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Derek Jarman (writer)
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Release Date:
September 1979 (USA) See more »
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Sex, drugs and punk rock. Add violence and time travel and you have Jubilee.
Plot:
Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jenny Runacre ... Queen Elizabeth I / Bod

Nell Campbell ... Crabs (as Little Nell)

Toyah Willcox ... Mad
Jordan ... Amyl Nitrite
Hermine Demoriane ... Chaos

Ian Charleson ... Angel

Karl Johnson ... Sphinx
Linda Spurrier ... Viv
Neil Kennedy ... Max
Jack Birkett ... Borgia Ginz (as Orlando)
Jayne County ... Lounge Lizard (as Wayne County)

Richard O'Brien ... John Dee
David Brandon ... Ariel (as David Haughton)
Helen Wellington-Lloyd ... Lady in Waiting

Adam Ant ... Kid
Claire Davenport ... First Customs Lady
Donald Dunham ... Policeman
Iris Fry ... Bingo lady
Quinn Hawkins ... Boy
Barney James ... Policeman
Lindsay Kemp ... Cabaret performer
Ulla Larson-Styles ... Waitress
Howard Malin ... Schmeitzer
Luciana Martínez ... Escort to Borgia
William Merrow ... Maurice
Gene October ... Happy Days
Prudence Walters ... Escort to Borgia
Joyce Windsor ... Bingo Lady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Severin ... Himself (as Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Ari Up ... Herself
Duggie Fields ... Party-goer (uncredited)
Siouxsie Sioux ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Derek Jarman 
 
Writing credits
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Derek Jarman  writer

Produced by
Howard Malin .... co-producer
James Whaley .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Eno 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Middleton 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Barnard 
 
Production Design by
Mordecai Schreiber 
 
Costume Design by
Dave Henderson 
Christopher Hobbs 
 
Makeup Department
Keith of 'Smile' .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Ford .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kenny Morriss .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Mike Billing .... dubbing mixer
John Hayes .... sound recordist
Trevor Rutherford .... assistant sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
John Dee .... special effects
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denis Balkin .... grip
Bob McShane .... assistant camera
Mike Munro .... electrician
Jean-Marc Prouveur .... still photographer
John Rogers .... gaffer
Johnny Rosza .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Croft .... costume maker
Ralph Dyer .... costume maker
Luciana Martínez .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Annette D'Alton .... assistant editor
Tom Priestley .... supervising editor
 
Transportation Department
John Albery .... transportation
 
Other crew
Lee Drysdale .... production assistant
Judi Futrille .... continuity
Lindsay Kemp .... cabaret performance
Luciana Martínez .... production assistant
 

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106 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Adam Ant receives an "introducing" creditSee more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After the policemen shoot Angel and Sphinx dead, Sphinx's eyes blink before the camera cuts away.See more »
Quotes:
Borgia Ginz:BBC, TUC, ITV, ABC, ATV, MGM, KGB, C. of E. You name it, I bought them all... and rearranged the alphabet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Jubilee: A Time Less Golden (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Deutscher GirlsSee more »

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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
My 1st Jarman film, 9 January 2005
Author: jamesmarcustucker (jamesmarcustucker@yahoo.co.uk) from Brighton, England

I am going to be bias about this film I am afraid. It is the film that got me interested in Jarman.

One evening in the early 1990's Channel 4 broadcast Jubilee and I watched, with the sound on my television down, transfixed by the images that I was seeing. As a young (12 or 13) gay man realising the unacceptability of my sexuality and having no one to discuss or share my feelings with, Jubilee stuck out and spoke to me. The homoerotic images were the 1st I had seen, and certain images remained with me until I was 18 (The 'orgy scene'with naked men and bishops dancing, the murder of the drag queen, Queen Elizabeth I walking along the shoreline with the godlike narration reciting poetry, Toya's pink hair!) and was able to discover what this film actually was. All I knew up until then was that it was called Jubilee.

Yes it is a messy movie made on a very low budget. Yes, the acting is appalling at times with many unknown untrained actors - but, like Jarmans other films it had an impact which seems to transcend these mere dramatic theatre critic type issues. If I had only come to view the film now, it may not have had such an impact. To me it is a brave work with a uniqueness and style like no other. I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen in Brighton last year - and its messiness actually seemed to befit the big screen - its over the top, cant performances worked so much more than on the small screen. Jordans 'Rule Britannia' in the Union Jacks dress (mimicked by Geri Halliwell 20 years later), Adam Ant's 'Plastic Surgery' are iconic moments in British film.

Jarmans least poetic and focused film, but still the only film to truly grab me as a child with its madcap, anarchic, brash energy and sexuality.

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