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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The green caped coat Mali Harries (Anne Rood) wears at Six Mile Bottom is the same costume Michelle Duncan (Charlotte Lucas) wears to the wedding 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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12 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A poetic failure, 11 September 2006
Author: benbrae76

I've always been enthusiastic about period dramas, an art form in which the BBC has excelled in the past. This presentation of "Byron" was unbelievable. Unbelievably bad! The script was dreadful, the acting uninspired, and all the characters woefully insipid. Apparently Byron was "mad bad and dangerous to know", and set the ladies hearts all-a-flutter. Not in this production. Here he appeared as a tawdry jumped-up little squirt instead of a passionate hero of womenfolk and the catalyst for the Greek struggle for independence. Being born with a club-foot Byron walked with a limp. This portrayal of the man was just limp all over.

Byron was in reality an arrogant, cruel, egocentric, sexual (actually bisexual) predator, and although handsome and obviously attractive to women, in my opinion a generally loathsome creature who thought nothing of the tears of others he abandoned, both the women who loved him and whom he mostly abused, and his children.

He has been dubbed by some as the ultimate romantic. I find nothing remotely romantic about him. He led a debauched, drunken, chaotic life in the mode of many modern-day pop and film "stars", who have equally misguided beliefs of their own importance, of being do-gooders and/or of being some sort of fighter for the underdog. I haven't much time for those similarly irresponsible idiots either. Byron didn't even see any heroic action in Greece, but died a distinctly nasty unheroic death there, caused mainly by incompetent doctors, and I for one think he deserved it. However somehow he became a catalyst for future action for Greek independence. Lord knows why or how! Thankfully Byron's early death spared us of more of his dreary, hypocritical, and over-revered poetry, and probably saved more women of ignoble treatment at his hands.

I watched the whole two and a half-hours waiting for the production of "Byron" to spark into life. Not a splutter, not even a glimmer. It was utter tedium, if not downright boredom, from start to finish.

In my opinion Byron's works should be flung on the back burner, and this dramatisation of his life should be accorded the same treatment. However I do realise I'll probably be in the minority with my opinions. C'est la vie! I think the BBC lost its nous with this one. Although I detest the man and his works, with a little more effort and research, the production team could have brought him to life, but they didn't even come close to showing the deplorable excuse for a man that was the real Byron.

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