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Photographing Fairies (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |  19 September 1997 (UK)
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Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

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Charles Castle
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Linda
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Reverend Templeton
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Beatrice Templeton
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Roy (as Phil Davis)
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Clara Templeton
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Ana Templeton
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Mrs. Anne-Marie Castle
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Stephen Churchett ...
Mr. Dawson
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Mrs. Dawson
Maggie Wells ...
Mrs. Hoopdriver
Richenda Carey ...
Fierce Woman
Jeremy Young ...
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Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His search for the truth leads him to Burkinwell, a seemingly peaceful village seething with secrets where he becomes drawn into a web of passion, romance and violence.. Written by Philip Stanton

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Edward Hardwicke, who plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has played Conan Doyle's Dr. Watson many times. See more »

Goofs

When discussing the original photograph with Beatrice Templeton (Frances Barber), Charles Castle (Toby Stephens) says that the supposed fairy in the image could just be a 'glitch in the emulsion'. The use of the word 'glitch' is anachronistic. Glitch, meaning a small fault, didn't come in to common parlance till the 1960s some 40+ years after the setting of this film. See more »

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Version of FairyTale: A True Story (1997) See more »

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Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted and orchestrated by Terry Davies
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Far better than I expected and wrongfully neglected. A dark and profound examination of agnosticism and faith that is quite remarkable, with unexpected twists and shocks. I very much recommend this film, particularly the performance by Toby Stephens who is, in a word, amazing.


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