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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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Writers:
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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Cast

 

Jack O'Connell ... Charlie Peaceful

George MacKay ... Tommo Peaceful

Richard Griffiths ... The Colonel

Frances de la Tour ... Grandma Wolf

Alexandra Roach ... Molly Monks

John Lynch ... Sergeant Hanley

Maxine Peake ... Hazel Peaceful

Izzy Meikle-Small ... Young Molly

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin ... Young Charlie

Gregg Lowe ... Soldier (voice)
Anna Carteret ... Colonel's Wife

Anthony Flanagan ... Recruiting Sergeant
James Laurenson ... Major Fitzpatrick

Eline Powell ... Anna

Christopher Dane ... Rifleman
Geoffrey Streatfield ... Captain, the Rev Adams
Paul Ready ... Captain Wilkins
David Yelland ... General Haig
Paul Chequer ... Corporal
Rita Davies ... Old Lady

Kyle Summercorn ... Big Joe Peaceful

Richard Teverson ... Recruiting Officer

Samuel Bottomley ... Young Tommo
Angus Wright ... Captain Barnes
James McArdle ... Lieutenant Buckland
Jamie de Courcey ... Army Doctor
Paul Bentall ... Mr. Munnings

David Norfolk ... Farmer (as David Frost)
Joe Hurst ... Young Pete Bovey
Michael Mears ... The Vicar
William Brand ... Patron
Mike Noble ... Fred
Mykola Allen ... Nipper

Lars van Riesen ... German Soldier
Clive Hayward ... Civilian Doctor
Michael Gould ... Mr. Monks

Stephen Kennedy ... James Peaceful

Guy de Beaujeu ... Arrogant Lieutentant
Jordan Grehs ... Young Fred
Sion Young ... Pete Bovey
Bettrys Jones ... Biddy
Reece Donn ... Young Nipper
Frasier Huckle ... Young Jimmy
Maxwell Hutcheon ... Colonel's Chauffeur
Keith Bartlett ... Farmer Cox
Ella Rose ... School Girl
Sam Frenchum ... Jimmy Parsons
Rose Reade ... Waitress
Vic Blickem ... Gentleman Farmer
Bradley Ryan ... Bob
Will Lorriman ... Bob Dylan
Joanne Cummins ... Miss Mcallister
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
Justin Tillett .... digital on-line editor
Laurent Treherne .... digital film technical supervisor
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully constructed drama about sacrifices, 25 June 2013
Author: perkypops from United Kingdom

This story involves the lives of two English brothers growing up in the early twentieth century. We witness their comradeship at school as older brother Charlie looks after younger Tommo. We observe the hardship endured by their mother after her husband dies in an accident. We see them meet Molly for the first time and have a beautifully painted scene where we know exactly what each brother is thinking. And the passage of time leads us to the Great War and how they end up as soldiers.

Each link in the chain is perfectly manufactured, perfectly fitted together and brilliantly paced apart. Every thing is carefully drawn in charcoal before the colours are added and we know what the painting is really revealing.

The acting is of top quality, the costumes a delight, and the times, cultures, and habits carefully put to good use. There is poetry on the screen in abundance but it is not stuff that is hard to work through. In the whole it is entirely entertaining and satisfying because there is no artifice in the script. You know what the characters are and there is little sentimentality present but sensitivity in abundance.

If you had made this film you would be well proud of it. Had Hollywood made it with major stars it would be in the Oscar stakes. As it is it is a work of art, lovingly put together by a crew who must all be congratulated on their skill.

Warmly recommended for early teens and above.

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