Open main menu

Loop is a 1997 British romantic comedy feature film produced by Tedi De Toledo and Michael Riley. It was written by Tim Pears and is the debut film of director Allan Niblo.[1][2]

Directed byAllan Niblo
Produced byTedi De Toledo
Michael Riley
Written byTim Pears
StarringAndy Serkis
Susannah York
Tony Selby
Music byDavid Bradnum
CinematographyNigel C. Goudge
Edited byPatrick Moore
Folasade Oyeleye
Distributed byContentFilm International
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The writer of Loop, Tim Pears, also wrote the novel for In a Land of Plenty which was turned into an acclaimed 10-part TV drama serial for the BBC and produced by the London-based production company Sterling Pictures and Talkback Productions.[3]



The main character, Rachel, is dumped by her boyfriend and exacts revenge. This film is classified as a romantic comedy.


  • Andy Serkis as Bill
  • Susannah York as Olivia
  • Tony Selby as Tom
  • Moya Brady as Waitress
  • Willie Ross as Geordie Trucker
  • Heather Craney ... Cashier
  • Howard Lee ... Bank Clerk
  • Paul Ryan ... City Barman
  • Emer McCourt as Rachel
  • Jayne Ashbourne as Hannah
  • Gideon Turner as Jason
  • Alisa Bosschaert as Sarah
  • Paul Daly a Jack
  • Evelyn Doggart as Jean
  • Emer McCourt as Rachel
  • Maya Saxton as Jenny
  • Gideon Turneras Jason


Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors: a Wallflower Critical Guide, panned the film, calling it a formulaic romantic comedy that was "obviously" filmed on a very small budget. The review makes note of problems with cinematography, sound, script, and direction, summarizing "Loop reminds you that good films are increasingly hard to make, and with countless projects languishing in development or distribution hell, it is difficult to see how this ever made it to the production line."[1]


  1. ^ a b Yoram Allon; Del Cullen; Hannah Patterson (2001). Yoram Allon; Del Cullen; Hannah Patterson (eds.). Contemporary British and Irish film directors: a wallflower critical guide. Wallflower Press. p. 250. ISBN 1-903364-21-3. OCLC 49544655. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  2. ^ Coe, Jonathan (15 August 1997). "A failed masterpiece". New Statesman. The Powell & Pressburger Pages. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Tim Pears". google cache. Royal Literary Fund. Retrieved 26 February 2010.

External linksEdit