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25 November 2007 (USA) See more »
It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Jason ... Albert

Marc Warren ... Teatime

Michelle Dockery ... Susan / Death of Rats (also as Dorckey Hellmice) (as Michelle Dockery)

David Warner ... Lord Downey

Tony Robinson ... Vernon Crumley

Nigel Planer ... Mr. Sideney

Peter Guinness ... Medium Dave

Stephen Marcus ... Banjo

Craig Conway ... Chickenwire
Rhodri Meilir ... Bilious

Sinead Matthews ... Violet

Ian Richardson ... Death / Narrator (voice)

Neil Pearson ... Quoth the Raven (voice)
Nicholas Tennant ... Corporal Nobbs (as Nicolas Tennant)

Richard Katz ... Constable Visit

Ed Coleman ... Ponder Stibbons
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Mr. Brown (as Geoffrey Hutchins)
John Franklyn-Robbins ... The Dean
Roger Frost ... The Bursar

Timothy Bateson ... Lecturer in Recent Runes
John Boswall ... Chair of Indefinite Studies

Marnix Van Den Broeke ... Death
Arthur White ... Ernie the Cart Driver

Robert Portal ... Mr. Gaiter
Deborah Winckles ... Mrs. Gaiter
Madeleine Rakic-Platt ... Twyla (as Madeleine Rakic Platt)
Hugo Altman ... Gawain
Bridget Turner ... Tooth Fairy / Bogey Man
Gregor Henderson-Begg ... Pixie Helper
Trevor Jones ... Modo
James Mellor ... Student Wizard
Martha Katz ... Bobble Hat Child
Rachel Edward ... Bobble Hat Child's Mother (as Rachel Edwards)

Dominic Borrelli ... Grotto Hogfather (as Dominic Borelli)
Jon Ridgeon ... Guest 1

Shend ... Hogfather
Fox Jackson-Keen ... Young Albert
Don Wetherhead ... Slimazel the Bogeyman
John Cartier ... Carter

John Warman ... Toothguard 1

Tim Plester ... Toothguard 7

Peter Holdway ... Auditor 1
Andre LaMotte ... Auditor 2
Adam Marvel ... Auditor 3
Andrew Swain ... Auditor 4
Andy Robb ... Additional Voices (voice)
Danny Da Costa ... Verruca Gnome / Hair Loss Fairy
Maggie McCarthy ... Ma Lillywhite
Aaron Barker ... Small Boy
Lydia Altman ... Small Boy's Sister

Terry Pratchett ... The Toymaker

Joss Ackland ... Mustrum Ridcully
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Leach ... Washer Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Vadim Jean 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vadim Jean  adaptation
Terry Pratchett  novel

Produced by
Rod Brown .... producer
Sean Glynn .... line producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Shaun Nickless .... post-production producer
Elaine Pyke .... executive producer
Ian Sharples .... producer
Original Music by
David A. Hughes 
Cinematography by
Gavin Finney 
Film Editing by
Joe McNally 
Casting by
Emma Style 
Production Design by
Ricky Eyres 
Art Direction by
Michael Kelm 
Set Decoration by
Lee Gordon 
Costume Design by
Jane Spicer 
Makeup Department
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics technician
Robin Pritchard .... special makeup effects artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens coordinator
Simon Webber .... prosthetic makeup artist
Production Management
Sophie Inman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Coop .... assistant director: second unit (as Adam Coop)
Peter Freeman .... assistant director
Alex Kaye-Besley .... additional third assistant director
Paul Morris .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sav Akyüz .... storyboard artist
David Allcock .... storyboard artist
John Allen .... carpenter
Stephen Conway .... stand-by props
Darren Fitzsimons .... sculptor
Warren Flanagan .... illustrator
Simon Gosling .... prop modeller
Claire Grainger .... prop buyer
Chris Hawkins .... standby rigger
Stuart Headley-Read .... stand-by props (as Stuart Read)
Ray McNeill .... property master
Brian Neighbour .... construction manager
Robert Park .... carpenter
Mark Reynolds .... chargehand dressing prop
Jo Sansom .... art department
Adrian Start .... hod painter
Keith Stevenson .... props
Joe Vettese .... props
Milena Zdravkovic .... illustrator
Sound Department
Tilo Alpermann .... sound re-recordist
Chris MacLean .... re-recording mixer
Nigel Manington .... foley artist
Richard Miller .... boom operator
Henry Milliner .... sound recordist
Chris Southwell .... sound editor
Tom Turner .... sound trainee
Special Effects by
Alistair Anderson .... special effects technician
Alexander Gunn .... special effects floor supervisor
Oliver Guy-Watkins .... snow effects technician
David Johns .... snow effects technician
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses
Tim Lewis .... special effects technician
Paul McGuinness .... special effects makeup
Martin 'Marty' McLaughlin .... snow effects floor supervisor
David Payne .... special effects supervisor
James Payton .... snow technician
Stephen Shelley .... snow effects technician
Jody Taylor .... special effects senior technician
Stephanie Bell .... puppet painter (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kamilla Bak .... digital compositor
Reuben Barkataki .... digital compositor
David Basalla .... texture artist: MPC
Anthony Bloor .... digital artist
Joel Bodin .... digital artist
Steve James Brown .... animator
Loraine Cooper .... senior digital compositor
Paula Da Costa .... visual effects assistant producer
Christophe Damiano .... lighting supervisor
Luan Davis .... roto/prep artist: MPC
Amit Desai .... render wrangler
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Jonathan East .... render wrangler: MPC
Max Horton .... visual effects colourist
Viv Jim .... digital compositor: MPC
Stephen Jolley .... senior animation supervisor
Owen Jones .... matchmove artist
Peng Ke .... visual effects
Angela Magrath .... character technical director
Greg Massie .... simulation technical director
Alan McCabe .... render wrangler: MPC
Marlin McGlone .... data operative
Joseph McLamb .... matte painter
Paul McWilliams .... digital artist
Oliver Money .... visual effects producer
Jamie O'Hara .... visual effects artist
Rob Pizzey .... digital colourist
Becky Porter .... digital compositor
Sagar Rathod .... character technical director: MPC
Becky Roberts .... matchmove coordinator
Becky Roberts .... roto/prep
James Russell .... digital compositor: MPC
Laurel A. Smith .... character technical director: MPC
Kim Stevenson .... digital compositing supervisor
Giuseppe Tagliavini .... digital compositor: MPC
Kim Taylor .... lead texture artist
Kim Taylor .... matte painter
Simon Thomas .... visual effects supervisor
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects coordinator
Chris Wilson .... render wrangler: MPC
Oliver Winwood .... assistant digital resource manager: MPC
Anna Yamazoe .... matchmove Artist: MPC
Martyn Drake .... systems: MPC (uncredited)
Stuart Messinger .... asset department manager: MPC (uncredited)
Dan Warder .... data operator (uncredited)
Andy Butcher .... stunts
Abbi Collins .... stunt coordinator
Nicholas Daines .... stunt performer
Paul Kennington .... stunt performer
Alex Campbell .... stunt coordinator assistant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Barrs .... focus puller: "b" camera
Emmet Cahill .... trainee grip
Wailoon Chung .... electrician
Pat Garrett .... key grip
Brian Greenway .... camera trainee
Alice Hobden .... assistant camera
Bill Kaye .... still photographer
Vince McGahon .... camera operator
Mark Nutkins .... second camera assistant: "b" camera, second unit
Terry Robb .... best boy floor
Sean Savage .... camera operator: "a" camera
Iain Struthers .... focus puller: "a" camera and Steadicam
Thomas Thomas .... electrician
David Toft .... video assist operator
Jaimz Williams .... camera trainee: "b" camera
Peter Hodgson .... video assist: dailies (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Verity Cleary .... costume maker
Verity Cleary .... stand-by: daily
Samantha Cousins .... daily costume assistant
Marco de Magalhães .... costume assistant
Yvonne Duckett .... costume assistant
Louise Egan .... costume supervisor
John Jones .... costume fabricator
Amanda Keable .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Matt Adams .... digital intermediate director of production
Rob Gordon .... senior digital film editor
Paul Jones .... digital intermediate manager
Doug Newman .... assistant editor
Location Management
Helene Lenszner .... location manager
Amy McCombe .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Paul E. Francis .... composed by: Composer
Transportation Department
Lucy Eldridge .... runner driver
Mark Russell .... driver: construction run around
Other crew
Andrew Boswell .... executive: The Mob
Alex Chapman .... post-production accountant
Sarah Conroy .... script consultant
Graham Cox .... key floor runner
Amanda Lean .... script supervisor
Christina O'Shea-Daly .... executive in charge of production - RHI
Phil Parker .... screenplay consultant
Malcolm Pearce .... health & safety adviser
Jessica Read .... production secretary
Rachel Quigley Smith .... production accountant
Andy Stephens .... aerial operations manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nightmare of Christmas" - Japan (English title)
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185 min (2 parts) (DVD version) | 189 min (2 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

After filming, Hogfather author Terry Pratchett was stopped by customs at an airport in Australia. He had a large box of plastic teeth from the set, which distressed the officials. He explained the situation, and pointed out that they should probably be more concerned with the large box marked 'DEATH.' (Told to con-goers at MidSouthCon 2007 in Memphis, TN)See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Death and Albert are walking through the streets only one of Death's eyes has its blue glow.See more »
[first lines]
Narrator:Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. There is the constant desire to find out where - where is the point where it all began. But much, much later than that, the Discworld was formed. Drifting onwards through space, atop four elephants on the shell of a giant turtle...
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Movie Connections:
References "House of Cards" (1990)See more »
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29 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Good Christmas fun, 19 December 2006
Author: maxdest from US

Good fun The story of the Hogfather revolves around a fictional world named 'Discworld' and a group of beings trying to stop Hogswatch (the Discworld equivalent of Christmas). Opposing them are a bumbling group of wizards, a babysitter who is more than she appears, and the personification of death itself.

The story leads itself in a fantastical ride with something for both adults and children (although there is some violence in parts, so maybe not suitable for the very young or fragile).

Don't be fooled into thinking this is another Harry Potter clone though. This film (and the book) is far deeper. At its core, it raises questions about the nature of belief and the human condition itself (All in a fun way though).

As a fan of Pratchett's books, when I noticed the UK subscriber channel 'Sky One' had commissioned this live action mini-drama, I was both hopeful and fearful. Hopeful that Pratchett's unique meld of fantasy and parody would come across well, but fearful that the medium change or the 'suits' would rob all of it's worth.

Thankfully, the end result came a lot closer to my hopes than my fears.

One of my major fears was that the whole humor would be changed from the subtleness within the books to a crude slapstick. I am pleased to announce that although some slapstick has been added (on the part of the wizards) the subtle jokes and references are still there. As for the story; I felt it came across well, although there were a few moments where people who have not read the book may be left struggling.

The sets, effects and costumes are all of a decent quality considering it was 'made for TV'. The notable exception is the costume of Death and the other non-humans. Unfortunately, these were obviously not budgeted enough and appeared inanimate and 'plasticy'.

The cast did a decent job, as you would expect from this group of veteran TV actors. Above the rest, a special mention should be given to Marc Warren for his truly creepy representation of Teatime.

Overall, there is something here for everyone here. Whether Child or Adult, Fan or Neophyte there is fun to be had.

Lets hope they make some more.

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