IMDb > White Mischief (1987)
White Mischief
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

White Mischief (1987) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.3/10   1,858 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
James Fox (novel)
Michael Radford (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for White Mischief on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
May 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In England they were the elite, but bound by rules of society. In Kenya there were no rules, only glamour, decadence . . . and murder. See more »
Plot:
A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more »
User Reviews:
Pills, Booze, Swinging, Cross-Dressing and other activities in World War II Africa See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Greta Scacchi ... Diana Lady Broughton

Charles Dance ... Josslyn Hay

Joss Ackland ... 'Jock' Delves Broughton

Sarah Miles ... Alice de Janzé

Geraldine Chaplin ... Nina Soames

Ray McAnally ... Morris

Murray Head ... Lizzie

John Hurt ... Gilbert Colvile

Trevor Howard ... Jack Soames

Susan Fleetwood ... Gladys, Lady Delamer
Catherine Neilson ... Lady June Carberry

Hugh Grant ... Hugh
Alan Dobie ... Harragin

Gregor Fisher ... McPherson
Jacqueline Pearce ... Idina
Tristram Jellinek ... Land Agent
Tim Myers ... Raymond de Trafford
Sean Mathias ... Gerald Portman

Ron Donachie ... Club Manager
Douglas Chege ... Kiptobe
Wensley Pithey ... Sheridan

Stephan Chase ... Carberry
Clare Travers-Deacon ... Muffin-faced Woman
Seipal Ngojine ... Maasai Warrior
Pilip Saitoti ... Maasai Warrior
Amanda Parkin ... Nancy Wirewater
Louis Mahoney ... Abdullah
Ilario Bisi-Pedro ... African Policeman
David Quilter ... Chief Superintendent Poppy
John Rees ... Baines
Olivier Pierre ... Kaplan
Anthony Benson ... Fox
Nigel Le Vaillant ... Handsome Reporter
Basil Whybray ... Spotty Reporter
John Darrell ... Registrar
Bill Moody ... Jury Foreman

Susannah Harker ... Young Girl

Gary Beadle ... African Servant
Edwin Mahinda ... Boy Waiter at Wake
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Finn ... Bandleader (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Michael Radford 
 
Writing credits
James Fox (novel)

Michael Radford (screenplay) and
Jonathan Gems (screenplay)

Produced by
Simon Bosanquet .... associate producer
Simon Perry .... producer
Michael White .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Priestley 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Roger Hall 
 
Art Direction by
Len Huntingford 
Keith Pain 
 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
 
Makeup Department
Suzanne Belcher .... assistant makeup artist (as Susie Belcher)
Freda Hart .... assistant hair stylist
Pat Hay .... makeup supervisor
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... key hair stylist
Madeleine Masters .... assistant makeup artist
Liz Michie .... hair stylist
Julia Wilson .... assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Dodds .... second assistant director
Lee Hilton .... third assistant director
Meja Mwangi .... second assistant director
Chris Rose .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Lulu Archer .... assistant production buyer: Kenya
Barry Arnold .... chargehand propman
Amanda Bernstein .... art department assistant
Dennis Bovington .... construction manager
Karen Brookes .... production buyer: Kenya
Derek Creedon .... chargehand propman
Marianne Ford .... set dresser
Louise Hardy .... art department assistant
John Hedges .... chargehand carpenter
Michael Hedges .... supervising carpenter
John Hogan .... propman
Robin Hollister .... construction manager
Michael Jones .... supervising painter
Norman North .... painter
Ron Ross .... carpenter
Robert Schofield .... chargehand rigger
Len Serpant .... stagehand
Dennis Simmonds .... propman
John Sullivan .... carpenter
Charles Torbett .... property master
Peter Walpole .... production buyer
Kenneth Welland .... chargehand painter
Roger Willis .... chargehand carpenter
David Wood .... draughtsman
Robin Heinson .... painter (uncredited)
Frank Howe .... drapesman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Barringer .... assistant sound effects editor
Joe Gallagher .... assistant sound editor
Derek Holding .... sound editor
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist
Jacques Leroide .... sound effects editor
Colin Miller .... sound effects editor
Dominic Rahumbu .... sound assistant
Rosie Straker .... boom operator
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mohammed Athman .... electrician
Richard Broome .... camera grip
David Bryant .... focus puller
Roger Deakins .... camera operator
Bob Gomme .... generator operator
Micky Hand .... best boy electric (as Michael Hand)
Amiri Hassan .... electrician
John Higgins .... chief electrician
Wayne Leach .... electrician
Mohamed Ngela .... assistant camera
Ahmed Omari .... electrician
Sarah Quill .... still photographer
Ramadhani Rajadu .... electrician
Michael Seymour .... rigger
Andrew Speller .... director of photography: second unit
David Vroegindeweij .... playback operator (as David Vroegindewey)
Nikki Williams .... clapper loader
Dean Kennedy .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Nash .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lucy Boulting .... additional casting
Davis Sindiyo .... casting: Moosai, Kenya
Sarah Withey .... local casting: Kenya
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophia Ali Abdi .... wardrobe assistant
Catherine Halloran .... wardrobe supervisor
Stewart Meachem .... wardrobe assistant
Amina Ali Ryback .... wardrobe assistant
Elizabeth Ryrie .... wardrobe assistant
Hilary Watson .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Keith Mason .... second assistant editor
Kant Pan .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Simon Chamberlain .... additional orchestrator
George Fenton .... conductor
George Fenton .... orchestrator
Keith Grant .... music mixer
John Warren .... additional orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Gerry O'Riordan .... assistant music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Bevan .... unit driver
Usuf Dwale .... driver
Bernard Gatheru .... assistant transportation coordinator: Kenya
Ogo Kanjora Sode .... driver
Joseph Kimuru .... driver
Geoff King .... unit driver
Arnie Mitchell .... transportation coordinator
Stephen Ndungu .... driver
Samson Wanyonyi .... driver
 
Other crew
Ann Addly .... unit nurse: Kenya
Paul Babu Kamau .... production runner
Susie Beavis .... unit nurse
Simon Belcher .... location runner
Stacy Bell .... assistant: Simon Perry
Richard Bouma .... liaison: Kenya
Roy Cahartley .... animal handler
Clinton Cavers .... location manager
Judy Craymer .... assistant: Michael Radford
Con Cremins .... production accountant: Kenya
Nick Daubeny .... location manager
Robin Davis .... animal handler
Annick Fordham .... floor runner
Karen Halliday .... assistant to choreographer
Lynn Hoey .... production runner
Stuart Hopps .... choreographer
Ian Johnson .... film school attachment
Jackie Johnston .... production assistant
Gilly Kelsey .... assistant to location manager: Kenya
Lydia Kigada .... assistant: Michael Radford, Kenya
Herman Mbugua .... accounting assistant
Bob Morgan .... security officer
Peter Murphy .... jobfit attachment
Susan Muthoni .... cashier
Susan Nicholson .... assistant accountant
Maggie Phelan .... production accountant
Zakiya Powell .... unit publicist
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
Luke Randolph .... production controller
Mary Richards .... production coordinator
Monty Ruben .... production consultant
Marc Samuelson .... production associate
Matthew Scudamore .... floor runner
Sheila Slate .... contact: London
Teresa Topolski .... assistant: Mary Selway (as Tessa Topolski)
Jane Trower .... accounts department assistant
Caroline Woodall .... animal handler
Duncan Hamilton .... ice sculptor (uncredited)
Jamie Hamilton .... ice sculptor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
107 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Factual errors: The courtroom scenes include counsel shouting "Objection!" and the Judge replying "Sustained" or "Overruled" and occasionally ordering things "stricken from the record". These terms are routine in courts in the United States but are never heard in courts based on English jurisprudence, as was the case in colonial Kenya in 1941.See more »
Quotes:
Josslyn Hay: Earl of Erroll:Do you know what happens to a woman once she loses her looks?
Lady Diana Broughton:No. What?
Josslyn Hay: Earl of Erroll:Nothing.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Alphabet SongSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
27 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Pills, Booze, Swinging, Cross-Dressing and other activities in World War II Africa, 17 August 1999
Author: Ben Calmes from NAS Ream Field

A wild and wicked romp through the expatriate community around Nairobi, Kenya, during World War II. Greta Scacchi is radiant beyond mortal words as the femme fatale that upsets the not-so-delicate social, sexual, psychosexual balances of the "happy valley" crowd of faded British aristocrats and other late-era colonials. The steller cast, including Charles Dance in a terrific romantic lead, an over-the-top Sarah Miles, Joss Ackland in his best role, John Hurt, Trevor Howard, Geraldine Chaplin, even a young Hugh Grant, and so many others, is absolutely superb. Set against the spectacular backdrop of East Africa, this movie is a tale of love, lust, revenge, and destruction, and expertly captures the look and feel of the waning British colonial era in its dialogue, costumes, even music. An absolute treat!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (25 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for White Mischief (1987)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
1940 CURRENCY VALUE AZINDN
animal denham
DVD taxdefer
When the hell are they going to release this on DVD? clement_1
Additional reading list! fastfilmhh
FILM LOCATIONS thatnic
See more »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Crime section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.