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Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Linus Roache ... Samuel Coleridge

John Hannah ... William Wordsworth

Samantha Morton ... Sara Coleridge

Emily Woof ... Dorothy Wordsworth
Emma Fielding ... Mary Wordsworth

Andy Serkis ... John Thelwall

Samuel West ... Robert Southey
Michael Harbour ... Walsh
William Scott-Masson ... Tom Poole
Clive Merrison ... Dr. Gillman

Dexter Fletcher ... Humphry Davy
Guy Lankester ... Lord Byron

Andrea Lowe ... Edith Southey
Jacqueline Defferary ... Miss Holland
Andy de la Tour ... Andrew Crosse

John Kane ... Jones

Colin McCredie ... Messenger
Glyn Owen ... Fisherman
Peter Harkness ... Journalist
Niall Vincent ... Hartley Coleridge (4 Years)
Jason Quick ... Hartley Coleridge (18 Months)
Miles Quick ... Hartley Coleridge (18 Months)
Eleanor Russell ... Hartley Coleridge (2 Months)

Juno Temple ... Emma Southey
Leo Temple ... Herbert Southey
Rowena Gaukroger ... Edith Mae Southey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik McKay ... Darcy Sinclair

John Standing ... Rev. Holland

Directed by
Julien Temple 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Cottrell Boyce  written by

Produced by
Michael Kustow .... co-producer
Nick O'Hagan .... producer
Mike Phillips .... executive producer
Jane Robertson .... line producer
Tracey Scoffield .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dario Marianelli 
Cinematography by
John Lynch 
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
Casting by
Liora Reich 
Production Design by
Laurence Dorman 
Art Direction by
Bill Crutcher 
Ben Scott 
Set Decoration by
Philippa Hart 
Costume Design by
Annie Symons 
Makeup Department
Lynne Butterworth .... hair stylist
Lynne Butterworth .... makeup artist
Liz Daxauer .... hair styles supervisor
Liz Daxauer .... makeup supervisor
Tony Lilley .... hair stylist
Tony Lilley .... makeup artist
Production Management
Clare Maclean .... post-production supervisor (as Clare Oliver)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Dodds .... third assistant director: dailies
Michael Elliott .... assistant director
Nick Laws .... first assistant director
Candy Marlowe .... crowd second assistant director
Anthony Wilcox .... assistant director
Niven Howie .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Simon Aspey .... stagehand
Paul Bowring .... carpenter
David Chappell .... hod carpenter
Mary-Claire Curran .... art department runner
John Davies .... hod painter
Matthew Davies .... assistant art director
Tim Dickel .... dressing props
Derek Felgate .... carpenter
Stephen Forrest-Smith .... storyboard artist
Mike Fowlie .... dressing props
James Gemmill .... scenic artist
Douglas Glen .... stand-by props
Peter Grant .... property master
Nick Hatton .... painter
Matthew Hywel-Davies .... stand-by carpenter (as Matt Hywel-Davies)
Josh Jones .... construction manager
Greg Long .... prop storeman
John Pinkerton .... stand-by painter
Ian Ramshaw .... painter
Guy Rutter .... painter
Colin Thurston .... stand-by prop
Cathy van Abbe .... art department assistant
Jessie Walker-Stewart .... vivarium maker (as Jess Walker Stewart)
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... sound re-recording mixer
Gerry Bates .... sound maintenance
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Evelyn Ficarra .... adr editor
Richard Flynn .... adr editor
Simon Gershon .... dialogue editor
Paul Harris .... adr recordist
Katy Lowe .... sound trainee
Garth Marshall .... sound
Dick Philip .... sound maintenance
James Seddon .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Andrew Stirk .... dubbing assistant
Graeme Stoten .... foley editor
Hilary Wyatt .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor
Dave Crownshaw .... snow effects supervisor
Dave Crownshaw .... snow effects technician
Gareth Wingrove .... special effects technician
Trevor Young .... titles compositor
Visual Effects by
Robin Beard .... digital effects artist
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Pawl Fulker .... digital artist
Tom Hocking .... digital effects artist
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Tracey Eddon .... stunts
Sarah Franzl .... stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunts
Seon Rogers .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Steve Brooke Smith .... focus puller
Dion M. Casey .... Steadicam operator
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator
Warren Evans .... electrician
Kevin Fitzpatrick .... electrician
Maxim Ford .... time-lapse photographer
Guy Frost .... clapper loader
Darren Gatrell .... gaffer
Pip Hare .... camera trainee
Stuart Howell .... Steadicam operator
Mark Hutton .... gaffer
Clive Mackey .... focus puller
Colin Manning .... grip
Keith Manning .... grip
Skip Margetts .... clapper loader
Alan McPherson .... best boy
Dennis O'Connell .... electrician
Behzad Oliadonighi .... assistant camera: time-lapse photography
Sky Sharrock .... clapper loader
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Tony Skinner .... electrician
Andy Thomson .... crane operator
Nick Wall .... still photographer
Casting Department
Alex Wilson Jones .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Liljefors .... additional costume designer
Kay Manasseh .... assistant costume designer
Charlotte Morris .... costume assistant
Anne Nichols .... additional costume designer
Marco Scotti .... wardrobe supervisor
Rebecca Townsend .... wardrobe assistant
Gerald Moulin .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Clive Noakes .... color grader
Helen Paszyn .... first assistant editor
Caroline Perjesi .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Kevin Townend .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Wayne Thompson .... transportation captain
Other crew
Guy Barker .... production accountant
Joanie Blaikie .... production executive: BBC Films
David Boardman .... location manager
John Brook .... stand-in
Heather Burton .... stand-in
Nicky Coats .... location accountant
R.H. Davies .... marine coordinator
Simon Giles .... title designer
Sarah Hamilton .... production coordinator
Douglas Isherwood .... runner
Patrick Isherwood .... pre-production accountant (as Pat Isherwood)
Jamie Laurenson .... script editor: BBC Films
Jodi Matterson .... assistant to producer
Amy McCombe .... assistant location manager
Jeanette Nelson .... dialogue coach
Jennie Paddon .... extras coordinator: London
Geoffrey Paget .... production executive: BBC Films
Roger Phillips .... end titles
Marinella Setti .... script supervisor
Nic Shearer .... floor runner
Mark Stephenson .... location scout
Alexander Stevens .... stand-in
Marijne van der Vlugt .... assistant to producer
Julia Wilson Dickson .... dialogue coach (as Julia Wilson-Dixon)

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Rated PG-13 for drug content
124 min
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Anachronisms: As they are rolling around from the effects of "Thornapple", the shot of the clouds rolling by show the quick streak of the exhaust of a jet airplane zipping from bottom to top of the picture.See more »
[first lines]
Samuel Taylor Coleridge:Like one that on a lonesome road doth walk in fear and dread, and having once turned 'roud walks on and turns no more his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tred. 'Tis a strange place this limbo, not a place yet named so.
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully filmed treasure, 18 April 2002
Author: lllama from United States

This beautifully filmed treasure was a special treat to watch, as it transported me into a different world and captured the feelings I had as a student of English literature studying Coleridge and Wordsworth. Through its artistic interpretation of the inner landscape of Coleridge's mind, it reawakened the emotions that Coleridge's poetry itself evoked. I applaud the credit it gave to the women in the lives of these two masters, particularly Dorothy Wordsworth, whose importance to the poetry itself was unrecognized in the original works and has always been underappreciated. The film really brought to life "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "Kubla Khan," and "Frost at Midnight."

The movie was so powerful because of the beautiful filming--the sets, scenery, costumes, etc., the photographic talents that captured these, the haunting background score, and the talented acting of the cast, particularly that of Linus Roach, who displayed a variety of emotional states so wonderfully, though I was really moved by Emily Woof's acting, as well. At first it seemed to me that John Hannah was merely walking through his role, but I now feel that the subdued acting was deliberate in portraying a much more sinister Wordsworth. I also applaud Samantha Morton and Samuel West for their roles.

The one odd thing about the movie was the segment shown during the final credits, in which Coleridge walks around in modern London, with dreadful popular modern music playing. I understand that a statement was being made, but it contrasted too sharply with the beauty of the film and the reverie in which I found myself. (The music was dreadful because of the contrast with the earlier context.) I really didn't need to be unkindly startled from the earlier sweet emotions. Only credit-watchers like me have to worry about it, though.

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