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Stone of Destiny -- The story of Ian Hamilton, a dedicated nationalist who reignited Scottish national pride in the 1950s with his daring raid on the heart of England to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland.

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Ian Hamilton (book)
Charles Martin Smith (written by)
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19 December 2008 (UK) See more »
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A heist 600 years in the making See more »
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The story of Ian Hamilton, a dedicated nationalist who reignited Scottish national pride in the 1950s with his daring raid on the heart of England to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Charlie Cox ... Ian Hamilton

Kate Mara ... Kay Matheson

Stephen McCole ... Gavin Vernon

Ciaron Kelly ... Alan Stuart

Billy Boyd ... Bill Craig

Robert Carlyle ... John MacCormick

Peter Mullan ... Ian's Father

Brenda Fricker ... Mrs. McQuarry
Juliet Cadzow ... Ian's Mother
Alex Donald ... London Policeman
John Comerford ... Pub Landlord
Richard Addison ... Tour Guide
Danielle Stewart ... Brochure Girl
Suzanne Dance ... Church Woman
Pauline King ... Jen
Bryan Lowe ... Student In Pub
Margaret Newlands ... B & B Owner

Ron Donachie ... Night Watchman

Rab Affleck ... Gypsy
Stewart Porter ... Veteran In Pub
Bernard Horsfall ... Archdeacon
Stephen Clyde ... Abbey Constable
Johnny Meres ... Detective
Stewart Cairns ... Reporter
Ian Hamilton ... English Businessman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jamie Brotherston ... Jamie
Kimberley Watson
Alan Cuthbertson ... Police Officer CID (uncredited)
Adrienne Fraser ... 1950's Student (uncredited)
Mark Harvey ... Cheering Student (uncredited)
Kris Jack ... Pub Local (uncredited)
Amanda Lauren ... Kids (voice) (uncredited)
Alan Marsh ... Walk On (uncredited)
Ashley McFarlane ... Gavin's Girl 1 (uncredited)
Iain McGregor ... Abbey Worker (uncredited)
Adam Smith ... Tourist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Martin Smith 
 
Writing credits
Ian Hamilton (book "The Taking of The Stone of Destiny") (as Ian Hamilton Q.C.)

Charles Martin Smith (written by)

Produced by
Andrew Boswell .... producer
Peter Gallagher .... line producer
Tim Gywn-Jones .... associate producer
Victor Loewy .... executive producer
Alan Martin .... co-producer
Rob Merilees .... producer
Michael S. Murphey .... executive producer
Carole Sheridan .... executive producer
Charles Martin Smith .... executive producer
William Vince .... executive producer
Terrence Yason .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Glen Winter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fredrik Thorsen 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Tom Sayer 
 
Art Direction by
Andy Thomson 
 
Costume Design by
Trisha Biggar 
 
Makeup Department
Anita Anderson .... crowd hair/makeup artist: dailies
Maxine Dallas .... hair stylist
Maxine Dallas .... makeup artist
Dianne Jamieson .... hair designer
Dianne Jamieson .... makeup designer
Delia Letham .... hair artist
Delia Letham .... makeup artist
Niamh Morrison .... makeup dailies
Cheyanne Ripley .... hair stylist: Vancouver
Cheyanne Ripley .... makeup artist: Vancouver
 
Production Management
Chris Cameron .... unit manager (as Christopher Cameron)
Ian Hay .... production manager: Vancouver
Patrick McGurn .... unit manager
Suzanne Reid .... production manager
David Valleau .... production supervisor (as Dave Valleau)
Scott Watson .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Blackwell .... first assistant director
Duncan Broadfoot .... second assistant director: London
Alison Goring .... second assistant director
Ray Kenny .... third assistant director
Rob Merilees .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Natalie Astridge .... petty cash buyer
Tom Baleshta .... props: Vancouver
Bob Barclay .... carpenter
Phil Bowen .... construction manager
Christopher Breslin .... carpenter
Moley Campbell .... graphics
Max Davidson .... carpenter (as Jon 'Max' Davidson)
Andy Drummond .... stand-by art director
Jake Drummond .... stagehand (as Jack Drummond)
Christine Gibson .... assistant production buyer
Derek Gray .... storyboard artist
Charles Green .... plasterer
Iain Harrison .... stand-by rigger
Roddy Hogg .... stand-by carpenter
John Knight .... stand-by props
Peter Knotts .... carpenter
Paul Lambie .... graphics
Paul Lambie .... stand-by props
Andrew 'Fred' MacMillan .... dressing props
Janice Macrae .... production buyer (as Janice MacRae)
Andy Neilson .... storeman
Kate Nelson .... props maker
Jim O'Donnell .... chargehand painter
Carly Parris .... petty cash buyer
Emma Pisano .... art department runner
John Riddell .... props maker
Dan Roberts .... dressing props
Alex Robertson .... chargehand carpenter
Tony Sheridan .... property master
James Shovlin .... painter
Hugh Speirs .... stagehand
Shirley Sweeny .... props maker
Billy Teasdale .... props maker
John Watt .... stand-by carpenter
Mark Weallans .... graphic artist
Zoe Wight .... art department assistant
Anne Marie Wood .... graphics (as Ann Marie Wood)
 
Sound Department
Omar Aborida .... sound trainee
Jeff Davis .... sound effects editor
Chris Duesterdiek .... location sound mixer
Peter Eliuk .... sound mix technician
Jeremy Duayne Elzinga .... technical support (as Jeremy Elzinga)
Meaghan Fraser .... post audio coordinator
Amy Giammarco .... post audio manager
Dean Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Rick Gould .... adr recordist: re-issue
Patrick Haskill .... sound effects editor (as Pat Haskill)
Dave Hibbert .... foley editor
Gord Hillier .... dialogue editor
Tanya Hnuta .... assistant dialogue editor
David Livingstone .... studio assistant
Johnny Ludgate .... sound effects editor (as Jonny Ludgate)
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Bill Sheppard .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Sheppard .... sound supervisor
Gordon Sproule .... foley mixer
Gordon Sproule .... walla mixer
Elaine Stef .... assistant foley walker
Kevin Swartz .... trailer sound designer
Simon Tomlinson .... boom operator
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
 
Special Effects by
Mike Kelt .... special effects supervisor
Ken Petrie .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ori Ben-Shabat .... digital artist: Image Engine
Christopher Elke .... visual effects producer: Technicolor Vancouver
Steve Elliott .... visual effects I/O: Technicolor Vancouver
John Fukushima .... compositing supervisor: Technicolor Vancouver
Ryan Kuba .... visual effects coordinator: Technicolor Vancouver
Colin Liggett .... compositor: Technicolor Vancouver
Dawn Brooks Macleod .... visual effects producer: Image Engine (as Dawn Brooks)
Jeremy Price .... compositor: Technicolor Vancouver
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects executive producer: Technicolor Vancouver
Richard Sexton .... visual effects software developer: Technicolor Vancouver
Michael Shapcotte .... visual effects systems administrator: Technicolor Vancouver
Patrick Thompson .... compositor: Technicolor Vancouver
Shawn Walsh .... visual effects supervisor: Image Engine
Noel Wright .... compositor: Technicolor Vancouver
 
Stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator
Rob Hunt .... stunt double
Tina Maskell .... stunt double
Andy Pilgrim .... stunt double
Emma Robbings .... stunt double
Ricarda Warrington-Heasman .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Anderson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Attwood .... gaffer
Paul Bates .... electrician
Julie Bills .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Brebner .... first assistant camera: Vancouver
Richard Buckley .... technician: Leelium, London
Andy Clayton .... camera mount technician: second unit
Sean Connor .... focus puller: "b" camera, London
Micky Cooper .... lamp operator (as Mickey Cooper)
Tim Critchell .... b camera grip
Neil Davidson .... still photographer
Arthur Donnelly .... lamp operator (as Arthur Donnely)
Nazim Edeer .... second assistant camera: Vancouver
John Evans .... clapper loader: "b" camera, London
Ken Ferguson .... photographer: specials
Alan Fraser .... generator operator
George Geddes .... camera assistant: second unit
Ross Grainger .... electrician
Alan Grayley .... rigging electrician
Eugene Grobler .... technician: Leelium, London
James Harrison .... camera trainee
Gary Hayler .... electrician: London
Iain Johnstone .... key grip
Bill Kaye .... stills photographer: London
Damian Leitch .... video assist
Paul Murphy .... best boy lighting
Gary Nagle .... electrician: London
Kevin O'Brien .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Parker .... aerial camera operator: second unit
Mike Parker .... aerial cameraman
Wil Parrott .... key grip: Vancouver (as Will Parrott)
Derrick Peters .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott Rodgers .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Barnaby Sweet .... lamp operator
Roger Tooley .... camera operator: "b" camera, London
Shamus Whiting-Hewlett .... gaffer: Vancouver
 
Casting Department
Kay Gannon .... extras casting
Sorcha McIlvride .... extras casting assistant
Dearbhaile O'Hanlon .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Doherty .... costume runner
Arnalie Harper Gow .... costume assistant (as Amalie Harper Gow)
Anna Lau .... costume supervisor
Jane Marcantonio .... costume assistant
Systa Mogensen .... costume trainee
Michael Mooney .... assistant costume designer
Anna Robbins .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
David Armstrong .... lab timer
James Cowan .... digital intermediate manager
Jay Harada .... digital conform and opticals
Ken MacKenzie .... imaging technician (as Ken Mackenzie)
Stephanie Meyerink .... digital intermediate producer
Kristian Olsen .... assistant editor
B.F. Painter .... post-production coordinator (as B. F. Painter)
Sherri Potter .... digital intermediate executive: Technicolor
Michael Shapcotte .... digital intermediate systems administrator
Gary Shaw .... digital film colorist
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Kyle Cunningham .... executive sales assistant: Technicolor Creative Services Vancouver (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jerry Adolphe .... musician: drums
Jane Ashworth .... assistant music supervisor: S.L. Feldman & Associates
Hal Beckett .... music contractor (as Hal Foxton Beckett)
Rosemary Beland .... musician: dulcimer
Victor Costanzi .... concertmaster
Mychael Danna .... music orchestrator
Bruce Dierick .... score studio technician (as Bruce Dierich)
Nicholas Dodd .... music conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... music orchestrator
Alasdair Fraser .... musician: fiddle
John Fulton .... score studio technician
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Don Harder .... score studio technician
Claude LaForest .... score studio technician
Chris Norman .... musician: flutes (as Christopher Norman)
Vince Renaud .... assistant scoring mixer
Vince Renaud .... music editor
Eric Rigler .... musician: bagpipes
Rob Simonsen .... composer: additional music
Amritha Vaz .... assistant to composer (as Amritha Fernandes - Bakshi)
Sarah Webster .... music supervisor
Terrence Yason .... music supervisor: production
 
Transportation Department
Lee Bazzoni .... minibus driver: London
Willie Bennie .... action vehicles coordinator (as William Binnie)
Gerry 'Haggis' Bryson .... driver: camera car (as Gerry Bryson)
Jeff Derby .... driver: honeywagon
Pat Dunphy .... unit driver
Paul Dunphy .... unit driver
Stuart McKeller .... driver: costume truck (as Stuart McKellar)
Ronnie Morrison .... set mechanic
Dave Murray .... unit driver: London
Andy Nielson .... driver (as Andy Neilson)
Billy Robertson .... driver: makeup truck
Ray Robinson .... minibus driver: London
Stef Tanczos .... unit driver: London
Peter Woods .... unit driver: London
Wayne Wright .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Steve Allen .... financial assistance: Barclay Bank PLC
Kendall Andersen .... legal services: for CIBC, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Tex Antonucci .... assistant: Mr. Vince
Debbie Banbury-Morley .... clearances
Lisa Maria Baruffati .... crowd coordinator
Annabel Bellag .... unit assistant: London
Mary Brehony .... legal services: Scottish Screen
Duncan Broadfoot .... floor runner
David Burt .... location assistant
Stephen Burt .... location manager
Neil Cairns .... production accountant
Stephen Carney .... floor runner
Stuart Collins .... location runner
Anita Cox .... business affairs: Scottish Screen
Pete Daly .... unit publicist: UK
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach: Los Angeles
Rebecca Fisher .... development researcher (as Rebecca Sommi Fisher)
Jill Franklin .... completion bond: Film Finances Canada
Jennifer Froment .... post-production accountant
Alex Gillon .... dialect coach: Glasgow
Simon Goldberg .... legal services: for Paradigm London Limited, Simons Muirhead and Burton
James Grady .... floor runner: London
Stewart Hamilton .... production executive
Scott Harper .... production assistant: Vancouver
Donna Harrison .... location runner
Tom Harrow .... location assistant: London
Erin Haskett .... development executive: Infinity Features
Gerry Healy .... archive researcher
Glynn Henderson .... health & safety officer
Douglas Holliston .... legal: Infinity Features
Moira Holmes .... completion bond: Film Finances Canada
David Hutchison .... stand-in
Paul Imrie .... accounts trainee
Steve Joberns .... accounting services: UK, AGN Shipleys LLP
Steve Joberns .... tax consultant: UK, AGN Shipleys LLP
David Johnstone .... insurance services: Media Insurance Brokers
Barry Laird .... production runner
Martin Ledwith .... dialect coach: London
Julia Leiterman .... business affairs: Infinity Features
Dolina Macfarlane .... additional script supervisor
Kate Maginnis .... stand-in (as Kathryn Maginnis)
Greg McAllister .... helicopter pilot: second unit
Jacqui McBride .... assistant accountant
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach: London
Emma McGettrick .... floor runner: London
Steve Mortimore .... location manager
Alan Moss .... legal services: UK, Harbottle & Lewis
Amy Munro .... assistant production coordinator
Abigail Payne .... legal services: UK, Harbottle & Lewis
Laura Pearson-Smith .... office production assistant (as Laura Pearson)
Kathryn Perkins .... unit publicist: Canada
Antonietta Presta .... legal: Film Finances
Benjamin Rappaport .... financial assistance: CIBC
Kristina Ricci .... assistant post-production accountant
Amber Ripley .... assistant: Mr. Merilees
Caroline Sax .... script supervisor
Eva B. Schmieg .... legal services: Canada, Heenan Blaikie
Andrew Sloey .... stand-in
Steven St. Arnaud .... development executive
Jim Sternberg .... completion bond: Film Finances Canada
Stef Swiatek .... unit nurse (as Stefanie Swiatek)
Stephen Walker .... production coordinator
Paul Websdale .... accounting services: Canada, Wolrige Mahon LLP
Paul Websdale .... tax consultant: Canada, Wolrige Mahon LLP
 
Thanks
Harry Avramidis .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Arclight Films (as Harry Arvamidis)
Steve Bates .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Telefilm Canada
Janine Bizzocchi Steele .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, BC Film
Karla Bobadilla .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, The Harold Greenberg Fund
Diane Boehme .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production
John Brocklehurst .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Director of The Mob Film Company
Rod Brown .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Director of The Mob Film Company
Richard Brownsey .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, BC Film
Michael Bublé .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production
Lodi Butler .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, BC Film
Wayne Clarkson .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Telefilm Canada
John Dippong .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Telefilm Canada
Robin Dunne .... very special thanks
Malene Ehlers .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production (as Marlene Ehlers)
Les Foster .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, the Old English Car Club
John Galway .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, The Harold Greenberg Fund
Kay Gannon .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, All Talent UK
Ian Gibbins .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Arclight Films
Shelley Gillen .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production
Mary Pat Gleeson .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production
Bryan Gliserman .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Alliance Films
Kim Hsu Guise .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Telefilm Canada (as Kim Guise)
Gary Hamilton .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Arclight Films
Jeannette Hamilton .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production
Bill Hurst .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Telefilm Canada
Vadim Jean .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Director of The Mob Film Company
Sandra Karr .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Telefilm Canada
Christopher Lee .... very special thanks
Liz Mackiewicz .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Arclight Films (as Liz Mackewitz)
Joan McGuinness .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Alliance Films (as Joan McGuiness)
Kevin Miles .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, the Old English Car Club
Joe Phillips .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production
Michael Potkins .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production
Matthew Pysh .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, the Old English Car Club
Sonia Scott MacKay .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, All Talent UK (as Sonia Scott Mackay)
Ian Sharples .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Director of The Mob Film Company
Jim Sherry .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production, Alliance Films
Lyn Vince .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance on this production
 

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Rated PG for language and some incidental smoking
Runtime:
96 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG (NO. 44242)

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Trivia:
A joint UK/Canadian film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The Stone was retrieved on Christmas Day 1950, yet external scenes show the trees to be green and leafy as opposed to bare.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Ian Hamilton:It was only a rock, a big lump of sandstone, you might pass right by it, but to us, it was symbol of our freedom, of our independence. We all knew about it of course, we learned as children how it was the Scottish stone of kings, but they took it from us. And as a nation is suppose we'd forgotten about it. Time does that. It was history.
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Stirring and fun: and a terrific true adventure story, 10 May 2009
Author: intelearts from the big screen

Stone of Destiny is stirring and while it never claims to be Braveheart it does capture a lot of what Scotland's quest to be free is all about; and is surprisingly moving.

A fun film about the true theft of the very potent symbol of Scottish heritage also known as Jacob's Pillow (As Jacob was meant to have slept on it after wrestling the angel in Genesis): the Scottish coronation stone.

It is simply told with old-fashioned values - it reminded us of 1950s cinema - something about a good story well-told, a caper with moral vision, if you will.

Above all it was fun. The time whizzed by and it really is an entertaining watch. The attempts to capture the 50s are good, there are some slight anachronisms here and there but overall it holds good. The actors all give it their all and there is a real sense of fun to be had here.

If you want a great adventure story and like true stories then this will definitely be your cup of tea.

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