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Bruce Dickinson (writer)
Julian Doyle (writer)
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Release Date:
30 May 2008 (UK) See more »
Plot:
A shy, stuttering professor brings Aleister Crowley back to life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Amusing, but confusing See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Simon Callow ... Professor Haddo / Aleister Crowley
Kal Weber ... Joshua Mathers

Lucy Cudden ... Lia Robinson
Jud Charlton ... Victor Nuberg
Paul McDowell ... Symonds

John Shrapnel ... Crowley

Terence Bayler ... Professor Brent
Richard Franklin ... Dean
Mike Shannon ... Alex

Helen Millar ... Rose
Geoff Breton ... Young Symonds

Sean Rea ... Young Alex

Thomas Nelstrop ... Jones
Robert Ashby ... Chaplain Marshall

Esmé Bianco ... Mavis
Gemma Hiles ... Ruby

Annie Walker ... Rene
Lizzie Millne ... Secretary

Christina Chong ... Mei-Ling
Lily Dumont ... Joyce

Andrea Sadler ... Stella
Mark Wainwright ... Inspector
Brandon Kirk ... Ceremonial Guard
Nicola Rockhill ... Kate the Violin Girl
Jean Leppard ... Doctor
Kare Silversten ... Drunk

Bruce Dickinson ... Landlord / Blind Man
Mat Fraser ... Anton Le Fay
Ollie Marsden ... Postboy (as Ollie Smith)
Antonia Beamish ... Glastonbury Woman
Alex Leppard ... Official
Bill Jones ... Toilet Queen / Man with Bag on Head
Jared Ashe ... Ashby
Rhik Samadder ... Student Rick

Danny Szam ... Student Ben
Carly Davis ... Student Brenda
Robin Goodchild ... Student Phil
Joni Levinson ... Hotbuns Berkhoff (as Joni Levison)

Dean Butler ... Ceremony Man
Peter White ... Station Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Ashby-Rock ... Lecture Student
Austin Dickinson ... Lecture Student
Perrine Moran ... Lecturer
Leigh Stevenson ... Mason
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Directed by
Julian Doyle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruce Dickinson  writer
Julian Doyle  writer

Produced by
Paul Astrom Andrews .... executive producer
Raimund Berens .... co-producer
Peter Bevan .... executive producer
Andrew Chapman .... line producer
Peter Dale .... executive producer
Bill Jones .... co-producer
Malcolm Kohll .... producer
Justin Peyton .... producer
David Pupkewitz .... executive producer
Karl Richards .... executive producer
Rod Smallwood .... executive producer
Ben Timlett .... producer
Patrick Vien .... executive producer
Caroline Whittle .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
André Jacquemin 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Herlihy 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Jones 
 
Casting by
Georgia Parris 
 
Production Design by
Mark Tanner 
 
Art Direction by
Lucienne Suren 
 
Costume Design by
Tabitha Doyle 
 
Makeup Department
Sophie Liddiard .... prosthetics makeup assistant
Brendan Lonergan .... prosthetic effects
Vienna McMahon .... assistant makeup artist
Felicity Wright .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Tina Pawlik .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Margarita Doyle .... first assistant director: second unit
Andy Gradwell .... first assistant director: second unit
Andy Gradwell .... third assistant director
Suzy Mottram .... second assistant director
Craig Topham .... additional third assistant director
Neil Tuohy .... first assistant director
Neil Tuohy .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Nick Ainsworth .... stand-by art director
Joe Borowski .... stand-by props
Andrew David Clark .... art department
Peter Davis .... senior supervising painter
Toby Marrow .... props master
Katie Ralph .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Jean-Raphaël Dedieu .... sound designer
Bob Doyle .... sound recordist
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
André Jacquemin .... sound designer
Jerry Richards .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Bentley .... film recorder operator
Jonathan Cheetham .... visual effects
Clare Heneghan .... visual effects
Enrico Perei .... senior digital compositing artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Dando .... digital lab supervisor
Ben Fordesman .... electrician
Mark French .... gaffer
Chris Georgas .... best boy
Steve Kendrick .... camera operator
Steve Kendrick .... director of photography: second unit
Eloise Parfitt .... focus puller
Nick Rutter .... still photographer
Paul Starkey .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katarina Borosova .... costume supervisor
Catherine Pearson .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ross Fall .... digital film technician
Kieran Nicholas .... conforming editor
Vanessa Taylor .... colorist: digital intermediate
 
Music Department
Bruce Dickinson .... music producer
 
Other crew
Margarita Doyle .... assistant to director
Margarita Doyle .... location manager
Barney Goodland .... production assistant
James Greenslade .... production legal
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Jonathan S. Kemp .... production office assistant
Brian Lockyer .... production runner
Angelica Pressello .... script supervisor
Sarah Teboul .... production accountant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crowley" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
106 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Haddo/Crowley holds Victor's photo of the woman to the flame to create the burn mark, the burn mark appears twice.See more »
Quotes:
Haddo:Why do you not take my laws seriously?
Victor Nuberg:YOUR laws?
Haddo:"Do what thou wilt. Love is the law, love under will."
Victor Nuberg:Who is it you think you are?
Haddo:Victor, who is it you think I am?
Victor Nuberg:You are Oliver Haddo. H-A-D-D-O, Haddo.
Haddo:Oh, Victor, would you deny me thrice before the cock grows?
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Soundtrack:
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Amusing, but confusing, 31 May 2013
Author: Walter from Russian Federation

The movie reminded me of Succubus XXX, except that it has slightly less boning and a more confusing plot. The story is that Aleister Crowley is reincarnated in the year 2000 and gets up to stuff, which involves urinating on students, crucifying cats and stealing other people's clothes. All of this is quite funny, if you know Crowley's actual work and biography, and Crowley himself would undoubtedly get a good laugh out of it. Simon Callow does a good job portraying the charismatic magician, even though his performance is over the top at times. The plot, however, is a mess. Crowley's goal in the movie is to perform a ritual called Chemical Wedding, but it is never made clear what exactly the ritual involves, or why Crowley needs it. The movie uses a lot of big words it obviously doesn't understand, probably in an attempt to impress viewers that are even more ignorant, but succeeds only at being an incomprehensible jumble of occult and scientific concepts. A jumble that contains quite a lot of boobs, however, so there is that. I suppose the first movie about Crowley could have done worse.

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