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The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his... See more »

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Rochester
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Chiffinch
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Charles II
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Keown
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Countess
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Elizabeth Malet
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Etherege
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Sackville
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Alcock
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Vaughan
Hugh Sachs ...
Ratcliffe
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Downs
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Jane
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Harris
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Rose
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Elizabeth Barry
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Molly Luscombe (as Claire Higgins)
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Betterton
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Huysmans
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Sackville's Servant
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Barrillon
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Constable
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Trooper
Niall Buggy ...
Chaplain
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Bishop
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Black Rod (as TP McKenna)
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Acting Troop (as Richard Wills-Cotton)
Penny Layden ...
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Olivia Higginbottom ...
Acting Troop (as Kate Olivia Higginbottom)
Amy Darcy ...
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Graham Hughes ...
Acting Troop
Liam McKenna ...
Acting Troop
Habib Nasib Nader ...
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Acting Troop
Robert Sterne ...
Acting Troop
Katie Beale ...
Dancer
Anna Serena Bindra ...
Dancer
Fleur Davidson ...
Dancer
Natascha Falter ...
Dancer
Hannah Gould ...
Dancer
Alice Hutcheson ...
Dancer
Harriette Quarrie ...
Dancer
Susie Valerio ...
Dancer (as Susanna Valerio)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louisa Bawden ...
Orange Seller (uncredited)
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King Charles II's Servant (uncredited)
Amanda Girvan ...
Prostitute (uncredited)
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17th Century Bard (uncredited)
Davo McConville ...
Rochester's Valet (uncredited)
Charlotte Amelia Miles ...
Courtyard Girl (uncredited)
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Royal Servant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Laurence Dunmore

Written by

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Stephen Jeffreys ... (screenplay)
 
Stephen Jeffreys ... (play)

Produced by

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Chase Bailey ... executive producer
Mairi Bett ... line producer
Steve Christian ... executive producer
Louise Goodsill ... executive producer
Lianne Halfon ... producer
Ralph Kamp ... executive producer
Colin Leventhal ... executive producer
John Malkovich ... producer
Jessica Parker ... associate producer: Samuelson Productions
Marc Samuelson ... executive producer
Peter Samuelson ... executive producer
Russell Smith ... producer
Donald A. Starr ... executive producer (as Donald Starr)
Daniel J.B. Taylor ... executive producer

Music by

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Michael Nyman

Cinematography by

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Alexander Melman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jill Bilcock

Editorial Department

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Billy Browne ... second assistant editor
Alice Greenland ... post-production coordinator
Gabrielle Smith ... first assistant editor (as Gabby Smith)
Phillippa Hunt ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Jason Wheeler ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lucy Bevan
Mary Selway

Production Design by

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Ben van Os ... (as Ben Van Os)

Art Direction by

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Patrick Rolfe
Fleur Whitlock ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Robert Wischhusen-Hayes

Costume Design by

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Dien van Straalen ... (as Dien Van Straalen)

Makeup Department

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Abi Brotherton ... hair & makeup trainee
Julie Dartnell ... hair & makeup artist
Becky Devine ... hair & makeup trainee
John Munro ... hair & makeup: supporting artists
Peter Owen ... hair & makeup designer
Ivana Primorac ... hair & makeup chief
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore ... contact lenses
Julie Thom ... hair & makeup artist
Norma Webb ... hair & makeup artist
Patty York ... personal makeup artist
Nathaniel De'Lineadeus ... dental FX design and manufacture (uncredited)
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth (uncredited)

Production Management

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Marshall Leviten ... production manager
Caroline McManus ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matthew Baker ... second assistant director
Paul Bennett ... third assistant director
Max Keene ... first assistant director
Andrea Slater ... second assistant director: crowd
Amy Coop ... additional third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Alex Abelman ... carpenter: construction workshop, London
Sam Abelman ... carpenter: construction workshop, London
Gillian Allen-Fraser ... petty cash buyer: Isle of Man
Suzanne Austin ... assistant art director
Dave Ball ... construction manager: Isle of Man
Bruce Barnes ... site foreman: Isle of Man (as Bruce Barns)
Hammy Bernald ... carpenter: Isle of Man
Andy Blore ... carpenter: Isle of Man
Andrea Bond ... scenic painter: Isle of Man
Arran Brownlee ... storyboard artist
Corran Brownlee ... storyboard artist
Peter Burden ... dressing props
Gillian Campbell ... chargehand scenic painter: locations
Will Cann ... stand-by props
Alison Cardy ... petty cash buyer
Frank Carr ... stagehand
Graham Caulfield ... drapes man (as Grahame Caulfield)
Nigel Chrisholm ... carpenter: Isle of Man
Danny Clements ... additional dressing props
David Cooper ... carpenter: locations
Nick Cosens ... stand-by props
Gareth Cousins ... art department assistant
Dan Crandon ... construction manager
Hannah Crick ... scenic painter: locations
Tim Crowley ... assistant construction manager: Isle of Man / draughtsman: Isle of Man
Chris Cutler ... dressing props
Eric Downey ... supervising rigger: locations
Rebecca Duquenoy ... production buyer
Jim Dyson ... stand-by painter
Matthew Edgar ... carpenter: construction workshop, London (as Matthew Edger)
Bob Elton ... additional dressing props
John Fell ... rigger: locations
Stephen Fell ... rigger: locations
David Gray ... stand-by rigger (as Dave Gray)
Pat Hagerty ... rigger: Isle of Man
Paul Halter ... carpenter: construction workshop, London
Jason Htay ... carpenter: locations
Nigel Hughes ... scenic artist
Richard Kelloway ... dressing props (as Dick Kelloway)
Emma Kenaway ... artist
Chris Lightburn-Jones ... assistant construction manager: locations
Richard Mason ... carpenter: Isle of Man
Lisa McDiarmid ... stand-by art director
David McHenry ... draughtsman
Daryn McLaughlan ... art department runner
Garry Moore ... stand-by carpenter
Tony Moore ... rigger: locations
Justin Overhill ... scenic painter: locations
Damian Peedle ... carpenter: Isle of Man
Erik Peterson ... candle man
Gary Philips ... scenic painter: Isle of Man
John Pinkerton ... scenic painter: Isle of Man (as John Pickenton)
Jessie Power ... scenic painter: Isle of Man
Tim Powis ... foreman: construction workshop, London
Ben Rai-Green ... carpenter: locations
Jody Raynes ... scenic painter: locations
William Richards ... rigger: Isle of Man
Nigel Salter ... property master
Simon Scullion ... scenic painter: Isle of Man
Ussal Smithers ... production buyer
Mick Treend ... carpenter: Isle of Man
Karin Van Der Werff ... designer's assistant
Mark Wallis ... carpenter: Isle of Man
Michael Weedon ... rigger: Isle of Man
Bruce Williams ... scenic painter: Isle of Man
Jonnie Williams ... carpenter: locations
Stuart Headley-Read ... dressing props: dailies (uncredited)
Mark Hedges ... dressing prop daily (uncredited)
Alex Rutherford ... prop maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Craig Carter ... effects editor
Bruce Emery ... consultant: Dolby
Anthony Faust ... adr mixer
Helen Field ... facilities manager: Soundfirm Australia
Chris Goodes ... assistant sound mixer / effects editor
Antony Gray ... dialogue editor
Ben Greaves ... cableman
John Hayes ... production sound mixer
Roger Savage ... sound mixer
Paul Schwartz ... boom operator
Blair Slater ... foley editor
Mario Vaccaro ... foley editor
Tarn Willers ... cableman
Keenan Wyatt ... sound assistant
Sandy Buchanan ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ben Greaves ... second boom operator (uncredited)
John Hayes ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Trevor Butterfield ... special effects technician: SFX GB Ltd
John Fontana ... special effects technician: SFX GB Ltd
Alan Hawes ... special effects technician / special effects technician: SFX GB Ltd
Nick P. Phillips ... special effects technician: SFX GB Ltd (as Nick Philips)
Ed Smith ... special effects coordinator: SFX GB Ltd / special effects supervisor
Jody Taylor ... special effects technician: SFX GB Ltd
Stuart Wishart ... special effects technician: SFX GB Ltd
Julian Butterfield ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Luke Marcel ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Rob Tucker ... special effects (uncredited)

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Andy Burrow ... scanning: digital clean up and shoot: Framestore CFC
James Clarke ... scanning: digital clean up and shoot: Framestore CFC
Kate Cuffin ... digital compositor: Framestore CFC
Luke Drummond ... titles compositor: Framestore CFC
Jonathan Fawkner ... lead sequence compositor: Framestore CFC
Dianne Gordon ... data operator: Framestore CFC
Piers Hampton ... producer: Framestore CFC
Lucy Killick ... visual effects producer: Framestore CFC
Brian Krijgsman ... digital grading assistant: Framestore CFC
Roz Lowrie ... film editorial: Framestore CFC
Claire McGrane ... senior producer: Framestore CFC
Ellie Meure ... digital compositor: Framestore CFC
Kirsty Morgan ... visual effects coordinator: Framestore CFC
Mike Morrison ... data operator: Framestore CFC
Bruce Nelson ... paint & roto: Framestore CFC
Helen Nesbitt ... digital compositor: Framestore CFC
Dan Perry ... scanning: digital clean-up and shoot: Framestore CFC
Travis Porter ... digital compositor: Framestore CFC
Asa Shoul ... colorist: Framestore CFC
Maria Stroka ... scanning: digital clean-up and shoot: Framestore CFC
Paola Varvaro ... scanning: digital clean-up and shoot: Framestore CFC
Tim Webber ... visual effects supervisor: Framestore CFC
Corrina Wilson ... digital compositor: Framestore CFC
Ammann Christine Wong ... digital compositor: Framestore CFC (as Christine Wong)
Doron Zar ... digital grading assistant: Framestore CFC
Jerome Dewhurst ... di engineer (uncredited)
Paul Doogan ... scanning: digital clean up and shoot (uncredited)
Simon French ... camera technical director: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Benedict Gillingham-Sutton ... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Joe Godfrey ... scanning and recording & digital cleanup (uncredited)
Alistair Hamer ... film mastering engineer (uncredited)
Adam Hawkes ... retouch and restoration (uncredited)
Jan Hogevold ... production executive: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Kevin Lowery ... scanning: digital clean up and shoot (uncredited)
Rebecca Manning ... data operator: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Dan McRae ... digital lab: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Maria Michalopoulou ... data operator: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Christopher Page ... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Steve Parsons ... visual effects (uncredited)
Gavin Round ... digital lab film editor: Framestore-CFC (uncredited)
Jeremy Sawyer ... data operator (uncredited)
Matina Skouteri ... digital lab operator (uncredited)
Aubrey Woodiwiss ... digital clean-up: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Annabel Wright ... digital lab operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Skandar Allani ... stunt performer
Del Baker ... stunt performer
Gary Connery ... stunt performer (as Garry Connery)
Glenn Foster ... stunt performer (as Glen Foster)
David Garrick ... stunt performer (as Dave Garrick)
Richard Hansen ... stunt performer (as Richard Hanson)
Mark Henson ... assistant stunt coordinator (as Franklin Henson)
Nick Hobbs ... stunt performer
Paul Lowe ... stunt performer
Gareth Milne ... stunt coordinator
Rhiannon Milne ... stunt performer
Ray Nicholas ... stunt performer
Peter Pedrero ... stunt performer
Andy Butcher ... horseman (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary Davies ... gaffer
Robert Dibble ... focus puller
Lawrence Duffy ... best boy
Ross Duffy ... electrician
Lee Eldred ... electrician
Charlotte Ginsborg ... clapper loader
Tristan Haley ... second loader
Michael Hayes ... electrician
Rupert Hornstein ... focus puller
Michael Howard ... electrician
Jason Lobb ... electrician
Chaz Lyon ... clapper loader (as Chas Lyon)
Brian Miller ... genny operator
Peter Mountain ... stills photographer
Jack Whilding Newman ... video assist operator
Daniel Rake ... assistant grip
John Rake ... grip
Neville Richmond ... video assist operator
Laurence Dunmore ... camera operator (uncredited)
Charlie England ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Sam Goldie ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Vanessa Baker ... adr voice casting
Nina Carter ... extras casting: Nina's People
Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting
Bev Lawley ... extras casting: Nina's People

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jill Avery ... wardrobe mistress
Sue Casey ... wardrobe assistant: supporting artists
Charlotte Child ... wardrobe assistant
Amanda Cole ... wardrobe assistant: supporting artists
Yvonne Duckett ... wardrobe assistant: supporting artists
Nigel Egerton ... costume supervisor
Frank Gardiner ... second assistant costume designer
Philip Goldsworthy ... wardrobe assistant: supporting artists (as Phil Goldsworthy)
Marie-Therese Jacobse ... assistant costume designer (as Marie Therese Jacobse)
Nadine Powell ... wardrobe assistant
Adrian Simmons ... wardrobe assistant: supporting artists
Robert Worley ... wardrobe assistant
Katherine Burchill ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Giles Edleston ... location manager
Mark Grimwade ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Mat Bartram ... assistant music engineer
Michael Dore ... singer
Roland Heap ... assistant music engineer
Austin Ince ... music mixing engineer / recording engineer
Andy Keenan ... assistant to composer (as Andrew Keenan)
Gabrielle Lester ... orchestra leader: The Michael Nyman Orchestra
Michael Nyman ... music conductor / music producer
Hilary Summers ... singer: contralto, Capital Voices
Cathy Thompson ... orchestra leader: The Michael Nyman Orchestra
Ross Cockle ... music editor (uncredited)
Bruce White ... musician: viola (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Trevor Atkin ... unit driver
Micky Brown ... driver: props
Richard Cain ... unit driver
Malcolm Corlett ... unit driver
Jim Edge ... unit driver
Ade Holland ... unit driver
Danny Kent ... unit driver
Steve Leon ... unit driver
Mike Lewis ... unit driver
Ron Narduzzo ... unit driver (as Ron Narduzo)
Terry Reece ... unit driver
Micky Ridge ... driver: props
Fiona Singer ... unit driver
Adam Speers ... driver: construction department
Ken Twine ... driver: stand-by props
Jason Vanezis ... unit driver
Brian Wilson ... unit driver
Bobby Finn ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Mona Adams ... historical researcher
Philip Ball ... stand-in
Oliver Barron ... production runner (as Olly Barron)
Jonathan Blair ... production legal services: Addleshaw Goddard
Mitchell Brown ... catering assistant: Bon Appetit
Arran Brownlee ... electronic press kit
Corran Brownlee ... electronic press kit
Daniel Budd ... first assistant accountant
Shannon Clark ... production executive: Mr. Mudd
Mike Clark-Hall ... floor runner
Jill Clarke ... supplier: livestock
Chris Cullum ... health & safety officer
Hannah Curtis ... additional floor runner: Isle of Man
Matt Curtis ... title designer
Oliver Dance ... production runner
Shelly Darden ... assistant to producers: Mr. Mudd
Andrew Gwyn Davies ... contact: London (as Andrew Gwyn Davis)
Christi Dembrowski ... assistant: Mr. Depp
Jim Edge ... security: Isle of Man
Sarah Fahy ... insurance: Near North
Andrew Fingret ... legal: Isle of Man Film, Cains
Julia Finn ... publicist
Gerry Grennell ... dialogue coach
Sasha Harris ... production coordinator
Polly Hope ... assistant: Mr. Dunmore
Carrie Johnson ... unit nurse
Jerry Judge ... security: personal
Debbie Kaye ... horses supplier
Peaches L'Hore ... assistant: Ms. Morton
Sue Lefton ... etiquette coach / movement coach
Carl Lewin ... chef: Bon Appetit
Linda Lichter ... legal services: Los Angeles, Lichter, Nichols, Grossman, Adler, Grossman
Emma Lightbody ... representative: Gasworks Media, for Isle of Man Films
Ella Magee ... additional floor runner: Isle of Man (as Ella McGee)
John Maloney ... security: UK
John Miles ... production accountant
Jonathan Mills ... production legal services: Addleshaw Goddard
Sheila Fraser Milne ... completion bond: Film Finances (as Sheila Fraser-Milne)
Dean Morley ... catering assistant: Bon Appetit
Peter Morley ... catering assistant: Bon Appetit
George Osbourne ... office cover: Isle of Man
Simon Oxley ... rushes runner: mainland
Kate Pickford ... floor runner
Natalie Rogers ... assistant production coordinator
Diana Scrivener ... assistant choreographer
Dorothy Sewell ... unit nurse
Tina Shadick ... assistant production accountant
Charlie Simpson ... unit manager: locations
Helen Slaymaker ... stand-in
Andy Soane ... catering assistant: Bon Appetit
Claire Stewart ... production secretary
Katherine Teakle ... unit nurse
Derek Townshend ... insurance: Near North
Elizabeth Tremblay ... script supervisor
Tom White ... production secretary
Simon Wintle ... replica playing cards by
Jack Beardsley ... production assistant (uncredited)
Owain Gillard ... liaison: film commission (uncredited)
Julia Jones ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jeremy Pelzer ... managing director: studio (uncredited)
Thierry Valletoux ... reportage (uncredited)

Thanks

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Fiona Audley ... special thanks: Traveleads
David Bermingham ... acknowledgement: for Grosvenor Park
Jacob A. Bloom ... special thanks (as Jake Bloom)
Jamie Bradley ... thanks (as Jamie R Bradley)
Marlon Brando ... dedicated to the memory of
Tom Brooke ... thanks
Nick Cain ... acknowledgement: Isle of Man Film Commission
Alex Downie ... acknowledgement: Isle of Man Film Commission
Hilary Dugdale ... acknowledgement: Isle of Man Film Commission
Brock Everitt-Elwick ... thanks (as Brock Everitt Elwick)
Nigel Green ... special thanks
Joanna Griffiths ... thanks
Duncan Heath ... special thanks
Tracey Jacobs ... special thanks
Brigitte Lacombe ... special thanks
Jeremy Lamb ... special thanks
Shane MacGowan ... special thanks
Joe Mason ... thanks
Steve Robertson ... thanks
Roger Sapsford ... special thanks: Fuji (UK)
Mary Selway ... dedicated to the memory of
Michael Sheahan ... acknowledgement: for Grosvenor Park
Morag Siller ... thanks
Leonard Singer ... acknowledgement: Isle of Man Film Commission
John Stein ... acknowledgement: for Grosvenor Park
Lesley Stewart ... acknowledgement: for Grosvenor Park
Catherine Tate ... thanks
Hunter S. Thompson ... dedicated to the memory of
Rose Tudor ... special thanks
Wendy Wason ... thanks (as Wendy Wasson)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

In 1660, with the return of Charles II to the English throne, theater, the visual arts, science and sexual promiscuity flourish. Thirteen years later, in the midst of political and economical problems, Charles II orders the return of his friend John Wilmot, aka the second Earl of Rochester, from exile back to London. John is a morally-corrupt drunkard and a debauched, cynical poet. When the King asks John to prepare a play for the French ambassador so as to please him, John meets the aspiring actress Elizabeth Barry in the playhouse and decides to make her into a great star. He falls in love with her and she becomes his mistress. During the presentation to the King and the French ambassador, John falls into disgrace with the court. When he is thirty-three years old and dying of syphilis and alcoholism, he converts to being a religious man. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines He didn't resist temptation. He pursued it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rochester, le dernier des libertins (France)
  • The Libertine - Sex, Drugs & Rococo (Germany)
  • The libertine (Spain)
  • Vabamõtleja (Estonia)
  • Развратникът (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP278,482, 20 Nov 2005
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $10,852,064, 16 Sep 2007

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Trivia The poem for which Wilmot has been banished from court at the beginning of the film is "A Satyr on Charles II". The historical Wilmot really did submit that poem to the monarch accidentally, but he subsequently left court of his own accord, rather than at Charles' command. See more »
Goofs In several shots, the fake nose John Malkovich is wearing is noticeable, including the sun glowing through when outdoors, and when in the theater box speaking to Johnny Depp, there is a distinct color mismatch that shows the outline of the prosthetic. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Last Holiday/The Matador/The Libertine (2006). See more »
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Rochester: Allow me to be frank at the commencement. You will not like me. The gentlemen will be envious and the ladies will be repelled. You will not like me now and you will like me a good deal less as we go on. Ladies, an announcement: I am up for it, all the time. That is not a boast or an opinion, it is bone hard medical fact. I put it round you know. And you will watch me putting it round and sigh for it. Don't. It is a deal of trouble for you and you are better off watching and drawing your conclusions from a distance than you would be if I got my tarse up your petticoats. Gentlemen. Do not despair, I am up for that as well. And the same warning applies. Still your cheesy erections till I have had my say. But later when you shag - and later you will shag, I shall expect it of you and I will know if you have let me down - I wish you to shag with my homuncular image rattling in your gonads. Feel how it was for me, how it is for me and ponder. 'Was that shudder the same shudder he sensed? Did he know something more profound? Or is there some wall of wretchedness that we all batter with our heads at that shining, livelong moment. That is it. That is my prologue, nothing in rhyme, no protestations of modesty, you were not expecting that I hope. I am John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester and I do not want you to like me.
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