One Chance
One Chance poster
Directed by David Frankel
Produced by Simon Cowell
Written by Justin Zackham
Starring James Corden
Music by Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography Florian Ballhaus
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Release 25 October 2013
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Gross revenue $10,799,238

One Chance is a 2013 British film about Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, directed by David Frankel and written by Justin Zackham. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was shot in Italy and the United Kingdom. The soundtrack is scored by Theodore Shapiro.


This is a true story of a shop assistant Paul Potts. He is an amateur opera singer who is successful in auditioning for the first season (2007) of ITV's Britain's Got Talent. He won the series with his performance of "Nessun dorma", an aria from Puccini's opera Turandot.


  • James Corden as Paul Potts
  • Julie Walters as Yvonne Potts
  • Colm Meaney as Roland Potts
  • Mackenzie Crook
  • Jemima Rooper as Hydrangea
  • Alexandra Roach as Julie-Ann Cooper
  • Kathryn Drysdale
  • Ewan Austin as Paul (age 14)

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