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Time of Her Life (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 23 January 2007 (USA)
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Two ghosts, separated by time, who have roamed the grounds of a historic English mansion, searching for each other are brought together by Ally (LAURA PENNEYCARD), a photography student who... See full summary »


Steven M. Smith


Steven M. Smith





Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Penneycard Laura Penneycard ... Ally / Catherine
Geoff Shaw Geoff Shaw ... Emmett / Steven
Colin Bower Colin Bower ... Peter
Robert Pheby Robert Pheby ... The Duke
David Farrington David Farrington ... Smith
Jeremy Hill Jeremy Hill ... McCormack
Dominic Fowler Dominic Fowler ... Jeff
Nicole Freeman-Wright Nicole Freeman-Wright ... Lisa
Paul Agar Paul Agar ... Gary
Karen Slater Karen Slater ... Beth
Debra Sales-Tiffin Debra Sales-Tiffin ... Tour Guide
Emma Westell Emma Westell ... Professor Andrews
David Horton David Horton ... Doctor
Brian McDevitt Brian McDevitt ... Younger Gardener
Richard Seabrook Richard Seabrook ... Father (as Father Richard Seabrook)


Two ghosts, separated by time, who have roamed the grounds of a historic English mansion, searching for each other are brought together by Ally (LAURA PENNEYCARD), a photography student who is experiencing dreams she can't explain and Emmett (GEOFF SHAW), the son of a wealthy industrialist. Emmett befriends Ally and together they unravel the truth behind the disappearance of his long lost love, Catherine a beautiful servant girl. However, Ally must first overcome her fears of his ghostly appearance before she can help Emmett find Catherine and reunite their love. Shot in the beautiful location of Hylands House, this lavish drama with a supernatural theme, leads you through past and present in a series of spine-chilling nightmares, ghostly appearances and suspenseful chase sequences, which moves into a beautiful romance tale, drawing on all your senses from the outset. Written by S. M. Smith

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A love story, captured in time See more »


Drama | Fantasy


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Did You Know?


In the end sequence when Ally is running to find Peter, her camera disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

Ben "there is no love" Covell. The composers young son would always say the line from the film so the director gave him a credit. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2011 a new "Special Ghost Edition" or "Director's Cut" was released worldwide on VOD via the internet. It ran for 87 mins. The new DVD contains 20 minutes of unseen deleted and extended/alternative scenes. See more »


Featured in Time of Her Life: The Making of (2005) See more »


Time of her life
Music by Barry A.E. Covell
Lyrics by Gary Clark
Sung by Gemma Robinson and Lewis Simmons
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So bad, it's almost good
25 June 2006 | by tom_strudwickSee all my reviews

It's one of those dramas that's so bad that it almost hits the point of being very funny, the script is absolutely dire, direction appalling, lighting purely armature, the only thing letting it down from a true so bad it's good feel is that the sound design is only quite bad; it adds no suspense to the story although trying hard, but doesn't at least destroy any speeches. There's continuity problems of seasons of out door shots throughout. And finally last but not least the acting is appalling. For a professional production it very much has the feel of a university media project you have to feel sorry for the sorry for anyone who had to put their names to this.

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Release Date:

23 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hylands Ghost Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Essex, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$125,000 (estimated)
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Greenway Entertainment See more »
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1.85 : 1
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