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December 2009 (USA) See more »
A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A major disappointment for Christmas 2009 See more (9 total) »


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Michelle Dockery ... Ann

Eva Sayer ... Flora
Josef Lindsay ... Miles

Dan Stevens ... Dr. Fisher

Mark Umbers ... Master

Corin Redgrave ... Professor
Wendy Albiston ... Baines

Nicola Walker ... Carla

Sue Johnston ... Sarah Grose
Sarah Buckland ... Diane

Edward MacLiam ... Peter Quint
Katie Lightfoot ... Emily Jessel

Nellie Burroughes ... Abused Maid
Peter Bygott ... Ann's Father

Honor Cargill-Martin ... Young Ann
Cameron Stewart ... Police Inspector
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dee Thompson ... Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Tim Fywell 
Writing credits
Henry James (story)

Sandy Welch (screenplay)

Henry James  from original story by
Sandy Welch  written by

Produced by
Chris Ballantyne .... line producer
Jessica Pope .... executive producer
Colin Wratten .... producer
Original Music by
John Lunn 
Cinematography by
Tony Miller (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Adam Trotman 
Casting by
Andy Morgan 
Production Design by
Stevie Herbert 
Art Direction by
Pilar Foy 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Walter 
Makeup Department
John Munro .... hair and make-up supervisor
Michael Sylvester .... hair & makeup artist
Magi Vaughan .... hair & makeup designer
Production Management
Katherine Palmer .... unit manager
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Nortcliffe .... first assistant director
Andy Pearson .... second assistant director
Hardey Speight .... third assistant director
Art Department
James Booth .... stand-by carpenter
Mike Booys .... stand-by props
David Broadfoot .... stand-by rigger (as Dave Broadfoot)
Haydn Buckingham-Jones .... dressing props
John Dashfield .... stand-by props
Malcolm Holt .... property master
Steven Holt .... dressing props
Clare Holton .... production buyer
Catriona McKail .... standby art director
Emma Saunders .... assistant art director
Ron Sutcliffe .... dressing props
Jonathan Holbrook .... painter (uncredited)
Roger Tarry .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ross Adams .... sound effects editor
Colin Chapman .... supervising sound editor
Alan Snelling .... re-recording mixer
Martin Thomson .... dialogue editor
Bruce Wills .... sound recordist
Steve Wright .... boom operator
Pietro Dalmasso .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Pietro Dalmasso .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects supervisor
Lewis Saunders .... compositor (uncredited)
Suchita Suryamurty .... visual effects production manager (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Barnes .... focus puller
Halfdan Broch-Due .... camera assistant
Dave Cook .... electrician
Dai Hopkins .... grip
Angus Macrae .... electrician
Daniel McCole .... electrician
Robert Osborne .... best boy
Chris Plevin .... second unit: camera operator
Alex Scott .... gaffer
Pete Scott .... electrician (as Peter Scott)
Chris Williams .... clapper loader
Laurence Cendrowicz .... still photographer (uncredited)
Colin Hutton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Summerville .... costume assistant
Hannah Walter .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Gareth Spensley .... colorist
Dan Crinnion .... assembling editor (uncredited)
Chris Teeder .... dailies colourist (uncredited)
Location Management
Tim Faulkner .... location manager
Rebecca Pearson .... location assistant/scout
Music Department
Daniel Bhattacharya .... musician (uncredited)
David Butterworth .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Carl Isherwood .... transportation captain: facilities
Other crew
Claire Bennett .... script editor
Stephen Bradbury .... production accountant
Chris Gribbin .... production runner
Yuen-Wai Liu .... production secretary
Joney Lyons .... floor runner
Ceredig Parry .... assistant accountant
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant
Juliette Woodcock .... production coordinator
Kathryn Deighan .... runner: production office (uncredited)
Filippo Delaunay .... production runner (uncredited)
Elaine Matthews .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ghost Story: The Turn of the Screw" - (alternative title), USA (DVD title)
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93 min | UK:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Three of the future cast of "Downton Abbey" (2010) appear in this production: Sue Johnston, Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery.See more »
[last lines]
Flora:[to the new governess] There you are. We've been waiting for you.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Die sündigen Engel (1962) (TV)See more »


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18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A major disappointment for Christmas 2009, 11 January 2010
Author: srm-1 from West Country, England

Of all the programmes in this year's Christmas TV schedule, 'A Turn of the Screw' was the one that I was looking forward to most of all. Although not explicitly advertised as a "BBC Ghost Story for Christmas" that is exactly what it was: a BBC - ghost story - at Christmas. And with top director Tim Fywell at the helm, how could it possibly go wrong? Well, it did.

Others might like to list all of the myriad small problems with this production but, for me, there were two major faults which rendered it almost unwatchable: firstly, the two child protagonists were neither enchanting nor engaging which made it impossible to sympathise, or care, about their situation. Secondly, the way that the governess either thought that she heard things, or thought that she saw things, almost every second of every scene of her time on screen meant that there was absolutely no build-up of tension or foreboding throughout the whole production. Ultimately, and disappointingly, it ended up being just a very boring and completely unsatisfying ninety minutes.

Once again the true winter chills were to be found on BBC Four this year, with a re-run of the excellent 'Crooked House' and welcome screenings from the real master ghost storyteller - the other Mr. James.

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