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Release Date:
18 December 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The heartbreaking story of the prince that history forgot
Plot:
The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Touching movie that plays like a post-card version of your high school history classes See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Daniel Williams ... Prince John (younger)

Matthew James Thomas ... Prince John (older) (as Matthew Thomas)
Brock Everitt-Elwick ... Prince George (younger)

Rollo Weeks ... Prince George (older)

Gina McKee ... Lalla

Tom Hollander ... George V

Miranda Richardson ... Queen Mary

Bill Nighy ... Stamfordham

Bibi Andersson ... Queen Alexandra

Ron Cook ... Lloyd George

Frank Finlay ... Asquith

David Westhead ... Fred

John Sessions ... Mr. Hansell

Michael Gambon ... Edward VII
David Barrass ... Kaiser Wilhelm
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanessa Ackerman ... Olga
Holly Boyd ... Tatiana
Paul Brennen ... Orderly
Suzanne Burden ... Lady Warrender
Dominic Colenso ... David

James Cook ... Henry
Jonathan Coy ... Dr. Hetherington

Graham Crowden ... Callender

Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Tsarina Alexandra
Amy Darcy ... Maid
Hugh Dickson ... Priest
Bibs Ekkel ... Musician
Mike Firth ... General
Fritha Goodey ... Fine-looking woman
Andrew Hilton ... Admiral

Sophie Linfield

Algina Lipskis ... Anastasia (as Algina Lipskyte)
Seb Maley ... Officer
Kate Manning ... May

Ivan Marevich ... Tsar Nicholas
Maggie McCourt ... Lady in Waiting

Roz McCutcheon ... Fat Mary

George A. Murphy ... Footman (as George Murphy)

Mary Nighy ... Young Mary
Sam Page ... Young Alexei
Nicholas Palliser ... Knutsford
Nastya Razduhova ... Maria
John Rowe ... Dr. Longhurst
Richard Searle ... Frantic Official
Kostya Severov ... Alexei
Craig Shenton ... Bertie
Serge Soric ... Head Guard
Joe Sowerbutts ... Russell
Neil Stacy ... General
Robert Swann ... Doctor
Ian Taylor ... Footman with butter
Michael Thomas ... Johnnie
Henrietta Voigts ... Suffragette
Martin Wimbush ... Violinist

Hawk Younkins ... Kevin

Ed Pearce ... Irish Politician (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephen Poliakoff 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Poliakoff 

Produced by
Joanna Beresford .... executive producer
John Chapman .... producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
Peter Fincham .... executive producer
Mark Hubbard .... line producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer: BBC
 
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd 
 
Film Editing by
Clare Douglas 
 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
 
Production Design by
John Paul Kelly  (as John-Paul Kelly)
 
Art Direction by
Emma MacDevitt 
 
Set Decoration by
Sara Wan 
 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
 
Makeup Department
Julie Dartnell .... hair stylist
Julie Dartnell .... makeup artist
Christine Greenwood .... hair stylist
Christine Greenwood .... makeup artist
Dubi Preger .... makeup artist
Liz Tagg .... hair designer
Liz Tagg .... makeup designer
Barbara Taylor .... crowd hair
Suzanne Jansen .... make-up/hair artist (uncredited)
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou .... hair and make up artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tessa Beazley .... post-production manager
Richard Hill .... unit manager
Trevor Ingman .... production manager
Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Brett .... first assistant director
Jessica Hurles-Laws .... third assistant director (as Jessica Hurles)
Martin Krauka .... second assistant director
Andrew McEwan .... co-second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rob Anderson .... construction manager
Justin Chappell .... carpenter
Gavin Fitch .... assistant art director
Clare Holland .... scenic painter
Frank Howe .... drapes master
Dougie Lankston .... property storeman
Madelaine Leech .... art director: on-camera
Mitch Niclas .... stand-by propman
Allen J. Polley .... property master (as Allen Polley)
Sui Rajakaruna .... assistant art director
Tony Statham .... painter
Sophie Tyler .... prop buyer
 
Sound Department
Ben Baird .... sound supervisor
Matthew Desorgher .... boom operator
Adrian Rhodes .... dubbing mixer
Nick Roberts .... adr supervisor
Nick Roberts .... dialogue editor
John Rodda .... sound recordist
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jeremy Lovett .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cas Casey .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Jason White .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Baker .... Steadicam operator
Johann Cruickshank .... electrician
Tania Freimuth .... clapper loader
Carl Hudson .... focus puller
Allan Hughes .... key grip
Matthew Moffat .... gaffer
Mark Nutkins .... camera trainee
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Jonathan Sykes .... camera operator
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Kirsty Robertson .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sally Crees .... costume assistant
Philip Goldsworthy .... wardrobe assistant
Kay Manasseh .... assistant costume designer
Colin May .... wardrobe supervisor
Philip Rainforth .... military costumes supervisor
Lucilla Simbari .... costume assistant
Gerald Moulin .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor
Tom Kinnersly .... assembly editor
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist
 
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Peter Fuchs .... music recording engineer
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Darren Helman .... driver
Bill Walker .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Tessa Beazley .... production coordinator
Jo Beckett .... assistant location manager
Clair Chrysler .... stand-in: Gina McKee and Miranda Richardson
Valentina Coccia .... assistant production coordinator
Cathie Davey .... publicist
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Sarah Lucraft .... production accountant
Hilary Norrish .... script editor
Nick Oliver .... location scout
Donald Rice .... assistant to director
Bill Ridealgh .... unit medic
Jackie Snow .... movement coach
Amanda Stevens .... location manager
Susan Weeks .... tutor chaperone
 

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Runtime:
180 min (2 parts)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Singapore:PG | UK:PG (part 1) | UK:12 (part 2)

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Goofs:
Factual errors: At the funeral of Johnny, on screen it's clearly summer (rhododendrons in bloom), but in reality he died in January.See more »
Quotes:
Prince John:[about the Tsar who is swimming in the sea] He looks like an emperor fish!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Symphony No. 7, AllegrettoSee more »

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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Touching movie that plays like a post-card version of your high school history classes, 15 October 2003
Author: Eric-1226 from Seattle, Washington

(Aired over two nights this week on the Canadian station, CBUT, which we get here in Seattle...)

Superbly photographed and exquisitely acted, this movie primarily focuses on England's Prince John, youngest son of George V and Queen Mary who, in his tragically short life, suffered not only from periodic epileptic seizures but was also handicapped by what appeared to be some form of retarded mental development.

The creators of this film were kindly and charitable in not showing the boy's ailments in too negative a light. Enough was shown though to give the viewer to understand that the poor lad had problems - so much so that his immediate family and caretakers felt that he clearly wasn't cut out for royal service. As a result he was whisked away to a sort of royal "nether-world" out in the English countryside, away from public view, where hopefully he would not become an object of curiosity, scorn, ridicule, etc.

Sad though the plight of the boy was, you couldn't help but feel that he and his dysfunctional condition was a metaphor for the plight of the entire royal or aristocratic system which held sway over most all of Europe at the time. The boy's ailments and weaknesses eventually lead to his downfall, and all of this plays out simultaneously with the royal families of Europe (most of whom are shown being connected through marriage or bloodline) attempting to cope – quite ineffectually – with the onslaught of the tragedy of World War One.

The film includes several scenes of interaction between the British royal family and the Russian royal family (the Czar and Czarina and their wonderful kids). They are closely related, which makes their death (or shall we say murder, at the hands of the Bolsheviks, which is graphically depicted) all the more chilling, tragic and thought provoking.

There is so much to contemplate in this movie that I'd rather not sit here and prattle on about it, but instead would rather simply recommend that people go rent a copy and just watch it. It may not be for everyone, as it is a bit long and covers many facets of early 20th century history that will glide right over your head if you weren't paying attention in history class. But even if you ignore entirely the historical aspects of the movie, it is nonetheless a very touching picture: sad, compelling, and ultimately life-affirming, with wonderful performances and beautifully photographed images that will stick in your mind for a long time to come.

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