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An expedition leaves for the Amazon to prove the existance of dinosaurs. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bob Hoskins ... Prof. George Challenger

James Fox ... Prof. Leo Summerlee
Tom Ward ... Lord John Phillip Roxton

Matthew Rhys ... Edward Malone

Elaine Cassidy ... Agnes Cluny

Peter Falk ... Reverend Theo Kerr
Nathaniel Lees ... Indian chief
Tamati Rice ... Achille (as Tamati Te Nohotu)
Nicole Whippy ... Maree
Inia Maxwell ... Indian leader

Tessa Peake-Jones ... Mrs. Hilda Summerlee
Tim Healy ... McArdle

Joanna Page ... Gladys

Tom Goodman-Hill ... Arthur Hare

Robert Hardy ... Prof. Illingworth
Malcolm Shields ... Lead ape
Paul Joseph ... Ape 2
Jane Howie ... Ape 3
Mason West ... Ape 4
Julia Walshaw ... Ape 5
Michael Bertenshaw ... Reporter at Docks
Jasper Jacob ... Stuttgart man
David Quilter ... Businessman 1
Terry Mortimer ... Businessman 2
Brian Abbott ... Reporter 1
Dominic Rowan ... Reporter 2
Laurence Kennedy ... Angry man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Bennett ... Journalist
Felicity Hamill ... Child ape
Luke Murray ... Summerlee's son

Bianca Roe ... Selena (as Bianca Chiminello)

Simon Watts ... Zero

Ozzie Devrish ... Kings Guest (uncredited)
Ray Donn ... Businessman (uncredited)

Laurie Goode ... Reporter (uncredited)
John Turner ... Apeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Orme 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Conan Doyle  novel
Adrian Hodges 
Tony Mulholland  dramatist

Produced by
Delia Fine .... executive producer: A&E
Tim Haines .... co-producer
Christopher Hall .... producer
Kate Harwood .... executive producer
Lee Morris .... line producer
Emilio Nunez .... supervising producer
Nicola Olsen .... line producer
Jane Tranter .... executive producer
Original Music by
Rob Lane 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
Film Editing by
David Yardley 
Casting by
Janey Fothergill 
Production Design by
Rob Harris 
Art Direction by
Gary Mackay 
Catrin Meredydd 
Costume Design by
James Keast 
Makeup Department
Sue Bide .... assistant makeup artist
Jill Hagger .... makeup designer
Shaunna Harrison .... assistant makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Linda Wall .... assistant makeup artist
Josh Weston .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... second assistant director
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director
Richard Matthews .... third assistant director
Ed Raymond .... third assistant director (as Eddie Raymond)
Angela Waller .... additional assistant director
Art Department
Martin Asbury .... storyboard artist
Guy Bradley .... assistant art director
Dave Channon .... construction
Robert Channon .... scenic painter
Dean Coldham .... set plasterer
Jane Culverhouse .... buyer/dresser
Helen Dagger .... set dresser
Garry Dawson .... stand-by props
Andrew Fraser .... key greens
Troy Hannett .... lead hand scenic artist
Kayne Horsham .... assistant art director
Terry Jones .... prop buyer
Michael Kissane .... stand-by props
Mickey Lennon .... property master (as Micky Lennon)
Jim Marsden .... construction
Hugo Moss .... graphic artist
Birgitta Nilsson .... art department coordinator
Pip Steel .... prop buyer
Brent Tasker .... stand-by greens
Sound Department
James Andrews .... adr recordist
Terry Brown .... dinosaur sound
John Casali .... boom operator
David Crozier .... sound mixer
James Harris .... sound assistant
Hugh Johnson .... dubbing mixer
David Madigan .... sound mixer (as Dave Madigan)
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor
Philip Meehan .... foley artist
Bernard O'Reilly .... sound effects editor
Sam Spicer .... boom operator
Richard Todman .... additional dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard Gregory .... animatronics and apes
Jez Harris .... animatronics and apes
Paul Verrall .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
William Bartlett .... visual effects supervisor
Darren Byford .... CGI supervisor
Danny Geurtsen .... creature skin painter: Framestore
Nathalie Girard .... digital compositor
Scott Griffin .... visual effects producer
Jason Horley .... texture painter: Framestore CFC
Russell Horth .... digital effects artist: Framestore
John Howarth .... visual effects director of photography
Martin Macrae .... digital texture artist
Virgil Manning .... animation supervisor
Charles Marchand .... digital compositor
Sirio Quintavalle .... compositor
Jason Selfe .... digital compositor
Jon Veal .... CG modeller
Malcolm Wright .... digital effects artist
Adam Burnett .... technical director (uncredited)
Darren Byford .... technical director (uncredited)
Ben Cronin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Stuart M. Ellis .... 3D animator (uncredited)
Theo Facey .... technical director (uncredited)
Chris Long .... animator (uncredited)
Chris Long .... technical director (uncredited)
Simon Whalley .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Ric Anderson .... stunts
Trevor Bau .... stunt performer
Keir Beck .... stunt performer
Renee Bowen .... stunt double
Mick Corrigan .... stunt performer
Jonathan Costelloe .... stunt double
Augie Davis .... stunt coordinator
Craig Dunn .... stunt double
Kyle Gardiner .... stunt performer
Nick McKinless .... stunt performer
Angela Moore .... stunt double
Allan Poppleton .... stunt double
Paul Shapcott .... assistant stunt coordinator
Sheree Swords .... stunt double
Tim Wong .... stunt performer
Robert Young .... stunt double: Bob Hoskins
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Best .... gaffer
Craig Feather .... focus puller
Chris Gillette .... electrics
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... camera operator
Stefan Lissner .... best boy
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... grip (as Rupert Lloyd Parry)
Hamish McIntyre .... grip
Grant McKinnon .... gaffer
Tony Slater Ling .... second camera operator
Joe Stick .... second unit: best boy
Animation Department
Russ Mooney .... timing supervisor
Richard Dexter .... animator (uncredited)
Stuart M. Ellis .... animator (uncredited)
Neil Glasbey .... animator (uncredited)
Wayne Howe .... animator (uncredited)
Sophie Lodge .... animator (uncredited)
Jon Turburfield .... animator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Diana Rowan .... casting: New Zealand
Riwia Fox .... casting assistant: New Zealand (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pauline Bowkett .... costume supervisor
Rob Brown .... costume assistant
Sue Clewett .... costume supervisor
Jasmin Easterbrook .... costume assistant
Tanya Aanderaa .... costume maker (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Simon Brasse .... assistant editor
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Music Department
Julian Kershaw .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Reg Gibson .... unit transport manager
Isaac Lane .... transport assistant
Other crew
Maggie Anson .... artist contracts
Gunner Ashford .... armorer
Grant Castle .... security coordinator
Ruth Christie .... script supervisor
Tony Clarke .... location manager
Andrew Connor .... assistant accountant
Midge Ferguson .... location manager
Annie Gilhooly .... production coordinator
Ryan Harrington .... production coordinator
Matthew Holmes .... script editor
Katie Hutchinson .... assistant coordinator
Neil Jones .... accountant
Adrian Kelly .... assistant coordinator
Howard Kingston .... production executive
Louisa Kors .... production coordinator
Darren Mackie .... stand-by runner
Birgitta Nilsson .... design coordinator
Roger Preston .... location scout
Vanessa Redmond .... accounting assistant
Malcolm Shields .... choreographer
Colin Shulver .... prosthetics designer
Peta Sinclair .... location manager
Jill Soper .... production assistant
Melanie Turner .... production coordinator (as Mel Turner)
Melanie Turner .... production coordinator
Donna Wills .... assistant accountant
Emma Brown .... production runner (uncredited)
Roisin Carty .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Anne Chamberlain .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Julian Checkley .... creature fabricator (uncredited)

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150 min | Argentina:152 min | Finland:147 min (2 parts) | UK:145 min (DVD)
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Of all the movie versions of "The Lost World", this is the only one set at an earlier time than Doyle's original novel. The book took place in 1912, and this movie is set in 1911.See more »
Anachronisms: Near the beginning of the film, in the lobby of the Natural History Museum, the tail of the Diplodocus skeleton is raised up off the ground. The film is set in 1911, but that skeleton had a dragging tail until it was remounted in 1993.See more »
Prof. George Challenger:[Professor Summerlee has just had a bitter argument with Reverend Kerr over evolution: Professor Challanger has kept silent and divulged that his parents were deeply religous] Professor Challenger: One day I went to my father and asked him for a microscope. I can still remember the sadness in his eyes; he knew he had lost me then. But without even knowing it he had given me an even greater gift. He taught me humility in the face of nature. I don't know if there is a god; but I know man is no substitute if there isn't.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
simply perfect and amazing, 26 December 2007
Author: TheUnknown837-1 from United States

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 adventure novel, "The Lost World" has been seen regularly on the screen since it was first made into a popular, still effective silent movie with early Willis O'Brien stop-motion effects in 1925. Several other versions, inferior ones, have appeared ever since then. Television series have also come and gone. I have not read Doyle's novel, but seen many of the film versions and some episodes of a television series adapted from it. And out of them all, I have to say that 2001's version, directed by Stuart Orme, is by far the best one of them all.

Orme's "The Lost World" is a very engaging, absorbing, and above all entertaining adaptation of the novel. Perfectly cast, wonderfully-written, tense in action and mystery, and aware of how to play its running time. The film clocks at close to three hours in length, and yet it does not slow down. It is one of those rare long films that you actually want to keep on going. I myself when I finished watching it for the first time kept wishing it was another half-hour or a full hour longer, because it was such a compelling piece of art.

The movie is perfectly cast with a wide variety of European actors, appropriate considering the film at first starts off in the Old World. Instead of just casting accented Americans, the filmmakers played it off wisely and therefore, the performances are far more authentistic and convincing. Bob Hoskins was superb as the notorious scientist George Challenger, who wants to prove the existence of this Lost World where dinosaurs still live into the present day. The character of Professor Summerlee has been improved since the 1925 version, so that the character is more developed and understood as a result of a fine performance by James Fox and a well-written script by Adrian Hodges. Matthew Rhys was very good as Ed Malone and bears a close physical resemblance to Lloyd Hughes, who played Malone in the 1925 version. For some reason, I think that's crucial for the character. John Roxton is performed very well by Tom Ward and a great new addition to the cast is Agnes Cluny, who was not in the original novel. It almost seems routine to include a female character into the story. Here, the addition is portrayed by a young and talented Elaine Cassidy. Agnes still has the adventurous spirit that previous female additions have, but she doesn't turn out as annoying as some have.

The story was very, very well-written by Adrian Hodges. Every element in the film is wonderfully done. It doesn't just jump from one main point to another and skip the commonly insignificant details in between. Because, here, the insignificant details are significant. It spends the first hour developing our cast and continues to do so throughout. They aren't actors in makeup and costumes, they are real. That's the whole idea of acting. And for once, it really pays off well. Not unexpected, there is a love subplot. Only, it is very powerful and necessary to the storyline. It plays strongly without getting overworked or sappy. And above all, is a necessary addition to the development of the characters.

The special effects of the film are a real treat. The dinosaurs were done by the same people who did the graphics and props for the hit television miniseries "Walking With Dinosaurs". And you can see there is a resemblance between these two films in terms of the dinosaurs. They look, move, and sound magnificent. Some of the most convincing CGI dinosaurs I've seen in years. The blend of graphics and live-action props are smooth and well-planned to give a sense of reality. And even more so, a sense of majesty that we ourselves feel along with the characters when they first view these magnificent animals in awe, which they inevitably will as they have and will continue to do in years to come.

To summarize it all up, I have to say that 2001's version of "The Lost World" is a true masterpiece and the finest film adaptation of the popular story yet. I was amazed when I first saw it and continue to be amazed to this day. I love it even more every time I view it. I almost wish the film had been made for theaters, because it surely would have been at least a critical, if not also a commercial success for its perfect and innovating style. Audiences will be riveted and absorbed by its powerful storyline and effective action sequences. And appropriately, we are also drawn into the characters. This is a rare combination for a made-for-TV movie like this. I highly recommend it.

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