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The End of the Affair ()


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A desperate man tries to find out why his beloved left him years ago.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 27 nominations.
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Maurice Bendrix
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Henry Miles
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Sarah Miles
Heather-Jay Jones ...
Henry's Maid (as Heather Jay Jones)
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Mr. Savage
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Mr. Parkis
Sam Bould ...
Lance Parkis (as Samuel Bould)
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Waiter
Penny Morrell ...
Bendrix' Landlady
Simon Fisher-Turner ...
Doctor Gilbert (as Dr. Simon Turner)
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Father Richard Smythe
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Miss Smythe
Nicholas Hewetson ...
Chief Warden
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Chief Engineer
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Brighton Fair-Goer (uncredited)
Jeremy Caleb Johnson ...
Bystander (uncredited)
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Vicar on Train (uncredited)
Nic Main ...
Commanding Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Neil Jordan

Written by

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Graham Greene ... (novel)
 
Neil Jordan ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Neil Jordan ... producer
Kathy Sykes ... co-producer
Stephen Woolley ... producer

Music by

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Michael Nyman

Cinematography by

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Roger Pratt

Film Editing by

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Tony Lawson

Editorial Department

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Jens Baylis ... first assistant editor
Michael J. Gaffey ... post-production runner (as Mike Gaffey)
Valentina Giambanco ... second assistant editor
Matthew Tucker ... assistant editor
Natasha Wilkinson ... editor trainee
Philippa Wood ... post-production coordinator
Nuala Roche ... assistant conforming editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Susie Figgis

Production Design by

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Anthony Pratt

Art Direction by

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Jon Billington
Chris Seagers ... supervising art director
Tony Woollard

Set Decoration by

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John Bush
Joanne Woollard

Costume Design by

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Sandy Powell

Makeup Department

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Christine Beveridge ... hair designer / makeup designer
Sarah Trudi Herrmann ... trainee makeup artist
Paolo Mantini ... hair stylist
Elaine L. Offers ... makeup artist: Julianne Moore
Vivien Riley ... hair stylist / key makeup artist
Demelza Rogers ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Jeremy Woodhead ... makeup artist: Ralph Fiennes
Felicity Wright ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Phil Hounam ... unit manager
Michael Saxton ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Patrick Clayton ... assistant director
Sean Clayton ... assistant director
Marios Hamboulides ... assistant director
Michael Stevenson ... assistant director
Ian Stone ... assistant director
Anthony Wilcox ... assistant director

Art Department

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Nicola Barnes ... art department production assistant
John Bohan ... construction manager
Peter Brown ... carpenter
Thomas Brown ... art department assistant
Colin Burgess ... dressing props
Derek Dackombe ... supervising carpenter
Mark Dowling ... scenic painter
Carol Eastwood ... construction buyer
Michael Finlay ... painter
Heidi Gibb ... art department assistant
Alan Gilmore ... draughtsman
Matthew Gray ... draughtsman (as Matt Gray)
Jo Graysmark ... assistant art director
Alan Grenham ... stand-by painter
David Haberfield ... supervising painter
Robert Harper ... painter
Gary Hedges ... chargehand carpenter
Terry Heggarty ... painter
Scott Hillier ... rigger
Mags Horspool ... stand-by art director (as Margaret Horspool)
Kevin Lloyd ... chargehand stagehand
David Lowery ... supervising carpenter
Tom Martin ... head carpenter (as Thomas Martin)
Dave Midson ... props
Steve Mitchell ... scenic artist
Danny O'Regan Jr. ... stand-by carpenter
Daniel O'Regan ... supervising carpenter
John O'Shaughnessy ... production buyer
Keith Pitt ... dressing props
Danny Rogers ... graphic designer
Keith Stevenson ... set dresser
Emma Tauber ... art department production assistant
Bradley Torbett ... chargehand stand-by props
Jason Torbett ... stand-by props
Keith Vowles ... property master
Clive Ward ... head painter
John Whitby ... carpenter
Derek Whorlow ... supervising stagehand
Clive Wilson ... dressing props
Robert Wishart ... chargehand carpenter
Tony Marks ... carpenter (uncredited)
Brian Muir ... sculptor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mark Auguste ... sound editor
Sam Auguste ... assistant sound editor
Tim Hands ... dialogue and adr editor
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Daniel Laurie ... assistant dialogue editor
Dominic Lester ... re-recording mixer
John Lewis Aschenbrenner ... boom operator (as John Lewis)
Robin O'Donoghue ... re-recording mixer
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
David Stephenson ... production sound mixer
Richard Street ... re-recording mixer
Andy Thompson ... adr mixer
Derek Trigg ... foley editor
Colin Wood ... sound maintenance

Special Effects by

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James Brady ... special effects technician
Dave Crownshaw ... snow effects supervisor
Yves De Bono ... special effects supervisor
Mark Griffin ... special effects buyer/tech
Ron Hone ... special effects technician (as Ronald Hone)
Trevor Neighbour ... special effects workshop supervisor
Terry Rigarlsford ... special effects technician
Stephen Shelley ... snow effects technician
Stephen Sutton ... special effects technician
Andy Wilson ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Martin Body ... optical cameraman
Libby Hazell ... visual effects producer
Chris Monks ... CG artist
Mark Nelmes ... visual effects supervisor
Alex Payman ... compositing artist
Pat Wong ... digital compositor
Jan Hogevold ... digital scanning and recording: CFC (uncredited)
Oliver James ... research and development (uncredited)
David Smith ... optical cameraman: Peerless Camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paul Jennings ... stunts
Greg Powell ... stunt coordinator
Lee Sheward ... stunts
Peter Pedrero ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Appleby ... still photographer
Danny Espey ... electrician
Warren Ewen ... electrician
Chuck Finch ... gaffer
Stephen Finch ... electrician
Guy Frost ... clapper loader
Amy Gilliam ... camera trainee
Martin Godward ... stand-by rigger (as Martin Goddard)
Alan Grosch ... electrician
Edwin Hawkins ... rigger
Peter Hawkins ... rigger
Simon Lucas ... electrician
Clive Mackey ... focus puller
Colin Manning ... grip
Keith Manning ... grip
Graham Martyr ... focus puller
Billy Merrell ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Bill Merrell)
Andrew Nolan ... practical electrician
Tommy O'Sullivan ... electrician
Mike Roberts ... camera operator
Elliot Thomas ... electrician
Alf Tramontin ... steadicam operator
Garie Wetherill ... video assist trainee
Berndt Wiese ... clapper loader
Gordon Segrove ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kate Bryden ... casting assistant
Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Toni Brennand ... wardrobe
John Cowell ... head costume painter
Charlotte Finlay ... costumer
Annie Hadley ... chief costume cutter
Dougie Hawkes ... costumier
Joe Hobbs ... wardrobe
Sharon Long ... costume supervisor
Debbie Scott ... assistant costume designer
Sunita Singh ... wardrobe
Dominic Young ... costume maker
Yvonne Otzen ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Steve Hart ... first assistant location manager
Amanda Hawes ... location assistant
Damon Meredith ... assistant location manager
David Pinnington ... location manager
Lucy Williams ... location assistant

Music Department

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Cameron Allan ... music producer
Alexander Balanescu ... musician: solo violin
Michael Connell ... supervising music editor
Austin Ince ... music engineer
Michael Nyman ... conductor
Andy Parker ... musician: viola
Jackie Shave ... orchestra leader
Bruce White ... Viola / musician: viola (uncredited)
Rachel Allen ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Nick Barr ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Mark Berrow ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Michael Chapman ... musician: horn (uncredited)
David Chatterton ... musician: trumpet and flugel horn (uncredited)
Dave Clarke ... music engineer (uncredited)
Nick Cooper ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Chris Cozens ... auricle control systems (uncredited)
Dermot Crehan ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Philip D'Arcy ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Beverley Davison ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Manon Derome ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Karen Elliott ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Martin Elliott ... musician: soprano, alto and baritone saxophone (uncredited)
Jonathan Evans-Jones ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Christian Forshaw ... musician: English horn (uncredited)
Simon Haram ... musician: soprano, alto and baritone saxophone (uncredited)
John Harle ... musician: soprano and alto saxophone (uncredited)
Sophie Harris ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Tony Hinnigan ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Ian Humphries ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Philippa Ibbotson ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Austin Ince ... music mixer (uncredited)
Patrick Kiernan ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Boguslav Kostecki ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Chris Lawrence ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Julian Leaper ... musician: violin (uncredited)
David Lee ... musician: bass trombone and tuba (uncredited)
Rita Manning ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Paul Martin ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Anne Morfee ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Kate Musker ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Everton Nelson ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Andrew Parker ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Helen Paterson ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Maciej Rakowski ... musician: violin (uncredited)
David Roach ... musician: soprano and alto saxophone (uncredited)
William Schofield ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Mary Scully ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Jackie Shave ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Katherine Shave ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Steve Sidwell ... musician: trumpet/flugelhorn (uncredited)
Sonia Slany ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jonathan Snowden ... musician: flute, alto sax, piccolo and bassoon (uncredited)
Cathy Thompson ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Phil Todd ... musician: flute, alto sax and piccolo (uncredited)
Chris Tombling ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Paul Willey ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Warren Zielinski ... musician: violin (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Diana Dill ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Michael Geary ... action vehicle supplier: Motorhouse

Additional Crew

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Beth Bellson ... stand-in: Julianne Moore
Alan Bennett ... production assistant
Aron Clayton ... production assistant
Susan d'Arcy ... unit publicist
John Eccleston ... post-production accountant
John Erraught ... development executive
Marios Hamboulides ... production assistant
Sarah Hamilton ... assistant production coordinator
Ben Harrison ... floor runner
Sarah Hunt ... assistant production accountant
Girish Johar ... marketing & distribution
Sarah Jordan ... assistant: Neil Jordan
Allin Kempthorne ... typing double: Ralph Fiennes
Kimie Kimura-Heaney ... set production assistant
Kelly Messias ... assistant: Ralph Fiennes
Steve Morphew ... stand-in: Ralph Fiennes
Ali Moshref ... assistant production accountant
Anya Noakes ... publicist
Peter Ogunsalu ... assistant: Stephen Woolley
Maggie Phelan ... production accountant
Roger Phillips ... title designer
Brenda Rawn ... executive assistant: Neil Jordan
Christina Rice ... assistant: Julianne Moore
Frances Richardson ... assistant production accountant
Deryn Stafford ... production coordinator
Graham Stevens ... stand-in: Stephen Rea
Becky Symons ... production assistant (as Rebecca Symons)
David Theodore ... bassoon
Jason Wheeler ... production assistant
Julia Wilson Dickson ... dialogue coach (as Julia Wilson-Dickson)
Philippa Wood ... assistant: Stephen Woolley

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

1946 London. One evening, novelist Maurice Bendrix runs into his old friend, mild-mannered government minister Henry Miles, who he has not seen in two years. Maurice met Henry and his wife Sarah Miles in 1939 when they were neighbors off the Common, Maurice using the notion of Henry as research for a character for one of his novels. The reason they have not seen each other in such a long time is that last meeting is when Sarah, without warning, abruptly ended her affair with Maurice, an affair of which Henry had and has no knowledge. This meeting at least brings Maurice back into the Miles' realm and again seeing Sarah. Maurice is as dismayed to hear as Henry is dismayed to tell that he believes Sarah currently is having an affair. Beyond still being in love with her, the deeper reason for Maurice's dismay is not only Sarah having professed her eternal love for him during the time they were together, but her vow that she would never sleep with another man, her and Henry's marriage, while one of emotional need, not of romantic love or sex. Stemming from a conversation between the two men, Maurice employs a detective agency to discover the nature of what Henry believes is Sarah's affair. In the process of discovering what Sarah has been doing, Maurice may discover what happened to end their affair and if she has been true to her word of her eternal love and sexual faithfulness to him. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • La fin d'une liaison (France)
  • Das Ende einer Affäre (Germany)
  • El fin del romance (Spain)
  • El final de l'idil·li (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Meilės romano pabaiga (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Budget $23,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP574,419, 13 Feb 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Miranda Richardson and Kristin Scott Thomas were both considered for the role of Sarah Miles, before Julianne Moore personally wrote a letter to director Neil Jordan, asking for the part in the film. Her method worked, and she was offered the role. See more »
Goofs Bendrix has just finished putting Sarahs stocking on and attaching the garter strap. In the next shot he puts her shoe on a foot clearly not wearing a stocking. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Behind the Passion (1999). See more »
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Quotes Maurice Bendrix: I'm jealous of this stocking.
Sarah Miles: Why?
Maurice Bendrix: Because it does what I can't. Kisses your whole leg. And I'm jealous of this button.
Sarah Miles: Poor, innocent button.
Maurice Bendrix: It's not innocent at all. It's with you all day. I'm not.
Sarah Miles: I suppose you're jealous of my shoes?
Maurice Bendrix: Yes.
Sarah Miles: Why?
Maurice Bendrix: Because they'll take you away from me.
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