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Tom's Midnight Garden
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Director:
Writers:
Willard Carroll (screenplay)
Philippa Pearce (novel)
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Release Date:
2 July 1999 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
It was a special time... and a special place
Plot:
Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A beautiful film, subtle and thought-provoking See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Nigel Le Vaillant ... Thomas Long (adult)
Marlene Sidaway ... Doris Schuster
Serena Gordon ... Melody Long
Alfie Lawrence ... Harriet Long
Mel Martin ... Alice Long

Greta Scacchi ... Aunt Gwen Kitson

James Wilby ... Uncle Alan Kitson
Anthony Way ... Tom Long
Nick Robinson ... Peter Long
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Willows
Arlene Cockburn ... Susan the Maid
Tom Bowles ... Mr. Ferguson

Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Bartholomew

David Bradley ... Abel

Stuart Piper ... Hubert

Guy Witcher ... Edgar
Rory Jennings ... James (12 years)
Florence Hoath ... Hatty (12 / 13 years)

Penelope Wilton ... Aunt Melbourne
Laurel Melsom ... Youngest Hatty

Noah Huntley ... James (20 years)

Caroline Carver ... Hatty (young woman)
Daniel Betts ... Barty
Robert Putt ... Tower Keeper
Arthur Cox ... Mr. Batsford

Directed by
Willard Carroll 
 
Writing credits
Willard Carroll (screenplay)

Philippa Pearce (novel)

Produced by
Nick De Grunwald .... co-producer
Eva Redfern .... co-producer
Charles Salmon .... producer
Adam Shapiro .... producer
Yukio Sonoyama .... executive producer
Marie Vine .... executive producer
Thomas L. Wilhite .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Debbie Wiseman 
 
Cinematography by
Gavin Finney (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Les Healey 
 
Casting by
Joyce Nettles 
 
Production Design by
James Merifield 
 
Art Direction by
Justin Warburton-Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Deirdre Clancy 
 
Makeup Department
Roseann Samuel .... key hair stylist
Roseann Samuel .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kurt Albrecht .... executive in charge of production
Kelly Howard-Garde .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kate Hazell .... assistant director
Matthew Penry-Davey .... assistant director
John Watson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Cuddy .... props storeman
Brian Neighbour .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Chinna Boapeah .... boom operator
Kevin Brazier .... sound editor
Roger Dobson .... dialogue editor
John Fewell .... foley artist
Stephen Griffiths .... sound effects editor
Dave Humphries .... dubbing mixer
George Richards .... sound recordist
Trevor Swanscott .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dave Crownshaw .... snow effects supervisor
Casper Lailey .... special effects technician
Ken Lailey .... special effects supervisor
John Mason .... snow effects technician
Alastair Vardy .... special effects technician
Mark E. Raymond .... snow effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Sarah Marchant .... Inferno artist
Paul Round .... Inferno artist
David Sewell .... visual effects artist
Trevor Young .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Dempsey .... camera trainee: second unit
Mary Kyte .... first assistant camera
Lee Walters .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Bird .... wardrobe supervisor
Elvis Davis .... key set costumer
Fiona McCann .... costume assistant
 
Music Department
Dick Lewzey .... music recordist
Perry Montague Mason .... orchestra leader (as Perry Montague-Mason)
Justin Pearson .... music coordinator: strings
Debbie Wiseman .... conductor
Debbie Wiseman .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Charlotte Farrar .... assistant accountant
Casper Mills .... location manager (as Casper Mill)
Claire Peberdy .... production assistant
Penny Perry .... production coordinator
June Randall .... script supervisor
Janet Willis .... chaperone to Mr Way
 

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107 min | UK:92 min
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Quotes:
[talking about Hatty]
James:Why do you hate her so much?
Aunt Melbourne:I hate her because it's so easy for the rest of you to love her.
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Movie Connections:
Version of "Tom's Midnight Garden" (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
After AlwaysSee more »

FAQ

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful film, subtle and thought-provoking, 23 November 2001
Author: osher

Unlike many films of this nature, this film does not spend ages character building before launching into the story. The pre-story is short, with the film being plot driven. The characters are not explored in depth, instead it is the relationship between Tom and Hatty that is the focus.

That is not to say that you do not feel for the characters, the empathy is there. Like the best films, not everything is explained, and it is for you to discover it for yourself, leaving you with the desire to say your discovery to the characters. Slowly you become drawn into Tom's world.

The settings are beautiful, the characters are generally well acted, and the ending, whilst obvious, is still wonderful. Warning: may lead to tears !

I would, without question, recommend this film. It appeals to everyone from children to adults, and works on a few different levels.

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