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Director:
Writers:
Andrew Rai Berzins
Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf")
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Release Date:
9 March 2006 (Thailand) See more »
Tagline:
The Hero. The Monster. The Myth. See more »
Plot:
The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beowulf and Grendel: an Updated Classic See more (157 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hringur Ingvarsson ... Young Grendel

Spencer Wilding ... Grendel's Father

Stellan Skarsgård ... Hrothgar

Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson ... Grendel (as Ingvar E. Sigurdsson)
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ... Aeschere

Gerard Butler ... Beowulf

Philip Whitchurch ... Fisherman

Ronan Vibert ... Thorkel

Rory McCann ... Breca

Tony Curran ... Hondscioh

Martin Delaney ... Thorfinn
Mark Lewis ... King Hygelac
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir ... Sea Hag

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Unferth

Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir ... Wealtheow (as Steinunn Ólína Thorsteinsdóttir)

Sarah Polley ... Selma

Eddie Marsan ... Father Brendan

Gísli Örn Garðarsson ... Erik (as Gísli Örn Gardarsson)
Gunnar Hansson ... Grimur
Benedikt Clausen ... Selma's Child
Steindór Andersen ... Snorri

Matt John Evans ... Geat Warrior
Jon Einarsson Gustafsson ... Geat Warrior (as Jon Gustafsson)
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Guard (as Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson)
Arnór Hákonarson ... Rock Throwing Kid
Þórður Helgi Guðjónsson ... Rock Throwing Kid (as Thórdur Helgi Gudjónsson)
Kristín Hrönn Gunnarsdóttir ... Dead Woman (as Kristín Gunnarsdóttir)
Daði Freyr Guðjónsson ... Woman's Child (as Dadi Freyr Gudjónsson)
Egill Ólafsson ... Necrophile (as Ólafur Egill Ólafsson)
Helgi Björnsson ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Ellione ... Dead Guard (uncredited)
Sigurdur Mar Halldorsson ... Geat Musician (uncredited)
Helgi Marteinn Ingason ... Geat (uncredited)
Tómas Axel Ragnarsson ... Geat (uncredited)

Guðmundur Karl Sigurdórsson ... Dead Guard (uncredited)
Bárður Smárason ... Geat (uncredited)
Bryjar Ágústsson ... Geat (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sturla Gunnarsson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anonymous  epic poem "Beowulf"
Andrew Rai Berzins 

Produced by
Andreas Bajohra .... post producer
Andrew Rai Berzins .... co-producer
Michael Cowan .... producer (as Michael Lionello Cowan)
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson .... executive producer (as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)
Sturla Gunnarsson .... producer
Gary Hamilton .... producer
Douglas Hansen .... associate producer (as Douglar E. Hansen)
Peter James .... executive producer
Eric Jordan .... producer
Anna María Karlsdóttir .... producer
Alex Marshall .... executive producer
Jason Piette .... producer
James Simpson .... executive producer
Paul Stephens .... producer
James D. Stern .... executive producer
Mark Winemaker .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson 
 
Cinematography by
Jan Kiesser 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Warren 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
 
Production Design by
Árni Páll Jóhannsson 
 
Costume Design by
Debra Hanson 
 
Makeup Department
Nick Dudman .... makeup effects designer
Claire Green .... assistant foam runner
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Daniel Parker .... make-up and hair designer
Lesley Smith .... key hair stylist
Lesley Smith .... key makeup artist
Paul Spateri .... sfx make-up supervisor
Jenny Weight .... makeup effects coordinator
 
Production Management
Kate Dain .... unit production manager: UK
John Harcourt .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Macleod .... post-production supervisor
Martin Schlüter .... production manager
Lisa Gilbert Thomas .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jordana Lieberman .... third assistant director
Grant Lucibello .... second assistant director
Wendy Ord .... first assistant director
Kristie Sills .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Thorfinnur Karlsson .... carpenter
Robert J. Lewis .... storyboard artist
Simon Morrissey .... property master
 
Sound Department
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer
Kathy Choi .... assistant sound editor
John Elliot .... foley assistant
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Ása Björg Ingimarsdóttir .... assistant sound
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer
Garrett Kerr .... adr editor
Ingvar Lundberg .... adr recordist
David McCallum .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Simon Okin .... sound
David Rose .... sound editor
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... adr supervisor
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
David Yonson .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Barry Best .... mold maker
Nick Dudman .... creature effects designer
Claire Green .... assistant moldmaker
Mark White .... floor supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor: Switch VFX
Bernadette Couture .... dustbuster
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor
Safiya Ravat .... digital compositor
Chris Wallace .... DI colourist
Aleksandar Yochkolovski .... visual effects supervisor
Motassem Younes .... digital opticals
 
Stunts
Ben Dimmock .... stunts
Rick English .... stunt double: Gerard Butler
Rick English .... stunt performer
Jason Hunjan .... stunt performer
Luke Kearney .... stunt double
Mike Lambert .... stunt performer
Roberto Lopez .... stunt performer
Jamie Millington .... stunts
Ray Nicholas .... assistant stunt coordinator
Peter Pedrero .... stunt coordinator
Curtis Rivers .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacob Barrie .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Coop .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Davies .... generator operator
Simon De Glanville .... camera trainee
Gary Deneault .... gaffer
Christian Drennan .... key grip
Michael Flood .... best boy electric
Michael Flood .... rigging gaffer
Ásgrímur Guðbjartsson .... grip
Goði Már Guðbjörnsson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Livingstone .... best boy grip
Fridrik Orn .... still photographer
Gordon Segrove .... first assistant camera: "b" camera dailies
Ingvar Stefánsson .... electrician
Dean Thompson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nick Wall .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Deirdre Bowen .... casting: Canada
Buffy Hall .... casting: UK
Vicky Wildman .... casting: UK
Sigrún Sól Ólafsdóttir .... casting: Iceland
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brawn Barber .... leather work: The Schmitthenner Armory
Robyn Rosenberg .... costume set supervisor
Michael Shire .... armour costumer: Valentine Armouries
Robert Valentine .... armour costumer: Valentine Armouries
Maria Valles .... key wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Nick Iannelli .... digital intermediate producer
Alexandra Kosevic .... post-production coordinator
Arthur Montreuil .... color timer
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editorial
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Michelle Szemberg .... first assistant editor
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Ivana Jeftic .... music supervisor
James Shearman .... conductor
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor
 
Transportation Department
Hilmar Thor Arnason .... transportation
Erik Hirt .... transportation coordinator: Iceland
 
Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Kim Ballard .... head of production finance
Shirine Best .... development assistant
Mel Churcher .... dialogue coach
Linda Gibson .... script supervisor
Osk Gunnlaugsdottir .... assistant to director
Jon Einarsson Gustafsson .... epk director
Jon Einarsson Gustafsson .... web director
Mel Hider .... assistant: Mr. Cowan and Mr. Piette
Susan R. Jones .... production coordinator
Emily Kyriakides .... assistant to producer: UK
Marcia Leeder .... assistant production coordinator
Elena Miles .... personal assistant to producer: Spice Factory
Lucy Shuttleworth .... development executive
Arnþruður Dögg Sigurðardóttir .... locations department
Sigrún Sól Ólafsdóttir .... cast coordinator
Guðmundur Karl Sigurdórsson .... adr voice (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
Runtime:
Canada:103 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:103 min
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Goofs:
Errors in geography: While the Daneland portrayed in the movie has many mountains, cliffs and rocks, the real Denmark does not. Denmark has no rock formations, and very few steep cliffs.See more »
Quotes:
King Hrothgar:You ever worry about that? Heaven?
Beowulf:I'm thinking I'll likely go where I'm sent.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Wrath of Gods (2006)See more »

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119 out of 151 people found the following review useful.
Beowulf and Grendel: an Updated Classic, 26 September 2005
Author: beylim from New Haven, CT

This is a very updated version of the Anglo-Saxon poem "Beowulf," using contemporary English.This movie still has the mythical, epic qualities of the poem that have inspired readers throughout the ages. In an excellent performance, Gerard Butler effectively captures the conflicted hero Beowulf as he endures the slow erosion of his military code of conduct. Beowulf & Grendel is more than a story of blood and war. Themes of vengeance, loyalty and mercy are powerfully entwined with the beginnings of Christianity in southwest Sweden in 500 AD. Another theme which is explored is human inability to tolerate that which is different. Gerard Butler is extremely effective as Beowulf, but perhaps the best performance in the movie is that delivered by the tempestuous and weirdly beautiful land of Iceland. I think this movie is definitely worth seeing.

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in the original poem, was grendel a troll? bmoviebimbo
There tend to be alot of chicks digging this film.... sletnern
NO Viking Helmets with Horns! Meryllevykryza
This movie is a ripoff IT SHAMES THE NAME OF BEOWULF!!! gt500ro
Did anybody catch the guy in the background? Kat_2043
Why couldn't Grendel cut the rope? bloodcurdler
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