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The Clandestine Marriage (1999)

A period movie, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. ... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Miles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Hawthorne ... Lord Ogleby
Joan Collins ... Mrs. Heidelberg
Timothy Spall ... Sterling
Tom Hollander ... Sir John Ogelby
Paul Nicholls ... Richard Lovewell
Natasha Little ... Fanny
Emma Chambers ... Betsy
Cyril Shaps ... Canton
Ray Fearon ... Brush
Mark Burns Mark Burns ... Capstick
Timothy Bateson ... Gaoler
Craster Pringle Craster Pringle ... Ruben
Lara Harvey Lara Harvey ... Lucy
Jenny Galloway ... Mrs Trusty
Philippa Stanton Philippa Stanton ... Chamber
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A period movie, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. The planned marriage suffers a last-minute upset when the would-be husband switches affections to the bride's sister.

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For better...or for worse

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamos gia klamata See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Dame Joan Collins used their own money to fund the movie when financial difficulties arose during production. See more »

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Secret
Written by Trevor Bentham, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Stanislas Syrewicz
Arranged by Julia Taylor-Stanley, Ian Lynn, Stanislas Syrewicz
Performed by Miriam
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From the eye of a filmmaker -

The costumes are just amazing! The dialog is wonderfully witty! The wigs are inspirational! The makeup is perfect! The locations are breath-taking! The acting is superb! If you like period films you'll need to add this lovely piece to your collection. An excellent ensemble cast who portray tangible characters. This feature must have fallen through the cracks of non-advertising land, because I don't remember it being in theaters. I find myself watching it about three or four times a year - it will really make you smile. It is indeed a film of "Quaalitaay." I'll have to hire Paul Nicholls for one of my films; would like to see more of him.


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