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Shackleton's Captain (2012)

Not Rated | | Adventure, History | TV Movie 1 March 2012
Captain Frank Worsley signs on as Captain of the Endurance to navigate Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antarctica. When the expedition ship is crushed; Worsley's seamanship and navigational skills saves them all.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Parker ... Frank Worsley
Charles Pierard ... Sir Ernest Shackleton
Hugh Barnard Hugh Barnard ... Tom Crean
Blake Henshaw Blake Henshaw ... John Vincent
Tony Graimes Tony Graimes ... Timothy McCarthy
William Hemming William Hemming ... Harry McNish
Robert Ireland Robert Ireland ... Frank Wild
Terry Burgher Terry Burgher ... George Marston
Paul Mills Paul Mills ... Thomas Mcleod
Andrew Oates Andrew Oates ... Alexander Macklin
Erik Kaihe Wetting Erik Kaihe Wetting ... Alfred Kerr
John Seymour John Seymour ... Ernest Holness (as John Anderson)
Cory Rumble Cory Rumble ... Leonard Hussey
Peter McCarthy Peter McCarthy ... Thomas Orde-Lees
Brian Vercoe Brian Vercoe ... Alfred Cheetham
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Captain Frank Worsley signs on as Captain of the Endurance to navigate Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antarctica. When the expedition ship is crushed; Worsley's seamanship and navigational skills saves them all.

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The crew looked to Shackleton to lead them, Shackleton looked to Worsley to save them

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2012 (New Zealand) See more »

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Amazing Adventure Documentary Drama
16 May 2012 | by Turnbull063See all my reviews

I was in Germany and caught this on television. Even though my German is pretty average I really enjoyed it. I hope it ends up on television in Canada so I can watch it again in English. It was everything a great adventure story should be; exciting, frightening, moving and inspirational. The balance of documentary alongside drama was perfect. I'd known a little bit about Shackleton himself but nothing about his Captain. Typical that we never hear about the people who were behind the front-man. This story really made you think about what a hero is and what it takes to keep going when all seems lost. If it wasn't a true story there is no way I would have believed it. I enjoyed the way the programme was put together as well, with the Captain telling the story himself. I thought this was an interesting way to make a documentary seem more personal. All and all it was a ripper of a yarn and anyone who is interested in sailing will really love it.


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