The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

Lust...Murder...Dessert. Bon Appetit!

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1989-10-13
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 576 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Allarts
  • Production Country: France, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • Director: Peter Greenaway
star 7.3/10
From 576 Ratings


The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.

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  • Richard Bohringer

    as Richard Boarst
  • Michael Gambon

    as Albert Spica
  • Helen Mirren

    as Georgina Spica
  • Alan Howard

    as Michael
  • Tim Roth

    as Mitchel
  • Ciarán Hinds

    as Cory
  • Liz Smith

    as Grace
  • Gary Olsen

    as Spangler
  • Ewan Stewart

    as Harris
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths

    as Turpin
  • Ian Dury

    as Terry Fitch
  • Diane Langton

    as May Fitch
  • Prudence Oliver

    as Corelle Fitch
  • Ron Cook

    as Mews
  • Emer Gillespie

    as Patricia
  • Janet Henfrey

    as Alice
  • Willie Ross

    as Roy
  • Roger Lloyd Pack

    as Geoff
  • Alex Kingston

    as Adele
  • Bob Goody

    as Starkie
  • Paul Russell

    as Pup
  • Arnie Breeveld

    as Eden
  • Tony Alleff

    as Troy
  • Ian Sears

    as Phillipe
  • Peter Rush

    as Melter
  • Pauline Mayer

    as Fish Girl
  • Ben Stoneham

    as Meat Boy
  • Andy Wilson

    as 1st Diner
  • John Mullis

    as 2nd Diner
  • Flavia Brilli

    as Cabaret Singer
  • Sophie Goodchild

    as Dancer
  • Alex Fraser

    as Waiter
  • Michael Clark

    as Waiter
  • Gary Logan

    as Waiter
  • Tim Geary

    as Waiter
  • Saffron Rainey

    as Waiter
  • Hywel Williams-Ellis

    as Waiter
  • Michael Maguire

    as Waiter
  • Patric Walters

    as Kitchen Staff
  • Sue Maund

    as Kitchen Staff
  • Nick Brozovic

    as Kitchen Staff
  • Caroline Pagano

    as Kitchen Staff
  • Keith Barrows

    as Customer
  • Yolande Brener

    as 1st Diner's Wife
  • Irene Palko

    as A Guest
  • Brenda Edwards

    as Dancer
Costume & Make-Up Jean-Paul Gaultier Costume Design
Editing John Wilson Editor
Camera Sacha Vierny Director of Photography
Production Pascale Dauman Co-Producer
Sound Michael Nyman Original Music Composer
Sound Nigel Heath Sound Effects
Art Jan Roelfs Production Design
Production Daniel Toscan du Plantier Co-Producer
Production Sharon Howard-Field Casting
Writing Peter Greenaway Screenplay
Directing Peter Greenaway Director
Art Ben van Os Production Design
Production Kees Kasander Producer
Production Denis Wigman Co-Producer
Crew Sjoerd Didden Makeup Effects
Editing Julian Rodd First Assistant Editor
Sound Garth Marshall Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Sara Meerman Makeup Artist
Directing Gerrit Martijn First Assistant Director
Sound Chris Laurence Musician
Sound Tom Buchanan Boom Operator