Paper Mask

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In Christopher Morahan's thriller, Paul McGann plays Matthew Harris, a hospital intern. When a young doctor dies in an accident, Matthew assumes the man's identity, and is given the doctor's position in the emergency room.

Cast

Paul McGann
as Matthew
Amanda Donohoe
as Christine
Frederick Treves
as Dr. Mumford
Tom Wilkinson
as Dr. Thorn
Freda Rogers
as Dr. Thorn's Staff Nurse
Dale Rapley
as Dr. Hennessey
John Warnaby
as Dr. Hammond
Robert Oates
as Head Porter
Simon Adams
as Laurence
Hetta Charnley
as Medical Student
Dierdre Halligan
as Old Patient
Freda Rodgers
as Dr. Thorn's Staff Nurse
Sally Thompson
as Dr. Gemmel
Iain Locke
as Dr. Sutherland
Dhirendra
as Dr. Kassim
Michael Thomas
as Teaching Doctor
Bridget Brammall
as Girl in Bed
Philip Fox
as Anaesthetist
Glyn Pritchard
as Man with Gashed Thumb
Charmian May
as Radiographer
J.J. Flynn
as Child in Casualty
Carmen Knight
as Student Nurse
Harry Webster
as Yellow Man
Nick Edmett
as Ambulance Driver
Oliver Guilford
as Schoolboy
Tam White
as Blues Singer
Steve Waller
as Pianist
Glen LeFleur
as Drummer
Ian Bairnson
as Guitarist
Gary Twigg
as Bass Guitarist
Michael Berrenshaw
as Coroner's Officer
Phillip Manikum
as Maintenance Engineer
Lee Simpson
as Reporter
Diana Payan
as Salisbury Sister
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  • Feb 12, 2010
    PAPER MASK (1981) Directed by Christopher Morahan. Written by Dr John Collee (based on his book). Odd, effective & extremely suspenseful thriller, based on a true story about a psychopathic hospital orderly who assumes the identity of a dead young doctor & starts practicing medicine, & becomes a human time bomb in the British public hospital system. A fascinating study of a disturbed personality who will do anything to protect his secret, together with a biting indictment on the 'boys club'/closed shop mentality present amongst doctors who rally around to cover the imposter's mistakes in the misguided belief that they are protecting one of 'their own'. A superior, highly intelligent & credible script & top-notch performances put this among one of the best British offerings of the 90's. *****5 out of 5 stars*****
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