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Britannic (2000)

A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916. This explores the theory of a German Agent sabotaging the liner, a hospital ship.


Brett Thompson, Kim Owen Smith (as Kim Smith) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Atterton ... Reynolds
Amanda Ryan ... Vera Campbell
Jacqueline Bisset ... Lady Lewis
Ben Daniels ... Townsend
John Rhys-Davies ... Captain Barrett (as John Rhys Davies)
Bruce Payne ... Doctor Baker
Alex Ferns Alex Ferns ... Stoker Evans
Eleanor Oakley Eleanor Oakley ... Sarah Lewis
Archie Davies Archie Davies ... William Lewis
Ed Stobart Ed Stobart ... Mayfield
Adam Bareham Adam Bareham ... Radio Operator
David Lumsden David Lumsden ... German Radio Operator
Wolf Kahler ... Captain Kruger
Philip Rham Philip Rham ... Jurgens
Daniel Coonan Daniel Coonan ... Seamus


The lazaret ship Britannic is used by England to transport weapons to Egypt. The German secret service wants to show that abuse of the red cross by overtaking the ship and steering it to a neutral port for inspection. The British secret service hear rumors of an operation and places its own agent, Vera Campell, a board, using the false identity of the nanny of the wife of the British Ambassador in Greece. The German plot to overtake the ship fails, so does a torpedo attack by a submarine. Will the ship be captured? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <Stephan.Eichenberg@stud.ch.tum.de>

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Plot Keywords:

kea | tzia | keos | greek cyclades | aegean | See All (87) »


At last, the untold story of the Titanic's sister ship... See more »


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English | German

Release Date:

10 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Британик See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The poem that Vera Campbell quotes to Doctor Baker at the beginning of the film and which she repeats again at the end of the film is a verse from "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron. The verse is: "Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean-roll!; Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin; his control stops at the shore." See more »


During his debriefing to the ship's personnel, Captain Barrett says that they are bound for the island of Moudros to pick up wounded soldiers. In fact, Moudros is a town and the name of the island is Lemnos. See more »


Vera Campbell: Are you married?
Reynolds: No, I'm not. But I envy those who are.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are set against footage of World War I and the Britannic's launch (which is actually footage of the Lusitania's launch). See more »


Featured in Titanic al detalle (2013) See more »

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24 March 2001 | by rmsswSee all my reviews

30 or so people died when the H.M.H.S Britannic sank, 55 minutes after striking a mine, and this is how we respect them?

I am shocked at the fact that the film makers had the nerve to use the name Britannic in this steaming pile of a movie.

Don't even bother seeing this movie for yourself, the real story is far more dramatic. For instance, Violet Jessop, who was a nurse on the Britannic, was also on the Titanic 4 years earlier, and she was onboard the Titanic's other sister ship, the R.M.S. Olympic, when she collided with the British cruiser, the H.M.S. Hawke, in 1911. This poor women was on all three Olympic-Class liners (as they were called) when they experienced tragedies, and she isn't even mentioned. However, I believe that the main character in the movie is loosely based on her.

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