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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sean Pertwee ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Aaronovitch ... Himself

Ken Annakin ... Himself

Jean-Jacques Annaud ... Himself

Richard Attenborough ... Himself (as Lord Attenborough)
J.G. Ballard ... Himself
Anthony Beevor ... Himself (as Antony Beevor)
Martin Bell ... Himself
Tony Benn ... Himself
Jo Berry ... Herself

Juliette Binoche ... Herself

John Boorman ... Himself
Joanna Bourke ... Herself (as Prof. Joanna Bourke)
Richard Boyle ... Himself

James Bradley ... Himself
Johnny Briggs ... Himself
James Brown ... Himself
Vic Bulluck ... Himself
Peter Caddick-Adams ... Himself

Robert Carradine ... Himself

George Chakiris ... Himself
Terry Charman ... Himself (as Dr. Terry Charman)
Emma Cochrane ... Herself

Brian Cox ... Himself
Adrian Cronauer ... Himself
Edwina Currie ... Herself
Nick Davis ... Himself
Sophia Ngor Demetri ... Herself
Dominik Diamond ... Himself

Stephen Dillane ... Himself

Dale Dye ... Himself (as Capt. Dale Dye)
Tony Earnshaw ... Himself

Glynn Edwards ... Himself

R. Lee Ermey ... Himself
Angie Errigo ... Herself
Leslie Felperin ... Herself

Ralph Fiennes ... Himself
David Forgacs ... Himself (as Prof. David Forgacs)
Alan Frank ... Himself
Juliet Gardiner ... Herself
Arthur Gardner ... Himself

Lewis Gilbert ... Himself

Elliott Gould ... Himself
Ysenda Maxtone Graham ... Herself
Bonnie Greer ... Herself
Peter Guttmacher ... Himself
Sheldon Hall ... Himself (as Dr. Sheldon Hall)

Mark Hamill ... Himself

Guy Hamilton ... Himself
Briony Hanson ... Herself

Jan Harlan ... Himself
Robert Harris ... Himself

Ian Hart ... Himself

Ronald Harwood ... Himself
Jack Higgins ... Himself

Agnieszka Holland ... Herself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself
Amanda Hussain ... Herself
Brian G. Hutton ... Himself (as Brian G Hutton)

Richard Jobson ... Himself
Nick Freand Jones ... Himself

Janusz Kaminski ... Himself

Sally Kellerman ... Herself

Ben Kingsley ... Himself

Thomas Kretschmann ... Himself

Karen Krizanovich ... Herself

Christiane Kubrick ... Herself
Will Lawrence ... Himself
Eric Lax ... Himself

Angus Lennie ... Himself

Ken Loach ... Himself
Jay Lorenz ... Himself (as Prof. Jay K Lorenz)

Gillies MacKinnon ... Himself
Derek Malcolm ... Himself
Ellen Martin ... Herself (as Lady Baker)

Virginia McKenna ... Herself
Paul McKenzie ... Himself
Edward McPherson ... Himself

Sarah Miles ... Herself

John Mills ... Himself (as Sir John Mills)

Anthony Minghella ... Himself

Matthew Modine ... Himself
Sheridan Morley ... Himself
Patricia Mountbatten ... Herself (as The Countess Mountbatten of Burma)
Ian Nathan ... Himself

Kim Newman ... Himself
John Nichol ... Himself
Michael Nicholson ... Himself
Emma Norman ... Herself
Philip Norman ... Himself
Richard Olivier ... Himself
Solomon Perel ... Himself

Wolfgang Petersen ... Himself
Neville Pierce ... Himself (as Nev Pierce)
Michael Portillo ... Himself
Nick Powell ... Himself (as Nicholas Powell)

Jürgen Prochnow ... Himself
Charles M. Province ... Himself (as Charles M Province)
David Puttnam ... Himself (as Lord Puttnam)

David O. Russell ... Himself (as David O'Russell)

Richard Schickel ... Himself

Thelma Schoonmaker ... Herself

Ridley Scott ... Himself (as Sir Ridley Scott)

Martin Sheen ... Himself
John Simpson ... Himself

Donald Sinden ... Himself (as Sir Donald Sinden)
Adam Smith ... Himself
Dan Snow ... Himself
Jason Solomons ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself
Mark Steel ... Himself

Oliver Stone ... Himself
Hew Strachan ... Himself (as Prof. Hew Strachan)

John Sturges ... Himself (archive footage)
Lawrence H. Suid ... Himself (as Dr. Lawrence H Suid)

Sylvia Syms ... Herself
Andrzej Szpilman ... Himself

Danis Tanovic ... Himself

Richard Todd ... Himself
Tricia Tuttle ... Herself

Joseph Vilsmaier ... Himself

Robert Wagner ... Himself

Christopher Walken ... Himself

Sam Waterston ... Himself
Caroline Westbrook ... Herself

James Wilby ... Himself
Bernard Williams ... Himself (as Bernie Williams)
Linda Ruth Williams ... Herself (as Dr. Linda Ruth Williams)
Richard Woodman ... Himself (as Capt. Richard Woodman)

Edward Woodward ... Himself

Richard D. Zanuck ... Himself (as Richard D Zanuck)

Directed by
Mark Murray 
 
Produced by
Olivia Blythman .... assistant producer
Peter A. Gordon .... executive producer (as Peter A Gordon)
Yvette Lyons .... assistant producer
Mark Murray .... producer
Helen Spencer .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Dave Hindmarsh 
Claire Storey 
 
Art Department
Paul Peppiate .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Glenn Bates .... sound recordist
Mark Burton .... sound
John Cook .... dubbing mixer
Richard Eades .... sound
Bradley Elster .... sound
Jay Radosavljevic .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Bishop .... camera operator
Alan Doyle .... camera operator: rostrum camera
Simon Fanthorpe .... camera operator
Dave Hamilton-Green .... camera operator (as David Hamilton-Green)
Ken Morse .... camera operator: rostrum camera
 
Editorial Department
Craig Dixon .... assistant editor
Mark Duncan .... on-line editor
Adam Giles .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Andy Beckett .... assistant producer archive
Phil Crabb .... production accountant
Sarah Hunt .... director: USA
Alison MacPherson .... researcher
Deirdre McNally .... production coordinator (as Deidre McNally)
Lisa Needham .... archive researcher
Ben Saxton .... researcher
Samantha Stamp .... production executive
 

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385 min (including commercials) (2 parts)
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12 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Zulu is miles ahead as the greatest, 29 December 2006
Author: sales-282 from US

The story of the welsh regiment at rourke's drift is a timeless epic of movie making and story telling

visually stunning great characterisation wonderful true story respectful of both sides

The way it takes the right amount of time to build the tension story and characters, the situation, the drip drip drip effect

I loved the quirkiness of the characters, the drunken Welsh preacher and his daughter, the maverick rogue James booth who rose to the occasion, the homesick welsh farmer feeding the lambs and longing for Bala in wales. the twittish under officer played by Michael Caine who sorts of grows up as it goes along and all held together by the stoic and wonderful Stanley baker.

whilst Caine hams absurdly, bakers performance is fantastic and gets better with every viewing, hes human, hes serious , hes dark and broody. This is a game for the rulers of the British empire who demand this bridge be built. But it sue ain't no game for the Zulu warriors or the welsh regiment most of whom die in the battle

the bets line in movie history as the Zulus finally allow the welsh regiment to survive?

"Its a miracle sergeant."

baker stares into the abyss

"It it is it was loaded with a gun."

People can always find holes in any movie and they will here. Do the fight scenes date? probably a little who cares, being stabbed with a bayonet or shot leads to death and sickness, we get the picture why do we need to spend hours watching the blood drip? would the welsh really sing in battle? ask any soldier whose served with a Welshman or woman you bet they sing all the time. usually an ancient welsh hymn like emen of harlech as in this movie

historically accurate?

yes very accurate. Stanley baker paid to produce this epic tale and nearly went bankrupt as he got no support from the British film industry or the government. as usual? sad

anyone who visits Wales should visit the beautiful brecon. there is the welsh regiment which exists today and trains in the nearby mountains. there is a huge museum there detailing specifically this battle at rourke's drift in s Africa

Pls note also this may have been a welsh regiment but there were also a great number of Scottish and Englishmen in the regiment and this is a British story not just a welsh one.

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