"Bright Young Things" has an absolutely tip-top class of actors whose talents are superbly brought out through Fry's direction. The very lovely Stephen Campbell Moore (yes, you thought I was going to say Emily Mortiner didn't you?) as Adam I must mention, and James McAvoy's feverishly notable part as Simon Balcairn. I also adored Peter O'Toole as Colonel Blount (whose short-lived scenes are unfailingly rewatchable), and I always very much enjoy Jim Broadbent (who played the drunk major). And ... well for a complete cast list you can click here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325123/fullcredits#cast . They are all so very, very good.
"Bright Young Things" is a definite masterpiece. One of the less-than-ten films I've ever thought worthy of purchasing. It is a work of art that proves humankind is still capable of the sublime. Fry's is a mind able to forge it's way through the mass of inconsequential human vanities such as self-congratulation, being fashionable, using second-hand ideas to keep up with the post-modern Jones's. He hones right in to the essence of his own particular interpretation of Waugh's "Vile Bodies" and never once loses sight of it. Fry's is very much a mind to hold as a bar of excellence in all human endeavor.
Your with discretion,
Anne (Annie), Ms.
(well I couldn't use Sue de Nimes, could I?)