IMDb > Jude (1996)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
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
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Jude (1996) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 20 | slideshow)


User Rating:
7.0/10   8,496 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 12% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Hossein Amini (screenplay)
Thomas Hardy (novel)
View company contact information for Jude on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
18 October 1996 (USA) See more »
His World Could Never Change... Until She Became His World. See more »
A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married... See more » | Add synopsis »
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A tragic story told beautifully See more (90 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Christopher Eccleston ... Jude Fawley

Kate Winslet ... Sue Bridehead

Liam Cunningham ... Phillotson

Rachel Griffiths ... Arabella
June Whitfield ... Aunt Drusilla
Ross Colvin Turnbull ... Little Jude
James Daley ... Jude as a Boy
Berwick Kaler ... Farmer Troutham
Sean McKenzie ... 1st Stone Mason
Richard Albrecht ... 2nd Stone Mason
Caitlin Bossley ... Anny
Emma Turner ... Sarah
Lorraine Hilton ... Shopkeeper

James Nesbitt ... Uncle Joe
Mark Lambert ... Tinker Taylor
Paul Bown ... Uncle Jim

Amanda Ryan ... Gypsy Saleswoman

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Curator

David Tennant ... Drunk Undergraduate
Darren Tighe ... Punter

Paul Copley ... Mr. Willis
Ken Jones ... Mr. Biles

Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Auctioneer
Raymond Ross ... Old Man
Freda Dowie ... Elderly Landlady

Dexter Fletcher ... Priest
Moray Hunter ... Politician

Adrian Bower ... Blacksmith

Kerry Shale ... Showman
Billie Dee Roberts ... Little Sister
Chantel Neary ... Baby
James Scanlon ... Newborn Baby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan McGuinness ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Winterbottom 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hossein Amini  screenplay
Thomas Hardy  novel "Jude the Obscure"

Produced by
Andrew Eaton .... producer
Sheila Fraser Milne .... associate producer
Mark Shivas .... executive producer
Stewart Till .... executive producer
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Serra (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Trevor Waite 
Casting by
Simone Pereira Hind  (as Simone Ireland)
Vanessa Pereira 
Production Design by
Joseph Bennett 
Art Direction by
Andrew Rothschild 
Set Decoration by
Judy Farr 
Costume Design by
Janty Yates 
Makeup Department
Mel Gibson .... makeup department head
Mel Gibson .... makeup designer
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Amanda Warburton .... hair stylist
Amanda Warburton .... makeup artist
Production Management
Josh Dynevor .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard Arundel .... first assistant director
Matthew Baker .... assistant director
Elizabeth Binns .... additional third assistant director
John Duthie .... second assistant director
Piers Thompson .... assistant director
Damian Wright .... third assistant director
Art Department
Steve Bohan .... construction manager
Peter James .... technical adviser for stonemasonry
Tom Martin .... assistant construction manager (as Thomas Martin)
Sean McConville .... art department crew
Andy Nicholson .... set designer
Paul Purdy .... property master
Ken Turner .... contruction manager
Sound Department
James Boyle .... assistant sound editor
Jeremy Child .... sound editor
Paul Conway .... dialogue editor
Joe Gallagher .... foley editor
Rupert Miles .... supervising sound editor
Kate Morath .... boom operator
Kant Pan .... sound editor
Martin Trevis .... sound mixer
Iain Eyre .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Markwell .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Mimi Abers .... visual effects designer
Paddy Eason .... visual effects designer
Pete Hanson .... studio manager
Alison O'Brien .... visual effects producer
Tim Wellspring .... visual effects assistant: CFC
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects: CFC (uncredited)
Mark Nelmes .... visual effects (uncredited)
Kevin Phelan .... scanning and recording producer: CFC (uncredited)
Roy Alon .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Beeks-Sanders .... lighting camera operator: second unit
Matthew Butler .... electrician
Barney Davis .... clapper loader
Adrian Hebron .... best boy: New Zealand
Gifford Hooper .... aerial camera operator
Simon Hume .... focus puller
Roydon Johnson .... camera operator: New Zealand
Gary Parnham .... generator operator
Paul Sharp .... electrician
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Andrew Speller .... director of photography: second unit
Pierre Vinet .... still photographer
Gavin Walters .... best boy
Lee Walters .... gaffer
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deb Brown .... key costumer
Dougie Hawkes .... costumier
Christian Motta .... costumer: Mr. Eccleston
Amanda Trewin .... costumer: Ms. Winslet
Editorial Department
Jo Harland .... second assistant editor
Other crew
Con Cremins .... production accountant
Debbie Moore .... assistant accountant
Roger Phillips .... title designer
David Pinnington .... location manager
Julie Robinson .... script supervisor
Cindy Thomson .... assistant location manager

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for strong sexuality and intense depictions of death and birth
123 min | Germany:118 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Christopher Eccleston (Jude Fawley) and David Tennant (Drunk Undergraduate) both later portrayed the Doctor in "Doctor Who" (2005). The former played the Ninth Doctor from March to June 2005 while the latter played the Tenth Doctor from June 2005 to January 2010.See more »
Sue:Do I irritate you?
Jude Fawley:No.
Sue:Even though I'm always trying to prove how much cleverer than you I am.
Jude Fawley:You are!
Sue:Don't say that!
Jude Fawley:Why not?
Sue:Because it's not the sort of thing you should admit to!
Jude Fawley:Even if it's true?
See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
32 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A tragic story told beautifully, 8 April 2003
Author: agvii from United States

You can't discuss this movie without discussing the novel of the same name. The movie stays remarkably true to the novel; from character to location. If anything, the movie enhances the novel--through Christopher Eccleston's fantastic performance we see in Jude the light of desire and the crush of defeat.

Though another review characterizes Thomas Hardy's depiction of females as misogynistic, I disagree. The character of Arabella is certainly a villain at her heart, but the character of Sue Bridehead is a mirror of our tragic hero, Jude. Through their interactions, we see not only a stunning performance by Kate Winslet, but also a relationship of equals in misery. Certainly, the males in the novel and movie are depicted at least as wretchedly as the females.

This movie draws the viewer in and gives you insight into Jude's world, from it's optimistic beginning to its tragic end. Definitely not a date movie, but absolutely fine film-making.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (90 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Jude (1996)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Marriage JJDancer18
Eurgh!! ema351
Kate Winslet in all her glory: go see it FlorisV
Much better than Tess caranfras
David Tennant?? jezzacharmed
Anyone Else Not Feel Much Emotion From This? (Spoilers) riddlerap
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Cousin Bette Priest The Constant Gardener Damage Sunshine
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama 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.