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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 January 2005
Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and its consequences. The acting ... See full summary »

Director:

David Moore

Writers:

Thomas Hughes (novel), Ashley Pharoah
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Wadham ... Squire Brown
Alex Pettyfer ... Tom Brown
Stephen Fry ... Dr. Thomas Arnold
Jemma Redgrave ... Mary Arnold
Harry Michell ... East
Joseph Beattie ... Flashman
Clive Standen ... Brooke
Amanda Boxer ... Matron
Georgia Tennant ... Sally (as Georgia Moffett)
Gerard Horan ... Bill
Max Benitz ... Huband
Ben Tillett Ben Tillett ... Speedicot
Tom Allen ... Fothergill
John Carlisle John Carlisle ... Mr. Lampard
Stephen Boxer ... Mr. Smith
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Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and its consequences. The acting and character development are good and the roles well cast. It's a good adaptation of the novel and was filmed at The Rugby School. Written by AbundantDay@hotmail.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The characters in this film were based in part on actual people from the original author's own childhood, including versions of the brother of the author, and the author himself. See more »

Goofs

While the boys are playing rugby, in a completed tackle the boys stand up to cheer. In the far background you can see clearly a white van. See more »

Connections

Version of Tom Brown's School Days (1940) See more »

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Fantastic drama
2 January 2005 | by charliexx-2See all my reviews

what a wonderful adaptation of the novel! Beautifully filmed on location in rugby school,David Moore the director has made a really fantastic drama which is modern and exciting....better than any period drama on itv all year!!

the acting was first rate...Steven Fry was Super as Dr Arnold and really nice to see this actor leading a drama rather than playing the comic relief of a piece...maybe an award in the wings for this performance!! young Alex Petyfer was a good Tom Brown..holding his own in some tough scenes with fry.Joe Beattie was a satisfactory Flashman running the school house with his bunch of cronies! Clive Standen playing Brooke was a Magnicent Hero and really electrifyed the screen when he was on!the perfect juxtaposition to Beatties Flashman. And the two young Boys playing East and Tadpole were really quite brilliant...especially Dane carter playing Tadpole in the most memorable scene in the film where he is accused of lieing to Steven fry!! a jolly good film which i would advise all to watch AND HOPE TO SEE SOME OF THE ACTORS TO GO ON TO GREAT THINGS

Well done ITV


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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi sholikes meres tou Tom Brown See more »

Filming Locations:

Lacock, Wiltshire, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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