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Writers (WGA):
Henry James (novel)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 May 2001 (USA) See more »
A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kate Beckinsale ... Maggie Verver

James Fox ... Colonel Bob Assingham

Anjelica Huston ... Fanny Assingham

Nick Nolte ... Adam Verver

Jeremy Northam ... Prince Amerigo
Madeleine Potter ... Lady Castledean

Uma Thurman ... Charlotte Stant

Nicholas Day ... Lord Castledean
Peter Eyre ... A.R. Jarvis, Shopkeeper
Nickolas Grace ... Lecturer
Robin Hart ... Mr. Blint
Daniel Byam Shaw ... Principino at Five Years
Francesco Giuffrida ... Duke's Younger Son
Marta Paola Richeldi ... The Duchess
Rossano Rubicondi ... Duke's Older Son
Mattia Sbragia ... The Duke
Billy Monger ... Principino
Pauline Rayner ... Nursemaid
Susan Gutfreund ... Vivacious Guest
Arturo Venegas ... Italian Ambassador
Raymond Green ... Photographer
Anthony Bevan ... Butler
Neville Phillips ... Man Talking to Castledean
Paul Bradley ... Executioner
Lucy Freeman ... Lucy Moncreif

Philip Tabor ... William Davenport (as Phillip Tabor)
Catherine Aldrich ... Guest at Fawns
Isabel de Pelet ... Guest at Fawns (as Isabel De Pelet)
Richard MacRory ... Guest at Fawns (as Richard Macrory)
Caroline Burnaby-Atkins ... Guest at Fawns
Piers Gielgud ... The Ballet: Pasha
Antonia Franceschi ... The Ballet: First Queen
Philip Willingham ... The Ballet: Slave
William Dignon ... The Ballet: Little Prince
Ray Souza ... Dancer
Simon Humphrey ... Dancer
Leanne Codrington ... Dancer
Michela Meazza ... Dancer
Amy Bailey ... Dancer
Stephen Hughes ... Dancer
Michaela Burgess ... Dancer
Tippi Maravala ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shireen Kadivar ... Mina (uncredited)
Anthony Maddalena ... Antiquarian Shop Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
James Ivory 
Writing credits
Henry James (novel)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Bradley .... executive producer
Richard Hawley .... executive producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
Fabrizio Mosca .... associate producer: Italy
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
Cinematography by
Tony Pierce-Roberts 
Film Editing by
John David Allen 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
Production Design by
Andrew Sanders 
Art Direction by
Lucy Richardson 
Set Decoration by
Anna Pinnock 
Costume Design by
John Bright 
Makeup Department
Carol Hemming .... hair designer
Amanda Knight .... makeup designer
Elizabeth Lewis .... hair coordinator
Elizabeth Lewis .... makeup coordinator
Trefor Proud .... makeup artist
Andrea Schaverien .... hair colorist
Zoe Tahir .... hair stylist
Stephen Hamilton .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Stephen Hamilton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Claire Matthews .... makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)
Production Management
Marcantonio Borghese .... production manager: Italy
Sarah Bradshaw .... production manager
Alexandre Déon .... production manager: Italy (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Filippo Fassetta .... second assistant director: Italy
Christopher Granier-Deferre .... first assistant director
Anya Gripari .... third assistant director
Emma Horton .... third assistant director
Adrian Toynton .... second assistant director
Paula Turnbull .... third assistant director
Fiona Spillard .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sias Wilson .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Gill Ducker .... buyer
Joanna Foley .... assistant art director
Martin Foley .... draughtsman
Gary Fox .... dressing props
Mark Fruin .... stand-in props
Gianni Giovagnoni .... art director: Italy
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Roberto Magagnini .... property master: Italy
Mark McNeil .... stand-in props (as Mark Venn Mcneil)
Sebastiano Murer .... stand-in props: Italy
Mark Reynolds .... dressing props
Cynthia Sleiter .... set decorator: Italy (as Cinzia Sleiter)
Graham Stickley .... props storeroom
Anthony Szuch .... drapes
Steve Westley .... dressing props
Arthur Wicks .... property master
Ashley Winter .... art department assistant
Michael Guyett .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Philip Alton .... dialogue editor (as Phillip Alton)
Nigel Bennett .... sound recordist
Martin Cantwell .... foley editor
Alessandro Cattanio .... boom operator: Italy
Nina Hartstone .... dialogue editor
Peter Holt .... foley editor
Robert Ireland .... assistant sound editor
Dominic Lester .... sound re-recording mixer
Gilberto Martinelli .... sound mixer: Italy
Nigel Mills .... supervising sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Amie Stephenson .... sound trainee
David Stephenson .... sound mixer
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin Whittaker .... assistant sound editor (as Robin Quinn)
Colin Wood .... boom operator
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects (uncredited)
Franco Galiano .... special effects coordinator: Italy (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alasdair MacCuish .... senior data operator: MPC
Susi Roper .... optical effects producer
Gavin Digby .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Gregory Salter .... digital compositor (uncredited)
David Smith .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Jelena Stojanovic .... digital compositor (uncredited)
William Willoughby .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arnaud Borrel .... still photographer
Fred Brown .... best boy electric
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Aldo Colanzi .... key grip: Italy
Colin Corby .... second camera operator
Tommy Finch .... gaffer
Claudio Frollano .... best boy electric: Italy
Sam Goldie .... camera trainee
Rawdon Hayne .... focus puller
Leo Holloway .... video assist operator
Malcolm Huse .... key grip
Erica Lennard .... still photographer
Fernando Massaccesi .... gaffer: Italy (as Nando Massaccesi)
Spencer Murray .... clapper loader
Seth Rubin .... still photographer: Italy
Jack English .... still photographer (uncredited)
Mark Packman .... electrician (uncredited)
Marco Sticchi .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael White .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Shaila Rubin .... casting: Italy
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (uncredited)
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Grace .... wardrobe master
Laura May .... wardrobe mistress
Janet Tebrooke .... wardrobe supervisor
Sally Turner .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jo Dale .... assistant editor
Giles Gardner .... first assistant editor
Jaquelin Pelzer .... second assistant editor (as Jaqueline Peltzer)
Perri Pivovar .... assistant editor
Sylvia Wheeler .... negative cutter
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Charles Antelme .... assistant location manager
Joanna Burnaby-Atkins .... assistant location manager
Jonathan Hook .... location manager (as J.J. Hook)
Becky Jones .... assistant location manager
Christian McWilliams .... key location manager
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... music arranger: orchestral arrangements (as Geoffrey Alexander)
Simon Chamberlain .... musician: solo piano
Marcia Crayford .... orchestra leader
Phillip de Groote .... musician: solo cello (as Philip De Groote)
Sally Ann Ewins .... orchestra contractor
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Phil Todd .... musician: solo saxophone
Kirsty Whalley .... score recordist
Kirsty Whalley .... score mixing (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Cengiz Asiliskender .... driver
Hayati Asiliskender .... driver
Waseem Barlas .... driver
Mac MacLean .... transportation captain (as Mac Maclean)
Other crew
Myleeta Aga .... publicist
Karole Armitage .... choreographer
Rahila Bootwala .... production accountant
Rizwan Chowhan .... key floor runner
Jason Costelloe .... film assistant
Lara dall'Antonia .... production secretary: Italy
Gillean Dickie .... administrator: Merchant Ivory office, London
Anna Hall .... production coordinator
Linda Hartley .... stand-in
Ali Keshavji .... production runner
Sunil Kirparam .... accountant
Elizabeth Lewis .... researcher
James Linton .... stand-in
Matteo Marangoni .... assistant: James Ivory, Italy
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Mary P. Murphy .... administrator: Merchant Ivory office, New York (as Mary Murphy)
Aisling O'Brien-Hall .... assistant coordinator
Giorgia Onofri .... script supervisor: Italy
Penelope Perry .... production coordinator
Mark Richards .... assistant: Uma Thurman
Barbara Ruggeri .... production coordinator: Italy
Louise Savage .... stand-in
Marla Shelton .... assistant: James Ivory
Jill Streater .... copyist
Gwenn Stroman .... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Katherine Teakle .... unit nurse (as Katie Teakle)
Chris Terrio .... assistant: James Ivory (as Christopher Terrio)
Tim Tubbs .... assistant: Karole Armitage
Dmitri Vigneswaren .... production runner
Julia Wilson Dickson .... voice coach (as Julia Wilson Dixon)
Beverly Winston .... script supervisor
Sam Connelly .... assistant: Ms. Thurman (uncredited)
Darren Harrison .... runner (uncredited)
Theo J. Hyman .... runner (uncredited)
Roger Phillips .... title designer (uncredited)
Michael Carr .... grateful thanks
Jon Culverhouse .... grateful thanks: Burghley House
Sarah Culverhouse .... grateful thanks: Burghley House
Caroline De Cabarrus .... grateful thanks
Lady Levene .... grateful thanks: Portsoken
Lord Levene .... grateful thanks: Portsoken
Fabrizio Massimo .... grateful thanks: Castello Massimo
Lord Tollemache .... grateful thanks: Helmingham Hall
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for a sex scene
130 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

According to costume designer John Bright, Cosprop provided lace and sequined dresses for the principal actresses: 28 outfits for Uma Thurman, 15 for Anjelica Huston and 20 for Kate Beckinsale.See more »
Continuity: When the merchant delivers the golden bowl to Charlotte, he examines two pictures on the table behind the sofa. As he sets them down, the one on the right (seen from behind it) is placed so that it scrunches up the cloth runner. After Charlotte arrives, and he is explaining the coincidence of the subject couple asking about the bowl, the picture is seen again (from the front) and the cloth runner is smooth, as if recently ironed.See more »
Adam Verver:Of course. No-one would dream of burying a queen while she was still alive.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "The Golden Bowl" (1972)See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Human nature changes so little, through the centuries, as this very good film shows!, 10 July 2006
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Prince Amerigo (Jeremy Northam) has a castle on the verge of ruin and empty pockets. Although he lusts after a poor but beautiful lady named Charlotte, he decides to marry her very rich friend instead. His new wife, Maggie, is a lovely, innocent human being, totally unspoiled by wealth. Maggie hopes to see her widowed father happily remarried and encourages his interest in Charlotte. It happens. Charlotte agrees to marry America's first billionaire, what a tough gig. But, why? Does she have any affection for Maggie's father? Or does she want to stay in close contact with Amerigo? It seems the latter, for Charlotte and the Prince go everywhere together, now that it is acceptable for two "relatives" to gad about. What is happening here? The book was written over 100 years ago but this story of human nature shows that very little changes under the sun. Northam and Thurman excel as the egocentric and evil humans who are so very lovely to look upon, it hurts. Beckinsale and Nolte likewise give nice turns as the folks who still have hearts beating in their breasts, despite their riches. As period pieces go, the costuming, the scenery, the staging, and the cinematography here are sumptuous. True, the pace is somewhat slow and the tale is intricate and subtle, requiring a repeat viewing, perhaps. However, Merchant and Ivory fans and non-fans will be rewarded by sitting through this timeless and tantalizing tale. If anyone wants to arrange for friends to share a movie evening together, the Bowl will have everyone talking.

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