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Release Date:
17 March 2005 (UK) See more »
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Well-researched and excellently portrayed See more (7 total) »


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Mark Rylance ... Dr. David Kelly

Jonathan Cake ... Alastair Campbell
Emma Fielding ... Susan Watts

Daniel Ryan ... Andrew Gilligan
Geraldine Alexander ... Janice Kelly

Georgina Rylance ... Rachel Kelly

James Larkin ... Tony Blair

Julian Wadham ... Jonathan Powell

Pip Torrens ... John Scarlett
Philip Bowen ... Sir Kevin Tebbit

Barnaby Kay ... Tom Kelly
Tom Beard ... Godric Smith
Darren Morfitt ... Daniel Pruce
Martin Maynard ... Paul Hammill

Geoffrey Freshwater ... Andrew MacKinlay
Shaughan Seymour ... Richard Ottaway
James Aubrey ... David Chidgey
Jasper Jacob ... Greg Pope
Jay Villiers ... Geoff Hoon

Jonathan Aris ... Bryan Wells
Patrick Pearson ... Patrick Lamb
Richard Huw ... Richard Hatfield

Dominic Jephcott ... Martin Howard
Celia Robertson ... Kate Wilson
Peter Forbes ... Wing Commander John Clark

Michael Cochrane ... Sir Richard Dearlove

Richard Hope ... Richard Sambrook

Ben Miles ... Kevin Marsh

Kate Miles ... Miranda Holt

Alex Reid ... Claire

David Prosho ... Steve Haws (as Dave Prosho)
Howard Ward ... Mark Ridsdale
William Armstrong ... Carl Klein
Sasha Behar ... Nan

Kayvan Novak ... Qasim Hamdani
Suzanna Nour ... Dr. Rihab Taha al Azawi
Younes Megri ... General Amin
Basel Al-Jibouri ... Interpreter
Nigel Hastings ... Nick Radford
Bill Stewart ... Barry Trent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joy Brook ... Alison Blackshaw (uncredited)
Antony Byrne ... Mark Damazer (uncredited)

Sam Dale ... John Humphrys (uncredited)
Richard Howard ... Donald Anderson (uncredited)
Stewart Howson ... Fabian Hamilton (uncredited)

Stephanie Langton ... Ellen Kelly (uncredited)

Stuart Nurse ... Jack Straw (uncredited)

Ed Pearce ... Weapons Inspector (uncredited)
John Peters ... Bill Olner (uncredited)
Jeff Peterson ... US Marine Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Kosminsky 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Kosminsky 

Produced by
David Aukin .... executive producer
Simon Chinn .... co-producer
Jonathan Curling .... producer
Julia Stannard .... line producer
Original Music by
Jocelyn Pook 
Cinematography by
David Higgs 
Film Editing by
David Blackmore 
Josh Cunliffe 
Casting by
Marcia Gresham 
Production Design by
Claire Kenny 
Art Direction by
Henry Jaworski 
Niall Moroney 
Costume Design by
Justine Luxton 
Production Management
Majid Aoulad Abdellah .... unit manager
Finlay Bradbury .... unit manager (as Finlay Pile)
Alex Sutherland .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tussy Facchin .... additional third assistant director
Ben Howard .... second assistant director
Nic Jeune .... first assistant director
Tom Rye .... third assistant director
Art Department
Rob Anderson .... construction coordinator
Marshall Aver .... buyer
Caroline Barclay .... stand-by art director
Abdenabi Izlaguen .... property master
Sound Department
Simon Clark .... sound recordist
Jason Devlin .... boom operator
Peter Gates .... sound editor
Graham Headicar .... sound effects editor
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer
Stuart Hilliker .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bell .... electrician
Camilla Drennan .... camera trainee
Dan Fontaine .... gaffer
Gary Parnham .... additional electrician
Mike Parsons .... electrician
Steve Pugh .... grip
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Erin Stevens .... clapper loader
Location Management
James Grant .... location manager
Ali James .... assistant location manager
Nick Oliver .... location scout
Other crew
Rachel Donkor .... production accountant
Zoë Edwards .... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Lindfield .... production runner
Susannah Price .... researcher
Jayne Spooner .... script supervisor (2005)
Katherine Tibbetts .... production coordinator
William Willson .... researcher
Will Yates .... researcher

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Additional Details

UK:125 min (including commercials) | Finland:109 min (excluding commercials)
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Richard Ottaway:[to Dr. Kelly] You did your job too well.See more »


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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Well-researched and excellently portrayed, 17 March 2005
Author: GeoGirl from United Kingdom

I found this an excellent film, with a good cast and a great performance by Mark Rylance as Dr Kelly. It seemed to be of theatrical release quality. I hope a DVD will be available.

The producers have clearly made a great effort to ensure that the events and the roles of the people involved come as close to reality as possible. Unusually for a film that portrays real-life events, I found this totally believable. I think it is a fair representation of events, no character seemed unfairly or improperly portrayed. I was left with a strong impression of how a string of seemingly unimportant events can have tragic consequences. I truly hope that the Kelly family feel this is a fair film. Dr Kelly comes out of it very well - I hope the film will serve as a reminder to the nation of how we lost one of our most valuable public servants, and how our government failed in their duty of care for him.

It was a characteristically bold move by Channel 4, that has been most successful.

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