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13 September 1998 (USA) See more »
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A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Ian Sharp 
 
Writing credits
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Thomas Hardy  novel
Ted Whitehead 

Produced by
Delia Fine .... executive producer
Sally Head .... executive producer
Sarah Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Lisk 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Greatrex 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Davies 
 
Production Design by
Gerry Scott 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Kebby 
 
Costume Design by
Les Lansdown 
 
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Kirstin Chalmers .... make-up & hair designer
 
Production Management
Kit Hopkinson .... post-production supervisor
Georgina Lowe .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Grayson .... third assistant director
Cliff Lanning .... first assistant director
Josh Robertson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Diane Dancklefsen .... stand-by art director
Simon Riley .... props
 
Sound Department
Peter Baldock .... sound editor
Tony Dawe .... production sound mixer
Gillian Dodders .... sound editor
Chris Gurney .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Richard Van Den Bergh .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Steve Dent .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Bates .... electrician
Pat Garrett .... grip
Tony Haslam .... gaffer
Brad Larner .... focus puller
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Richmond Elvy .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Vaughn Mullady .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Christine Carter .... choreographer
Karen Fayerty .... unit nurse
Sarah Hayward .... script supervisor
Nicholas Hopkins .... production runner (as Nick Hopkins)
Scott Horan .... assistant location manager
Andrew MacDonald Brown .... location manager
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Claudine Sturdy .... production coordinator
Will Tyler .... production accountant
Steve Dent .... horse master (uncredited)
Nik Hedman .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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UK:180 min | USA:180 min | Australia:176 min
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Continuity: When Alec picks the strawberry to give to Tess, he removes it from the plant leaving behind the stalk and leaves. When he places it to her lips, the stalk and leaves have reappeared.See more »
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Version of Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The best version of Tess of the D'Urbevilles, 7 November 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Though all three adaptations I've seen have been very good in their own way, the other two being the Polanski film and the Gemma Arterton mini-series, all three do a noble job adapting a literary classic. Of the three personal favourite and best has to go to this version, and while that it is the most faithful of the three to the book what is done on its own is even more remarkable. The locations are evocative and manage in being really beautiful and atmospheric. The photography matches those qualities with its richness, this is a really beautifully shot adaptation and of the three versions it is the most striking visually. The music adds a lot to the atmosphere too, a great mix of haunting and emotive, very well suited for the nature of the story and the impact of Tess' plight. The dialogue is intelligent and has the spirit of Hardy's writing with the vivid descriptions and his way of words, phrases and poetry. The story really packs a powerful impact and adapted in a way that doesn't make the telling of it feel too complicated. the ending is absolutely heart-breaking. The acting from the three leads is spot on. Justine Waddell is a Tess that we feel immediately feel sympathy for and Waddell also brings dignity to the character. Oliver Milburn's Angel Clare has a sense of optimism though he doesn't make him too one-dimensional, we still get a sense that Angel Clare is not as innocent as he seems. In contrast we have Jason Flemying who portrays Alec as a genuine sleaze and cad and in a malevolent way but there is still the sense that he did love Tess. All in all, brilliant and the best of the three adaptations personally seen of Tess of the D'Urbevilles, if there is a better version I've yet to see it and it has to be really amazing to beat this. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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