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18 February 2004 (UK) See more »
A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940. | Add synopsis »
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What a waste See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)

Timothy Dalton ... Narrator (voice)

Simon Russell Beale ... Winston Churchill

Clive Brunt ... Pte Alf Tombs

Phil Cornwell ... Harry Noakes

Benedict Cumberbatch ... Lt Jimmy Langley

Ricci Harnett ... Guardsman Desmond Thorogood

Nicholas Jones ... Maj Angus McCorquodale

Michael Legge ... LCpl Wilf Saunders
James Loye ... Sub Lt David Mellis RN

Kevin McNally ... Maj Gen Harold Alexander (as Kevin R. McNally)

Roland Manookian ... Frankie Osborne
Alex Noodle ... Lukie Osborne

Adrian Rawlins ... Capt Bill Tennant RN

Rick Warden ... Maj Philip Newman RAMC
Ben Abell ... Cpl Gill

Nicholas Asbury ... Capt Michael Denny RN
Richard Attlee ... Clement Attlee MP

Alex Avery ... Capt J Hendry
Mark Bagnall ... Pte Robert Garside
Nick Bagnall ... Leading Seaman Harold Porter

Richard Bremmer ... Vice Adm Sir Bertram Ramsay RN
Osmund Bullock ... Col G H P Whitfield
John Carlisle ... Gen Lord Gort VC
Samantha Cooper ... Lukie's Girlfriend

Richard Durden ... Lord Halifax
Jack Fortune ... Anthony Eden MP
Christopher Good ... Neville Chamberlain MP
Glyn Grimstead ... Donah Osborne

William Hope ... Cdr J Clouston RN
Julian Kerridge ... Cpl Tich Humphreys

Geoffrey Kirkness ... Vice Adm Tom Phillips RN

Joseph Mawle ... Lt Ian Cox RN
Sid Mitchell ... Pete Osborne
Scott Moutter ... Pte G D S Gould (as Scott James Moutter)
Sean Murray ... Capt Tom Halsey RN
Michael O'Connor ... Rev (Maj) Cockie O'Shea CF
André Oumansky ... Adm Jean Abrial

Lee Ross ... Sgt Moore
Richard De Sousa ... Pte J Short

Richard Sutton ... Signalman Clive Tonry

Daniel Weyman ... Capt James Lynn-Allen
Clive Wood ... Lt Gen Henry Pownall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Alex Holmes 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Holmes 
Neil McKay 
Lisa Osborne 

Produced by
Mike Dormer .... executive producer
Peter Lovering .... executive producer
Laura Mackie .... executive producer
Miara Martell .... line producer
Robert Warr .... producer (as Rob Warr)
Original Music by
Samuel Sim 
Cinematography by
Graham Smith 
Film Editing by
Oliver Huddleston  (as Ollie Huddleston)
Julian Rodd 
Casting by
Jennifer Duffy 
Production Design by
Maurice Cain 
Art Direction by
Michael Fleischer (supervising art director)
Karl Probert (co-art director)
Set Decoration by
Stefaan Lejon 
Costume Design by
Jo Rainforth 
Makeup Department
Nicola Mansell .... hair stylist
Nicola Mansell .... makeup artist
Anne Oldham .... hair designer
Anne Oldham .... makeup designer
Alex Volpe .... hair stylist
Alex Volpe .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Cherrill .... unit production manager: Belgium
Victoria Gregory .... unit production manager: UK
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lucy Amor .... second assistant director
Stuart Edwards .... first assistant director
Ben Harrison .... third assistant director
Andreas Petrides .... action unit director
Art Department
Oliver Carroll .... assistant art director
Terry Jones .... production buyer
Shay Leonard .... props
Graham Ward .... props: UK
Kurt Rigolle .... art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
Philip Barnes .... dialogue editor
Stuart Bruce .... sound recordist
Richard Finney .... boom operator
Bob Jackson .... sound re-recording mixer
Johan Maertens .... boom operator
Tom O'Pray .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Casper Lailey .... special effects technician
Ken Lailey .... special effects supervisor
Alastair Vardy .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Loraine Cooper .... digital compositor
Oliver Money .... visual effects producer
Glen Swetez .... visual effects supervisor: MPC
Kim Taylor .... digital artist
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects coordinator
Andy Bennett .... stunt performer
Andreas Petrides .... stunt action director
Camera and Electrical Department
Sue Cane .... second camera operator
Geoff Holloway .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Steve O'Sullivan .... wardrobe master
Philip Rainforth .... assistant costume designer
Music Department
Samuel Sim .... conductor
Transportation Department
Martin Alderdice .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Fiona Clarke .... production executive
Paul de Ruijter .... location manager
Bart Eycken .... location manager
Katleen Goossens .... production accountant
Wim Goossens .... assistant production accountant
Tess Malone .... script supervisor
Kieron O'Keefe .... consultant
Ian Pollington .... location manager
Davina Van Belle .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

180 min (3 parts)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Clement Attlee is played by his real life grandson, Richard Attlee.See more »
Factual errors: Although a major-general at the time, Alexander wears full general's rank insignia.See more »


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5 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
What a waste, 12 July 2005
Author: bridget-13 from United States

The show is a docudrama using original film footage from the 1940's, the true stories of soldiers from the British Army, and adding written drama to tell the story of Dunkirk. Actors took the part of the ordinary soldiers, army officers and government officials, including Winston Churchill, and the whole had intense and dramatic narration by Timothy Dalton. I thought the idea of taking real stories and making a show with the old film and narration was a good one. I have no objection to black and white footage, indeed I found it added to the interest and drama. However, I found the show unwatchable owing to the director's idea of adding immediacy by fancy camera angles and jiggling the camera about. Good dialog and direction added to the superb acting here make this unnecessary. It was ghastly to watch and made me seasick even before the boats arrived. What a waste of good ideas and a great story.

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