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FINALLY! A GREAT ANIMATED FILM ABOUT CHRIST! See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (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 ... Magi (voice)
David Becalick ... Reuben (voice)
Robert Duncan ... Lazarus (voice)
Martin Gent ... (voice)

Patrick Godfrey ... Matthew (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)
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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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Bob Peck's last film.See more »
Quotes:
Herod:Oh what a pleasure. What an honour to be in the presence of the King. The King of the Jews! Look, I bow, I kiss your feet. Robes! The finest. A crown.
[he presents the crown of thorns]
Herod:Send his majesty back to Pilate! Let Rome decide the fate of this dumb prophet. This marvellous mute King of Jews.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
FINALLY! A GREAT ANIMATED FILM ABOUT CHRIST!, 16 April 2001
Author: Bill Treadway (treads22@hotmail.com) from Queens, New York

I don't care what most critics say. "The Miracle Maker" is going on my Ten Best List for 2000. I don't care if TV movies are not supposed to be on a Ten Best List. In my defense, I will say that it was a theatrical feature in England and Europe, where they have the courage to release challenging and original films like this one. Shame on Artisan for not giving this the theatrical release it deserved. Unfortunately, in this age of films aimed more and more at teenagers, films like "Pollock", "Dr. T and the Women" and "The Miracle Maker" get lost in the shuffle.

While it is normally a caveat to condense a rich and lengthy story such as the life of Jesus Christ in a short running time, we already have a film that really goes into great detail about Jesus: Franco Zefferelli's 1977 masterpiece "Jesus of Nazareth". But this is a perfect film for enlightened children and even the parents will love it. The switching from claymation (which is not really clay, but that is unimportant right now)to regular animation is stunning, not distracting as it would be in a lesser film. It is easily the best animated film I've seen all year. Kudos to Mel Gibson and his production company, Icon, for putting the time and effort to making a wonderful film like this. I only wish Artisan had gotten behind it better, along with another Icon production "Felicia's Journey". I recommend both to anyone who wants to see pure cinema at its' finest.

**** out of 4 stars

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