TV. When Jimmy (Robert Carlyle), "the great love of her life" and father of her daughter Marlene (Finn Atkins), sees this, he returns in an attempt to win back her heart. However after deserting his friends in Scotland during an unsuccessful robbery of some clowns, his friends turn against him and come to the Midlands to try to track him down. Though in the end Shirley refuses to go with Jimmy and professes her love for Dek after Marlene refuses to have anything to do with Jimmy and is only ready to accept Dek as the father figure.


  • Robert Carlyle " Jimmy, Carol's foster brother, Shirley's ex-husband and Marlene's father
  • Vanessa Feltz " Herself
  • Ricky Tomlinson " Charlie, Carol's estranged husband
  • Kathy Burke " Carol, Jimmy's foster sister
  • Vicki Patterson " Audience Guest
  • Shirley Henderson " Shirley, Jimmy's ex-wife and Marlene's mother
  • Finn Atkins " Marlene, Jimmy and Shirley's daughter
  • Kelly Thresher " Donna, Carol's daughter
  • Rhys Ifans " Dek, Shirley's boyfriend
  • Andrew Shim " Donut, Donna's boyfriend
  • Ryan Bruce " Emerson, Carol and Charlie's son and Lake and Donna's brother
  • Eliot Otis Brown Walters " Lake, Carol and Charlie's son and Emerson and Donna's brother
  • Anthony Strachan " Jumbo (as Antony Strachan)
  • David McKay " Dougy (as David Mckay)
  • James Cosmo " Billy


Gijón International Film Festival 2002
  • Nominated: Best Feature (Grand Prix Asturias) " Shane Meadows

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