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Zadie Smith (novel)
Simon Burke (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 May 2003 (USA) See more »
In 1970s England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara... See more »
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Better than the book See more (7 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 25 of 28)

Om Puri ... Samad (4 episodes, 2002)

Philip Davis ... Archie (4 episodes, 2002)

Naomie Harris ... Clara (4 episodes, 2002)

Archie Panjabi ... Alsana (4 episodes, 2002)

Deepak Verma ... Shiva (4 episodes, 2002)
Mona Hammond ... Hortense (4 episodes, 2002)

Jeff Mirza ... Mo (4 episodes, 2002)

Geraldine James ... Joyce Malfen (3 episodes, 2002)

Robert Bathurst ... Marcus Malfen (3 episodes, 2002)

Kammy Darweish ... Ardashir (3 episodes, 2002)

Charlie Creed-Miles ... Ryan Topps (3 episodes, 2002)
Nina Wadia ... Neena (3 episodes, 2002)
Rhys Bond ... Reporter (3 episodes, 2002)

Christopher Simpson ... Magid / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
Sarah Ozeke ... Irie (2 episodes, 2002)
Steve Sweeney ... Lager Lad / ... (2 episodes, 2002)

San Shella ... Young Samad (2 episodes, 2002)

Bryan Dick ... Young Archie (2 episodes, 2002)

David Langham ... Young Devil of Dachau (2 episodes, 2002)

James McAvoy ... Josh Malfen (2 episodes, 2002)

Jacob Scipio ... Magid / ... (2 episodes, 2002)

Sophie Winkleman ... Joely (2 episodes, 2002)
Rufus Jones ... Crispin (2 episodes, 2002)

Daniel Tuite ... Paddy (2 episodes, 2002)
Chu Omambala ... Brother Ibrahim (2 episodes, 2002)

Series Directed by
Julian Jarrold (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Simon Burke (unknown episodes)
Zadie Smith (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Nicholas Brown .... producer (4 episodes, 2002)

Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH (unknown episodes)
George Faber .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Suzan Harrison .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Charles Pattinson .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Julia Stannard .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Adrian Johnston (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
David Odd (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Hulme (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Maureen Duff (unknown episodes)
Gail Stevens (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Alice Normington (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Catrin Meredydd (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Herman-Skelding (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Rosie Hackett (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (4 episodes, 2002)

Anita Burger .... makeup supervisor (unknown episodes)
Sharon Martin .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Sarah Walkinshaw .... makeup assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Tracey Gibbons .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee Grumett .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Toni Staples .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Andrew Woodhead .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
James Fennessy .... hod painter (4 episodes, 2002)

Rob Brown .... construction manager (unknown episodes)
Thomas Brown .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Will Cann .... stand-by prop hand (unknown episodes)
Stuart Headley-Read .... dressing props: dailies (unknown episodes)
Campbell Mitchell .... stand-by prop hand (unknown episodes)
Ben Munro .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes)
Gwen Murray .... art department trainee (unknown episodes)
Tom Pleydell-Pearce .... property master (unknown episodes)
Claire Nia Richards .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Shirley Robinson .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Chris White .... stand-by carpenter (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
James Bain .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Gianluca Buttari .... foley editor / foley recordist (unknown episodes)
Paul Davies .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Rory Farnan .... dubbing editor / sound editor (unknown episodes)
Barnaby Smyth .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Luke Pendrell .... main title sequence designer (4 episodes, 2002)
Series Stunts
Dean Forster .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Amanda Foster .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip (4 episodes, 2002)

Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Jason Ellis .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Nicky George .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
Andrew Hamilton .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Mike Parsons .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Richard Potter .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Robert Rabson .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Michael Redmond .... stand-by rigger (unknown episodes)
Tony Slater Ling .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Claire Saunders .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Ferguson .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Margie Fortune .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Leigh Nicol .... costume stand-by (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Steve Parr .... music mixer / music recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Philip Clark .... location scout (4 episodes, 2002)
Jeremy Page .... script editor (4 episodes, 2002)
Luke Pendrell .... main title sequence designer (4 episodes, 2002)

David Blank .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Kevin Early .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Sharon Howat .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach (unknown episodes)
Sharon Moran .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
David Pinnington .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Rachel Plose .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Janice Schumm .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Zadie Smith .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Ronaldo Vasconcellos .... head of production (unknown episodes)
Jack Williams .... script editor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
240 min (including commercials) (4 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In White Teeth, Om Puri and Archie Panjabi play husband and wife. In East is East, they played father and daughter.See more »
Clara:Did the whole of your life flash before your eyes, like dey say, Archie?
Archie:It did, yeah. Thing is, I wasn't really in it.
Clara:You a good man, Archie. Not excitin' - but good. I glad you don kill yourself.
Archie:Thank you.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Better than the book, 10 February 2010
Author: Jumpygrouch from United States

Not a fan of the book, as I had been taken in by the hype only to find it more the result of the publisher's effort to earn back the huge investment they'd made in the property than actual merit. That said, it addresses so many cultures and has so many stories, it's perfect for a TV series. And I have to admit, the series is quite interesting. Not the dialogue mind you, which is painfully plebian, but the visuals and wonderful acting. Now I wish I hadn't read the book, because I'm sure I'd find it much more enthralling, not knowing what is going to happen. Whatever the inaccuracies people are pointing out I also found in the book but that doesn't detract from the very interesting portrayal of these characters by a wonderfully cast ensemble in this very unique characterization of London as compared to most other films made about that period.

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