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Photographing Fairies (1997)

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

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Nick Willing

Writers:

Chris Harrald, Steve Szilagyi (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Stephens ... Charles Castle
Emily Woof ... Linda
Ben Kingsley ... Reverend Templeton
Frances Barber ... Beatrice Templeton
Phil Davis ... Roy
Hannah Bould Hannah Bould ... Clara Templeton
Miriam Grant Miriam Grant ... Ana Templeton
Rachel Shelley ... Mrs. Anne-Marie Castle
Edward Hardwicke ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Clive Merrison ... Gardner
Stephen Churchett ... Mr. Dawson
Mary Healey ... Mrs. Dawson
Maggie Wells Maggie Wells ... Mrs. Hoopdriver
Richenda Carey ... Fierce Woman
Jeremy Young ... Des
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Storyline

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His search for the truth leads him to Burkinwell, a seemingly peaceful village seething with secrets where he becomes drawn into a web of passion, romance and violence.. Written by Philip Stanton

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Elfengarten See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Merrison (Gardner) has played Sherlock Holmes many times on BBC Radio 4 dramas. See more »

Goofs

In the trial scene there are journalists taking photographs, this is illegal in UK courts of law. However, at the time the film is set, it was still permitted. See more »

Connections

Version of BBC2 Play of the Week: Fairies (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted and orchestrated by Terry Davies
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20 January 2002 | by SignetSee all my reviews

Far better than I expected and wrongfully neglected. A dark and profound examination of agnosticism and faith that is quite remarkable, with unexpected twists and shocks. I very much recommend this film, particularly the performance by Toby Stephens who is, in a word, amazing.


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