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"Great Performances" Jesus Christ Superstar (2000)

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Writer:
Tim Rice (book)
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Original Air Date:
16 October 2000 (Season 29, Episode 11)
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Plot:
A rock musical version of the Passion Play seen from the point of view of Judas. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Super Superstar See more (108 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Glenn Carter ... Jesus of Nazareth
Jérôme Pradon ... Judas Iscariot (as Jerome Pradon)
Renée Castle ... Mary Magdalene
Fred Johanson ... Pontius Pilate

Rik Mayall ... King Herod
Frederick B. Owens ... Caiaphas
Michael Shaeffer ... Annas

Tony Vincent ... Simon Zealotes

Cavin Cornwall ... Peter
Pete Gallagher ... First Priest (as Peter Gallagher)
Michael McCarthy ... Second Priest
Philip Cox ... Third Priest

Matt Cross ... Apostle / Ensemble (as Matthew Cross)
Kevin Curtin ... Apostle / Ensemble
Paul Vickers ... Apostle / Ensemble
Mykal Rand ... Apostle / Ensemble
Paul Keating ... Apostle / Ensemble
Gerard Bentall ... Apostle / Ensemble
Simon Ward Nicholson ... Apostle / Ensemble
Robert Vicencio ... Apostle / Ensemble
Grant Anthony ... Apostle / Ensemble
Claire Coates ... Soul / Herod Girl 1
Nikki Belsher ... Soul / Herod Girl 2
Rebecca Parker ... Soul / Herod Girl 3
Colin Lainchbury-Brown ... Guard / Ensemble (as Colin Lainchbury Brown)
Michael Small ... Guard / Ensemble
Gary Bryden ... Guard / Ensemble
Mark Heenehan ... Guard / Ensemble
Quinn Williams ... Guard / Ensemble
Kevin Wainwright ... Guard / Ensemble
Mark Adams ... Guard / Ensemble
Nick Holmes ... Ensemble
Shaun Henson ... Ensemble
Mark Carroll ... Ensemble
Perry Douglin ... Ensemble
Stuart De La Mere ... Ensemble (as Stuart de la Mere)

Billy Carter ... Ensemble

Golda Rosheuvel ... Maid By Fire / Ensemble
Irene Alano ... Ensemble
Andrea Francis ... Ensemble

Lourdes Faberes ... Ensemble (as Lordes Faberes)
Asy'a O'Flaherty ... Ensemble
Peter Challis ... Herod Boy
Matthew Hudson ... Herod Boy
Fergus Logan ... Herod Boy
Sebastien Torkia ... Herod Boy
Darren Charles ... Herod Boy
Ben Clare ... Herod Boy
Brian Webster ... Herod Boy
Carl Parris ... Herod Boy
Richard Roe ... Herod Boy
David Wilder ... Herod Boy
Jacob Dunn ... Ensemble kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Suzann McLean ... Ensemble
Fay Morgan ... Girl kissed by Jesus

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gale Edwards 
Nick Morris 
 
Writing credits
Tim Rice (book)

Produced by
Austin Shaw .... executive producer
Dusty Symonds .... line producer
Kevin Wallace .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas D. Knowland  (as Nic Knowland)
 
Film Editing by
Nick Morris 
 
Casting by
David Grindrod 
 
Production Design by
Peter J. Davison 
 
Art Direction by
Ivan Unwin 
 
Costume Design by
Roger Kirk 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Dawson .... makeup designer
Catherine Heys .... makeup artist
Nikita Rae .... hair stylist
Nikita Rae .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Elizabeth Flowers .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sallie Anne Hard .... second assistant director (as Sally Hard)
Simon Moseley .... first assistant director
Alex Oakley .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Justin Chappell .... welder fabricator
 
Sound Department
Richard Fordham .... assistant sound editor
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Joseph .... assistant foley editor
Eddy Joseph .... supervising sound editor
Ricky Butt .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David J. Brown .... special effects technician
Tom Harris .... special effects supervisor
Nicky O'Sullivan .... special effects technician
Victor Riva .... video special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin Brigham .... lighting technician
Lucy Bristow .... camera operator
Jenny John Chuan .... clapper loader
Julie Compton .... camera grip
John Donne .... camera grip (as Johnny Donne)
Laurence Edwards .... crane technician: Technocrane
Luke Everson .... clapper loader
Glyn Fielding .... camera grip
Dan Fontaine .... best boy
Matthew Hale .... focus puller
Tibor Kuo .... video operator
Julie Lemasson .... clapper loader
David Maund .... camera grip
Mark McCullough .... lighting designer
Chris Mortley .... lighting technician
Oleg Poupke .... focus puller
Matthew Poynter .... focus puller
Peter Robertson .... Steadicam operator
Peter Robertson .... crane operator
Andy Watt .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Dave Gardener .... additional editor
Rose Landfield .... assistant to on-line editor
 
Music Department
Pete Adams .... musician: piano and keyboards
Kennedy Aitchison .... musician: keyboards
Peter Corrigan .... musician: keyboards
Garry Cribb .... musician: bass guitar
David Cullen .... additional orchestrator
Frank Dawkins .... musician: guitar
Damian Fisher .... musician: drums
Fridrik 'Frizzy' Karlsson .... musician: guitar
Paul Keogh .... musician: guitar
Simon Lee .... conductor
Simon Lee .... music supervisor
Andrew Lloyd Webber .... music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber .... orchestrator
Alastair Marshall .... musician: guitar
Lee McCutcheon .... music programmer
Andy Pask .... musician: bass guitar
Steve Pearce .... musician: bass guitar
Julian Poole .... musician: percussion
Tim Rice .... lyrics by
Ralph Salmins .... musician: drums
Robin Sellars .... music mixing engineer
Robin Sellars .... music recordist
Ian Thomas .... musician: drums
Paul Willey .... orchestra leader
Rolf Wilson .... orchestra leader
Nigel Wright .... music producer
 
Other crew
Gale Edwards .... director: stage production
Lorraine Fennell .... production coordinator
Lyn Jones .... production accountant
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Anthony Van Laast .... choreographer
David Wilder .... assistant to director
 
Series Cast
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Fred Rose
Barbara Walsh

Series Crew
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Directed by
John Doyle 
John Glenmeister (episode "Man Who Married a French Wife, the")
Nick Havinga (episode "Girls in Their Summer Dresses") (episode "Monument, The")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marion J. Caffey  creator
Daniel Ezralow  creator
Josh Groban  creator

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Additional Details

Runtime:
107 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Glenn Carter played Jesus as a political leader who let things get out of control rather than as a divine person.See more »
Quotes:
Crowd:Crucify him! Crucify him!
Pontious Pilate:What do you mean? You'd crucify your king?
Crowd:We have no king but Caesar!
Pontious Pilate:He's done no wrong! No, not the slightest thing!
Crowd:We have no king but Caesar! Curcify him!
Pontious Pilate:What is this new respect for Caesar? 'Til now this has been noticably LACKING! Who is this Jesus? Why is he different? You Jews produce messiahs by the sackful!
Crowd:We need him crucified! It's all you have to do! We need him crucified! It's all you have to do!
Pontious Pilate:Talk to me, Jesus Christ.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)See more »

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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Super Superstar, 14 May 2005
Author: kaaber-2 from Denmark

When I saw the 1973 version of JCS, I felt it made a mistake by removing the show from the stage and putting it in a desert. This 2000 version has made up for that, and has confirmed my feeling. The show definitely works better as a show. However, I must set the score right in reference to the some of the other posters who seem to believe that this 2000 version invents the focus on Judas. Jerome Pradon does a smashing job as an extremely moving Judas - the best I've ever seen although his voice is more expressive than actually beautiful - but Judas IS in fact the main character of JCS, and was so even in the original version, as Mary Magdalen's rival for Jesus' love. And even in the original stage version, we were supposed to sympathize with him. That was how Rice wrote it: the Gospel according to Judas. JCS is Judas' tragedy, not Christ's, and that is the original angle that separates this story from so many others on the same subject. Apart from Pradon's Judas, I found Tony Vincent's Simon Zealotes - his quirky boy band singer turned political maniac was powerful - better than the original version's Larry Marshall. So thumbs up for the 2000 version's setting (a studio), its Judas and its Zealotes. So what do I miss from the dusty old 1973 version? Mainly the singing. I don't believe Carl Anderson's voice or phrasing can be improved, and Ted Neely's "Gethsemane" surpassed top performance. And one more thing: Although I didn't fall for Norman Jewison's many movie gimmicks, even in the 1970s, such as the arrival of the entire cast in a Jesus bus, the nauseating zooms and countless other examples of violation of film aesthetics that so mar productions from that decade, the 1973 version had one masterly cinematic stroke of genius in the montage of crucifixion images that cut into Christ's "Gethsemane" ("Watch me die"). What the 2000 version gets right all the way through is the choice of telling this very personal story of passion mainly through close-ups. The 1973 was to keen on showing us the entire desert in every shot. But that's only my opinion.

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