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The Miracle Maker -- The story of Jesus Christ.


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  (in credits order)

Ralph Fiennes ... Jesus (voice)

Michael Bryant ... God / The Doctor (voice)

Julie Christie ... Rachel (voice)

Rebecca Callard ... Tamar (voice)

James Frain ... Thomas (voice)

Richard E. Grant ... John the Baptist (voice)

Ian Holm ... Pontius Pilate (voice)

William Hurt ... Jairus (voice)

Anton Lesser ... Herod (voice)
Daniel Massey ... Cleopas (voice)

Tim McInnerny ... Barabbas (voice)

Alfred Molina ... Simon the Pharisee (voice)

Bob Peck ... Joseph of Arimathea (voice)

Miranda Richardson ... Mary Magdalene (voice)

Antony Sher ... Ben Azra (voice)
Ewan Stewart ... Andrew (voice)

Ken Stott ... Simon Peter (voice)

David Thewlis ... Judas Iscariot (voice)
Vass Anderson ... Roman Commander (voice)
Nigel Anthony ... Sadduccee (voice)

Tony Armatrading ... Balthasar (voice)
David Becalick ... Reuben (voice)
Robert Duncan ... Lazarus (voice)
Martin Gent ... (voice)

Patrick Godfrey ... Matthew / Annas (voice)
Julie Higginson ... Mary (voice)

William Hootkins ... Lucifer (voice)
Joe James ... (voice)

Lennie James ... Gaius Velius Quintilus (voice)

Emily Mortimer ... Mary of Nazareth (voice)

Michael Nardone ... (voice)

Phoebe Nicholls ... Old Woman (voice)

Geraldine O'Rawe ... Woman in the Temple (voice)
Geraint Owen ... Joram (voice)
Neville Phillips ... (voice)
Rupert Procter ... (voice)
Martin Read ... (voice)

Sian Rivers ... Martha (voice)

David Schofield ... Caiaphas (voice)

Dougray Scott ... James the Disciple (voice)

William Thomas ... Magi (voice)
Richard Dyer ... (voice)
Adam Welsh ... Young Jesus (voice)

Directed by
Derek W. Hayes 
Stanislav Sokolov 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Murray Watts 

Produced by
Elizabeth Babakhina .... executive co-producer
John Geraint .... executive co-producer: BBC Wales
Christopher Grace .... executive producer
Naomi Jones .... producer
Ralph Kamp .... executive co-producer: Icon Entertainment
Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor .... executive co-producer: BBC
Huw Walters .... executive co-producer: S4C (as Hew Walters)
Renat Zinnurov .... producer: Christmas Films
Original Music by
Anne Dudley 
Film Editing by
Robert Francis 
William Oswald 
John Richards 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Sarah Trevis 
Art Direction by
Helena Livanova 
Ashley Potter 
Costume Design by
Anna Baibakova 
Eugenia Bogolyubova 
Production Management
Michael Sementzov-Ogievski .... production team manager: Christmas Films
Art Department
Chris Evans .... storyboard artist (as Christopher Evans)
Boris Moiseyev .... executive set designer
Das Petrou .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Ian 'Spike' Banks .... sound editor
Darran Clement .... foley mixer
Matt Creed .... foley editor
Paul McFadden .... foley editor
Visual Effects by
Russell Appleford .... 3D operator
Richard Bain .... visual effects designer
Martin Costello .... 3D operator
Gavin Digby .... digital compositor
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Paul J. Franklin .... digital effects artist
Churchill Frazer .... 2D operator
Sundquist Frederik .... 3D operator
Stein Gausereide .... 3d operator
Digby Gavin .... 2D operator
Salter Greg .... 2D operator
Nigel Hardwidge .... 3D operator
Ed Hawkins .... 2D operator
Elie Jamaa .... technical director
Chas Jarrett .... 3D operator
Rogan Macdonald .... visual effects artist
Richard Morris .... digital effects artist
Charlie Noble .... compositor
Riddle Paul .... 2D operator
Ed Plant .... 2D operator
Gregory Salter .... digital compositor
Jelena Stojanovic .... digital compositor
Wood Tom .... 2D operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Vikhanski .... director of photography: Christmas Films
Animation Department
Olga Anashkina .... animator (as Olga Veselova)
Toni Ardolino .... assistant animator
Terence Bannon .... assistant animator
Mike Bell .... key animator
Caroline Cole .... assistant animator
Nataliya Dabizha .... animator (as Natasha Dabizha)
Tass Darlington .... layout artist
Peter Dodd .... key animator
Julian Evert .... assistant animator
Milana Fedoseyeva .... animator
Alastair Fell .... key animator
Chris Fenna .... key animator
Peter Gambier .... assistant animator
Claire Grey .... key animator
Morgan Griffiths .... assistant animator
Ken Hayes .... assistant animator
Steve Hayne .... assistant animator
Steve Hayne .... key animator
Lee Huxtable .... assistant animator
Vladimir Kadukhin .... animator
Zan Light .... animo compositor
John Lund .... assistant animator
Nicola Marlborough .... assistant animator
Ann Marriott .... key animator
Roger McIntosh .... key animator
Tatyana Molodova .... animator (as Tanya Molodova)
Sergey Olifirenko .... animator (as Sergei Olifirenko)
Tom Petith .... assistant animator
Roger Phillips .... key animator
Ashley Potter .... background artist
Miriam Reid .... assistant animator
Vince Reilly .... assistant animator
Alla Solovyova .... animator
José Solís .... key animator
Nicolette van Gendt .... key animator
Rick Villeneuve .... key animator
Arjan Wilschut .... key animator
Editorial Department
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
Music Department
Paul Clarvis .... musician: ethnic percussion
Anne Dudley .... conductor
Anne Dudley .... orchestrator
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor
Andrew Findon .... musician: flute (as Andy Findon)
Janice Graham .... orchestra leader
Skaila Kanga .... musician: harp
The London Oratory School Schola .... musicians: boys choir
Nicolas Santos .... choir boy soloist
Other crew
Paula-Louise Beaumont .... additional dialogue artist
Richard Cadbury .... additional dialogue artist
Brian Gear .... additional dialogue artist
Richard Heneghan .... additional dialogue artist
Yelena Livanova .... executive art designer
Rex Plowman .... additional dialogue artist
Andy Turvey .... additional dialogue artist
William Vernon .... additional dialogue artist
Jos Williams .... additional dialogue artist

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90 min
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Rachel:We must take her to him.
Rachel:We must take her to Jesus.
[Cleopas arrives]
Rachel:Oh Cleopas... you must tell him.
Cleopas:How is she?
Rachel:She's dying.
Jairus:No! She is not dying Rachel!
Rachel:Oh Jairus! Are you that afraid of them? They have such a hold over your life!
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely Fantastic Example of Good Animation!!, 28 November 2001
Author: Jimi the Saint from Birmingham, England

I woke up this morning to the alarm on my bedroom TV. I could hear familiar voices... Ralph Fiennes?... Richard E Grant?... William Hurt?... When I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, I realised that the program on BBC2 was an animated version on 'Jesus of Nazareth'.

Not being a particularly religious disposition, this was not the reason that prevented me from getting up out of my nice warm bed. Alas, it was the unbelievable animation that bedazzled me. I come from a design/multimedia background, and so I found this example of animation very interesting, and the more I watched it, the more I was amazed.

The flow of the animations; the realism of the characters' features; the expressions on their faces; the interlaced, drawn animation 'dream-sequences'; all these aspects aggregated to form a top class exhibition of animationary excellence.

And to top it all off, the dialogue and storyline were superbly written in a way that would appeal to young AND old. I a twenty-nine year old man, but I have to admit that watching this brought a tear to my eye, and a lump in my throat.

Whether this was an empathetic reaction to the plight of Jesus, or an inherent appreciation of the animation quality... one can only guess.

10 out of 10 (and I only caught the last half hour!!) I shall be ordering a copy of this on DVD as a Christmas present. Thats the easy part... the hard part is deciding which one of my four favourite neices to give it to!

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