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The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000)

Inquisitive teenage orphan James is invited to stay at his uncle's country mansion. He explores the property and discovers the house holds many mysterious secrets.


Niall Johnson


Nicholas Wilde (novel), Niall Johnson


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Newman Jon Newman ... James Greville
Prunella Scales ... Sarah
Marc Danbury ... Social Worker
Emma Powell Emma Powell ... Social Worker / Clara
George Cole ... Great Uncle
Kevin Howarth ... Billyboy
Stephen Lyons Stephen Lyons ... Radio Announcer
Howard Coggins Howard Coggins ... Durban
Billy Smith Billy Smith ... Ben
Christian Rodska ... James' Father
Rebecca Weeks Rebecca Weeks ... Midge
Martin Neville Martin Neville ... The Vicar
Clive Montellier Clive Montellier ... The Butler
Daphne Neville Daphne Neville ... Mrs. Rolphe - Excited Lady at Party
Laura Coats Laura Coats ... 1939 Servant


A modern day ghost story for the whole family! Teenager James Greville has lived in children's homes his whole life, so he is surprised when a Great Uncle invites him to his country manor for a holiday. He spends most of his time alone exploring the sprawling Greville Lodge and soon discovers that the Lodge has many secrets, including doors to the west wing which have been sealed shut. One night James wakes up to find himself in front of one of the doors and this time it opens! Through the doors, the mysteries of Greville Lodge are revealed. Written by <Justquinn@aol.com>

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Family | Mystery


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Release Date:

6 October 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A kísértetház titka See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nicholas Wilde's source novel "Down Came A Blackbird" is somewhat darker in tone. James, who is only thirteen, is a petty criminal sent to the country while his mother recovers from an alcoholic coma, and initially plans to rob his great-uncle before running away. See more »


The story takes place in the two weeks before Christmas, yet all the trees and undergrowth are in full leaf. See more »

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A good family film
4 June 2004 | by brucedale129See all my reviews

A Good old fashion ghost story. The only problem I had with this well acted film was the season. The filming is meant to take place in an English winter. Unfortunately every tree and bush is covered in leaves. The case may be that global warming is having a bigger impact in England than previously thought. Mr Cole gives his usual excellent performance. Ms Scales also provides her usual high standards, but we are still waiting for the ghost of Basil through out. I may be faulty on that, but there are towers of a sort. I have never come across Jon Newman before, but I am sure I will again. The film takes it's self a bit serious, and could have done with a few more lighter moments. Expanding on this type of story may lead to a decent modern Ghost story film for adults in the future. Wes Craven watch and learn. Bruce.

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