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On Chesil Beach ()


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Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful... See more »

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Edward Mayhew
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Florence Ponting
Andy Burse ...
Waiter One
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Waiter Two
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Marjorie Mayhew
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Lionel Mayhew
Mia Burgess ...
Harriet Mayhew
Anna Burgess ...
Anne Mayhew
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Violet Ponting
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Ruth Ponting
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Geoffrey Ponting
John Ramm ...
Postman Terry
Barney Iley ...
Timothy
Mark Donald ...
Charles
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Jenny
Molly Miles ...
Sonia
Victoria Hamnett ...
Elsbeth
Marianne Cecil ...
Young Florence
Martin Bassindale ...
Harold
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Jack
Oliver Johnstone ...
Ted
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Bob
Tony Lucken ...
Man in Soho
Esther Coles ...
Woman in Soho
Christopher Bowen ...
Cricket Captain
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Reverend Woollett
Toby Dantzic ...
Bridal Shop Assistant
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Molly
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Chloe
Terenia Edwards ...
Tina
Roseanna Leathley ...
Dana
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Phil
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Jane
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Recital Visitor (uncredited)
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Wigmore Audience Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Martin Bratanov ...
Blues Club (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
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Train Driver (uncredited)
Nigel Eaton ...
Employee in suit (uncredited)
Sam Ettleman ...
Blues Club Member (uncredited)
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Audience Member Wigmore Hall Concert (uncredited)
Ty Hurley ...
Wigmore Concert Attendee (uncredited)
John Kinory ...
Oxford academic (uncredited)
Nick Longland ...
Railway Station Master (uncredited)
Paul McTaggart ...
Train passenger (uncredited)
Simon North ...
(uncredited)
Andrew G. Ogleby ...
Worker / Club Goer (uncredited)
Mike Ray ...
Cricket Spectator (uncredited)
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Cinema Couple (uncredited)
Nadia Townsend ...
Older Chloe (uncredited)
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Oxford Academic (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dominic Cooke

Written by

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Ian McEwan ... (screenplay)
 
Ian McEwan ... (novel)

Produced by

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Babak Eftekhari ... executive producer
Wayne Marc Godfrey ... executive producer
Peter Hampden ... executive producer
Robert Jones ... executive producer
Zygi Kamasa ... executive producer
Elizabeth Karlsen ... producer
Caroline Levy ... co-producer
Andrew Mackie ... executive producer
Ian McEwan ... executive producer
Norman Merry ... executive producer
Joe Oppenheimer ... executive producer
Beth Pattinson ... executive producer
Richard Payten ... executive producer
Thorsten Schumacher ... executive producer
Stephen Woolley ... producer

Music by

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Dan Jones

Cinematography by

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Sean Bobbitt ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Nick Fenton

Editorial Department

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Giles Burgess ... first assistant editor
James Clarke ... head of di
Katie Croft ... digital intermediate assistant
Alexander Crone ... technical operator
Dan Crussell ... rushes colourist
Paul Dray ... senior post producer
Gianluca Ferrari ... senior technical operator / technical operator
Michael Hopkins ... Digital Intermediate Operator
Lisa Jordan ... facility director: Lipsync Post
Josh Kelly ... digital intermediate operator
Margaret Lewis ... digital intermediate producer
Nick Monton ... head of production: Company 3
Yogi Patel ... film scanning
Cesar Guto Piletti ... digital intermediate assistant
Tom Poole ... digital intermediate colorist
Brenna Rangott ... assembly editor
Lisa Rustage ... edit trainee
Josh Spector ... color assistant
Dustin Wadsworth ... color assistant
Robert Wareing ... technical operator
Jim Wren ... film scanning
Brett Price ... color assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Nina Gold

Production Design by

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Suzie Davies

Art Direction by

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Susannah Brough ... asst art director

Set Decoration by

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Charlotte Dirickx ... (as Charlotte Watts)

Costume Design by

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Keith Madden

Makeup Department

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Marina Altomare ... prosthetics effects technician: silicone runner
Demi Amat ... prosthetic effects technician: Silicone Runner / prosthetic make-up assistant
Laura Blount ... Hair and Make up daily
Jill Conway ... makeup artist
Helen Currie ... hair and makeup junior daily
Francesco Fabiani ... prosthetics sculptor
Julia Finch ... assistant makeup artist
Caroline Greenough ... make up & hair artist
Steven Harris ... prosthetic technician: mould shop
Karen Hartley ... makeup hair and prosthetics designer
Kristyan Mallett ... prosthetic make up designer
Hannah Scott ... hair technician
Naomi Tolan ... junior daily
Jo Grover ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Polly Duval ... post-production supervisor
Louise Killin ... unit production manager
Nicola Morrow ... production manager: additional photography

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Melissa Green ... trainee assistant director
Irene Gómez ... assistant director: floor runner, dailies
Ben Harrison ... second assistant director
Adam Morris ... first assistant director: additional photography
Teresa Orlando ... third assistant director
Benjamin Parry ... stand-in/runner
George Walker ... first assistant director
Tom White ... first assistant director: pick-ups

Art Department

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Celina Bassili ... art department intern
Neil Benterman ... props
Philippa Broadhurst ... additional graphics: record shop
Paul Carter ... property master
Kevin Day ... chargehand stand by props
James Fennessy ... scenic painter
Caroline Harper ... stand-by art director
Jonathan Holbrook ... scenic artist
Pia St John ... props
Polina Kalentsits ... assistant set decorator
Keely Lanigan-Atkins ... assistant art director
Debbie Lowndes ... props
Carol Mandeville ... props
Carol Maull ... scenic painter
Fraser Mildon ... props set dresser
Susan Ross ... scenic artist
Toby Russell ... set dresser
Betty Sims-Hilditch ... art department assistant
Lisa Williams ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Duncan Craig ... first assistant sound
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Lee Herrick ... supervising sound editor
Robert Ireland ... sound designer
Ian Voigt ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Tom Paine ... special effects technician
John Rafique ... special effects supervisor
Nick Rideout ... special effects supervisor
Chris Watson ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Andie Davies ... visual effects editor
Krystal Galley ... digital compositor
Robert Jackson ... senior compositor
Armando Lombardo ... digital compositor
Sheila Wickens ... visual effects supervisor
Hazel Wright ... visual effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brian Beaumont ... gaffer
Lawrence Beckwith ... second assistant camera: 'a' camera, main unit
Dante Connor ... additional camera trainee
Jon Fenech ... video assist: pickups
Ian Glenister ... rigging gaffer
Peter Hodgson ... video playback: additional
Nic Lawson ... additional cinematography
David Littlejohns ... best boy grip
Jem Morton ... key grip
Sandra Pennington ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, dailies
Desmond Perry ... lighting technician
Derrick Peters ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jakob Powell ... camera trainee
Steve Pugh ... key grip: additional photography
Suzanne Sanders ... best boy
Clare Seymour ... camera trainee
Richard B. Shean ... video playback
Damian Smyth ... lighting technician
Mark Thornton ... lighting technician
Robert Viglasky ... still photographer
Dan West ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Fran Weston ... first assistant camera:a camera

Casting Department

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Arron Cuthbertson ... extras casting
Martin Ware ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Hollie Danby ... costume assistant
Geri Doherty ... crowd costume daily
Sophie Holloway ... crowd costume daily
Susie Lewis ... costume supervisor
Olivia Maythan ... Assistant Crowd supervisor
Sarah McGovern ... crowd costume assistant

Location Management

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Andrew Michael Buckley ... Location Manager additional photography
Katie Hudson ... location assistant
Vinnie Jassal ... location scout: additional photography
Jonathon Lawrence ... assistant location manager
David Seward ... location assistant
Emma Woodcock ... location scout
Henry Woolley ... location manager

Music Department

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John Barrett ... scoring engineer
Simon Birch ... music editor
Samuel Karl Bohn ... composer: trailer music
Karen Elliott ... music supervisor
Christopher Gutch ... composer agent (as Chris Gutch)
Daniel Hayden ... assistant score recordist
Madison Westwood ... music clearances
Esther Yoo ... featured violinist

Transportation Department

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Mark Beeton ... transportation captain
Graham Francis ... unit driver
Michael Geary ... picture car coordinator
Ed McLean ... unit driver
Emma Savin ... 4x4 driver
Clive Shaw ... 4x4 driver
Nigel Willson ... Lead minibus driver

Other crew

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Charlotte Alexander ... assistant: Dominic Cooke
Ruby Avards ... first assistant accountant
Juliet Baptiste-Kelly ... home economist
Kriss TheDish Brown ... Satellite Internet, 4G Wifi Engineer & IT Support
Jack Cain ... floor runner
Joanne Dixon ... production coordinator
Penny Dyer ... dialect coach
Johan Ewing ... legal executive
Alain Gales ... epk producer
Irene Gómez ... floor runner: dailies
Jonathan Harwood ... construction medic
Jack Holliman ... production staff
Martha Hood ... assistant to Stephen Woolley
Amy Jones ... crowd runner (as Amy Rebecca Jones)
Viketa Kamdar ... Accounts Assistant
Ashley King ... assistant to Elizabeth Karlsen
Peter La Terriere ... Completion Guarantor Executive
Rowena Ladbury ... script supervisor
Simon Lam ... production assistant
Joanna Laurie ... Head of Production, Number 9 Films
Garry Marriott ... unit medic
Dan Marsden ... ad lock off / set pa: additional photography
Christos Michaels ... legal services
Emma Niamh Mitchell ... assistant production coordinator
Daniel Rogers ... health and safety advisor
Sairh Sheikh ... 2nd assistant accountant
Maxine Stanley ... production accountant
Howard Watkins ... head of title design
Cameron Wauchope ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.

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Taglines This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sur la plage de Chesil (France)
  • Am Strand (Germany)
  • En la playa de Chesil (Spain)
  • Na obali Chesil (Slovenia)
  • На берегу (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Ian McEwan stated to an audience back in 2014 that he wanted Saoirse Ronan to play Florence Ponting. See more »
Movie Connections Features A Taste of Honey (1961). See more »

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