Tom Courtenay, Romy Schneider, Alan Badel, James Villiers, Leonard Rossiter, Freddie Jones, Fiona Lewis, James Bolam, James Cossins, James Maxwell, Edward Hardwicke, Ronald Lacey
Buckinghamshire, London, Surrey, Sussex
Director : Dick Clement Production Company : Bruce Cohn Curtis Films Ltd., Open Road Films Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q
Gerald Arthur Otley is a hapless and light-fingered antiques dealer. One morning, after a drunken night on the town, he awakes at Gatwick Airport and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. Then he is kidnapped by a group of criminals who suspect him of being involved with double agents. And he has to take his driving test!!
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otl001. Gerald Arthur Otley (Tom Courtenay) walks along Portobello Road during the titles. London W11.
otl001n. Looking south towards the junction with Chepstow Villas. (Modern Photo Added: 07-07-2012)
otl002. Otley between Denbigh Close and Denbigh Terrace on Portobello Road W11.
otl002n. The same location. (Modern Photo Added: 07-07-2012)
otl003. Further along Portobello Road.
otl003n. Less people, less traffic. Well it was a Thursday and Tom Courtenay wasn't around to draw the crowds. (Modern Photo Added: 07-07-2012)
otl004. Even further along . . . . . .
otl004n. The buildings on the right are a little more colourful these days. (Modern Photo Added: 07-07-2012)
otl005. Otley has just passed Henekeys Bar and crossed Westbourne Grove W11. Still heading north on Portobello Road.
otl005n. I waited and waited but the woman in image otl005 didn't appear. (Modern Photo Added: 07-07-2012)
otl006. Otley is evicted from his flat above 67 Portobello Road. The location is at the point where Otley begins his walk at the start of the titles and the reflection of 'Centaur' can be seen in the windows.
otl006n. The same building, now The Chelsea Galleries. (Modern Photo Added: 07-07-2012)
otl007. Another shot of 1968's Portobello Road.
otl007n. And this is a shot of 2012's Portobello Road. (Modern Photo Added: 11-07-2012)
otl008. Talking to Jean (Phyllida Law) and trying to get a bed for the night after losing his flat. Portobello Road W11.
otl008n. The same frontages now. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 21-01-2014)
otl009. Still searching for accomodation outside Henekeys Bar.
otl009n. The pub is now called The Earl of Lonsdale. (Modern Photo Added: 07-07-2012)
otl010. Otley talks with Eric Lambert (Edward Hardwicke) outside Henekeys Bar on Portobello Road W11.
otl010n. Makes a change to see scaffolding in the screen shot instead of the now shot! (Modern Photo Added: 07-07-2012)