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Release Date:
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)
Sarah Conroy  script consultant
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 .... sound 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
Jody Taylor .... special effects senior technician
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
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
Music Department
Paul E. Francis .... composed by
Transportation Department
Lucy Eldridge .... runner driver
Other crew
Andrew Boswell .... executive: The Mob
Alex Chapman .... post-production accountant
Graham Cox .... key floor runner
Amanda Lean .... script supervisor
Helene Lenszner .... location manager
Amy McCombe .... assistant location manager
Christina O'Shea-Daly .... executive in charge of production - RHI
Phil Parker .... screenplay consultant
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:
1.78 : 1 See more »

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Shown in two 90-minute episodes, both on TV (Sky One) and at the cinema.See more »
Factual errors: Most of the teeth in the Tooth Fairy's castle are molars with intact roots. But most of the teeth children lose are incisors and canines and the few molars they lose don't have roots attached.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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62 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
If only Auntie Beeb could have done it, 17 December 2006
Author: Presleythedog from United Kingdom

As a dedicated follower of the Discworld, I awaited The Hogfather with trepidation. It's not easy pleasing those of us who have already made the movies 100s of time over in our minds (take the hitchhikers Guide for instance, I joined the phenomenon with the TV version, Marvin is clumpy, Peter Jones IS the Guide, Zaphod's second head wobbles and Ford was surely Caucasian... I'm sure the radio initiates would disagree). Hell, let's not nitpick, the casting is marvellous (if only Steptoe had been there for Death's Butler... Mr Jason could have worn a pointy hat).

I wanted to love this though and was not disappointed. My "personal Albert" is thinner and scrawnier (more like a gentle human Greebo) as is my "personal Constable Visit" but I recognised every location. The sets still require some work from the watcher but the detail is fabulous, clearly made to demand a slow-mo second viewing scrutiny, and the props (ok, not the teeth) are exquisite.

I can imagine that prior knowledge is of great benefit as some scenes defy explanation by the uninitiated; Bloody Stupid Johnson's shower is surely included to stop people like me from complaining that it wasn't but Banjo's affiliation to Teatime is vague are the examples that spring to mind. Oh what a gorgeous name Tee-a-tim-ay is when pronounced thus! Why not 10/10? Adverts... the DVD should be marvellous and well worth a Spinal Tap 11 but to be introduced to Death, immediately followed by an underarm commercial rather killed the atmosphere the makers try so hard to create. I can't believe that Sky didn't make more of it, the way I trust the Beeb (bbc) would have... and that includes a semi-nonfunctional website with low definition wallpaper. So far the smell of self-promotion after part one on Sky's behalf almost overwhelmed the scent of the hogs and curry.

But production crew, hats off! Brilliant, you deserved a better platform for your masterpiece (and perhaps a few dollars more).

Fan of Pterry? You'll love it. First time with Mr Pratchett? You'll be hooked! Fan of Harry Potter? Terry came first! Buy the DVD! At last, a good family Christmas production like we remember from years gone by, guaranteeing a very HAPPY HOGSWATCH!

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