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Across the Lake (1988)

This film charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell, who in 1967 famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" while trying the break the three-hundred-mile-per-hour barrier on Coniston Water.

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Tony Maylam

Writer:

Roger Milner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Phyllis Calvert ... Lady Dolly Campbell
Richenda Carey ... Betty Buckley
Robert East ... Ken Norris
Jonathan Elsom Jonathan Elsom ... Norman Buckley
Dexter Fletcher ... Jimmy
Nicholas Fry Nicholas Fry ... Paul
Juliette Grassby Juliette Grassby ... Judy
Peter Harlowe Peter Harlowe ... David Benson
Terence Harvey ... Frank Muller
Ewan Hooper ... Leo Villa
Anthony Hopkins ... Donald Campbell
Rosemary Leach ... Connie Robinson
Jeffrey Longmore Jeffrey Longmore ... Photographer
Peter Meakin Peter Meakin ... TV interviewer
Guy Oliver-Watts Guy Oliver-Watts ... Young reporter
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This film charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell, who in 1967 famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" while trying the break the three-hundred-mile-per-hour barrier on Coniston Water.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A través del lago See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On May 26, 2001, Donald Campbell's remains were found, and the next day were placed in a casket and raised to the surface for a proper burial. See more »

Goofs

The registration number of Donald Campbell's E-Type Jaguar was GLM 37 C, not DC 7. See more »

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Unsung and Forgotten - Why?
2 January 2015 | by den-790-920926See all my reviews

This TVM is not listed on Anthony Hopkins Wiki page - why?? It is a very true representation of the run up to Donald Campbell's final, fatal attempt at the water speed record on Coniston on the 4th January 1967. The film is very evocative and really makes you feel like a fly on the wall of what was happening at the time. Donald Campbell deserves to be remembered and Anthony Hopkins' portrayal is second to none and one that I feel deserves so much more recognition that it appears to get. This is a wonderful film and I urge anyone with an interest in the great British resolve to overcome, to watch it - it is definitely up there with the World's Fastest Indian and is a credit to Anthony Hopkins.


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