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Another Country
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Writers:
Julian Mitchell (screenplay)
Julian Mitchell (play)
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Release Date:
June 1984 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
He outraged his friends . . . He rebelled against his family . . . And finally he betrayed his country [Australia theatrical] See more »
Plot:
Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(145 articles)
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Beautiful and evocative period piece See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rupert Everett ... Guy Bennett

Colin Firth ... Tommy Judd

Michael Jenn ... Barclay
Robert Addie ... Delahay
Rupert Wainwright ... Devenish

Tristan Oliver ... Fowler

Cary Elwes ... James Harcourt
Frederick Alexander ... Menzies
Adrian Ross Magenty ... Wharton
Geoffrey Bateman ... Yevgeni
Phillip Dupuy ... Martineau

Guy Henry ... Head Boy
Jeffry Wickham ... Arthur (as Jeffrey Wickham)
John Line ... Best Man

Gideon Boulting ... Trafford
Llewellyn Rees ... Senior Chaplain
Arthur Howard ... Waiter
Ivor Roberts ... Chief Judge
Crispin Redman ... Prefect

Nicholas Rowe ... Spungin
Kathleen St. John ... Ivy

Martin Wenner ... Batsman 1
Christopher Milburn ... Batsman 2
Tristram Jellinek ... Nicholson
Tristram Wymark ... Henderson
Ralph Perry-Robinson ... Robbins

Anna Massey ... Imogen Bennett
Betsy Brantley ... Julie Schofield
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James D.R. Hickox ... Student (uncredited)
Earl Charles Spencer ... Schoolboy extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Marek Kanievska 
 
Writing credits
Julian Mitchell (screenplay)

Julian Mitchell (play)

Produced by
Robert Fox .... executive producer
Alan Marshall .... producer
Julian Seymour .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Storey 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Biziou 
 
Film Editing by
Gerry Hambling 
 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
 
Production Design by
Brian Morris 
 
Art Direction by
Clinton Cavers 
 
Costume Design by
Penny Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Ross Carver .... hair stylist
Pat Hay .... makeup artist
Sarah Monzani .... makeup supervisor
Aaron Sherman .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Simon Bosanquet .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... first assistant director
Lee Cleary .... third assistant director
Christopher Cowles .... third assistant director
Christopher Figg .... second assistant director
Michael Zimbrich .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Adam .... painter
Les Benson .... propman
Frank Berlin .... painter
Dennis Bovington .... carpenter
Christopher Bradley .... scenic artist
Jack Carter .... construction manager
John Cook .... stagehand
Peter Dunlop .... production buyer
Trevor Dyer .... carpenter
Steve Franklin .... props van
Wally Fraser .... carpenter
John Hedges .... carpenter
Michael Hedges .... carpenter
Robert Hill .... propman (as Rob Hill)
Thomas Hughes .... painter
Gordon Izod .... plasterer
Ken Langridge .... stagehand
Maxie McDonald .... property master
Brian Morris .... set designer
Eric Nash .... plasterer
Colin Pearce .... draper
Ian Ritchie .... art department trainee
Butch Roper .... painter
Steve Short .... propman
Peter Spencer .... propman
Paul Templeman .... scenic artist
Tony Wright .... storyboard artist (as Anthony Wright)
 
Sound Department
John Chandler .... boom operator
Richard Daniel .... sound maintenance
Leonard Green .... assistant dubbing editor
Eddy Joseph .... dubbing mixer
Ray Merrin .... assistant sound mixer
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Ken Weston .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Chandler .... optical effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Brown .... clapper loader
Clive Coote .... additional still photographer
Alfie Emmins .... electrician
Bob Freeman .... camera car
Roy Furness .... electrician
David Garfath .... camera operator
David James .... still photographer
Dickie Lee .... camera grip
Ray Potter .... chief electrician
Ray Potter .... gaffer
Terry Potter .... best boy
Terry Potter .... hand electrician
Jimmy Terry .... electrician
Bill Thornhill .... generator operator (as Billy Thornhill)
Terry Townsend .... electrician
David Williams .... rigger (as Dave Williams)
 
Casting Department
Lucy Boulting .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maureen Booth .... wardrobe assistant
Ken Crouch .... wardrobe master (as Kenny Crouch)
Mary Ellis .... wardrobe assistant
Pip Newberry .... wardrobe mistress
Nick Perry .... wardrobe bus
 
Editorial Department
Clive Barrett .... first assistant editor
Jeremy Strachan .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bud Beadle .... musician
Simon Chamberlain .... musician
Mike Connaris .... music engineer
Helen Liebman .... musician (as Helen Liebmann)
Ray Singer .... musician
David Squibb .... choirmaster
Trinity Boys Choir .... sung by: "Hymns"
Peter Waygood .... choir coordinator
Gavyn Wright .... musician (as Gavin Wright)
 
Transportation Department
Dan Cressy .... unit driver
Tommy Lee .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Ronald Anscombe .... follow focus (as Ronnie Anscombe)
Harry Ayres .... construction van
Dave Bruyea .... construction van
Allen Burry .... unit publicist
Lee Cleary .... floor runner
Jonathan Cooke .... assistant to producer
Sally Feller .... secretary to producer
Peter Harris .... military advisor
Adrian Harrison .... production runner
William Hiley .... production runner
Debbie O'Brien .... contact: London
Maggie Phelan .... assistant production accountant
Ron Phipps .... production accountant
Patricia Poole .... assistant production accountant (as Pat Poole)
Mary Richards .... production assistant
Gilly Ruben .... contact: London
Alison Thorne .... script supervisor
Colm Villa .... attachment: N.F.S.
Lorna Young .... chaperone
Christopher Knowles .... location manager (uncredited)
 

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Trivia:
Eton College reportedly declined to allow filming at the school.See more »
Quotes:
Fowler:I have half a mind to ask Barclay for permission to beat you!
Tommy Judd:Well, you've half a mind. We can all agree on that.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Love Exiled (2010) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Vow to Thee, My CountrySee more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and evocative period piece, 2 August 2007
Author: pixielynx from United States

Another Country is a very telling portrait of life at one of England's top private schools in the 1930s. On the surface, everything looks perfect. Privileged youth frolics in a variety of beautiful locations, whilst receiving the best education money could buy. It all looks idyllic, but of course, there is a dark underbelly of violence and prejudice that provokes a life changing decision for the main character, Guy Bennett, played very elegantly by Rupert Everett. Colin Firth's character provides a nice Communist commentary on the appalling elitism of English society and he and Everett both turn in exceptional performances. This movie clearly launched both of their careers.

Although the natural beauty of the locations would have made it hard for anyone to make an ugly picture, this film is so exquisitely shot and scored, that it is almost painful at times. Sure there are some bad moments (Rupert Everett's terrible make up for his scenes as the aged Bennett springs to mind and there is a certain clichéd quality to some of the scenes) but on the whole, the good far outweighs the bad.

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