7.5/10
9,355
80 user 20 critic

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006)

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Director:

Vadim Jean

Writers:

Vadim Jean (adaptation), Terry Pratchett (novel)
Reviews
Popularity
4,931 ( 703)
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Albert
Marc Warren ... Teatime
Michelle Dockery ... Susan / Death of Rats
David Warner ... Lord Downey
Tony Robinson ... Vernon Crumley
Nigel Planer ... Mr. Sideney
Peter Guinness ... Medium Dave
Stephen Marcus ... Banjo
Craig Conway ... Chickenwire
Rhodri Meilir Rhodri Meilir ... Bilious
Sinead Matthews ... Violet
Ian Richardson ... Death / Narrator (voice)
Neil Pearson ... Quoth the Raven (voice)
Nicholas Tennant Nicholas Tennant ... Corporal Nobbs
Richard Katz ... Constable Visit
Learn more

More Like This 

Going Postal (2010)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

Stars: Richard Coyle, Charles Dance, Steve Pemberton
Soul Music (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Graham Crowden, Debra Gillett
Wyrd Sisters (1997)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Annette Crosbie
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary about the making of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006).

Director: Paula Nightingale
Stars: Mark Arden, Terry Pratchett, Vadim Jean
Troll Bridge (2019)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An elderly barbarian and his talking horse embark on a suicidal quest to battle a bridge troll.

Director: Daniel Knight
Stars: Don Bridges, Ruben Francis, John Jenkins
Wyrd Sisters (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Directors: Jan Brichcín, Hana Buresová
Stars: Miroslav Hanus, Klára Oltová, Jaroslava Pokorná
Maskerade (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Inside the Ankh-Morpork opera house, a fiend is attacking the performers, but Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience and she doesn't hold with that sort of thing.

Director: Hana Buresová
Stars: Helena Dvoráková, Hana Frejková, Miroslav Hanus
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The past ain't all it's cracked up to be when two former high school friends reunite thirty years later in a painfully comedic and bittersweet rollercoaster of an evening.

Director: Ross Munro
Stars: Ross Munro, Robert David Duncan, Angie Descalzi
Always VI (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Liam Chan, a lawyer in Hong Kong, incidentally falls for Yan Li, a Shanghainese heiress to a hotel empire, where predestined obligations test their love.

Director: Derek Ting
Stars: Derek Ting, Danni Wang, Philip Chan
Call Me King (2017)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the international world of gun running... loyalty, honor and discretion are valuable commodities, but nothing is more priceless than the bond of family. Power begets enemies and a loved ... See full summary »

Director: R.L. Scott
Stars: Amin Joseph, Bai Ling, Chris Mulkey
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Stage musical adaptation of H.G. Wells' alien invasion novel, recorded live at London's O2 arena in 2012. The reimagined story, which was first released in 1978 as a concept album by Jeff ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Morris
Stars: Jason Donovan, Kerry Jane Ellis, Michael Falzon
Comedy

Even for Death - Good help is hard to come by.

Director: Terry Rossio
Edit

Storyline

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final TV role of Timothy Bateson. See more »

Goofs

Most of the teeth in the Tooth Fairy's castle are molars with intact roots. But most of the teeth children lose are incisors and canines and the few molars they lose don't have roots attached. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. There is the constant desire to find out where - where is the point where it all began. But much, much later than that, the Discworld was formed. Drifting onwards through space, atop four elephants on the shell of a giant turtle, the Great A'Tuin. It was some time after its creation when most people forgot that the very oldest stories of the beginning are, sooner or later, about blood. At least, that's one theory. The ...
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Death of Rats is credited to "Dorckey Hellmice". This is an anagram of the Death of Rats' voice actor Michelle Dockery. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Color of Magic (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
(uncredited)
By Pat Ballard
See more »

User Reviews

 
An Excellent Adaption, Discworld Fans and Casual People will both like!
19 December 2006 | by Tseng15See all my reviews

This is the best Adaption of a book to movie I have seen, It is obvious Mr Pratchett and Mr Paul Kidby were closely involved in the making right down to the costumes and set design.

The first part of the movie will be a little slow and slightly confusing due to the fact there is a lot of stuff to be established, but by the second half things were happily and festively rolling happily downhill causing much laughter and merriment.

The actors have all equally taken to their roles, Everyone will have a soft spot for the main character Death as well as his school mam no nonsense Grand Daughter Susan especially.

One day, Discworld fans hoped for something like this and through out belief, It manifested. Watch it and have a Merry Hogswatch!


37 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 80 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Sky One

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) (DVD) | (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed