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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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10 Stars! If you see no other movie this year, see this one!, See more (620 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Depp ... Sir James Matthew Barrie

Kate Winslet ... Sylvia Llewelyn Davies

Julie Christie ... Mrs. Emma du Maurier

Radha Mitchell ... Mary Ansell Barrie

Dustin Hoffman ... Charles Frohman

Freddie Highmore ... Peter Llewelyn Davies

Joe Prospero ... Jack Llewelyn Davies
Nick Roud ... George Llewelyn Davies

Luke Spill ... Michael Llewelyn Davies

Ian Hart ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Kelly Macdonald ... 'Peter Pan'

Mackenzie Crook ... Mr. Jaspers - Usher

Eileen Essell ... Mrs. Snow
Jimmy Gardner ... Mr. Snow
Oliver Fox ... Gilbert Cannan
Angus Barnett ... 'Nana' / Mr. Reilly

Toby Jones ... 'Smee'

Kate Maberly ... 'Wendy'
Matt Green ... 'John'
Catrin Rhys ... 'Michael Darling'

Tim Potter ... 'Hook' / Lord Carlton
Jane Booker ... 'Mrs. Darling'

Paul Whitehouse ... Stage Manager
Catherine Cusack ... Sarah
Kali Peacock ... Emma
Robert Oates ... Cottage Doctor
Nicholas Pritchard ... Hospital Doctor
Jonathan Cullen ... Doctor Brighton
Raymond Waring ... Stage Worker
Laura Duguid ... Theater Patron 1
Sevan Stephan ... Theater Patron 2
Rosie Ede ... Theater Patron 3
Richard Braine ... Theater Patron 4

Tobias Menzies ... Theater Patron 5

Murray McArthur ... Stagehand
Charlotte Birmingham ... Orphan
Cora Harrison ... Orphan
Jack Birmingham ... Orphan
Sacha Janes ... Orphan
Chelsea Carpenter ... Orphan
Keeley Janes ... Orphan (as Keely Janes)
Luciano Cusack ... Orphan
Stella King ... Orphan
Serafina Cusack ... Orphan
Jake Roche ... Orphan
Claudia Davidson ... Orphan
Molly Whitehouse ... Orphan
Noah Harrison ... Orphan
Sophie Whitehouse ... Orphan
Eden Harrison ... Orphan

Tony Way ... Set Mover
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Bennett ... Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Kiri Bloom ... Miss Snow (uncredited)

Gabriel Currington ... Conductor (uncredited)
David Decio ... Charles Frohman's Theatre Usher (uncredited)
Ray Donn ... Theater Guest (uncredited)

Marc Forster ... Costume Room Worker (uncredited)
Paul Hornsby ... Laughing Man at Cricket Match (uncredited)

Suzy Kewer ... Mary McCormack (uncredited)

Jackson Payne ... The Cricketer (uncredited)
William Tomlin ... Lost Boy (uncredited)
Julz West ... Lost Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marc Forster 
 
Writing credits
Allan Knee (play "The Man Who Was Peter Pan")

David Magee (screenplay)

Produced by
Tracey Becker .... associate producer
Nellie Bellflower .... producer
Gary Binkow .... executive producer
Michael Dreyer .... co-producer
Richard N. Gladstein .... producer
Neal Israel .... executive producer
Michelle Sy .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek 
 
Cinematography by
Roberto Schaefer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Matt Chesse  (as Matt Chessé)
 
Casting by
Kate Dowd 
 
Production Design by
Gemma Jackson 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Russell 
 
Set Decoration by
Trisha Edwards 
 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Byrne 
 
Makeup Department
Kevin Alexander .... hair stylist
Kevin Alexander .... makeup artist
Christine Blundell .... chief hair designer
Christine Blundell .... chief makeup designer
Nuria Mbomio .... hair stylist
Nuria Mbomio .... makeup artist
Nathalie Tissier .... hair stylist: Mr. Depp
Nathalie Tissier .... makeup artist: Mr. Depp
Lesa Warrener .... hair stylist
Lesa Warrener .... makeup artist
Denise Kum .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sian Richards .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Esther Wauters .... daily makeup artist (uncredited)
Michelle Webb .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
James Grant .... unit manager
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... post-production supervisor (as Cory McCrum-Abdo)
Tim Porter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joanna Crow .... crowd assistant director
Martin Harrison .... first assistant director
Finn McGrath .... second assistant director
Rosie Newall .... third assistant director
Phil Stoole .... assistant director (uncredited)
Alex Streeter .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ray Barrett .... construction manager
Perry Bell .... stand-by painter
Peter Burden .... dressing props
Will Cann .... stand-by props (as William Cann)
Stephen Challenor .... carpenter
Dean Clegg .... art stand-by
Dean Clegg .... junior draughtsman
Fergus Clegg .... set buyer
Charlie Cobb .... art department assistant
Derek Cowie .... scenic artist
Roland Coyne .... carpenter
Richard Davies .... carpenter
Robert J. Dugdale .... scenic artist (as Robert Dugdale)
Jack Dyer .... supervising stagehand (as John Dyer)
Trevor Dyer .... carpenter
Stephen Ede .... carpenter
Rosie Hardwick .... assistant art director
Kevin Harris .... assistant construction manager
Kevin Harris .... head carpenter
Rohan Harris .... propmaker
Phil Harvey .... assistant art director
Lois Hopwood .... art department runner
Richard Kelloway .... dressing props
Carol Kupisz .... graphic artist
Paul Ladd .... stand-by stagehand
Kenneth Langridge .... stagehand
Gary Martin .... dressing props
Stephen McGregor .... stand-by carpenter (as Stephen John McGregor)
Campbell Mitchell .... stand-by props
John New .... carpenter
Tom Pleydell-Pearce .... property master
Peter Potter .... dressing props
Douglas Regan .... painter
Denis Rich .... concept artist
Adrian Start .... head painter
Matthew Start .... painter
John Symons .... carpenter
Danny Thomas .... carpenter
John Thorpe .... carpenter
Paul Waterman .... carpenter
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Michael Weaver .... painter
Keith Weston .... stagehand
Stephen Whitworth .... carpenter
Colin Wright .... carpenter
Giles Asbury .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Kenneth Bryson .... set builder (uncredited)
Gary Dennis .... set builder (uncredited)
Mary Ellen .... set builder (uncredited)
Aja Lockhart .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Martin Smeaton .... sculptor (uncredited)
Gene Tewksbury .... set builder (uncredited)
Ian Whiteford .... greensman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Aronoff .... adr mixer (as Paul Aranoff)
Brian Basham .... adr recordist
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Peter Burgess .... foley artist
John Casali .... boom operator
Matthew Collinge .... sound designer
Matthew Collinge .... sound effects
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer (as Edward Colyer)
David Crozier .... production sound mixer
Andie Derrick .... foley artist (as Andi Derrick)
James Harris .... sound assistant
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
James Mather .... foley editor
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer
Danny Sheehan .... adr editor
Danny Sheehan .... dialogue editor
Keenan Wyatt .... sound technician
Christopher Barnett .... re-recording engineer (uncredited)
James Bellamy .... auricle operator (uncredited)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Luke Dunn Gielmuda .... additional sound designer (uncredited)
Sean England .... machine room operator (uncredited)
Robert Farr .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Andrew Glen .... auricle operator (uncredited)
Nigel Heath .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Tony Lewis .... auricle operator (uncredited)
Brian Magerkurth .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Mike Marchain .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Khama Matiti .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Scott Parker .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mark Purcell .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jamie Roden .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Mike Wood .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
Oliver Garcelon .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Mark Haddenham .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Peter Haran .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jody Taylor .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jam Abelanet .... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Johnny Alves .... technical director: BUF
Christelle Balcon .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Mark Benard .... visual effects producer: Lost Boys Studios
Christophe Chaverou .... visual effects producer: BUF
Nicolas Chevallier .... technical director: BUF
Hal Couzens .... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Sean Danischevsky .... digital compositing artist: Double Negative
Valerie Delahaye .... production manager: BUF
Kevin Genzel .... digital compositing artist: Lost Boys Studios
Andy Hague .... visual effects editorial: Double Negative
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: Double Negative
Jeremy Hattingh .... digital compositing artist: Double Negative
Kevin Tod Haug .... visual effects designer
Martin Hill .... technical director: Double Negative
Alex Ireland .... digital compositing artist: Double Negative
Yoko Ishiguro .... digital compositing artist: Double Negative
Jesper Kjölsrud .... 3D animator: Double Negative (as Jesper Kjolsrud)
Roula Lainas .... visual effects producer: Lost Boys Studios
Laurent Makowski .... technical director: BUF
Leslie McMinn .... visual effects producer
Neil Miller .... matte painter: Double Negative
Stephane Naze .... sequence supervisor: BUF
Charlie Noble .... digital compositing artist: Double Negative
Tony Power .... visual effects coordinator: Lost Boys Studios
Paul Riddle .... visual effects supervisor: Double Negative
Xavier Roig .... 3D animator: Double Negative
Tom Rolfe .... digital compositing artist: Double Negative
Steven J. Scott .... digital intermediate colorist: EFilm (as Stephen Scott)
Matthew Shaw .... visual effects editorial: Double Negative (as Matt Shaw)
Jenny Strand .... 3D animator: Double Negative
Jennifer Wood .... visual effects editorial: Double Negative
Timothy Michael Cairns .... quality control supervisor: Efilm/Panavision (uncredited)
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals (uncredited)
Phil DeSanti .... post-production assistant: visual effects (uncredited)
Laurent Gillet .... visual effects: BUF compagnie (uncredited)
Marius Hanganutiu .... visual effects (uncredited)
Ntana Key .... digital intermediate paint artist (uncredited)
Kevin Lin .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Jay Mallet .... motion control cameraman (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Mindy Minkow .... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera (uncredited)
Ray Moody .... motion control (uncredited)
David Sewell .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jean-Marc van Rijswick .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lucy Allen .... stunt performer
Jim Dowdall .... stunt performer
Dave Fisher .... stunt performer
Sarah Franzl .... stunt performer
Paul Heasman .... stunt performer
Tony Lucken .... stunt performer
Dinny Powell .... stunt performer
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Alan Stewart .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Battersby .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Harry Bowers .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Steve Brill .... rigger
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Pete Cavaciuti .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Kevin Edland .... best boy electric
Peter Graffham .... stand-by rigger
Eugene Grobler .... electrician
John Higgins .... gaffer
John Jordan .... focus puller: "a" camera
Wayne Leach .... rigging gaffer
Brian Mcgivern .... electrician (as Brian McGivern)
Mark Milsome .... focus puller: "b" camera
Luke Myslowski .... grip
Peter Myslowski .... dolly grip (as Pete Myslowski)
Niki Roberton .... camera trainee
David Sinfield .... electrician
Erin Stevens .... camera trainee
Andy Thomson .... crane technician
Ian Townsend .... technician: Technocrane
John Turner .... electrician
Clive Coote .... unit photographer (uncredited)
Tobias Eedy .... daily second assistant camera (uncredited)
Gifford Hooper .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Adam Lee .... electrician (uncredited)
Joanne Lee .... daily clapper loader (uncredited)
Roz Naylor .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Roberto Schaefer .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Vicky Wildman .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vicky Clark .... wardrobe assistant (as Vicci Clark)
Ivo Coveney .... costume property maker
Lee Croucher .... wardrobe assistant
Lou Durkin .... costume assistant
Rebecca Hartnoll .... assistant costume property maker
Jenny Hawkins .... wardrobe assistant
Andrew Hunt .... wardrobe master
Sharon Long .... assistant costume designer
Nicholas Roche-Gordon .... wardrobe assistant (as Nick Roche-Gordon)
Jeremy Turner .... assistant costume designer
Marion Weise .... wardrobe supervisor
Tamsin Wright .... costume department runner
Melanie Carter .... costume maker (uncredited)
Sue Casey .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Lee Clayton .... tailor (uncredited)
Steve Gell .... head textile artist (uncredited)
Thomas Sjolander .... embroidery (uncredited)
Joanna Weaving .... textile artist: costume department (uncredited)
Dominic Young .... costume cutter (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Terra Bliss-Alvarez .... digital intermediate producer: EFilm (as Terra Bliss)
Linda A. Borgeson .... post-production executive (as Linda Borgeson)
Ted Brady .... high definition color grader: Laser Pacific
Robin Gonsalves .... post-production assistant
Meagan James .... first assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Trish Hadley .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Nicholas Sousa .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Clio Gould .... concert master
Krzysztof Herdzin .... orchestrator
Eddie Hession .... musician: accordion
Nick Ingman .... conductor
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek .... music producer
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek .... orchestrator
Helen Keen .... musician: recorder
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
John Lenehan .... musician: celeste (as John Lenehen)
The London Oratory School Schola .... musicians: boys choir
Leszek Mozdzer .... musician: piano solo
Rafal Paczkowski .... score mixer
Rafal Paczkowski .... score recordist
John Parricelli .... musician: acoustic guitar and mandolin (as John Paricelli)
Curt Sobel .... music editor: temp music
Randy Spendlove .... executive in charge of music
Marek Szpakiewicz .... orchestrator
Pamela Thorby .... musician: recorder
Malcolm Fife .... music editor (uncredited)
Barnaby Robson .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gary Birmingham .... transportation coordinator
John Hollywood .... driver
Lee Isgar .... driver: Dustin Hoffman
Steve Mitchard .... driver
John Nichol .... driver
Johnny Ott .... driver
Terry Reece .... driver
Simon Saunders .... driver
Alan Smith .... driver
Rob MacKnight .... driver: unit minibus (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barbara Berkery .... dialect coach: Ms. Mitchell
Mathias Bocquillon .... assistant: Johnny Depp
Finlay Bradbury .... location assistant (as Finlay Pile)
Terry Brown .... vice president of engineering: Laser Pacific
Jonathan Butterell .... choreographer
Francesca Castellano .... production coordinator
Rebecca Chambers .... location assistant
James Chasey .... stand-in
Christi Dembrowski .... assistant: Johnny Depp
Jan Denham .... stand-in
Cathy Doubleday .... script supervisor
Judith Edwards .... unit nurse (as Jude Edwards)
Ben Famiglietti .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein (as Benjamin Famiglietti)
Bill Feightner .... technical director: EFilm
Emily Feingold .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Philip Franks .... director: play sequences
Stephanie Gilliver .... production accountant trainee
Sheryl Goodhead .... account executive: Laser Pacific
David Greenbaum .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein
Chad Gunderson .... high definition service coordinator: Laser Pacific
Jim Hajicosta .... production accountant
Karen Hogarty .... production attorney
Matthew Hogden .... tutor
Bjorn Johnson .... production runner
Claudia Kalindjian .... unit publicist
Jemma Kearney .... assistant: Marc Forster
Rosalind Lawton .... production attorney
Polly Leach .... assistant production coordinator
Emma Leslie .... assistant: Kate Winslet
Adrian Lobb .... stand-in
Andrew Mannion .... floor runner (as Andy Mannion)
Dan Palmer .... assistant production accountant
Emma Pill .... location manager
Jason Potter .... assistant production accountant
David Register .... high definition engineer: Laser Pacific
Eric Ian Robinson .... assistant: Harvey Weinstein (as Eric Robinson)
Jordan Roter .... assistant: Richard Gladstein
Enis Rotthoff .... assistant: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Georgiana Sayer .... stand-in
Sally Jo Sousa .... animal trainer: Birds & Animals (as Sally Sousa)
Sharra Stende .... assistant: Gary Binkow
Julie Tottman .... animal trainer: Birds & Animals
Aiden Treays .... assistant choreographer (as Aidan Treays)
Andre Tréjo .... high definition service coordinator: Laser Pacific
Charlie Waller .... floor runner
Paul 'Welcie' Wellstead .... supervising rigger (as Paul Wellstead)
Emma Williams .... unit nurse
Tonia Wright .... assistant: Richard Gladstein
Tomas Cabral .... production assistant (uncredited)
Darren Helman .... location support (uncredited)
Dan Palmer .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Martyn Richmond .... production runner (uncredited)
Heather Thomas-Hughes .... unit nurse (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Renée Chabria .... very special thanks
Gillian Harwood Chesse .... very special thanks (as Gillian Chessé)
Colette Chessé .... very special thanks
Laura Duguid .... very special thanks
Michael Emyrs .... very special thanks
Jane Evans .... very special thanks
Lauri Gladstein .... very special thanks
Julie Goldstein .... very special thanks
John Hadity .... very special thanks
James V. Hart .... very special thanks
Robert Louis-Dreyfuss .... very special thanks
Kit Palmer .... enormous gratitude
Meryl Poster .... very special thanks
Thad Spencer .... very special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language
Runtime:
106 min | USA:101 min (DVD) (Encore print)
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Trivia:
At the beginning of the movie, when J.M. Barrie is seen pacing the corridor outside the auditorium, the carpet under his feet is worn and thread bare, suggesting that many playwrights had paced there many times. This was inspired by the playwright Neil Simon who makes mention of it in his autobiography, which one of the films writers had read.See more »
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Continuity: When J.M. Barrie is explaining the concept of the play to Frohman, there is a car approaching them from behind as they walk down the street. The position of the car changes dramatically between shots, though the continuity of the conversation is unchanged.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Charles Frohman:Opening night. I love opening night. How are you? Did you see him?
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Soundtrack:
Medieval and Renaissance Fanfare No. 7See more »

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213 out of 282 people found the following review useful.
10 Stars! If you see no other movie this year, see this one!,, 23 November 2004
Author: gradyharp from United States

FINDING NEVERLAND is that rare work of art that transcends the medium of film and becomes a spirit-altering experience. Strong accolades? Gush? Perhaps so, but squeeze time out of the clutter of life and the holidays to see this movie and be transported to a place that nurturingly reassures us that the cycle of life is indeed good. Find Neverland!Marc Forster ('Monster Ball') has created a lovingly tender look at the playwright JM Barrie (Johnny Depp) in 1903 when, down on his luck with theater flops, unfulfilled by a marriage of Victorian standards to a beautiful but aloof and social climbing wife Mary (Radha Mitchell), and with writer's block, he encounters the Llewellyn Davies family - a widow Sylvia (Kate Winslet) and her four boys, George (Nick Roud), Jack (Joe Prospero), Michael (Luke Spill) and Peter (Freddie Highmore) - playing blissfully in Kensington Gardens. Barrie is captivated, draws the boys to him with his patient and infectious enthusiasm for play, and bonds with this family, gaining the obvious seeds for his highest achievement or creation, PETER PAN.How these seeds grow, despite the soft, yet supportive, growling of his producer Charles Frohman (Dustin Hoffman) and the not so soft interference of Sylvia's wealthy haughty mother Madame du Maurier (Julie Christie), form the storyline of this film. The magic comes from the skill of the writers (Alan Knee and David Magee) and director, the cinematographer (never has Victorian London glowed with such elegant gaslight presence), and the musical score by Jan Kaczmarek. Cameo roles are treated with tremendous respect: Eileen Essel as Mrs. Snow, Ian Hart as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Kelly MacDonald as the first Peter Pan, etc all are brief but fully realized and poignant. Given this support it is obvious that the talents of the lead performers will shine, and they glow they do with such understated performances that make the simple story of the sanctity of the inner child so cogent that there is not a dry eye in the house during the thankfully long credits. Johnny Depp continues to prove that he is one of the finest actors on the screen today: his Barrie has a flawless Scottish accent and a manner of movement and facial expressions that make him a gentle hero. Kate Winslet, never more beautiful, likewise embodies Sylvia with exactly the right amount of perk and pathos, and as her mother, Julie Christie is strikingly beautiful and unfailingly solid in a role less than loving. The boys are artfully recreated, never absurdly over the top, always very close to the bridge that crosses the craggy canyon between childhood and adulthood. Growing up has never been better portrayed - by all of the characters!In a time when too often films that address magic and imagination rely on computer effects to create creatures that are comic book absurd, FINDING NEVERLAND relies on simply showing the stage mechanics of the play, suspending wires and all, even in the climax of the story when Barrie brings his successful play to the living room of the ill Sylvia in order to keep his promise to her to take her to Neverland. No gimmicks here, just solid stagecraft very much in keeping with the inherent magic of Barrie's enduring play. This is a brilliant cinematic accomplishment - a feast for the eyes, the ears, the brain, and the soul. Please don't miss it! Grady Harp, November 2004

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