LOVE ACTUALLY: A Century Of British Romance

~1970~Sunday Bloody Sunday

I think Sunday Bloody Sunday is a masterpiece.
Roger Ebert


John Schlesinger


  • Peter Finch
  • Glenda Jackson
  • Murray Head
  • Peggy Ashcroft
  • Tony Britton
  • Maurice Denham
  • Bessie Love
  • Vivian Pickles
1971, 110 mins, UK

From daring filmmaker John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy), Sunday Bloody Sunday represents the 1970s. As London is heading towards financial collapse, three people become entangled in a bi-sexual love triangle. Bob Elkin (Murray Head), a young twenty-something artist has two loves; successful London doctor Daniel Hirsch (Peter Finch) and intelligent, divorced thirty-something Alex Greville (Glenda Jackson). Jealousy reigns as Bob tries to spend equal time with them, but fails. In frustrated protest, Alex proceeds to have an affair with a business executive George Harding (Tony Britton). Bob, however, is nonplussed about the whole thing, further driving Alex away. As things come to a head, Bob must choose only one love.

Receiving rave reviews for its positive depiction of homosexuality and multifaceted sexual taboo’s Sunday Bloody Sunday is a provocative masterwork.

    • Best Film – BAFTA Awards 1972
    • Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay – Academy Awards 1972