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Private Peaceful -- Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
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Michael Morpurgo (novel)
Simon Reade (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 October 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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Divided by love. United by war. Torn apart by injustice.
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Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Very good war drama See more (7 total) »

Cast

 

Jack O'Connell ... Charlie Peaceful

Maxine Peake ... Hazel Peaceful

Richard Griffiths ... The Colonel

George MacKay ... Tommo Peaceful

John Lynch ... Sergeant Hanley

Frances de la Tour ... Grandma Wolf

Izzy Meikle-Small ... Young Molly
Rita Davies ... Old Lady

Alexandra Roach ... Molly Monks

Joe Hurst ... Young Pete Bovey

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin ... Young Charlie

Gregg Lowe ... Soldier (voice)

Anthony Flanagan ... Recruiting Sergeant
David Yelland ... General Haig
James Laurenson ... Major Fitzpatrick
Anna Carteret ... Colonel's Wife

Eline Powell ... Anna
Paul Chequer ... Corporal

Samuel Bottomley ... Young Tommo
Geoffrey Streatfield ... Captain, the Rev Adams
Mykola Allen ... Nipper
Paul Ready ... Captain Wilkins
Paul Bentall ... Mr. Munnings

Christopher Dane ... Rifleman

Kyle Summercorn ... Big Joe Peaceful
Mike Noble ... Fred
Angus Wright ... Captain Barnes
Jamie de Courcey ... Army Doctor
Michael Mears ... The Vicar
James McArdle ... Lieutenant Buckland
Richard Teverson ... Recruiting Officer
Michael Gould ... Mr. Monks

Lars van Riesen ... German Soldier
William Brand ... Patron

Stephen Kennedy ... James Peaceful
Clive Hayward ... Civilian Doctor
Keith Bartlett ... Farmer Cox

David Norfolk ... Farmer (as David Frost)
Bettrys Jones ... Biddy
Jordan Grehs ... Young Fred

Guy de Beaujeu ... Arrogant Lieutentant
Sam Frenchum ... Jimmy Parsons
Joanne Cummins ... Miss Mcallister
Sion Young ... Pete Bovey
Frasier Huckle ... Young Jimmy
Rose Reade ... Waitress
Vic Blickem ... Gentleman Farmer
Reece Donn ... Young Nipper
Maxwell Hutcheon ... Colonel's Chauffeur
Ella Rose ... School Girl
Michael Lovell-Pank ... Soldier
Rebecca Huggins ... Villager
Will Lorriman ... Bob Dylan
Bradley Ryan ... Bob
Richard Bass ... First War Soldier (uncredited)
Henry William Galpin ... Soldier / Villager (uncredited)
Philip Harvey ... Grave Digger (uncredited)

Carl Robinson ... Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Pat O'Connor 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Morpurgo  novel
Simon Reade  screenplay

Produced by
Wendy Bevan-Mogg .... line producer
Jack Bowyer .... executive producer
Guy de Beaujeu .... producer
Sue de Beauvoir .... co-producer
Michael Morpurgo .... executive producer
Joanne Podmore .... executive producer
Simon Reade .... producer
Rhys David Thomas .... executive producer
Rhian Williams .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Jerzy Zielinski 
 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
 
Casting by
Gemma Hancock 
Sam Stevenson 
 
Production Design by
Adrian Smith 
 
Art Direction by
David McHenry 
Sam Stokes 
 
Set Decoration by
Shonagh Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Anushia Nieradzik 
 
Makeup Department
Claire Buckett .... makeup artist
Suzanne Jansen .... makeup designer
Kirsty Mcqueen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Phil Brown .... post-production supervisor
Bejhan Kalantar .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Curran .... third assistant director
Sue de Beauvoir .... second unit director
Will McDonagh .... first assistant director
Melissa Muller .... crowd third assistant director
Simon Reade .... second unit director
Sarah Jean Selway .... second assistant director (as Sarah Brand)
 
Art Department
Abbie Bellwood .... petty cash buyer
Hannah Boyton .... scenic artist
Mark Buck .... plasterer
Phillip Jones .... props
Antonia Lowe .... standby art director
Owen Mann .... standby props
Dean Spicksley .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Antony Bayman .... sound effects editor
Tony Currie .... dialogue and adr supervisor
Simon Diggins .... adr recordist
Robert Edwards .... adr mixer
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Stuart McCutcheon .... boom operator
John Mooney .... production sound mixer
Kyle Pickford .... second boom operator
Julien Pirrie .... foley recordist & editor
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Adrian Rhodes .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Roden .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Wilson .... sound effects editor
Al Green .... mix technician (uncredited)
Robert Karlsson .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Colin Gorry .... special effects supervisor
Ben James .... special effects assistant
Casper Lailey .... senior special effects technician
Jonathan Wilson .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Fiorenza Bagnariol .... digital film bureau
Gary J. Brown .... visual effects artist
Peter Collins .... digital intermediate
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau
Laura Pavone .... digital film bureau
Rob Pizzey .... digital colourist
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
 
Stunts
Gary Arthurs .... stunt performer
Andy Bennett .... stunt coordinator
Chris Carey .... stunt double: Jack O'Connell
Cristian Knight .... stunt performer
Arran Topham .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Ball .... spark: dailies
Stuart Biddlecombe .... additional camera operator: main unit
Stuart Biddlecombe .... director of photography: second unit
Andrew Bradley .... second assistant camera: dailies
Alex Byng .... first assistant camera
Marc Covington .... camera operator: "a" camera
Marc Covington .... steadicam operator
Johann Cruickshank .... gaffer
Sebastian Cruickshank .... spark
Jason Cuddy .... second assistant camera
Bradley Dennis .... lighting trainee
Alex Ferguson .... camera trainee: dailies
Steve Fox .... electrician
Gareth Hughes .... additional camera operator
Matt Humphrey .... still photographer
Michael Kinsella-Perks .... camera trainee: dailies
Ed Lancaster .... key grip
James Leigh .... camera operator: "b" camera
Theo Milford .... best boy
Samantha Patterson .... clapper loader: "c" camera
Emily Payne .... camera trainee
Will Willis .... first assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Bradley Ryan .... animator
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Martin Galvin .... costume trainee
Rebecca Gore .... costume assistant
Christy Juhnke .... costume stand-by
Tracey Mackenzie .... military costumes supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Georgia Samantha Dixon .... editing trainee
Rob Farris .... digital intermediate producer
Cheryl Goodbody .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Emily Greenwood .... senior digital film editor
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Chris Teeder .... colorist: dailies
Justin Tillett .... digital on-line editor
Laurent Treherne .... digital film technical supervisor
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
Jan Holzner .... assistant score recording engineer: Prague
Vitek Kral .... score engineer assistant
Yann McCullough .... music editor
Jeremy Murphy .... recordist
Karen Westropp .... assistant to composer
 
Other crew
Lucy Ambler .... production staff
Sam Barry-Parker .... floor runner: dailies
Emily Blickem .... production coordinator
Hannah Boschi .... assistant production coordinator
Dean Clack .... facilities
Caroline Elliston .... script supervisor
Benjamin Denholm Ferguson .... floor runner
Becky Gilbanks .... floor runner: dailies
Taff Gillingham .... historical military advisor
Laurence Hall .... location manager
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Tom Knight .... production manager
Graeme Mackenzie .... location manager
Andrew MacLean .... assistant accountant
Kate Madison .... production assistant
David Main .... armourer
Jon Miller .... production accountant
Alexandra Médeville .... production runner
Mary Owen .... production supervisor
Alex Reid .... floor runner: dailies
Gareth Roberts .... floor runner: dailies
Robbie Tarrant .... location assistant
Reeta Varpama .... production assistant: dailies
Patrick Waggett .... floor runner
Martin Yew .... location assistant
Martin Yew .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Martin Poultney .... special thanks
 

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The band that appears in the village recruiting scene is The Band of The Yorkshire VolunteersSee more »

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Very good war drama, 25 August 2014
Author: yeltzmanmatt from Birmingham, England

Private Peaceful follows 2 brothers from childhood to their participation in World War 1. It features themes of friendship, loyalty, courage and sibling rivalry. It features a good UK based cast featuring the late Richard Griffiths and the always excellent Jack O'Connell.

For a film covering a period of time it has a relatively short running time and therefore has a lot to pack in. Therefore there are a number of characters that aren't fully fleshed out. For a small film I thought the war scenes were extremely well done and managed to convey the full horror of war for the often under prepared soldiers.

It all ends rather abruptly and doesn't tie up loose ends which is a bit risky from the filmmaker. I think in this case however it is justified as it makes a greater impact.

This is a only small film but is very engrossing and well worth seeking out. Very enjoyable and thought provoking.

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