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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
10 June 2000 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
77 generations built the kingdom of Gormenghast... Will one kitchen boy bring it down? See more »
Plot:
A villain threatens the rise of a new earl in an ancient kingdom. Full summary »
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Awards:
4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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(12 articles)
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User Reviews:
Interesting, sumptuous adaptation. See more (58 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [18])

Celia Imrie ... Lady Gertrude (4 episodes, 2000)

Christopher Lee ... Flay (4 episodes, 2000)

Warren Mitchell ... Barquentine (4 episodes, 2000)

Neve McIntosh ... Lady Fuchsia (4 episodes, 2000)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Steerpike (4 episodes, 2000)

John Sessions ... Dr. Prunesquallor (4 episodes, 2000)

Fiona Shaw ... Irma Prunesquallor (4 episodes, 2000)
June Brown ... Nannie Slagg (3 episodes, 2000)
Lynsey Baxter ... Cora Groan (3 episodes, 2000)

Zoë Wanamaker ... Clarice Groan (3 episodes, 2000)
George Antoni ... Bookman (3 episodes, 2000)
Sean Hughes ... Poet (3 episodes, 2000)

Stephen Fry ... Professor Bellgrove (2 episodes, 2000)

Richard Griffiths ... Swelter (2 episodes, 2000)

Ian Richardson ... Lord Groan (2 episodes, 2000)
Windsor Davies ... Rottcodd (2 episodes, 2000)

Olga Sosnovska ... Keda (2 episodes, 2000)

Eric Sykes ... Mollocks (2 episodes, 2000)

Series Directed by
Andy Wilson (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Writing credits
Malcolm McKay (4 episodes, 2000)
Mervyn Peake (4 episodes, 2000)

Series Produced by
Al Burgess .... line producer (4 episodes, 2000)
Estelle Daniel .... producer (4 episodes, 2000)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH (4 episodes, 2000)
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer: BBC (4 episodes, 2000)
Michael Wearing .... executive producer: BBC (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Rodney Bennett (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gavin Finney (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Film Editing by
Paul Tothill (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Casting by
Marilyn Johnson (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Production Design by
Christopher Hobbs (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Art Direction by
David Hindle (4 episodes, 2000)
Andrew Munro (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Diane Chenery-Wickens .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2000)
Julie Dartnell .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2000)
Christine Greenwood .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 2000)
Joan Hills .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 2000)
Liz Michie .... hairdresser (4 episodes, 2000)
Sandra Shepherd .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2000)
David White .... prosthetics (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Production Management
David Mason .... production manager (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giles Butler .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2000)
Matthew Cope .... second unit director (4 episodes, 2000)
Alex Gibb .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2000)

Ryan Green .... additional assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Alan Chesters .... construction (4 episodes, 2000)
Joshua Critcher .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2000)
Martin Duffy .... construction (4 episodes, 2000)
Trisha Edwards .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2000)
Wesley Peppiatt .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2000)
Raymond Perry .... props master (4 episodes, 2000)
Ben Smith .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 2000)
Tom Wales .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 2000)
David Ned Kelly .... supervising carpenter (2 episodes, 2000)

Annushka Russell .... art assistant (unknown episodes)
Tom Still .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Keith Batten .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2000)
Paul Carr .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2000)
Lee Crichlow .... dubbing editor (4 episodes, 2000)
Alistair Crocker .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 2000)
Jon Hemming .... dubbing editor (4 episodes, 2000)

Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (unknown episodes, 2000)
Ben Norrington .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Tom Harris .... special effects (4 episodes, 2000)
Russ Perkin .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2000)

Nicky O'Sullivan .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Graham Riddell .... animatronics designer (unknown episodes)
Chris Watson .... shatterglass effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Angela Bailey .... visual effects editor (4 episodes, 2000)
Simon Giles .... visual effects supervisor (4 episodes, 2000)
Nigel Stone .... model photography (4 episodes, 2000)

Serena Cacciato .... special effects animator (unknown episodes)
Alan Church .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Virginie Degorgue .... assistant scenic artist/prop painter (unknown episodes)
Alan Maiden .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Jason McDonald .... lead animator (unknown episodes)
Chris Petts .... special effects animator (unknown episodes)
Trevor Young .... 3D effects coordinator: The Film Factory at VTR (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2000)

Steve Griffin .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Finney .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2000)
Tony Hannington .... rigging gaffer (4 episodes, 2000)
Terry Hunt .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2000)
Dick Lee .... crane grip (4 episodes, 2000)
Rod Marley .... clapper loader (4 episodes, 2000)
Richard Potter .... best boy (4 episodes, 2000)
Mike Proudfoot .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2000)
Tony Turner .... camera grip (4 episodes, 2000)
Tom Brown .... electrician (3 episodes, 2000)
Dick Conway .... electrician (3 episodes, 2000)
Graham Driscoll .... electrician (3 episodes, 2000)
Phil Penfold .... electrician (3 episodes, 2000)
Robert Diebelius .... stand-by rigger (2 episodes, 2000)

Jack English .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Danny Espey .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Amy Gilliam .... assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Karl Morgan .... focus puller: second/model unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Harrington .... wardrobe assistant (4 episodes, 2000)
Carin Hoff .... assistant costume designer (4 episodes, 2000)
Samantha Mealing .... wardrobe assistant (4 episodes, 2000)
Sara Meek .... wardrobe assistant (4 episodes, 2000)
Marion Weise .... assistant costume designer (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mark Gravil .... assembly editor (1 episode, 2000)
 
Series Music Department
John Tavener .... composer: choral music (3 episodes, 2000)

Jake Arditti .... musician (unknown episodes)
John Wilson .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Phyl Allarie .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2000)
Sue Clark .... animal consultant (4 episodes, 2000)
Chris Dall .... runner (4 episodes, 2000)
Sarah Fisher .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2000)
Steve Harty .... animal consultant (4 episodes, 2000)
Karen Jones .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2000)
Howard Kingston .... production executive (4 episodes, 2000)
Mark Sparrow .... script editor (4 episodes, 2000)
Maggie Anson .... contracts executive (2 episodes, 2000)
Richard Bonehill .... sword master (2 episodes, 2000)
Peter Eardley .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2000)
Nicholas Hopkins .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2000)
Ashley Russell .... assistant to producer (2 episodes, 2000)
Eleanor Watmore .... secretary to producer (2 episodes, 2000)

Rosie Bedford-Stradling .... unit nurse (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
232 min (4 parts)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Author Mervyn Peake's granddaughters appear as extras in the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Barquentine:Damn his Lordship! Where is he?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Goodbye 2000 (2000) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Is this mini-series based on a novel?
What other works are set in the Gormenghast Universe?
What has changed between the novels and the mini-series adaptation?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, sumptuous adaptation., 20 February 2000
Author: Piotr Dubiel (Piotr-9) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I was at first apprehensive to see what were some of my favourite books ever written being made into a film. Upon reading the books, I had always dreamt of adapting this work to the screen myself... though not everything was quite the way I envisioned it, the BBC has done an exemplary job in casting and set design, recreating the askew world of Gormenghast in a fashion that Mervyn Peake himself would have most probably been proud of.

Though the time limitations make for a very accelerated version of the slow, brooding books, and a few liberties are taken with the plot, Gormenghast is a very competent, excellently acted gothic fantasy drama. Though a little too bright & colourful and betraying the BBC's penchant for filmed stage dramas (it seems very much like a play), Gormenghast the miniseries does the brilliant books justice as much as any film could.

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