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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 
 
Makeup Department
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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Brilliantly captured Hardy's purpose, 3 September 2002
Author: elvsted from Yorkshire, England

I watched Tess on TV when it was first aired an I was totally blown away! I knew nothing about Thomas Hardy or the novel and was very impressed not only by the shocking story and plot twists but the sensitivity of the acting to the characters. All of the characters qualities and faults are portrayed in such a way that it is not so easy for the audience to judge Angel as good and Alec as bad. It is highly relevant to controversial issues in society today (as with many of Hardy's novels) and you should watch it with an open mind. Since watching, I have not only read the novel but most of Hardy's other novels. I would certainly recommend anyone who enjoyed this to read Hardy and other similar writers such as Wilkie Collins.

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