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The Lost Prince (2003)

The true story of the British royal Prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Director:

Stephen Poliakoff
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Williams ... Prince John (younger)
Matthew James Thomas ... Prince John (older) (as Matthew Thomas)
Brock Everitt-Elwick Brock Everitt-Elwick ... Prince George (younger)
Rollo Weeks ... Prince George (older)
Gina McKee ... Lalla
Tom Hollander ... George V
Miranda Richardson ... Queen Mary
Bill Nighy ... Stamfordham
Bibi Andersson ... Queen Alexandra
Ron Cook ... Lloyd George
Frank Finlay ... Asquith
David Westhead ... Fred
John Sessions ... Mr. Hansell
Michael Gambon ... Edward VII
David Barrass David Barrass ... Kaiser Wilhelm
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Storyline

British empire monarch George V (Tom Hollander) and his wife Queen Mary (Miranda Richardson) decide to hide their last-born son, Johnnie (Daniel Williams), from the public, being embarrassingly affected by epilepsy. While his protective elder brother is ruthlessly groomed for court life, Johnnie gets packed off to a country cottage on the royal estate Sandringham. With his full-time governess Lalla (Gina McKee), a substitute-mother, he's abandoned to playfulness and virtual social neglect. The Great War and the Russian Revolution change life in Britain, also at court, even at Sandringham, where royal refugees are expected. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

The heartbreaking story of the prince that history forgot

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ingeborga Dapkunaite reprised her role as Czarina Alexandra Fyodorovna in Grigoriy R. (2014). See more »

Goofs

When the Romanovs are in England, Alexandra speaks English with a Russian accent. In real life, Alexandra was a German princess raised in England by her grandmother, Queen Victoria. She spoke English with a British accent. See more »

Quotes

Prince George: [Speaking about Prince John] He was the only one of us who was able to be himself.
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Connections

Featured in The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Rondo from string quartet no. 2
(uncredited)
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Peter Vec - Cello, Andrew Strange - Viola, Oliver Heath - Violin From National Symphony Orchestra
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Outstanding
24 October 2004 | by jeffkaufSee all my reviews

This production is outstanding in every way: style, substance and sensitivity. A remarkable glimpse at a remarkable time in Western history told via a very personal and touching biography. Director, Stephen Poliakoff has done what is rare: the combination of otherwise cold dates, places and faces brought to the level of high art. As far as casting is concerned, again quite outstanding. Every role seems as though it were created for the talented actor that inhabited it. Special kudos to Miranda Richardson as Queen Mary, Gina McKee as Prince John's nanny Lala and Bill Nighy as Stamfordham: King George's private secretary. Lastly, congratulations to Adrian Johnston for a lovely and most appropriate musical score.


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Official Sites:

BBc [UK] | PBS

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El príncipe perdido See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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