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King David (1985) Poster

(1985)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Bruce Beresford

Writing Credits  

Andrew Birkin ... (screenplay) and
James Costigan ... (screenplay)
 
James Costigan ... (story based upon The Books of Samuel I and II Chronicles I and the Psalms of David)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Richard Gere ... David
Edward Woodward ... Saul
Alice Krige ... Bathsheba
Denis Quilley ... Samuel
Niall Buggy Niall Buggy ... Nathan
Cherie Lunghi ... Michal
Hurd Hatfield ... Ahimelech
Jack Klaff ... Jonathan
John Castle ... Abner
Tim Woodward ... Joab
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Ahitophel
Ian Sears Ian Sears ... Young David
Simon Dutton ... Eliab
Jean-Marc Barr ... Absalom
Arthur Whybrow Arthur Whybrow ... Jesse
Christopher Malcolm ... Doeg
Valentine Pelka ... Shammah
Ned Vukovic Ned Vukovic ... Malchishua
Michael Müller ... Abinadab (as Michael Mueller)
James Coombes ... Amnon
Mark Drewry Mark Drewry ... Ishbosheth
John Gabriel John Gabriel ... Jehosaphat
Gina Bellman ... Tamar
John Hallam ... Philistine Armour Bearer
James Lister James Lister ... Uriah
Jason Carter ... Solomon
John Barrard ... Benjamite Elder
Peter Frye Peter Frye ... Judean Elder
David Graham ... Ephraimite Elder
Genevieve Allenbury ... Ahinoam
Ishia Bennison Ishia Bennison ... Maacah
Jenny Lipman Jenny Lipman ... Abigail
David George David George ... Messenger
Anton Alexander ... Runner
Marino Masé ... Agag (as Marino Mase)
George Eastman ... Goliath (as Luigi Montefiori)
Roberto Renna Roberto Renna ... Zabad
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani ... Guardian
Massimo Sarchielli ... Palastu
Aïché Nana Aïché Nana ... Ahinoab (as Aiche Nana)
Shimon Avidan Shimon Avidan ... Young Absalom
Nicholas van der Weide Nicholas van der Weide ... Young Solomon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omero Capanna ... Horse Leader (uncredited)
Nicola Di Gioia Nicola Di Gioia ... Hebrew (uncredited)
Tomas Milian ... Akiss (uncredited)
Peter Ross-Murray ... King David's Servant (uncredited)

Produced by 

Martin Elfand ... producer
Charles Orme ... associate producer

Music by 

Carl Davis

Cinematography by 

Donald McAlpine

Film Editing by 

William M. Anderson ... (as William Anderson)

Casting By 

Irene Lamb

Production Design by 

Ken Adam

Art Direction by 

Terry Ackland-Snow
Aurelio Crugnola

Set Decoration by 

Peter Howitt

Costume Design by 

John Mollo

Makeup Department 

Lynda Armstrong ... makeup artist
Colin Arthur ... makeup artist
Desideria Corridoni ... hair stylist
Franco Corridoni ... key makeup artist: Italy
Maria Teresa Corridoni ... key hair stylist: Italy
Graham Freeborn ... makeup artist
Kay Freeborn ... makeup artist (as Kathleen Freeborn)
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup supervisor
Richard Glass ... standby contact lens optician
Giorgio Gregorini ... hair stylist
Daphne Martin ... key hair stylist
Stephen Rose ... chief hair stylist
Freddie Williamson ... makeup artist (as Frederick Williamson)
Marian Wilson ... hair stylist
Gino Zamprioli ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Clive Challis ... production manager
Franco Cuccu ... unit manager: Italy
John Davis ... production manager
Laura Fattori ... unit manager: Italy
Mario Francini ... assistant unit manager: Italy
Marco Valerio Pugini ... assistant unit manager: Italy
Federico Tocci ... unit manager: Italy
Lucio Trentini ... production manager: Italy

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Roy Button ... second assistant director
Antonio Gabrielli ... second assistant director: Italy
Mike Gowans ... assistant director: second unit
Steve Harding ... second assistant director
David Tomblin ... first assistant director / second unit director
Victor Tourjansky ... assistant director: Italy

Art Department 

Alessandro Alberti ... assistant art director
Peter Aldridge ... stand-by stagehand
Elio Altamura ... property master: Italy
Luciano Antonetti ... chief plasterer: Italy
Terry Apsey ... construction manager
Maria-Teresa Barbasso ... assistant art director
Maurice Binder ... graphic designer
Peter Childs ... draughtsman
Fred Evans ... modeller
Franco Fumagalli ... set decorator: Italy
Lucy Hardwick ... art department runner
Maurice Jones ... chargehand stand-by prop
Bernard Kramer ... sculptor/modeller
John Lanzer ... production buyer
Charles Page ... propmaker
Andrew Palmer ... stand-by props
Maciek Piotrowski ... sketch artist
Angelo Santucci ... set dresser: Italy
Stephen Scott ... draughtsman
Danny Skundric ... dressing props
Bruno Tempera ... set dresser
Ivano Todeschi ... head painter: Italy
Charles Torbett ... property master
Fernando Valento ... construction manager
Francesco Valento ... carpenter
Peter Western ... stand-by painter

Sound Department 

Stefano Bausano ... sound maintenance: Italy
Clive Copland ... sound maintenance
Alfred Cox ... dialogue editor (as Alfie Cox)
Robert Gavin ... assistant sound editor (as Bob Gavin)
Andrew Glen ... assistant sound editor
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer
Brian Marshall ... sound mixer
Ron Pender ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Bob Risk ... post-synchronization
Joe Seaton ... assistant sound editor
Terry Sharratt ... boom operator
Stephen Spencer ... assistant sound editor
William Trent ... sound editor (as Bill Trent)

Special Effects by 

John Baker ... special effects technician
Jeff Clifford ... senior special effects technician
Dino Galiano ... special effects coordinator: Italy
Franco Galiano ... special effects
Fabio Traversari ... special effects
Kit West ... special effects supervisor
Trevor Wood ... special effects engineer

Stunts 

Sergio Mioni ... stunt coordinator
Stefano Maria Mioni ... stunts
Claudio Pacifico ... stunts
Angelo Ragusa ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department 

Elio Bosi ... grip: second unit, Italy
Jean-Marc Bringuier ... Steadicam operator
Adam Cooper ... clapper loader
Ted Deason ... focus puller: second unit
Augusto Diamanti ... key grip: Italy
Colin Gardiner ... stand-by rigger
Vince Goddard ... electrician (as Vincent Goddard)
Gordon Gowing ... best boy
Keith Hamshere ... still photographer
Paul Kenward ... clapper loader
Nic Milner ... focus puller: second unit (as Nick Milner)
Douglas Milsome ... camera operator (as Doug Milsome)
Steve Murray ... clapper loader: second unit
Mario Schiavone ... gaffer: Italy
Bruce Sumar ... electrician
Miki Thomas ... focus puller
Mario Tursi ... still photographer: second unit, Italy
Robin Vidgeon ... director of photography: second unit
Jimmy Waters ... grip
Freddie Webster ... gaffer
Massimo Zeri ... assistant camera

Casting Department 

Francesco Cinieri ... casting: Italy

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Nic Ede ... wardrobe supervisor (as Nicolas Ede)
Stewart Meachem ... wardrobe assistant
Bona Nasalli-Rocca ... wardrobe supervisor: Italy (as Bona Nasalli Rocca)
Anne Thomopoulos ... costume assistant: Italy

Editorial Department 

Michael Campbell ... associate editor
Robert Hambling ... assistant editor
Angelica Landry ... second assistant editor

Location Management 

Frank Ernst ... location manager: Sardinia
Marco Valerio Pugini ... location manager

Music Department 

Nick Barnard ... assistant music editor
Carl Davis ... conductor
Alfred Di Rocco ... music supervisor: Italy
Robert Hathaway ... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Dick Lewzey ... music recordist
Benjamin Luxon ... singer: psalms
Colin Matthews ... orchestrator
The Philharmonia Orchestra ... music played by
Christopher Warren-Green ... musician: orchestra leader

Transportation Department 

Paolo Bernardini ... driver
Enrico Pini ... transportation manager

Other crew 

Cate Arbeid ... production assistant
Sergio Casadei ... horsemaster: Italy
Nikki Clapp ... script supervisor: second unit
Caroline Cornish-Trestrail ... assistant to producer
Susan d'Arcy ... unit publicist
Allen Davies ... accounting assistant (as Allan Davies)
Patsy de Lord ... publicity assistant
Jack Dearlove ... stand-in: Mr. Gere
Eleanor Fazan ... choreographer
Marco Giannoni ... production assistant: Italy
Jo Gregory ... production accountant
Melissa Holm ... production runner
Marcello Lanza ... assistant accountant
Mark Mayling ... production runner
Renata Paccariè ... production assistant: Italy
Linda Rabin ... production coordinator
June Randall ... script supervisor
Luigi Riitano ... accountant
Gail Samuelson ... pre-production coordinator
Kathy Shaw ... production assistant
Phillip Small ... catering manager
Adalberto Spadoni ... production accountant: Italy
Antonio Stefanucci ... set-runner
Luciano Tartaglia ... assistant accountant
Franca Tasso ... production coordinator: Italy
Daniele Tiberi ... assistant accountant: Italy (as Daniele Tiberi)
Gabriella Toro ... production assistant: Italy
Jenny Wykes ... unit nurse

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