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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 15 December 1989 (UK)
Willoughby Chase is the grand but remote home of Sir Willoughby and Lady Green and their daughter Bonnie.


Stuart Orme


Joan Aiken (book), William M. Akers (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Beacham ... Letitia Slighcarp
Mel Smith ... Mr. Grimshaw
Emily Hudson Emily Hudson ... Bonnie
Aleks Darowska Aleks Darowska ... Sylvia
Geraldine James ... Gertrude Brisket
Richard O'Brien ... James
Jane Horrocks ... Pattern
Lynton Dearden Lynton Dearden ... Simon
Jonathan Coy ... Lord Willoughby
Eleanor David ... Lady Willoughby
Gillian Hanna Gillian Hanna ... Mrs. Shubunkin
Dilys Hamlett ... Aunt Jane
Abbie Dabner Abbie Dabner ... Rupert
Jirí Lábus ... Dr. Morne
Rebecca Callard ... Emma


Willoughby Chase is the grand but remote home of Sir Willoughby and Lady Green and their daughter Bonnie.

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Release Date:

15 December 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La strega di Willoughby Chase See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


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Plot varies from Aiken's book but still great fun!!!
26 December 2005 | by catemh1See all my reviews

I remember being enthralled by both the book and this film when I was little. Stephanie Beacham performs brilliantly as the evil Miss Slighcarp. She is well supported by Mel Smith, Jane Horrocks and Richard O'Brien (really likable as James and totally unrecognisable here from his "Rocky Horror" persona). The plot moves quickly and despite not faithfully mirroring the story of Joan Aiken's novel manages to portray all the characters just as they were depicted in the text. I continue to enjoy watching this as an adult - some fans of the book may be unhappy with some of the added material but as a fan of Joan Aiken myself, I think this adaptation and the actors' performances do great justice to her writing.

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