Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Cast, songs, trailer and release date for the movie adaptation on Amazon Prime Video

A dazzling film version of the award-winning West End musical is coming to your living room. Find out who’s in it and how you can watch it.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 20 August 2021 - 6.26pm
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Amazon Prime Video Max Harwood stars in Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is finally coming to our living rooms.

The hit West End musical has been transformed into a glorious movie, with a top cast and catchy songs to keep you entertained.

Find out everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated film.

What is Everybody’s Talking About Jamie about?

Max Harwood stars in Everybody's Talking About Jamie 2021 Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l., Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Channel Four Television Corporation. All Rights Reserved

Inspired by real-life events, Everybody's Talking About Jamie tells the tale of Jamie New, a teenager from Sheffield who dreams of a life on stage.

His best friend Pritti and his loving mother offer their support as he pursues his secret ambition to become a drag queen, and local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle mentors him ahead of his debut performance.

However it’s not all plain sailing, as that attitudes of ignorant school children, a careers advisor and even his own father threaten to rain on Jamie’s parade.

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Which Everybody's Talking About Jamie songs are in the film?

The movie reunites the stage show’s original creators, with most of the show's songs,  from The Feeling's lead singer and songwriter Dan Gillespie Sells, transferring from stage to screen.

Hit songs from the musical including And You Don’t Even Know It, The Wall In My Head and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie all feature – plus there’s an exclusive new song, This Was Me, performed by Frankie Goes To Hollywood lead singer Holly Johnson.

Also included are Spotlight, Work Of Art, Over The Top, It Means Beautiful, He’s My Boy, My Man Your Boy, Finale and Out Of The Darkness (A Place Where We Belong).

The Legend Of Loco Chanelle (And the Blood Red Dress) has been replaced by This Was Me, while If I Met Myself Again, Limited Edition Prom Night Special, Ugly In This Ugly World and Prom Song also do not feature in the movie.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie cast

Lauren Patel and Max Harwood star in Everybody's Talking About Jamie 2021 Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l., Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Channel Four Television Corporation. All Rights Reserved

Max Harwood stars as Jamie New, with Lauren Patel starring as Jamie’s best friend Pritti.

Max Harwood and Sarah Lancashire star in Everybody's Talking About Jamie 2021 Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l., Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Channel Four Television Corporation. All Rights Reserved

Sarah Lancashire plays Jamie’s mum Margaret, while Ralph Ineson plays Jamie’s estranged father Wayne.

Margaret’s close friend Ray is portrayed by Shobna Gulati, Adeel Akhtar plays school principal Iman Masood and Sharon Horgan plays Year 11 instructor Miss Hedge.

Richard E Grant stars in Everybody's Talking About Jamie 2021 Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l., Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Channel Four Television Corporation

Richard E Grant dazzles as drag queen Loco Chanelle and Samuel Bottomley plays school bully Dean Paxton.

Is there a trailer?

Yes – watch the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie trailer below:

How to watch Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is available on Amazon Prime Video from Friday, September 17.