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20 February 2000 (USA) See more »
Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915... See more » | Add synopsis »
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David Jason ... Capt. Frank Beck

Maggie Smith ... Queen Alexandra

William Ash ... Sgt. Ted Grimes

Sonya Walger ... Lady Frances

Stuart Bunce ... 2nd Lt. Frederick Radley

James Murray ... Pvt. Will Needham
Ed Waters ... Cpl. Herbert Batterbee

Tom Burke ... Pvt. Chad Batterbee

Ben Crompton ... Pvt. Davy Croft
Eamon Boland ... Arthur Beck
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Lt. Alec Beck

James Hillier ... 2nd Lt. Evelyn Beck
David Troughton ... King George V
Emma Cunniffe ... Peggy Batterbee
Adam Kotz ... Oswald Yeoman

Patrick Malahide ... Capt. Claude Howlett
Gaye Brown ... Queen Mary

Phyllis Logan ... Mary Beck

Ian McDiarmid ... Rev. Pierrepoint Edwards
Danny Worters ... Pvt. George Dacre
Laurence Dobiesz ... Luke Grimes
Roland Oliver ... Mr. Adams
Jamie Beddard ... Roland Adams
Patrick Burke ... Publican

Francis Magee ... Able seaman
William Hoyland ... Lt. Col. Proctor Beauchamp
Jenny Dewsbury ... Sandringham villager
Steve Davidson ... Sandringham villager
Nick Haverson ... Private at station (as Nicholas Haverson)
Chris Fox ... Corporal at station
Darren Tighe ... Cpl. Lloyd

Roger Morlidge ... Private in pub
Daisy Gough ... Princess Mary
Heather Tobias ... Mrs. Batterbee
Jasper Jacob ... German doctor
Oliver Haden ... Kamal Demiriz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ben Shockley ... Neil Marklew
Paul T.T. Easter ... Soldier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Julian Jarrold 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alma Cullen 
Nigel McCrery  novel

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Ruth Maturuas .... associate producer
Nigel McCrery .... co-producer
Gareth Neame .... producer
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer
Jane Tranter .... executive producer
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Maureen Duff 
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Donal Woods 
Art Direction by
Charmian Adams 
Fernando González 
Costume Design by
Howard Burden 
Makeup Department
Jo Hofner .... makeup artist
Joe Hopker .... makeup artist
Suzanne Jansen .... makeup artist
Nicola Matthews .... makeup artist
Fran Needham .... makeup artist
Fran Needham .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Sonia Lea .... unit manager: special unit
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor
Julio Vallejo .... production supervisor: special unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Banks .... second assistant director
Robert Fabbri .... first assistant director
James Andrew Haven .... second assistant director (as James Haven)
Diane Kasperowicz .... additional third assistant director
Cecilia Maric .... first assistant director: special unit
Jill Riley .... second assistant director
Lee Tailor .... third assistant director
Art Department
Roy Beeston .... stand-by props
Graham Bishop .... property buyer
Rachel Cocks .... assistant art director
Paul Emerson .... property master
Michael Green .... dressing props
Ryan Hayward .... stand-by carpenter
Terry Kyte .... dressing props
Andy Mortimer .... stand-by props
Roger Wilkins .... construction manager
Sound Department
Jaya Bishop .... boom operator
Michael Corden .... sound editor
Reg Mills .... sound recordist
William Parnell .... dialogue editor
Aad Wirtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Dominic Tuohy .... special effects supervisor
Sy Hollands .... stunts
Rowley Irlam .... stunts
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator
William Willoughby .... stunts (as Will Willoughby)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Devlin .... electrician
Steve Ellingworth .... grip
Craig Feather .... focus puller
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... camera operator: second unit
Ian Jackson .... best boy
Ian Livesey .... assistant camera
Wayne Mansell .... electrician
Mike McHugh .... electrician
Zac Nicholson .... clapper loader: second unit
Tony Slater-Ling .... clapper loader
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosie Grant .... wardrobe mistress
Ginnie Reay-Humble .... wardrobe assistant (as Virginia Reay-Humble)
Richard Sale .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Jim Marchant .... assistant editor
Tim Marchant .... assistant editor
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Other crew
Edith Christie .... script supervisor
Maxine De Vere .... production staff: Spain
Cherry Fiddaman .... production accountant
Richard Fiddaman .... assistant accountant
Julie Gardner .... assistant coordinator (as Julie Connor)
Taff Gillingham .... military advisor
Lynn Grant .... location manager
Pippa Harris .... script executive
Simon Jacobs .... researcher
Anya Keith .... production assistant
Ingrid Litman .... production coordinator
Geoffrey Paget .... production executive
Rob Partridge .... armourer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
110 min
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Did You Know?

Continuity: When the Turkish Officer hands Beck's watch to the Rev Pierpoint Edwards, the watch still has the chain attached. When Pierpoint Edwards hands the watch to Queen Alexandra the chain is missing.See more »
It's a Long Way to TipperarySee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not Riveting, But Well Done, 15 November 2011
Author: sddavis63 ( from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

There are basically three aspects of this film to be commented upon. First is the film as a study of social class in early 20th century Britain. When it's in England, the film is set at Sandringham, the home of Queen Alexandra, the widow of Edward VII and mother of George V. The portrayal is of a very warm relationship (prim and proper certainly, but very sincere) between the servants on the estate (and especially Captain Beck, played by David Jason) and the royals. It wasn't a relationship of equals, certainly, but it certainly seemed more than a typical master- servant relationship as well. The film follows Beck's efforts to recruit a company from among the Sandringham servants to go overseas in 1915 during the Great War, and then follows their progress once sent to the Dardanelles to face the Turks. This was the second aspect of the film: as war story. There was some very realistic action scenes, and also a lot of pretty dry material, which probably sums up war and military life pretty well - times of great excitement and even terror followed by longer times of drudgery and monotony. Finally, the film deals with the mystery of the Sandringham regiment - which went off to battle and never returned, with no one knowing exactly what had happened to it, although the film offers a compelling (and probably accurate story) that most of the men were either killed in battle or were executed after being taken prisoner by the Turks. All three aspects of the story were fairly well told; the interspersing of the mystery and its solution toward the end seemed to interrupt the overall flow of the story a bit.

The performances were quite good, especially Jason as the typical (or stereotypical?) "keep a stiff upper lip" British officer, and Maggie Smith's as Queen Alexandra, also trying to keep that upper lip stiff, but portrayed as caring very deeply about the Sandringham regiment and especially Beck, with whom she is described as having a very warm (but proper) relationship.

This being as much about the role of social class as war, it's not your typical war movie, with sustained action and lots of battle scenes. It is, in fact, far from that. It's a very human movie, exploring the intricacies of individual lives and relationships. It's not explicit, but it seemed to me that there was a general point being made about the pointlessness of war and the human cost involved in war - both for the soldiers and those left behind.

It's not a riveting movie. I would say that it accomplishes the purpose it set out for itself, which is more than a lot of movies are able to claim. (6/10)

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