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The Winter Guest ()


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A recent widow who is determined to leave Scotland for Australia with her son gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother.

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Elspeth
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Frances
Sheila Reid ...
Lily
Sandra Voe ...
Chloe
Arlene Cockburn ...
Nita
Gary Hollywood ...
Alex
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Tom
Douglas Murphy ...
Sam
Tom Watson ...
Minister
Jan Shand ...
Café Proprietor
Sandy Neilson ...
Passer-by
Billy McElhaney ...
Bus Driver
Helen Devon ...
Woman in Tea Shop
Harry Welsh ...
Boy in Teashop
Christian Zanone ...
Young Man in Church
Ross Lewis ...
Jamie
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Man in Street (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Rickman

Written by

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Sharman Macdonald ... (screenplay) and
Alan Rickman ... (screenplay)
 
Sharman Macdonald ... (play)

Produced by

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Steve Clark-Hall ... producer
Ken Lipper ... producer
Edward R. Pressman ... producer
Alan J. Wands ... associate producer

Music by

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Michael Kamen

Cinematography by

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Seamus McGarvey

Film Editing by

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Scott Thomas

Editorial Department

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Chris Bannister ... grader
Lucy Chapman ... assistant film editor
Mike Fraser ... negative cutter
Martin Morrison ... assistant film editor
Tom Russell ... colourist / senior colourist
Gary Scott ... assistant film editor
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Joyce Nettles

Production Design by

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Robin Cameron Don

Art Direction by

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Ben Scott

Costume Design by

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Joan Bergin

Makeup Department

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Miri Ben-Schlomo ... makeup artist
Morag Ross ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Sara King ... executive in charge of post-production
Gregory G. Woertz ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ben Howarth ... assistant director
Christopher Newman ... assistant director
Keith Young ... assistant director

Art Department

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Roy Bell ... assistant to designer
Mat Bergel ... stand-by props
John Booth ... additional prop assistant
Bryan Boyne ... stagehand
Tony Braden ... plasterer laborer
Frank Cameron ... carpenter
Tristan Carlisle-Kitz ... additional prop assistant
Stewart Cunningham ... dressing prop man
Paul Curren ... painter
Sam Curren ... painter
John Donnelly ... stagehand
Gordon Fitzgerald ... property master
Colin H. Fraser ... construction manager
Derek Fraser ... construction chargehand
Bobby Gee ... painter
Paul Grange ... plasterer
Mark Harrold ... carpenter
Richard Hassall ... carpenter
Will Hughes-Jones ... art department assistant
Piero Jamieson ... dressing prop man
Roger Jorgensen ... draughtsman
Peter Knotts ... carpenter
Dave Lawrence ... stand-by rigger
Graham C. McGill ... assistant to designer
Drew Meldon ... chargehand rigger
Allison Nalder ... assistant to designer
Jim Patrick ... chargehand painter
Karl Probert ... assistant art director
Neil Querns ... carpenter
Mark Rimmell ... property buyer
Mike Roberts ... storeman
Alex Robertson ... stand-by carpenter
Bob Rose ... plasterer
Jeremy Rose ... plasterer
Bob Ross ... chargehand carpenter (as Robert Ross) / dressing prop man (as Robert Ross)
Miguel Sapochnik ... storyboard artist
Anna Selwood ... stand-by props
Bill Thompson ... plasterer laborer
John Woods ... chargehand plasterer

Sound Department

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Kevin Brazier ... dubbing editor
Tony Cook ... boom operator
Neil Davidge ... sound mixer
Diane Greaves ... foley artist
Stephen Griffiths ... dubbing editor
Dave Humphries ... dubbing mixer
Dave Jepkin ... assistant sound engineer
Alastair Mason ... sound trainee
Colin Nicolson ... sound
Alan Sallabank ... adr mixer
Lee Shephard ... assistant sound engineer
Jason Swanscott ... foley artist
Trevor Swanscott ... foley mixer
Robert Thompson ... assistant sound mixer

Special Effects by

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John Cox ... special effects technician
Dave Crownshaw ... snow effects supervisor
Peter Haran ... special effects technician
Tim Howell ... special effects technician
John Mason ... special effects technician
Mark Raymond ... special effects technician (as Mark E. Raymond)

Visual Effects by

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Blondel Aidoo ... visual effects producer
Andy Atkins ... supervising digital artist
Jerr Dunlap ... 3D digital artist
Russell Frazier ... digital artist
Peter Graziano ... digital artist
Dan Hamilton ... visual effects editor
Heidy Hughes ... digital artist
Jim Livolsi ... visual effects facility producer
Howard Minkow ... effects coordinator
TJ Morgan ... senior digital artist
Matt Plec ... SGI digital artist
Mathieu Reid ... effects color timer
Robert Scifo ... digital matte paintings
Janice Tso ... supervising digital artist
Bobby Vignato ... digital artist
David Smith ... optical cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Scott-Law ... action sequence coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Bates ... generator operator
Julie Bills ... camera trainee
Lewis Buchan ... focus puller: second unit
Stuart Bunting ... camera grip
Chris Burns ... clapper loader: second unit
Matthew Butler ... electrician
Clive Coote ... still photographer
Neil Davidson ... clapper loader: second unit
Nigel Finch ... still photographer: photographs of Jamie
Baz Irvine ... focus puller
Ivan Kyncl ... still photographer: photographs of Jamie
Kristen McMahon ... clapper loader
Jan Pester ... Steadicam operator
Alastair Rae ... steadicam operator
Mark Ritchie ... best boy
Steve Rundell ... additional photographer
Garry Thomson ... electrician
Lee Walters ... gaffer
Simon Werry ... aerial camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ruth Cummings ... wardrobe assistant
Gabriel O'Brien ... wardrobe manager

Location Management

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Brian Kaczynski ... location manager
Janet Riddoch ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Rachel Bolt ... viola
James Seymour Brett ... music co-producer
David Harrod ... additional musician: piano
Stephen McLaughlin ... music mixer / music recordist
Michael Price ... music co-producer

Transportation Department

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Danny Blain ... driver: wardrobe bus
Alan Doyle ... driver: dressing props car
Frank Hudson ... driver: stand-by props car
John McDowell ... make-up bus driver
Dennis McElhaney ... driver: winnebago
Arthur Morrison ... transportation captain
Brian Morrison ... driver: minibus
Terence Morrison ... driver: construction bus
Conrad Phillips ... driver: camera car
Bill Stevenson ... unit driver
Clark Tracy ... driver: greenroom truck

Other crew

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Pete Beaver ... tutor
Claire Best ... production executive
Robert Bowman ... caterer
Merry Brown ... caterer
Alison Campbell ... production coordinator
Janice Corson ... stand-in
Guy Cowan ... caterer
Robert Cowie ... floor runner
Lou Crichton ... continuity assistant
John D'Arcy ... caterer
Ben Dickens ... ice floe contractor
John S. Don ... rocking horses
Flora Fleming ... stand-in
Kelly Forgan ... stand-in
Mike Fraser ... rushes transfer
Dennis Gallagher ... additional labourer
Linda Gamble ... unit publicist
Frank Gannon ... lipper development staff
Michael Gerrard ... additional labourer
Pamela Godfrey ... marketing supervisor
Martina Gormley ... chaperone
Izzy Graham ... caterer
Keith Handley ... additional labourer
Andy Irvine ... caterer
Emma James ... production coordinator
Roger Kass ... legal services
Lucy Marr ... production runner
John McKain ... assistant accountant
John McVeigh ... caterer
Steven Michalski ... additional labourer
Lee Miller ... caterer
Seth Miller ... assistant floor runner
John Miranda ... executive
Geraldine Murphy ... unit nurse
Erin O'Rourke ... development staff: Pressman
Pat Rambaut ... script supervisor
Karen Robson ... legal services
Michael Scott-Law ... action sequence consultant / action sequence coordinator
Peggy Smith ... lipper development staff
David Stewart ... seagulls
Derek Townshend ... insurance
Will Tyler ... production accountant

Thanks

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David Aukin ... special thanks
Lindsay Duncan ... special thanks
Graham Easton ... special thanks
David Evans ... special thanks
Thelma Holt ... special thanks
Ileen Maisel ... special thanks
John Ross Morland ... special thanks
Anthony J. O'Donnell ... special thanks
Lynn Pressman-Raymond ... special thanks
Allon Reich ... special thanks
Celia Stevenson ... special thanks
Stan Thomas ... special thanks
John Wark ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The film centers on four pairs - Frances is a recent widow who wants to get away from Scotland to Australia with her teenage son Alex to escape her memories, arrival of her old mother Elspeth makes her reconsider her decision. Alex approaches his first sexual experience with neighbour girl Nita. Chloe and Lily are two old women who like to attend strangers' funerals and Tom with Sam are two schoolboys who skip school to play on the beach and talk. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • L'invitée de l'hiver (France)
  • El invitado de invierno (Spain)
  • El convidat d'hivern (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Talvivieras (Finland)
  • O episkeptis tou heimona (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP56,752, 11 Jan 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia Alan Rickman's directorial debut. See more »
Movie Connections References Now, Voyager (1942). See more »
Soundtracks Take Me With You See more »
Quotes Frances: This is my own body. I can do what I like. I can gain weight if I like, and I can cut my own hair.
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