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The House of Mirth -- A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.

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Edith Wharton (novel)
Terence Davies (written by)
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Release Date:
27 October 2000 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
When a woman has the beauty men admire and women envy...it is wise to tread carefully.
Plot:
A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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11 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gillian Anderson ... Lily Bart

Dan Aykroyd ... Augustus 'Gus' Trenor
Eleanor Bron ... Mrs. Julia Peniston, Lily's Aunt

Terry Kinney ... George Dorset

Anthony LaPaglia ... Sim Rosedale (as Anthony Lapaglia)

Laura Linney ... Bertha Dorset

Jodhi May ... Grace Julia Stepney

Elizabeth McGovern ... Mrs. Carry Fisher

Eric Stoltz ... Lawrence Selden

Penny Downie ... Judy Trenor
Pearce Quigley ... Percy Gryce
Helen Coker ... Evie Van Osburgh
Mary MacLeod ... Mrs. Haffen (as Mary Macleod)
Paul Venables ... Jack Stepney
Serena Gordon ... Gwen Stepney

Lorelei King ... Mrs. Hatch
Linda Marlowe ... Madame Regina
Anne Marie Timoney ... Miss Haines

Clare Higgins ... Mrs. Bry
Ralph Riach ... Lord Hubert Dacy
Brian Pettifer ... Mr. Bry
Philippe De Grossouvre ... Ned Silverton
Trevor Martin ... Jennings, the Butler
David Ashton ... Lawyer

Lesley Harcourt ... Mattie Gormer

Mark Dymond ... Paul Morpeth
Pamela Dwyer ... Edith Fisher
Kate Wooldridge ... Parlour Maid
Graham Crammond ... Clerk
Roy Sampson ... Dorset Butler
Alyxis Daly ... Landlady
Joanne Bett ... 1st Millinery Girl
Mary Goonan ... 2nd Millinery Girl
Gowan Calder ... 3rd Millinery Girl
Morag Siller ... 4th Millinery Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Smith ... Servant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Terence Davies 
 
Writing credits
Edith Wharton (novel "The House of Mirth")

Terence Davies (written by)

Produced by
Pippa Cross .... executive producer
Bob Last .... executive producer
Olivia Stewart .... producer
Alan J. Wands .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Parker 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Don Taylor 
 
Art Direction by
Diane Dancklefsen 
 
Set Decoration by
John Bush 
 
Costume Design by
Monica Howe 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Huntley .... wig maker
Renate Leuschner .... wig maker (as Renata)
Eva Marieges Moore .... hair stylist: Gillian Anderson
Eva Marieges Moore .... makeup artist: Gillian Anderson
Dianne Millar .... hair stylist
Dianne Millar .... makeup artist
Christine Powers .... hair stylist (as Chrissie Powers)
Christine Powers .... makeup artist (as Chrissie Powers)
Jan Harrison Shell .... hair designer
Jan Harrison Shell .... makeup designer
Meg Speirs .... hair stylist (as Meg Spiers)
Meg Speirs .... makeup artist (as Meg Spiers)
 
Production Management
Wendy Broom .... production manager
Tony Hood .... unit manager
Sarah Lee .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Booker .... second assistant director
Sarah Lee .... second unit director
Nanna Mailand-Hansen .... third assistant director
Guy Travers .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Alan Bailey .... property master
Phil Bowen .... carpenter
Frank Cameron .... carpenter
Ursula Cleary .... assistant art director
Sam Curran Jr. .... painter
Paul Curren .... chargehand painter
Sam Curren .... painter (as Sam Curran Snr.)
John Donnelly .... carpenter
Billy Edwards .... stand-by props
Dave Fisher .... chargehand stand-by props
Bobby Gee .... stand-by painter
Alec Graham .... carpenter
Jo Graysmark .... location art director
Charles Green .... plasterer
Richard Hassall .... stand-by carpenter
Christopher Higson .... chargehand carpenter (as Chris Higson)
John Knight .... dressing props
Peter Knotts .... carpenter
William Maxwell .... stagehand
Nick Mollo .... storeman
Tim Monroe .... assistant art director
Barry Nelson .... construction stand-by
Alex Robertson .... carpenter
Paul Rogerson .... laborer
Danny Sumsion .... construction manager
Gregor Telfer .... dressing props
Joe Willmott .... carpenter: second unit (as Joseph Wilmott)
Billy Wilson .... stand-by rigger
Colin Woodbridge .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Tony Cook .... boom operator
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recording mixer
Stewart Henderson .... dialogue editor
Stuart Hilliker .... assistant dubbing mixer
Catherine Hodgson .... supervising sound editor
Louis Kramer .... sound recordist
Richard Lewis .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Sandy Miller .... cable person
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Ted Swanscott .... foley mixer
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
Paul Hamblin .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Steve Hancock .... studio sound technician (uncredited)
Stewart Henderson .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Perry Costello .... rigging supplier
Ricky Farns .... special effects: second unit
Stuart Murdoch .... special effects supervisor (as Stuart Murdock)
Daniel Wright .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Cutmore .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera
John Paul Docherty .... visual effects supervisor: Peerless Camera
Tim Ollive .... computer animator: Peerless Camera
Susi Roper .... visual effects producer: Peerless Camera
Mark Spevick .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera (as Mark Spevik)
John Swinnerton .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera
Marc Twinam-Cauchi .... computer animator: Peerless Camera
Pat Wong .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera
David Smith .... optical cameraman: Peerless Camera (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Arnold .... key grip
Harry Bowers .... clapper loader
Jaap Buitendijk .... still photographer
Stuart Bunting .... additional grip
Ian Franklin .... best boy
Alex Howe .... focus puller: second unit
Joanne Lee .... assistant camera: second unit
Charlie Macher .... rigger: second unit
Steve Macher .... rigger: second unit
Gordon McMillan .... assistant camera
Gordon McMillan .... video assistant
Mark Milsome .... focus puller
Mark Milsome .... focus puller: second unit
Barrie More .... rigging gaffer
Peter Muncey .... grip: second unit
Paul Murphy .... generator operator
Gary Parnham .... additional electrician
Chris Plevin .... photographer: second unit
Freddie Polombo .... generator operator
Esther Sellem .... assistant camera: second unit
Robin Stone .... grip: second unit
Brian Sullivan .... electrician
Ian Townsend .... grip: second unit
William Tracey .... rigging electrician
Jimmy Wilson .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Mark Bennett .... casting assistant (as Marc Bennett)
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting assistant
Julia Duff .... additional casting
Gemma Hancock .... casting assistant (as Jemma Hancock)
Jennifer McNamara .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Burnett .... wardrobe assistant
Ann Taylor Cowan .... wardrobe supervisor
Tom Hornsby .... wardrobe assistant
Anna Lau .... crowd wardrobe coordinator
Adrian Ratley .... wardrobe assistant
Guy Speranza .... wardrobe assistant
Jackie Thomas .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Martin Brinkler .... additional editor
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Celia Haining .... first assistant editor
Lea Morement .... second assistant editor
Anita M. Patel .... post-production coordinator
Dan Roberts .... lightworks assistant
Michael Solinger .... post-production consultant
 
Music Department
Nigel Acott .... music recording engineer
Heather Bownass .... music supervisor
Terry Davies .... conductor
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Adrian Johnston .... musical director
Adrian Johnston .... music adaptor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Andy Bell .... unit driver
Jas Brown .... unit driver
Tommy Bryce .... unit driver
Jimmy Coutts .... facilities driver
Jeff Derby .... transportation captain
Robert Etherson .... driver: camera car
Graham Gordon .... driver: props
William Laidler .... unit driver
Neil McMahon .... unit driver
Charlie Morris .... facilities driver
Bill Stevenson .... unit driver
Vick Todd .... driver: props (as Vic Todd)
Scott Weir .... unit driver
Keith West .... driver: props
 
Other crew
Brian Adams .... additional crew
Nicky Agnew .... caterer: Thistle Catering
Anne Maria Antzac .... additional crew
Lucy Aronica .... assistant to producer
Candice Banks .... additional crew
Heather Bownass .... assistant to executive producer
Mark Brennan .... additional crew
Mhairi Brennan .... assistant to producer
Valerie Bresso .... location manager: second unit
Neil Cairns .... assistant production accountant
Kim Roper Caldbeck .... trainee location assistant
John Cameron .... additional crew
Billy Campbell .... additional crew
Fraser Campbell .... additional crew
Lorna Carmichael .... additional crew
Brian Carrington .... additional crew
Steve Casey .... additional crew
Carol Chambers .... additional crew
Victoria Christensen .... crowd coordinator
Denise Coombes .... additional crew
Louise Coulter .... production accountant
Luke Coulter .... accounts trainee
Gloria Delmonte .... additional crew
Brendan Diver .... caterer: Thistle Catering (as Brendan Divers)
Alan Doyle .... additional crew
Polly Duncan .... additional crew
Lloret Dunn .... location scout
Sonya Dunwoodge .... production secretary
Kate Elliot-Muir .... additional crew (as Kate Elliot Muir)
John Ferguson .... additional crew
Claire Finlay .... additional crew
Jacky Fitt .... assistant to executive producer
Graham Gardener .... additional crew
Diana Gehriger .... assistant: Gillian Anderson
Robert Gillan .... additional crew
Gary Grey .... additional crew
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Roddy Hogg .... additional crew
Tony Hood .... location manager: second unit
Penny Hunt .... additional crew
Jessica Hurles-Laws .... production runner (as Jessica Hurles)
Steve Hutton .... stand-in
Debbie Kaye .... horses and carriages
Johanna Kenyon .... crowd coordinator
Dennis Knotts .... additional crew
Joanne Lee .... runner: second unit
Sarah Lee .... location manager
Sarah Lee .... second unit supervisor
Delia Letham .... additional crew
Ella MacLean .... continuity trainee
Duncan McAllister .... additional crew
Charles McDonald .... publicist: McDonald & Rutter
Mark McGuiness .... additional crew
Mandy McKay .... production coordinator
Lou McLoughlan .... additional crew
James Miller .... additional crew
Sonia Moore .... additional crew
Catherine Muir .... additional crew
David Murray .... additional crew
Rosalind Nashashibi .... stand-in
Glen O'Brien .... additional crew
Gerry Ogden .... additional crew
Danny Oji .... additional crew
Karen Osterburgh .... additional crew
Martin Palmer .... additional crew
John Parks .... additional crew
Chris Paton .... unit publicist: McDonald & Rutter
Roger Phillips .... title designer
Samantha Print .... additional crew
Alex Purbrick .... assistant to director
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
Derrick Ritchie .... additional crew
Patsy Rodenburg .... voice coach
David Roy .... additional crew
Paul Roy .... additional crew
Esther Sellem .... runner: second unit
Steve Senior .... additional crew
Brian Shemmings .... health and safety: H & S Advisory Services
Dave Sherwyn .... additional crew
Catherine Shirley .... additional crew
Paul Shirley .... additional crew
James Shovlen .... additional crew
Kenny Skey .... caterer: Thistle Catering
Paul Smythe .... floor runner (as Paul Smyth)
Elaine Stewart .... additional crew
Stef Swiatek .... unit nurse
Beverley Syme .... assistant location manager (as Bev Syme)
George Tarbuck .... additional crew
Thomas Urquart .... caterer: Thistle Catering
John Watt .... additional crew
Julia Wilson Dickson .... dialect coach (as Julia Wilson Dixon)
Andy Younger .... additional crew
 
Thanks
David Alwin .... thanks
Kerry Barden .... thanks
Hercules Bellville .... thanks (as Hercules Belville)
Laurie Borg .... thanks
Helen Boyes .... thanks
Nigel Britten .... thanks
Leonard Crooks .... thanks (as Lenny Crooks)
Graham Easton .... thanks
Connie Freiberg .... thanks
Karen Friedman .... thanks
Neil Harris .... thanks
Norma Heyman .... thanks
Lorraine Jarvie .... thanks: Arthouse Hotel, Glasgow
Terry Lansbury .... thanks
Peter Levine .... thanks
Lilene Mansell .... thanks
Cate Marvin .... thanks
Scott Meek .... thanks
Kevin O'Shea .... thanks
Lady Palmer .... thanks: Manderston House
Lord Palmer .... thanks: Manderston House
Vanessa Pereira .... thanks
Kenny Skey .... thanks: Arthouse Hotel, Glasgow
Julian Slomon .... thanks
Sue Bruce Smith .... thanks
Lady Wemyss .... thanks: Gosford House
Jenny Wilkes .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic material
Runtime:
140 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Shooting angles for some outdoor scenes had to be changed because groups of "The X-Files" (1993) fans congregated in the background to see Gillian Anderson.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The film, which takes place during 1905-07, depicts several characters attending a performance of the opera "Cosi fan tutte" - but that opera was first performed in New York in 1922.See more »
Quotes:
Lily Bart:Why is it when we meet we always play this elaborate game?See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The House of Mirth (1918)See more »
Soundtrack:
RondoSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely Riveting, 29 January 2008
Author: kimberly_ann from United States

I'm not sure how this movie could get a bad review. Of course, there are those people who find its pace too slow. However, one must realize that this is a period drama; it's not meant to be an action-packed suspense thriller. Everything is subtle, but it is so beautifully prepared, thought out, and executed by all.

1. Were it for nothing else, the technical aspects of this film would have kept me watching until the very end. The music was perfectly placed to rise and fall with the internal emotions of the characters - especially Lily and Lawrence - and to express the turmoil of the social downfall of Lily. On top of that, you have phenomenal costumes and set with the most lavish colors. Lastly, and possibly what I found most fascinating about the film, was the lighting. it always seemed just bright enough or just dark enough to reflect the romance or dreariness. In addition, there is just not denying that the way the light fell upon Gillian Anderson in every, single scene is something I have never seen before.

2. The all-star cast! Gillian Anderson. Eric Stolz. Laura Linney. Anthony LaPaglia. Dan Akroyd. Do I have to go on? I can almost guarantee that you'll find yourself, at one point or another, yelling at the screen. These characters are so manipulative and deceitful and malicious. And Lily is so naive and just won't accept love when it's given!! I think the best thing about the cast and performances in this film is that watching the film and listening to it are 2 completely opposite experiences. The actors convey one thing with their faces and another with their voices; it's pure talent. I was amazed.

3. If nothing else, this film should watched purely for Gillian Anderson. This project was so different than her 'X Files' persona - and such a success, at that. The way she uses her eyes to express 5 different emotions in a matter of seconds blew me away. Her acting and utter vulnerability was awe-inspiring.

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