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Writers:
Vadim Jean (adaptation)
Terry Pratchett (novel)
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Release Date:
25 November 2007 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
As good as it could be.... See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Jason ... Albert

Marc Warren ... Teatime

Michelle Dockery ... Susan / Death of Rats

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
Richard Katz ... Constable Visit

Ed Coleman ... Ponder Stibbons
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Mr. Brown
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
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
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)
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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
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics technician
Robin Pritchard .... special makeup effects artist
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)
 
Stunts
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
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
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
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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Runtime:
185 min (2 parts) (DVD version) | 189 min (2 parts)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Constable Visit's full name is Visit-the-Infidel-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Each time Violet gets a close up, you can see that her ribbon isn't in the same place.See more »
Quotes:
[Lord Downey is reviewing a previous assassination contract that Teatime carried out for him]
Lord Downey:You nailed Sir George's dog to the ceiling.
Teatime:I couldn't have it barking while I was working, sir.
Lord Downey:Some people would have drugged it.
Teatime:[mystified] Oh! But I definitely fulfilled the contract. I checked Sir George's breathing with a mirror, as instructed.
Lord Downey:Apparently his head was several feet from his body at that point.
Teatime:That was all right, wasn't it, sir?
Lord Downey:It lacked... elegance.
Teatime:I thank you, sir. I'm always happy to be corrected. I shall remember that... next time.
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33 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
As good as it could be...., 20 December 2006
Author: SoWhy

Adapting Terry Pratchett's work for TV is a difficult task. Sure, he is a great writer and I had much fun reading all his novels at least 3-5 times but his writing style lacks a certain TV-compatibility. He uses much narrating and footnotes which is very hard (if not impossible) to transform into a movie. Having said this, I must admit, this adaption with real actors is probably as good as it can be. Sure, I missed a few funny character conversations (Like the "Give-the-Dean-a-bag-of-money-gnome" or the Cheerful Fairy), it also lacked certain elements of the book, including the YMPA, Igor's Bar or the Death of Rats (who is much more important in the book) but you cannot include everything from a 300 page novel into a say 100 page movie script. The producers did the best they could and they did a really great job. The characters looked almost as if Paul Kidby drew them into life and the acting was good. The only minor problem with the movie (which couldn't be prevented I guess) is that it's hard to follow for someone not knowing Pratchett's work before. If you never read his novels and watched this movie, I recommend you do so now. Trust me, the movie is great but the books are even better ;-)

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