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26 April 1998 (USA) See more »
From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Helen Mirren ... Maggie Sheridan

Iain Glen ... Sebastian Stafford

Franco Nero ... Robert Tassi

Michael Maloney ... Oliver Peel

Lesley Manville ... Susie Peel
Iain Cuthbertson ... Charles Stafford
Barry Barnes ... D.S. Fagan
Michael Liebmann ... Bryan Gavin (as Michael Liebman)

John Kavanagh ... Michael Longley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Ann Barber ... Caroline

Chooye Bay ... Chan Mingkai (as Chooi Kheng-Beh)

William Boyer ... Computer Operator
Grace Boyle ... Cecilia
Peter Cooney ... Security Agent
John Cormack ... Solicitor
Sam Douglas ... Nilsson

Anton Evangelista ... Doorman

Karl Geary ... Aiden Finnegan

Roland Gift ... Eddie Mullen
Peter Gunn ... Geoff Bentham
Peter Harkness ... Garda
Anthony Ingram ... Doctor

Lorelei King ... Margot

Francis Magee ... Driver
Gregory McFarnon ... Young Robert Tassi
Sabina Michael ... Woman in Hotel
Justine Mitchell ... Nurse
Clive Moore ... Paramedic
Keith Newby ... Minicab Driver
Don Paul ... Salerno

Robert Portal ... Alex
Shezwae Powell ... Receptionist in Ladies' Room

Tony Rohr ... Landlord
Elizabeth Steele ... Shop Assistant

Gabriel Thomson ... Young Sebastian
Judi Trott ... Barbara Stafford / Police Woman

Rupert Vansittart ... Henry Fellows
Kal Weber ... American Boy
Angus Wright ... Young Charles Stafford

Directed by
Julian Jarrold 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Allan Cubitt 

Produced by
Blair Breard .... line producer
Emma Burge .... producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Helen Mirren .... associate producer
Gub Neal .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Salem 
Cinematography by
Peter Middleton 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Stephen Fineren 
Art Direction by
Tim Farmer 
Nick Wilkinson 
Costume Design by
Joey Attawia 
Production Management
Blair Breard .... production manager: US
Des Hughes .... production manager
Bill Leather .... production executive
Susy Liddell .... production associate
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Linda Perkins .... second assistant director
Liz Reeve .... third assistant director
David Reid .... first assistant director
Simon Turner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brian Bird .... dressing props
Phil Buckley .... graphic designer
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer
Keith Eccleston .... carpenter
Michael Gleeson .... dressing props
Tony Mills .... chargehand asm
Terry Nixon .... stand-by props
Peter Phillips .... graphic designer
Mark Roberts .... painter
Roy Vivash .... dressing props
Sound Department
Colin Chapman .... supervising sound editor
Chris Nuttall .... post-sound assistant
Chris Nuttall .... sound
Mike Turner .... sound
Aad Wirtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Burslem .... lighting gaffer
Paul Devlin .... electrician
Mike Fisher Jr. .... assistant grip
Chris Jones .... lighting gaffer
Keith Jones .... electrician
Ian Maghie .... grip
Eddie McCarthy .... electrician
Andrew McDonnell .... focus puller
Howard Smith .... Steadicam operator
Alan Stewart .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Steve Woods .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chloe Aubry .... wardrobe assistant
Paul Gregory .... dresser
Rosa Leo .... dresser
Ruth Willis .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Anna Price .... script editor
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Other crew
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Steve Cheers .... location scout
Sara Forfar .... production secretary
Maria Grimley .... researcher
Becky Jones .... location scout
Rachel Leonard .... production secretary
Ken Mair .... location manager
Mariette Masters .... unit publicist
Cathy McLoughlin .... production coordinator
Chris Morgan .... location manager
Vivien Philpot .... production finance (as Viv Philpot)
Jason Potter .... production runner
Anna Price .... script editor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Art of Murder" - Europe (English title) (DVD title)
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204 min (2 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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When Maggie is discovered in the tub in her sister's house her pose, etc, is a loose interpretation of Jacques-Louis David's painting "The Death of Marat".See more »
Oliver:I'll set fire to myself!See more »


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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Seen it 6 times, keeps getting better and better...., 15 October 2001
Author: i_eat_coathangers ( from Sydney, Australia

Maggie Sheridan, a semi-retired singer, is the first to find the body of Charles Stafford, a war veteran who is like a father to her.

When it is apparent that Stafford was killed during a robbery, people stealing artworks from his home, Maggie goes to all lengths to find the killer of Charles, and to buy back the one painting that the robbers got away with. She travels to London to see her half-sister Suzie and brother-in-law Oliver, and eventually travels to New York under a fake name and passport, becoming an unscrupulous Polish art dealer named Megdalena Krasinska, and there, finds out more than she bargained for...

The twists and turns in this film's plot, as well as the gritty portrayal of the illegal art world make this an excellent film in the thriller and drama genres. The plot is full of suspense and tension, yet full of lovely, friendly, fun, realistic characters at the same time.

Helen Mirren in this film is at her best since Prime Suspect (or so the trailer says - but I don't know if I can rate all her perfect performances like that), and Franco Nero is hypnotically appealing as the Italian-but-living-in-New-York dealer, Roberto Tassi.

And now, hoping that you will take my advice and go hire this if you can, I leave you with my favorite quote from the whole movie:

[Oliver Peel returns home from work(?)to hear 'Wild Thing' playing incredibly loudly on his stereo. Unbeknown to him Maggie has been given keys to their home by her sister Suzie, his wife. He walks into another room and then reappears, weilding a cricket bat above his head...he pounds up the stairs, throws open the bathroom door and... ...there is Maggie, lying in the bath, hair all wrapped up in a towel, completely naked, smoking a ciggarette...]

Maggie: Good match?

Oliver (lowing the bat): Rain stopped play.

10 out of 10!!!!!!!!!!

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