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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
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Series cast summary:
Kenneth Branagh ...  Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
John Grillo ...  Franks 2 episodes, 2002
Paul Humpoletz Paul Humpoletz ...  Man in Audience 2 episodes, 2002
Phoebe Nicholls ...  Emily Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Eve Best ...  Eleanor Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Mark Tandy ...  Frank Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Cicely Delaney Cicely Delaney ...  Cecily Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Christian Young Christian Young ...  Raymond Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Embeth Davidtz ...  Rosalind Chetwynd 2 episodes, 2002
Gino Melvazzi ...  Head Waiter 2 episodes, 2002
Danny Webb ...  Perris 2 episodes, 2002
Lorcan Cranitch ...  Frank Wild 2 episodes, 2002
Michael Culkin ...  Jack Morgan 2 episodes, 2002
Mark McGann ...  Tom Crean 2 episodes, 2002
Abby Ford Abby Ford ...  Marcie 2 episodes, 2002
Ron Donachie ...  Keltie 2 episodes, 2002
Corin Redgrave ...  Lord Curzon 2 episodes, 2002
Robert Swann Robert Swann ...  Freshfield 2 episodes, 2002
Chris Larkin ...  George Marston 2 episodes, 2002
Elizabeth Spriggs ...  Janet Stancombe Wills 2 episodes, 2002
Peter Cartwright ...  Judge 2 episodes, 2002
Ben Silverstone ...  Very Young Applicant 2 episodes, 2002
Shaun Dooley ...  Hubert Hudson 2 episodes, 2002
Nicholas Rowe ...  Thomas Orde-Lees 2 episodes, 2002
Richard Cant ...  First Lieutenant 2 episodes, 2002
Mathew Ashwood Mathew Ashwood ...  Second Lieutenant 2 episodes, 2002
Mark Williams ...  Dudley Docker 2 episodes, 2002
Roger May Roger May ...  Cavalry Officer 2 episodes, 2002
Hal Cruttenden Hal Cruttenden ...  Bearded Applicant 2 episodes, 2002
Kevin McNally ...  Frank Worsley 2 episodes, 2002
Joseph Long ...  Oddenino 2 episodes, 2002
Matt Wilkinson Matt Wilkinson ...  Assistant Director 2 episodes, 2002
Robert Hardy ...  Sir James Caird 2 episodes, 2002
Bruce Byron Bruce Byron ...  Harbour 2 episodes, 2002
Pip Torrens ...  James McIlroy 2 episodes, 2002
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ...  Alexander Macklin 2 episodes, 2002
Ingar Helge Gimle ...  Whaleman 2 episodes, 2002
Jamie Lee Jamie Lee ...  James Wordie 2 episodes, 2002
Christian Steel Christian Steel ...  Leonard Hussey 2 episodes, 2002
Ken Drury ...  Henry McNeish 2 episodes, 2002
Craig Cheetham ...  Walter How 2 episodes, 2002
Ian Mercer ...  Ernest Holness 2 episodes, 2002
Hugh Simon Hugh Simon ...  Equerry 2 episodes, 2002
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ...  King George V 2 episodes, 2002
Matt Day ...  Frank Hurley 2 episodes, 2002
Paul Bigley Paul Bigley ...  Charles Green 2 episodes, 2002
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ...  William Bakewell 2 episodes, 2002
Celyn Jones ...  Perce Blackborow 2 episodes, 2002
Sven Nordin Sven Nordin ...  Jacobsen 2 episodes, 2002
Rolf Arly Lund Rolf Arly Lund ...  Capt. Thoralf 2 episodes, 2002
Angus Barnett ...  Wounded Soldier 2 episodes, 2002
Hugh Ross ...  Marsh 2 episodes, 2002
Claudia Coulter ...  Italian Maid 2 episodes, 2002
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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.

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On the brink of death - courage was his only weapon.


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Release Date:

7 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Greenland See more »

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(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This mini-series was written and directed by Charles Sturridge, who directed Brideshead Revisited (1981). In this production, he was reunited with Brideshead actress and actor Phoebe Nicholls and John Grillo. See more »

Goofs

When Shackleton lifts up the binoculars to watch the Endurance being crushed by ice, a cameraman operating a camera is reflected in the lenses of the binoculars. See more »

Quotes

Sir Ernest Shackleton: What is going on here?
Frank Worsley: McNish, here, feels that there's--
Sir Ernest Shackleton: Get these men back to work, Captain. There's a base up ahead; Charlie's setting up a hooch tent. Now move, and that's an order.
Henry McNish: You've no authority!
Sir Ernest Shackleton: Don't talk to me about authority! Who gave you the authority to have 20 men standing still here freezing? Who gave you the authority to risk their lives while you discuss what you think?! You want to know WHY they're doing what they're doing? *Because I told them to.* If you think that's ...
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excellent, in the footsteps of Scott
3 January 2002 | by rice-1See all my reviews

I have only just finished watching this compelling two parter. I have previously been a fan of the Scott of the Antarctic story and the John Mills film of the same; I was apprehensive of the outcome of this made for TV version.

However, the result was superb. The acting , cast and script matched the quatilty of the original tale. An epic true human story of Endurance, deserved to be well presented and it was. You can only be left in awe of the men who took part in the original incident. Treat yourself to this if you have not already seen it, but wear some warm clothing, you feel the chill of the realism - I loved it. 10/10


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