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Carrington -- The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside...

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Release Date:
10 November 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She had many lovers but only one love.
Plot:
The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
High class and high quality. See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Emma Thompson ... Dora Carrington

Jonathan Pryce ... Lytton Strachey

Steven Waddington ... Ralph Partridge

Samuel West ... Gerald Brenan

Rufus Sewell ... Mark Gertler

Penelope Wilton ... Lady Ottoline Morrell

Janet McTeer ... Vanessa Bell
Peter Blythe ... Phillip Morrell

Jeremy Northam ... Beacus Penrose

Alex Kingston ... Frances Partridge
Sebastian Harcombe ... Roger Senhouse

Richard Clifford ... Clive Bell

David Ryall ... Mayor
Stephen Boxer ... Military Rep
Annabel Mullion ... Mary Hutchinson
Gary Turner ... Duncan Grant
Georgiana Dacombe ... Marjorie Gertler
Helen Blatch ... Nurse
Neville Phillips ... Court Usher
Christopher Birch ... Dr. Starkey Smith
Daniel Betts ... Porter
Simon Bye ... Fly Driver
Marzio Idoni ... Gondolier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eva Gray ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Hampton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christopher Hampton 
Michael Holroyd  book

Produced by
Francis Boespflug .... executive producer
Philippe Carcassonne .... executive producer
John McGrath .... producer
Ronald Shedlo .... producer
Chris Thompson .... associate producer
Fabienne Vonier .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Nyman 
 
Cinematography by
Denis Lenoir 
 
Film Editing by
George Akers 
 
Production Design by
Caroline Amies 
 
Art Direction by
Frank Walsh 
 
Costume Design by
Penny Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... hair stylist (as Chrissie Beveridge)
Christine Beveridge .... makeup artist (as Chrissie Beveridge)
Elaine Davis .... hair stylist
Elaine Davis .... makeup artist
Norma Webb .... hair stylist
Norma Webb .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Rosanna Roditi .... production manager: Italy
Chloe Sizer .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Booker .... third assistant director
Guido Cerasuolo .... second assistant director: Italy
Tim Lewis .... second assistant director
Guy Travers .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Adams .... construction run-around
Brian Aldridge .... dressing props
Robert Betts .... painter (as Lee Betts)
Dennis Bosher .... draughtsman
Roger Bowles .... draughtsman
Alan Chesters .... construction manager
Leigh Chesters .... trainee carpenter
Susanna Codognato .... art department: Italy
Ciaran Donnelly .... carpenter
Judy Ducker .... production buyer
Martin Duffy .... chargehand carpenter
Peter Duffy .... carpenter
Brian Eke .... carpenter
Christopher Evans .... decorative artist
Davide Fadda .... art department laborer: Italy
Nick Ferguson .... pastiche artist
Jim Foran .... construction supervisor
Barry Gibbs .... property master
Jane Gifford .... pastiche artist
Claire Grainger .... design assistant
Fred Gray .... pastiche artist
David Gruar .... stagehand
Michael Gunner .... chargehand painter
Rebecca Holmes .... design assistant
Simon Hutchings .... painter
Gary Ixer .... stand-by propman
Matt James .... painter
Malcolm Keen .... painter
David Ned Kelly .... stand-by carpenter
J.A. Lenman .... painter
David Mears .... painter
Martin O'Connor .... props run-around
Graham Osten-Lee .... carpenter
Darryl Patterson .... storeman
Brian Rielly .... painter
Nicky Risso-Gill .... draughtsman
Raffaele Scarpa .... art department laborer: Italy
Andy Semple .... assistant art director (as Andrew Semple)
Bob Sherwood .... stand-by props
Mike Sotheran .... painter
Jim Stanes .... graphic artist
Alison Stewart-Richardson .... design assistant
Warren Stickley .... dressing props
Terry Weaver .... painter
Michael Webb .... stagehand
Darryl Paterson .... props storeman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jason Adams .... assistant sound editor
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer (as Edward Colyer)
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Ellis .... assistant sound editor
Peter Lindsay .... sound mixer
Dennis McTaggart .... sound editor
Ray Merrin .... sound re-recording mixer
Mervyn Moore .... boom operator
Zivi Ronen .... sound room trainee
Jupiter Sen .... adr editor
Jupiter Sen .... foley editor
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Beenham .... rigger
Regis Benedettelli .... labourer grip: Italy
Flavio Bertini .... generator operator: Italy
Stefano Biscaro .... grip: Italy
Neil Carr .... chargehand rigger
Luca Casagrande .... labourer electrician: Italy
Tommaso Dabala .... electrician: Italy
Martin Evans .... best boy
Kevin Fraser .... grip
Jill Furmanovsky .... still photographer
Dario Gardi .... electrician: Italy
Darren Gatrell .... electrician
Fred Harris .... camera operator
Fred Harris .... grip
Pam Hegerty .... rigger
Pascal Lagriffoul .... focus puller
Luis Lazo .... still photographer
Reg Lockwood .... rigger
David Morani .... gaffer
Tim Murphy .... rigger
Peter Robertson .... Steadicam operator
Xandy Sahla .... assistant camera (as Alex Sahla)
Virginie Saint-Martin .... clapper loader (as Virginie St. Martin)
Michael Seymour .... rigger
Steven Spud Slater .... rigger
Michele Turchetto .... grip: Italy
Al Watson .... generator operator
Paul Wells .... electrician
Andrea Chiozzotto .... electrician: Venice (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Avery .... wardrobe mistress
Kirsten Hecktermann .... assistant costume designer
Loredana Nicolao .... seamstress: Italy
Adrian Simmons .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
James Marsh .... first assistant editor
Bridgette Williams .... cutting room trainee (as Bridgette Corbett)
Paul Ensby .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mike Beaven .... unit driver
Jed Bray .... unit driver
Dave Carpenter .... makeup bus driver
Tom Daly .... driver: honeywagon
Alfio Galli .... transport: Italy
Fred Harris .... truck driver
Enyo Mortty .... unit driver
Gary Palmer .... dining bus driver
Tony Redman .... unit driver
Sid Romain .... driver: minibus
Brett Walker .... motorhome driver
Simon Walker .... motorhome driver
Tony Walker .... driver: construction department
Ian Weatherly .... wardrobe driver
Ian Young .... roadtrain driver
 
Other crew
Patricia Barr .... unit nurse
Tor Belfrage .... assistant: Mr. Hampton
Tim Bricknell .... production runner
Furio Buranella .... craft service: Italy
John Clifford .... stand-in: Mr. Pryce
Nick Daubeny .... location manager
Michelle Davies .... floor runner
Dominique De Langes .... production assistant: Italy
Penny Eyles .... script supervisor
Daniela Foà .... crowd marshall: Italy
John L. Hargreaves .... production consultant
William Hobbs .... fight arranger
Stuart Hopps .... choreographer
Bobbie Johnson .... production accountant
Deborah Leakey .... assistant accountant
Annie Livings .... stand-in: Miss Thompson
Tamara Morris .... caterer
Richard Moxon .... legal advisor
Tori Parry .... production coordinator
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance
Ann Runeckles .... assistant: Mr. Shedlo
Chloe Sizer .... assistant: Mr. McGrath
Reshad D. Somauroo .... production trainee
Mark Somner .... location assistant
Fabio Vianello .... production runner: Italy
Mark Waddell .... film grading
Joan Washington .... dialogue coach
Ron Watkins .... location liaison (as Ronnie Watkins)
Tony Tucker .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Frank Bloom .... special thanks
Susie Brown .... special thanks
Joanna Carrington .... special thanks
Harvey Edgington .... special thanks
Teresa Grimes .... special thanks
Philippe Hartmann .... special thanks
Roger Heath .... special thanks
Jane Hill .... special thanks
Janet Ibbotson .... special thanks
Phil Joanou .... special thanks
Barry Krost .... special thanks
Mike Newell .... special thanks
Aline Perry .... special thanks
Bill Stephens .... special thanks
Stewart Till .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality and language
Runtime:
121 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the press tour for the movie, star Emma Thompson told reporters how she enjoyed doing nude scenes, particularly since she was not a standard Hollywood "hard-body".See more »
Quotes:
Lytton Strachey:I must say, I find these new young people wonderfully refreshing, they have no morals and they never speak. It's an enchanting combination.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Adagio from 'String Quintet in C Major', D. 956, op. post. 163See more »

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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
High class and high quality., 1 September 1999
Author: Hermit C-2 from Marietta, GA, USA

Emma Thompson in a period piece--I would bet that's a pretty good movie, and 'Carrington' did not disappoint me. It concerns the unusual relationship of writer Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce) and painter Dora Carrington (Thompson) in their insular world of upper-class friends and other artists in England between the Great Wars. When we first meet Strachey he's a fastidious homosexual of thirty-six going on seventy-six. He mistakes Carrington, with her bobbed hair and masculine clothes, for a boy. Despite this inauspicious beginning, they soon find themselves fascinated with each other, then the fascination turns to love. Their non-sexual relationship endures in spite of her marriage, their other lovers and their lover's lovers. As the years go by, a flow chart might help out the viewer trying to remember who's who.

As you might surmise, this film is not for everyone. There are some who will dismiss the whole group as "immoral" or as an effete corps of impudent snobs, but we won't be that narrow- minded and judgemental, will we? If you allow yourself into 'Carrington's' world I think you'll find it rewarding. It's full of good actors but I believe its success is largely due to director Christopher Hampton's screenplay. It's a full two hour movie without the benefit of car chases, explosions or kickboxing matches, so it's a big plus to have something nice to look at for all that time. We can thank cinematographer Denis Lenoir and production designer Caroline Ames for that.

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