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22 October 2005 (USA) See more »
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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Stephen Campbell Moore ... John Cam Hobhouse

Oliver Milburn ... Scrope Davies

Michael Elwyn ... John Murray

Jonny Lee Miller ... Lord Byron

Philip Glenister ... William Fletcher
Samir Hassan ... Loukas

George Georgiou ... Turkish Captain
Irena Micijevic ... Beautiful Turkish Woman (as Irena Micijevic Rodic)

Stanley Townsend ... Turkish Governor
Tracey Murphy ... Bessy

Kate Loustau ... Susan
James Daley ... Page Boy
Crispin Redman ... Dandy in Salon
John Hart Dyke ... Hollands' Butler
Jane How ... Lady Holland
Harriet Harrison ... Woman at Salon

Vanessa Redgrave ... Lady Melbourne

Julie Cox ... Annabella Milbanke
Camilla Power ... Lady Caroline Lamb
Natasha Little ... Augusta Leigh
Julian Firth ... Thomas Moore
Jasper Jacob ... Rogers
Michael Parkhouse ... Auctioneer
Dido Miles ... Six Mile Bottom Cook

David Ryall ... Sir Ralph Milbanke

Penny Downie ... Lady Judith Milbanke
Elodie Kendall ... Mercer Elphinstone

Oliver Dimsdale ... Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mali Harries ... Ann Rood
Nicholas Pritchard ... Colonel Leigh
Miles Richardson ... Reverend Noel
Anthony Dawes ... Halnaby Butler
Philip Anthony ... Piccadilly Butler
Caroline Martin ... Claire Clairmont

Sally Hawkins ... Mary Shelley
Maria Papas ... Margarita Cogni

Jean-François Wolff ... Tita (as Jean-Francois Wolff)
Nancy Hope Hall ... Medora (aged 4)
Diana Hoddinott ... Lady Liddell (as Diana Hoddinot)

Branka Katic ... Teresa Guiccioli

Mark Bazeley ... Trelawney

Tim Potter ... Millingen
Matthew Scurfield ... Bruno
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Hudson ... Servant

Pauline Moran ... Mrs Curtain
Christelle Bulckaen ... Courtisane (uncredited)
Neil Findlater ... Farmhand (uncredited)
Michael Michael ... (uncredited)

Piers Stubbs ... Supporting (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Julian Farino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Dear 

Produced by
Ruth Baumgarten .... producer
Laura Mackie .... executive producer
Andrea Miller .... executive producer
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer
Julia Stannard .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
 
Cinematography by
David Odd (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pia Di Ciaula 
 
Casting by
Kate Rhodes James 
 
Production Design by
John Paul Kelly  (as John-Paul Kelly)
 
Art Direction by
Emma MacDevitt 
 
Set Decoration by
Claire Grainger 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
 
Makeup Department
Kate Benton .... hair stylist
Kate Benton .... makeup artist
Jon Henry Gordon .... hair supervisor (as John-Henry Gordon)
Jon Henry Gordon .... makeup supervisor (as John-Henry Gordon)
Daniel Phillips .... hair designer
Daniel Phillips .... makeup designer
Aurélie Elich .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jackie Grima .... makeup dailies (uncredited)
Joël Seiller .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Rupert Simon .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Rupert Simon .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jimmy de Brabant .... production manager: Luxembourg
Gerry Gore .... unit manager: Malta
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro .... production manager: Malta (as Katrina Samut Tagliaferrr0)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joanna Crow .... second assistant director
Sarah Gilham .... third assistant director
Jack Ravenscroft .... first assistant director
Simon Sansone .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Rob Anderson .... construction manager
Mark Caruana .... construction manager: Malta
Segan Friend .... stand-by props: second unit, Scotland
Katy Harvey .... stand-by art director (as Katy Pain)
David Horrill .... property master (as David 'Springer' Horrill)
Shay Leonard .... stand-by props
Steve Parnell .... dressing props
Sui Rajakaruna .... assistant art director
Carroll Samut-Tagliaferro .... production buyer: Malta (as Carroll Samut Tagliaferro)
Astrid Sieben .... art director: Luxemnourg
Glenn Start .... stand-by painter
Tony Statham .... scenic
Sophie Tyler .... assistant buyer
Chris Watson .... stand-by carpenter
Ray Wilson .... stand-by rigger
Olivier Wojcik .... scenic painter
Peter Wood .... dressing props
Byron Broadbent .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster (uncredited)
Justin Chappell .... carpenter (uncredited)
Rohan Harris .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Edouard Pallardy .... head painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lee Crichlow .... dialogue editor
Paul Cridlin .... sound maintenance engineer
Stephen Griffiths .... dialogue editor (as Steve Griffiths)
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Graham Headicar .... sound effects editor
Stefan Henrix .... sound effects editor
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer
Becki Ponting .... dialogue editor
John Taylor .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor
Roderick Pulis .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Glenn Foster .... stunt performer
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Sean Rogers .... stunt performer
Lyndal Smith .... stunt performer
William Willoughby .... stunt performer (as Will Willoughby)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bell .... focus puller: "b" camera
Andrew Hamilton .... lighting gaffer
Tim Palmer .... additional photographer
Mike Parsons .... electrician
Richard Potter .... best boy
Tony Sankey .... grip
John Saunders .... electrician
Tony Slater Ling .... camera operator
Tony Slater Ling .... clapper loader: additional unit
Max Bestle .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Luan Hall .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Preca Trapani .... underwater camera loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Valerie Schiel .... casting advisor: Luxembourg
Stephen Moore .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sally Crees .... costume assistant
Nicola Foy .... set costumer (as Nicola Gelder)
Anna Kot .... assistant costume designer
Janet Tebrooke .... costume supervisor
Carmen Agius .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Stephen Miles .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Sjolander .... embroidery (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist
Jo Walker .... assistant editor
Michael Williams .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Terry Davies .... musical director
Steve Parr .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Enyo Mortty .... driver: Julian Farino (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jo Beckett .... assistant location manager
Luke Boyle .... assistant production coordinator
Chris Brown .... animal supervisor
William Conacher .... voice and dialect coach
Maxine Davis .... production accountant
Mavis Formosa .... production assistant: Malta (as Mavis Farmosa)
Francesca Jaynes .... choreographer
Howard Kingston .... production executive
Patricia Kretschmer .... production assistant: Luxembourg (as Patricia Kretscmer)
Gerard Naprous .... horsemaster
Simon Nixon .... location assistant
Kay Raven .... animal supplier
Janice Schumm .... script supervisor
Helen Stanley .... production secretary
Amanda Stevens .... location manager
Rebecca Sutton .... production coordinator
Martin Tweddell .... assistant accountant
Colin Azzopardi .... location assistant (uncredited)
Philip Ball .... stand-in (uncredited)
Peter Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pierre Ellul .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Francesca Galea .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Francois Muller .... facilities (uncredited)
Jamie Voss .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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147 min (2 parts)
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Trivia:
The red print gown worn by a guest at a London ball is the same costume worn by Catherine Bigg in The Real Jane Austen (2002) (TV), Susan Fleetwood (Lady Russell) at the party at Camden Place in Persuasion (1995), Sheila Gish (Mrs.Norris) while Fanny reads the newspaper aloud in Mansfield Park (1999), Elizabeth Devonport to dinner in "The Regency House Party" (2004), Hayley Atwell (Mary Crawford) in Mansfield Park (2007) (TV), Daisy Haggard (Anne Steele) to the London ball in "Sense & Sensibility" (2008), and Alex Kingston (Mrs.Bennet) in "Lost in Austen" (2008).See more »
Quotes:
Annabella Milbanke:What did you mean when you said you've done evil?
Lord Byron:Nothing, I was bored.
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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
poet as chameleon, 3 December 2005
Author: Ginger Johnson from United States

Let me start by stating that I've read most of Byron's letters, a number of biographies as well as his poetry. The screenwriter, whose work on adapting Persuasion I liked very much, did well by the conflicted, contradictory character of the "bad, mad and dangerous to know" Byron. The script drew on the title characters own works, letting him speak what he wrote - and he was a marvelous letter writer, much better than he was a poet. This film was much more faithful to the facts than the average biopic - frighteningly so, given what it shows about Byron's scandalous character and life.

Jonny Lee Miller, although obviously older than the character he portrays, gives us the whole chameleon, the demure new star in the writing establishment, the would be politician, the society "bad boy". Witness the poet with his hair up in curlers for a new side to the Byron everyone thinks they know. My ideal actor for the part would have been the young Robert Vaughn, but Miller gives us the genuine pain in the ass quality the part needs.

What particularly interested me in this version was what got left out. Probably the most famous part of the Byron story is the summer he spent with Shelley and his menage, which resulted in the publication of "Frankenstein." It has been amply treated elsewhere, in the excellent "Bride of Frankenstein," Ken Russell's god-awful "Gothic", and the even worse "Haunted Summer". The screenwriters chose to leave it out, concentrating instead on the debacle of Byron's marriage and his final redeeming attempt to assist the cause of Greek liberation from the Turks.

In between these two was the other major part of Byron's life, the many years he spent in Italy. While the scandalous parts were shown, it might have been interesting to show something of his attempts to help liberate Italy from the Austrians, which led him ultimately to his death in Greece.

Overall, though, I found this movie an absorbing account of a life ill-spent, full of fine acting in all the minor parts. I'm not sure, however, exactly how it would work to someone without a basic knowledge of the Byron saga, in all its deplorable, lunatic, and muddled variety. The life of Byron simply doesn't lend itself to smooth storytelling with a lot of sexy bits.

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