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The House of Mirth ()


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A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 28 nominations.
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Lily Bart
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Augustus 'Gus' Trenor
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Mrs. Julia Peniston, Lily's Aunt
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George Dorset
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Sim Rosedale (as Anthony Lapaglia)
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Bertha Dorset
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Grace Julia Stepney
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Mrs. Carry Fisher
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Lawrence Selden
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Judy Trenor
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Percy Gryce
Helen Coker ...
Evie Van Osburgh
Mary MacLeod ...
Mrs. Haffen (as Mary Macleod)
Paul Venables ...
Jack Stepney
Serena Gordon ...
Gwen Stepney
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Mrs. Hatch
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Madame Regina
Anne Marie Timoney ...
Miss Haines
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Mrs. Bry
Ralph Riach ...
Lord Hubert Dacy
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Mr. Bry
Philippe De Grossouvre ...
Ned Silverton
Trevor Martin ...
Jennings, the Butler
David Ashton ...
Lawyer
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Mattie Gormer
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Paul Morpeth
Pamela Dwyer ...
Edith Fisher
Kate Wooldridge ...
Parlour Maid
Graham Crammond ...
Clerk
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Dorset Butler
Alyxis Daly ...
Landlady
Joanne Bett ...
1st Millinery Girl
Mary Goonan ...
2nd Millinery Girl
Gowan Calder ...
3rd Millinery Girl
Morag Siller ...
4th Millinery Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Piper Anderson-Klotz ...
Little Girl in the Hall (uncredited)
Paul Darroch ...
Butler (uncredited)
Nick Smith ...
Servant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terence Davies

Written by

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Edith Wharton ... (novel "The House of Mirth")
 
Terence Davies ... (written by)

Produced by

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Pippa Cross ... executive producer
Bob Last ... executive producer
Olivia Stewart ... producer
Alan J. Wands ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Remi Adefarasin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Parker

Editorial Department

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Martin Brinkler ... additional editor
Steve Farman ... negative cutter
Celia Haining ... first assistant editor
Lara Masters ... Audio Description Script
Lea Morement ... second assistant editor
Anita M. Patel ... post-production coordinator
Dan Roberts ... lightworks assistant
Michael Solinger ... post-production consultant
William Parnell ... dailies editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Don Taylor

Art Direction by

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Diane Dancklefsen

Set Decoration by

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John Bush

Costume Design by

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Monica Howe

Makeup Department

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Paul Huntley ... wig maker
Renate Leuschner ... wig maker (as Renata)
Eva Marieges Moore ... hair stylist: Gillian Anderson / makeup artist: Gillian Anderson
Dianne Millar ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Christine Powers ... hair stylist (as Chrissie Powers) / makeup artist (as Chrissie Powers)
Jan Harrison Shell ... hair designer / makeup designer
Meg Speirs ... hair stylist (as Meg Spiers) / makeup artist (as Meg Spiers)

Production Management

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Wendy Broom ... production manager
Tony Hood ... unit manager
Sarah Lee ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Booker ... second assistant director
Sarah Lee ... second unit director
Nanna Mailand-Hansen ... third assistant director
Guy Travers ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Alan Bailey ... property master
Phil Bowen ... carpenter
Frank Cameron ... carpenter
Ursula Cleary ... assistant art director
Sam Curran Jr. ... painter
Paul Curren ... chargehand painter
Sam Curren ... painter (as Sam Curran Snr.)
John Donnelly ... carpenter
Billy Edwards ... stand-by props
Dave Fisher ... chargehand stand-by props
Bobby Gee ... stand-by painter
Alec Graham ... carpenter
Jo Graysmark ... location art director
Charles Green ... plasterer
Richard Hassall ... stand-by carpenter
Christopher Higson ... chargehand carpenter (as Chris Higson)
John Knight ... dressing props
Peter Knotts ... carpenter
William Maxwell ... stagehand
Nick Mollo ... storeman
Tim Monroe ... assistant art director
Barry Nelson ... construction stand-by
Alex Robertson ... carpenter
Paul Rogerson ... laborer
Danny Sumsion ... construction manager
Gregor Telfer ... dressing props
Joe Willmott ... carpenter: second unit (as Joseph Wilmott)
Billy Wilson ... stand-by rigger
Colin Woodbridge ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Tony Cook ... boom operator
Paul Hamblin ... re-recording mixer
Stewart Henderson ... dialogue editor
Stuart Hilliker ... assistant dubbing mixer
Catherine Hodgson ... supervising sound editor
Louis Kramer ... sound recordist
Richard Lewis ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Sandy Miller ... cable person
Michael Redfern ... foley editor
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Ted Swanscott ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Nick Watson ... sound consultant: Dolby
Paul Hamblin ... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Steve Hancock ... studio sound technician (uncredited)
Stewart Henderson ... adr editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Perry Costello ... rigging supplier
Ricky Farns ... special effects: second unit
Stuart Murdoch ... special effects supervisor (as Stuart Murdock)
Dan Wright ... special effects assistant (as Daniel Wright)

Visual Effects by

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Steve Cutmore ... digital compositor: Peerless Camera
John Paul Docherty ... visual effects supervisor: Peerless Camera
Tim Ollive ... computer animator: Peerless Camera
Susi Roper ... visual effects producer: Peerless Camera
Mark Spevick ... digital compositor: Peerless Camera (as Mark Spevik)
John Swinnerton ... digital compositor: Peerless Camera
Marc Twinam-Cauchi ... computer animator: Peerless Camera
Pat Wong ... digital compositor: Peerless Camera
David Smith ... optical cameraman: Peerless Camera (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Arnold ... key grip
Harry Bowers ... clapper loader
Jaap Buitendijk ... still photographer
Stuart Bunting ... additional grip
Ian Franklin ... best boy
Alex Howe ... focus puller: second unit
Joanne Lee ... assistant camera: second unit
Charlie Macher ... rigger: second unit
Steve Macher ... rigger: second unit
Gordon McMillan ... assistant camera / video assistant
Mark Milsome ... focus puller / focus puller: second unit
Barrie More ... rigging gaffer
Peter Muncey ... grip: second unit
Paul Murphy ... generator operator
Gary Parnham ... additional electrician
Chris Plevin ... photographer: second unit
Freddie Polombo ... generator operator
Esther Sellem ... assistant camera: second unit
Robin Stone ... grip: second unit
Brian Sullivan ... electrician
Ian Townsend ... grip: second unit
William Tracey ... rigging electrician
Jimmy Wilson ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Mark Bennett ... casting assistant (as Marc Bennett)
Deborah Maxwell Dion ... casting assistant
Julia Duff ... additional casting
Gemma Hancock ... casting assistant (as Jemma Hancock)
Jennifer McNamara ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kate Burnett ... wardrobe assistant
Ann Taylor Cowan ... wardrobe supervisor
Tom Hornsby ... wardrobe assistant
Anna Lau ... crowd wardrobe coordinator
Adrian Ratley ... wardrobe assistant
Guy Speranza ... wardrobe assistant
Jackie Thomas ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Valerie Bresso ... location manager: second unit
Kim Roper Caldbeck ... trainee location assistant
Lloret Dunn ... location scout
Tony Hood ... location manager: second unit
Sarah Lee ... location manager
Beverley Syme ... assistant location manager (as Bev Syme)

Music Department

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Nigel Acott ... music recording engineer
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Heather Bownass ... music supervisor
Terry Davies ... conductor
Isobel Griffiths ... music contractor / orchestral contractor
Adrian Johnston ... musical director
Bruce White ... musician: viola
Adrian Johnston ... music adaptor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Andy Bell ... unit driver
Jas Brown ... unit driver
Tommy Bryce ... unit driver
Jimmy Coutts ... facilities driver
Jeff Derby ... transportation captain
Robert Etherson ... driver: camera car
Graham Gordon ... driver: props
William Laidler ... unit driver
Neil McMahon ... unit driver
Charlie Morris ... facilities driver
Bill Stevenson ... unit driver
Vick Todd ... driver: props (as Vic Todd)
Scott Weir ... unit driver
Keith West ... driver: props

Other crew

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Brian Adams ... additional crew
Nicky Agnew ... caterer: Thistle Catering
Anne Maria Antzac ... additional crew
Lucy Aronica ... assistant to producer
Candice Banks ... additional crew
Heather Bownass ... assistant to executive producer
Mark Brennan ... additional crew
Mhairi Brennan ... assistant to producer
Neil Cairns ... assistant production accountant
John Cameron ... additional crew
Billy Campbell ... additional crew
Fraser Campbell ... additional crew
Lorna Carmichael ... additional crew
Brian Carrington ... additional crew
Steve Casey ... additional crew
Carol Chambers ... additional crew
Victoria Christensen ... crowd coordinator
Denise Coombes ... additional crew
Louise Coulter ... production accountant
Luke Coulter ... accounts trainee
Gloria Delmonte ... additional crew
Brendan Diver ... caterer: Thistle Catering (as Brendan Divers)
Alan Doyle ... additional crew
Polly Duncan ... additional crew
Sonya Dunwoodge ... production secretary
Kate Elliot-Muir ... additional crew (as Kate Elliot Muir)
John Ferguson ... additional crew
Claire Finlay ... additional crew
Jacky Fitt ... assistant to executive producer
Graham Gardener ... additional crew
Diana Gehriger ... assistant: Gillian Anderson
Robert Gillan ... additional crew
Gary Grey ... additional crew
Tarn Harper ... post-production accountant
Roddy Hogg ... additional crew
Penny Hunt ... additional crew
Jessica Hurles-Laws ... production runner (as Jessica Hurles)
Steve Hutton ... stand-in
Debbie Kaye ... horses and carriages
Johanna Kenyon ... crowd coordinator
Dennis Knotts ... additional crew
Joanne Lee ... runner: second unit
Sarah Lee ... second unit supervisor
Delia Letham ... additional crew
Ella MacLean ... continuity trainee
Duncan McAllister ... additional crew
Charles McDonald ... publicist: McDonald & Rutter
Mark McGuiness ... additional crew
Mandy McKay ... production coordinator
Lou McLoughlan ... additional crew
James Miller ... additional crew
Sonia Moore ... additional crew
Catherine Muir ... additional crew
David Murray ... additional crew
Rosalind Nashashibi ... stand-in
Glen O'Brien ... additional crew
Gerry Ogden ... additional crew
Danny Oji ... additional crew
Karen Osterburgh ... additional crew
Martin Palmer ... additional crew
John Parks ... additional crew
Chris Paton ... unit publicist: McDonald & Rutter
Roger Phillips ... title designer
Samantha Print ... additional crew
Alex Purbrick ... assistant to director
Pat Rambaut ... script supervisor
Derrick Ritchie ... additional crew
Patsy Rodenburg ... voice coach
David Roy ... additional crew
Paul Roy ... additional crew
Esther Sellem ... runner: second unit
Steve Senior ... additional crew
Brian Shemmings ... health and safety: H & S Advisory Services
Dave Sherwyn ... additional crew
Catherine Shirley ... additional crew
Paul Shirley ... additional crew
James Shovlen ... additional crew
Kenny Skey ... caterer: Thistle Catering
Paul Smythe ... floor runner (as Paul Smyth)
Elaine Stewart ... additional crew
Stef Swiatek ... unit nurse
George Tarbuck ... additional crew
Thomas Urquart ... caterer: Thistle Catering
John Watt ... additional crew
Julia Wilson Dickson ... dialect coach (as Julia Wilson Dixon)
Andy Younger ... additional crew

Thanks

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David Alwin ... thanks
Kerry Barden ... thanks
Hercules Bellville ... thanks (as Hercules Belville)
Laurie Borg ... thanks
Helen Boyes ... thanks
Nigel Britten ... thanks
Leonard Crooks ... thanks (as Lenny Crooks)
Graham Easton ... thanks
Connie Freiberg ... thanks
Karen Friedman ... thanks
Neil Harris ... thanks
Norma Heyman ... thanks
Lorraine Jarvie ... thanks: Arthouse Hotel, Glasgow
Terry Lansbury ... thanks
Peter Levine ... thanks
Lilene Mansell ... thanks
Cate Marvin ... thanks
Scott Meek ... thanks
Kevin O'Shea ... thanks
Lady Palmer ... thanks: Manderston House
Lord Palmer ... thanks: Manderston House
Vanessa Pereira ... thanks
Kenny Skey ... thanks: Arthouse Hotel, Glasgow
Julian Slomon ... thanks
Sue Bruce Smith ... thanks
Lady Wemyss ... thanks: Gosford House
Jenny Wilkes ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Terence Davies' The House of Mirth is a tragic love story set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. Lily Bart is a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. Torn between her heart and her head, Lily always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time. She seeks a wealthy husband and in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Selden.

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Taglines When a woman has the beauty men admire and women envy...it is wise to tread carefully. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Chez les heureux du monde (France)
  • Haus Bellomont (Germany)
  • La casa de la alegría (Spain)
  • Az öröm háza (Hungary)
  • A Casa da Felicidade (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 135 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP88,920, 15 Oct 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Terence Davies used actual period dresses whenever possible. Some were so fragile that they ripped off of the actresses during scenes. He also used period corsets, which caused some of the actresses great pain, but made them better understand the constraints on women of the period. See more »
Goofs The film, which takes place during 1905-07, depicts several characters attending a performance of the opera "Cosi fan tutte" - but that opera was first performed in New York in 1922. See more »
Movie Connections References Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948). See more »
Soundtracks Oboe Concerto in D Minor: Slow Movement See more »
Crazy Credits Thanks to the staff of Kelvingrove Museum, the Lord Provost and staff at Glasgow City Chambers, residents of Kersland Street, all the staff at the Arthouse Hotel, Glasgow, and the Earls of Wemyss and March and Lady Wemyss. See more »
Quotes Lily Bart: Why is it when we meet we always play this elaborate game?
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