IMDb > De-Lovely (2004)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

De-Lovely (2004) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 93 | slideshow) Videos
De-Lovely -- From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole (Kline) and Linda (Ashley Judd) Porter were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional.


User Rating:
6.6/10   9,570 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 14% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writer (WGA):
Jay Cocks (written by)
View company contact information for De-Lovely on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
6 August 2004 (USA) See more »
A love that would never die and music that would live forever.
Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Worthwhile effort makes this musical sublime See more (224 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Kline ... Cole Porter

Ashley Judd ... Linda Porter

Jonathan Pryce ... Gabe

Kevin McNally ... Gerald Murphy

Sandra Nelson ... Sara Murphy

Allan Corduner ... Monty Woolley

Peter Polycarpou ... L.B. Mayer

Keith Allen ... Irving Berlin

James Wilby ... Edward Thomas

Kevin McKidd ... Bobby Reed

Richard Dillane ... Bill Wrather

Edward Baker-Duly ... Boris Kochno

Angie Hill ... Ellin Berlin
Harry Ditson ... Dr. Moorhead

Tayler Hamilton ... Honoria Murphy
Lexie Peel ... Patrick Murphy
Greg Sheffield ... Boath Murphy
Peter Jessop ... Diaghilev
Jeff Harding ... Cody
Susannah Fellows ... Mrs. L.B. Mayer

Teddy Kempner ... Stage Manager

Cole Porter ... Musical Performer - "You're The Top" (archive sound)

Robbie Williams ... Musical Performer - "It's De-Lovely"
Lemar ... Musical Performer - "What Is This Thing Called Love?"

Elvis Costello ... Musical Performer (song "Let's Misbehave")

Alanis Morissette ... Musical Performer - "Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love"

John Barrowman ... Jack / Musical Performer - "Night and Day"
Caroline O'Connor ... Musical Performer - "Anything Goes"

Sheryl Crow ... Musical Performer - "Begin the Beguine"
Mick Hucknall ... Musical Performer - "I Love You"

Diana Krall ... Musical Performer (song "Just One of Those Things")

Vivian Green ... Musical Performer - "Love For Sale"

Lara Fabian ... Musical Performer - "So In Love"
Mario Frangoulis ... Musical Performer - "So In Love"

Natalie Cole ... Musical Performer - "Ev'ry Time You Say Goodbye"
Julian Cannonier ... Chorus
Elizabeth Cooper Gee ... Chorus
Jacob Chapman ... Chorus

Cavin Cornwall ... Chorus
Matt Dempsey ... Chorus
Heather Douglas ... Chorus

Jonathan D. Ellis ... Chorus (as Jonathan D Ellis)

Jane Fowler ... Chorus
Jason Gardiner ... Chorus
Charlotte Gorton ... Chorus
Nic Greenshields ... Chorus
Akia Henry ... Chorus (as Akiya Henry)

Steve West ... Chorus (as Steve Lawton)
Duncan McVicar ... Chorus (as Duncan MacVicar)
Karen McSween ... Chorus
Michelle McSween ... Chorus

Dale Mercer ... Chorus
Samantha Modeste ... Chorus
Odette Perdrisat ... Chorus
Thern Reynolds ... Chorus
Rachel Stanley ... Chorus
Oliver Thornton ... Chorus
Claire Winsper ... Chorus

Dean Constantin ... Hotel Porter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Blair ... Barnaby (uncredited)
Nicola Dawn ... Party Guest (uncredited)

James Fisher ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Brian Harley ... Sailor (uncredited)
Christine Hewett ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Andrew Langtree ... Chorus (uncredited)
Michael Mansbridge ... Musician (uncredited)
Bernadette Jane Vanderkar ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Directed by
Irwin Winkler 
Writing credits
Jay Cocks (written by)

Produced by
Simon Channing Williams .... executive producer
Rob Cowan .... producer
Gail Egan .... executive producer
Georgina Lowe .... line producer
Charles Winkler .... producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
Cinematography by
Tony Pierce-Roberts (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Julie Monroe 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Production Design by
Eve Stewart 
Art Direction by
John Hill 
Set Decoration by
John Bush 
Costume Design by
Janty Yates 
Makeup Department
Jacqueline Bhavnani .... makeup artist
Felicity Bowring .... makeup artist: Ashley Judd
Beth Miller .... hair stylist: Ashley Judd
Sarah Monzani .... makeup designer
Graham Pownall .... hair stylist
Aaron Sherman .... prosthetic makeup artist
Maralyn Sherman .... prosthetic makeup artist
Simon Thompson .... hair designer
Aurélie Elich .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kerry Hormbrey .... crowd makeup artist (uncredited)
Sara Raeburn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jeanette Redmond .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Joël Seiller .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Danielle Brandon .... unit production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee Grumett .... third assistant director
Dan John .... second assistant director
Josh Robertson .... first assistant director
Joy Scott .... third assistant director
Nick Shuttleworth .... crowd second assistant director
Charles Winkler .... second unit director
Phil Clarke .... crowd assistant director (uncredited)
Nic Jeune .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Eddie Baker .... stand-by props
Alan Briant .... props storeman (as Alan D Briant)
Mark Collisson .... construction manager
Gary Davies .... stand-by stagehand
Gary Fox .... stand-by props
Andrew Grant .... assistant art director
Martin Lane .... stand-by painter
Jo Littlejohn .... construction coordinator
Leon McCarthy .... stand-by carpenter
Richard Mills .... property master
Andy Ormesher .... stand-by rigger
Tom Read .... stand-by art director
Michael Standish .... production buyer
Graham Stickley .... props storeman
Ed Walsh .... draughtsman
Rhona Wilson .... assistant buyer
David Ackrill .... stand-by props: daily (uncredited)
Steve Deane .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Jonathan Downing .... dressing props (uncredited)
Matthew Meadows .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Terry Royce .... props (uncredited)
Don Santos .... prop man (uncredited)
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Carlie Bergman .... adr recordist (as Charlie Bergman)
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Dorian Cheah .... sound effects editor
Zack Davis .... adr editor
Steve Finn .... boom operator
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Tim Fraser .... production sound mixer
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist
John Hagenstede .... sound assistant
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Michael Keller .... re-recording sound mixer
Carey Milbradt .... foley editor
Carey Milbradt .... foley mixer
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer (as Doug Murray)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Andy Potvin .... consultant: Dolby Sound
John Ross .... re-recording sound mixer
John Ross .... supervising sound editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound effects editor (as Geofferey Rubay)
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
William Towers .... boom operator (as Will Towers)
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician
Clara Y. Zhu .... assistant sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Graham Longhurst .... special effects coordinator
Simon Cockren .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Chris Brown .... visual effects supervisor
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Phil Attfield .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital supervisor: Sassoon Film Design (uncredited)
Robin Beard .... lead digital effects artist (uncredited)
Barry Berman .... visual effects (uncredited)
Simon Carr .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Travis Dutch .... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Tom Hocking .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Jason Jue .... digital artist (uncredited)
Victoria Keeling .... visual effects line producer (uncredited)
Isaac Layish .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Dan McRae .... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Tim Mendler .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Jeremy Nicolaides .... digital artist (uncredited)
Paola Varvaro .... digital artist (uncredited)
Alex Cox .... stunt player
Gerard Naprous .... horse stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bailie .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ashley Bond .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Carroll .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Christopher Craig .... board operator (as Chris Craig)
Ennio Di Santolo .... assistant lighting technician
Mick Durlacher .... rigging lighting technician: Luxembourg
Tommy Finch .... chief lighting technician
Alice Hobden .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Stuart Howell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Gary Hymns .... grip: "b" camera
Simon Mein .... still photographer
Nic Milner .... camera operator: "b" camera
Darren Quinn .... key grip
Basil Smith .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Versey .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tracey Wetherill .... video assist (as Tracie Wetherill)
George White .... rigging lighting technician (as George 'Spike' White)
Nick Allsop .... video assistant (uncredited)
Steve Finberg .... electrician (uncredited)
Luan Hall .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Stuart Howell .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Paul Hymns .... grip (uncredited)
Rod Marley .... focus puller: "b" camera (uncredited)
Mark Packman .... electrician (uncredited)
Yair Popritkin .... assistant electrician (uncredited)
James Smith-Pryor .... electrician (uncredited)
Nick Stewart .... video assistant (uncredited)
Garie Wetherill .... assistant video operator (uncredited)
Eric Wobma .... best boy electric: Luxembourg (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rosalie Clayton .... casting assistant
Caitlin McKenna .... adr voice casting
Valérie Schiel .... extras casting: Luxembourg (as Valerie Scheil)
Tamara Gillon .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl Cravedi .... costumer: Ashley Judd
Andrea Cripps .... assistant costume designer
Lee Croucher .... stand-by costumer
Andrew Hunt .... stand-by costumer
Joe Kowalewski .... assistant costume supervisor (as Josef Kowalewski)
Sunita Singh .... stand-by costumer
Clare Spragge .... costume supervisor
Vanessa Woolgar .... crowd dresser
Sally Davis .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Charlie Knight .... costume daily (uncredited)
Kate Newbold .... costume trainee (uncredited)
Katja Wolf .... daily wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Marie Zelenka .... stylist (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jason Barnoski .... post-production assistant
Jennifer Hatton .... first assistant editor
Jack Paulson .... assistant editor
David Rees .... color timer
Elizabeth Barnette-Marconi .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Borne .... colorist (uncredited)
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Sandeep Sheth .... post-production staff assistant (uncredited)
Mark Wright .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
David Arch .... musician: piano
Becky Bentham .... music coordinator: Hot House Music Ltd.
Philip Bodger .... music mixer (as Phil Bodger)
Philip Bodger .... music recordist (as Phil Bodger)
Philip Bodger .... score recording engineer (as Phil Bodger)
Gary Chester .... additional recordist
Anne Collis .... on-set music contractor
Mitchell Dalton .... musician: guitars (as Mitch Dalton)
Alec Dankworth .... musician: double bass
Richard Edwards .... musician: trombone
Stephen Endelman .... music arranger
Stephen Endelman .... music producer
Andrew Findon .... musician: woodwinds (as Andy Findon)
Rebecca Gatrell .... music coordinator: Hot House Music Ltd. (as Becca Gatrell)
Gilbert Goldstein .... arranger: additional arrangements
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Cathy Jayes .... musician: rehearsal pianist
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Sonny Kompanek .... additional music preparation
Sonny Kompanek .... arranger: additional arrangements
Gary Norden .... vocal coach: Kevin Kline
Jenny O'Grady .... chorus mistress
Cole Porter .... lyricist
Cole Porter .... music by
Frank Ricotti .... musician: percussion
Ralph Salmins .... musician: drums
Ray Swinfield .... musician: woodwinds
Jamie Talbot .... musician: woodwinds
Phil Todd .... musician: woodwinds
Derek Watkins .... musician: trumpet
Gavyn Wright .... musician: string leader
Robert Ziegler .... conductor
Becky Bentham .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Simon Changer .... score assistant engineer (uncredited)
Tim Starnes .... music arranger: piano (uncredited)
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
Robert Ziegler .... musical director (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Alexandre Brown .... transportation captain: Luxembourg (as Alex Brown)
Daniel Brown .... transportation captain
Mark Crowley .... driver: Ashley Judd
Mark Williams .... driver: Kevin Kline
Rob Hempenstall .... unit driver (uncredited)
Dave Williams .... additional truck driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Claire Broughton .... assistant: Gail Egan
Peter Brown .... location assistant: Luxembourg
Chorley Bunce .... caterer
Ronni Chasen .... press representative
June Czerwinski .... associate: Winkler Films
Mandy Edwards .... office production assistant
Jo Farrugia .... assistant: Irwin Winkler
Gilbert Goldstein .... piano coach: Kevin Kline
Selina Gomeau .... assistant: Irwin Winkler
David Higgs .... base runner
Francesca Jaynes .... choreographer
Ian Kilsby .... personal security
Neil Lee .... location manager
Andrew MacLean .... assistant accountant
Sarah McBryde .... production coordinator
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Julie Milstead .... associate to producers
Sophie Moss .... assistant production coordinator
Leonora Penglase .... assistant: Simon Channing Williams
Ian Pollington .... on-set location manager
Darren Price .... key set production assistant
Maggie Rawlinson .... assistant choreographer
Joanne Reichling .... production coordinator: Luxembourg
Marco Ruffatti .... production assistant
Will Tyler .... production accountant
Doug Vale .... first aid
Julia Wilson Dickson .... dialect coach: Ashley Judd
Henry Woolley .... assistant location manager
Danielle Craig .... production assistant (uncredited)
Camille Gatin .... stand-in: Ms. Judd (uncredited)
Charles Howes .... tutor (uncredited)
Jeremy Pelzer .... managing director: studio (uncredited)
Jonathan Rutter .... publicist (uncredited)
Matthew Sanders .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Michael Stapleton .... location security (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Peter L. Felcher .... the producers express special thanks to: The Cole Porter Trust
Robert Kimball .... the producers express special thanks to (as Robert E. Kimball)
Robert H. Montgomery Jr. .... the producers express special thanks to: The Cole Porter Trust, 1923-2000
Roberta Staats .... the producers express special thanks to: The Cole Porter Trust
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content
125 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Finland:K-7 | Germany:0 | Iceland:L | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Malaysia:18SX (uncut version) | Netherlands:MG6 | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:12 | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) | Spain:13 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #40304)

Did You Know?

Many scenes in the film are actually one continuous shot. The scene where Cole is visiting the gentleman's club during the song "Love For Sale" is a good example. The scene is supposed to be representing three different times where Cole was in the club. Most of the dancers are costume personnel who would perform costume changes on other actors and themselves and then walk back into the shot. Even the singer changes hair pieces and earrings in this shot.See more »
Continuity: In the finale scene where Cole is hugging the children, the order of the kids changes with the different angles (the girl skips between the right side and the centre).See more »
Cole Porter:Monty! I didn't recognize you under all that hair!
Monty Woolley:We've all changed since school. At Yale the only grooms who interested you were in the stables.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References High Society (1956)See more »
Weren't We FoolsSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
68 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
Worthwhile effort makes this musical sublime, 15 July 2004
Author: Radio_Lady from Portland, Oregon

I am so touched by the beautiful film we have just seen that I'm almost too overwhelmed to talk about it.

The movie is 'De-Lovely' about the life of Cole Porter, his music and, most of all, about an amazing, unlikely and wonderful love. I don't know how much is true and how much is given to poetic license, but I don't care and I don't especially want to know. I just want to hang on to the heartfelt experience.

I was not alone in my reaction to 'De-Lovely.' In addition to the spontaneous applause at the end of the screening, an astonishing number of people in the audience were still in their seats, savoring the impact, when the last of the credits rolled. 'De-Lovely' is such an integrated masterpiece of movie-making that I will only reluctantly move on to crediting the pieces that contribute to the whole.

Kevin Klein delivers a superb performance playing Cole Porter from middle age into his advanced years. Ashley Judd provides an equally compelling performance as Linda Lee, the woman whom Cole meets and marries early in the film. The story starts in 1920's Paris and includes scenes in Venice prior to Cole and Linda moving on to NYC and the "Great White Way," Hollywood, and finally, Massachusetts.

The sets and costumes, together with direction by Irwin Winkler, transport the audience flawlessly to the time and places of Cole and Linda's experiences. (It was interesting to note that this movie was shot in England and Italy; apparently none of it was filmed in the U.S.A. at all!) 'De-Lovely' also achieves its spectacular success by way of the strong script from Jay Cocks. And, of course, there is the wonderful music of Cole Porter, sung by amateurs Kline and Judd, as well as an impressive, multi-talented array of young musical artists.

You could elect to see this film in order to learn more about the life of Cole Porter. You could go in order to enjoy the songs and show presentations of Cole's music. You could also go to experience the time and places in Cole's life. However, the best reason to go is because this is a wonderful if improbable love story. The story of love evolving and maturing as it is nurtured by Linda's full knowledge and acceptance of Cole's homosexual or bisexual proclivities. Yet, Cole says of his many love songs that they have always been for Linda and we never doubt that it is true. In the end, after their relationship and love has been tested by terrible adversity, they are still there for each other with an ever-deepening love and tenderness.

Rated A+, see 'De-Lovely' for the story of Cole Porter, for travel to a different time and to different places, for the music and mostly to experience the love story. In my opinion, the movie is decidedly de-lovely!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (224 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for De-Lovely (2004)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Is Ashley Judd miscast? stevenball2
One of my favorite films! jm31315
Favorite Cole Porter Song marhefka
Miscarriage (Spoiler) Pamactress
outstanding stargazer1701-1
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Ray Isadora Madame Bovary Factory Girl Madame Bovary
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Biography section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.