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An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

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Basil Brown
Stephen Worrall ...
Ferryman
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John Grateley
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Edith Pretty
Archie Barnes ...
Robert Pretty
Robert Wilfort ...
Billy Lyons
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George Spooner
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John Jacobs
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James Reid Moir
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Guy Maynard
Christopher Godwin ...
Dr Parry
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Mrs Lyons
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Ellen McKenzie
Desmond Kaliszewski ...
Barge Skipper
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May Brown
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Rory Lomax
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London Man
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Air Raid Warden
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Dr Rothman
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Charles Phillips
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William Grimes
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John Brailsford
Amelia Stephenson ...
Amelia
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Stuart Piggott
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Peggy Piggott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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London Pedestrian (uncredited)
Christian Cole ...
Pilot (uncredited)
Grant Crookes ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Florence Thompson (uncredited)
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BBC Reporter (uncredited)
Kate Margo ...
Journalist (uncredited)
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Fisherman (uncredited)
Paul O'Kelly ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Store Clerk (uncredited)
Kemal Shah ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Teenager (uncredited)
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British Army Major (uncredited)

Directed by

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Simon Stone

Written by

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Moira Buffini ... (screenplay by)
 
John Preston ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Carolyn Marks Blackwood ... producer
Meg Clark ... co-producer
Murray Ferguson ... producer
Redmond Morris ... co-producer
Andrew Semans ... associate producer: Magnolia Mae Films
Anne Sheehan ... executive producer
Gabrielle Tana ... producer (p.g.a.)
Ellie Wood ... producer

Music by

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Stefan Gregory

Cinematography by

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Mike Eley

Film Editing by

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Jon Harris

Editorial Department

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Ruth Antoine ... first assistant editor
Elena Dedear ... digital intermediate assistant producer
Karolina Dziwinska ... digital intermediate producer
Rob Farris ... digital intermediate head of production
Adam Glasman ... digital intermediate colourist
Emma Liu ... assistant digital intermediate producer
Alexander Phillips ... digital intermediate assistant
Lucy Randolph ... post-production coordinator
Finlay Reid ... additional digital colourist
Evangeline White ... digital film bureau
Russell White ... digital online editor

Casting By

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Lucy Bevan

Production Design by

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Maria Djurkovic

Art Direction by

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Max Klaentschi
Zuzia Mazurczak-Beska ... standby art director
Karen Wakefield ... supervising art director

Costume Design by

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Alice Babidge

Makeup Department

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Jo Best ... crowd hair and makeup dailies
Linzi Bowen ... Crowd Hairstylist
Charlie Butler ... crowd hair trainee / crowd makeup trainee
Mary Cooke ... crowd hair junior / crowd makeup junior
Amy de Rees ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Grace Firmin ... hair trainee / makeup trainee
Louise Fisher ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Hayley Gittins ... hair stylist
Jon Henry Gordon ... hair stylist (as Jonhenry Gordon)
Joséphine Hoy ... crowd daily hair and makeup artist
Martine Jones ... hair stylist: crowd / makeup artist: crowd
Deb Kenton ... hair supervisor: crowd / makeup supervisor: crowd
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Christopher Mann ... contract crowd junior hair & makeup artist
Kirsty Martin ... hair stylist
Lucy Moore ... hair trainee / makeup trainee
Claire Pompili ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Jenny Shircore ... hair designer / makeup designer
Thalia Sparrow ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Lucy Hannah Vick ... hair trainee (as Lucy Vick) / makeup trainee (as Lucy Vick)
Anna Harvey ... crowd trainee: hair and make-up (uncredited)

Production Management

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Andrew Bonner ... unit production manager
Meg Clark ... post-production supervisor
Sam Martin ... Production Secretary

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alexandra Beahan ... third assistant director
Lucine Canel ... Floor Runner
Vlad Cirdeiu ... Crowd 3rd AD
Scott Claydon ... crowd third assistant director
Ben Harrison ... second assistant director
Stuart Jerome Learmonth ... crowd third assistant director
Barrie McCulloch ... first assistant director
James Metcalf ... second assistant director
Anu Pekkarinen ... Base PA
Liam James Taylor ... Set Production Assistant
Sarah Townsend ... Crowd 2nd Assistant Director / crowd 2nd assistant director

Art Department

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Liz Ainley ... Production buyer
Katie Carr ... Petty Cash Buyer
Phil Clark ... visual concept/research
Samuel Martin Cook ... set dresser
James Corker ... assistant art director
Ryan Every ... carpenter
Isabella Faull ... Assistant Set Decorator
Dean Fisher ... chargehand props
Sam Fisher ... Stand-by props
Rachel Garlick ... storyboard artist
Clare Holland ... hod scenic painter
Lisa Ioane ... set dresser
Gary Jobber ... Supervising carpenter
Jody King ... hod sculptor
Veronique Langdon ... dressing props
Tom Macken ... carpenter
Dan Marsden ... construction manager
George Price ... set dresser
David Searle ... Greensman
Iveta Smidtaite ... Draughtsperson
Aria Taylor ... assistant graphic designer
Charis Theobald ... graphic designer
Franco Voltolini ... Art Department Assistant
Milly Queenie Marsden Webster ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Christopher Atkinson ... Sound Maintenance Engineer
Martin Cantwell ... sound effects editor
Paul Carter ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Paul Cotterell ... re-recording mixer
Matt Davies ... dialogue editor
Zoe Freed ... foley artist
Glen Gathard ... foley mixer
Steve Jackson ... 1st Assistant Sound: additional
Adam Oakley ... foley editor
Yves-Marie Omnes ... production sound mixer
Danny Sheehan ... Supervising Sound Editor
Dan Turner ... Premix Technician
Rob Turner ... Foley Supervisor
Marie Valentino ... sound facility producer
Oliver Vorderbruegge ... adr engineer: Remote Connection
Lottie Wade ... adr recordist

Special Effects by

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Tom Paine ... special effects coordinator / special effects technician
Destiny Trow ... special effects assistant
Massimo Vico ... special effects floor supervisor
Chris Watson ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Jonathan Atkins-Potts ... digital compositor
Louise Aubertin ... FX TD
Joanna Barcikowska ... digital compositor
Maybrit Bulla ... FX Artist: Union VFX
Zoe Cousins ... digital film bureau
Vadim Davidoff ... digital compositor: Union VFX
James D. Etherington ... visual effects supervisor: Union VFX
Tiago Faria ... Lead Compositor
Adam Glasman ... digital colourist
Ste Greaves ... data i/o: visual effects
Jacob Green ... on-set data wrangler / visual effects artist
Alexander Ha ... matchmove artist
John Hardwick ... lead compositor: Invisible Arts Collective
Will Hardwick ... lead compositor: Invisible Arts Collective
Katie Hoyt ... visual effects coordinator: Netflix
Isabella Ippolito ... Render Wrangler/TD
Zafar Janjua ... visual effects producer
Phil Johnson ... roto artist
Timothy P. Jones ... digital film bureau
Paddy Kelly ... executive in charge of visual effects: Netflix
Taskin Kenan ... on-set visual effects supervisor
Dom Maidlow ... visual effects artist
Thomas Mortelette ... prep artist (as Tom Mortelette)
Zeki Doru Ondun ... senior compositor
Hyson Pereira ... digital compositor
James Roberts ... visual effects artist
Stephanie Jean Staunton ... compositing supervisor: Invisible Arts Collective
Connor Tong ... Roto Lead/Compositor: Union VFX
Jonathan Jean-Marie Wannyn ... visual effects artist
Lewis Wright ... on-set vfx drone scan technician
Adrien Courouble ... digital matte painter: Union VFX (uncredited)

Stunts

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Andy Bennett ... stunt coordinator
Alexander Bracq ... stunt performer
Kye Mckee ... stunt double: Johnny Flynn

Camera and Electrical Department

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Micaela Assaad ... camera trainee: dailies
Emin Atilgan ... second assistant A camera
Sergio Bernuzzi ... key grip
Jeremy Braben ... aerial director of photography
Jessie Brough ... Focus puller B camera
Charlie Burdge ... electrician dailies
Dion M. Casey ... second unit cinematographer / steadicam operator/b cam operator / technocrane operator
Garry Clemo ... Grip Trainee
Pat Crawford ... electrician
Marie-Sophie Daniel ... focus puller A camera
Laura Dinnett ... B Cam 1st AC dailies
Roger Eaton ... cinematographer: behind the scene
Ants Farrell ... electrician
Mark Fortune ... rigging electrician
Phoebe Fraser ... digital imaging technician
Pippa Griffith-Jones ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Hannan ... B Cam 1st assistant camera
Larry D. Horricks ... still photographer
Mark Johnson ... rigging gaffer
Jack Kelly ... video playback assistant
Nick Kenealy ... video assist operator
Maxwell Leggett ... chargehand rigging electrician
Gregory Lengyel ... electrician
Matt Markham ... rigging electrician: dailies
Svetlana Miko ... B camera operator: dailies
Matt Moffatt ... gaffer
Clément Nachbauer ... "a" camera trainee: dailies
Louis Spanswick O'Brien ... Data wrangler
Gavin Ogden ... Best boy
Erion Pemaj ... key standby rigger / standby rigger
Natasha Saxby ... camera trainee: "a" camera
Charlotte Scott-Gray ... b camera clapper loader: daily
Adam Shell ... digital image technician
Agnieszka Szeliga ... camera operator: b camera
Sam Thurston ... aerial camera assistant
Antonella Vecchio ... camera trainee: dailies
Matthew Willson ... camera trainee: dailies
Domingo Simon ... camera trainee: dailies (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Katie Brydon ... casting assistant
Emma Crompton ... casting assistant
Olivia Grant ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jenni Carvell ... costumer: Carey Mulligan
Anna Cavaliere ... crowd fitter
Martine Cooper ... Assistant costume designer crowd
Samantha Crouch ... Principal Standby
Aoife Ferguson ... costume trainee
Lilly Franklin ... Costume Trainee
Rosie Grant ... crowd assistant designer
Pearl Haslam ... Textile Artist: daily
Alex Locke ... costume supervisor
Jane O'Donnell ... Costume Coordinator
Mel Page ... assistant costume designer
Emma Rawnsley ... Costume Daily
Bethany Scarrott ... Costume Trainee
Olivia Simpson ... Costume Buyer
Alicya Sinclair ... Head Cutter
Marta Torres Peña ... Principal standby

Location Management

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Tom Asquith ... locations scout
Olivia Baldwin ... location marshall dailies
Damon Crane ... location manager
James Cutting ... assistant location manager / location manager
Caroline Dreesmann ... Assistant location manager
Alex Gladstone ... location manager
Joseph Gould ... assistant location manager
Matthew Harrison ... location assistant
Lucy Heno ... location assistant
Thomas Kingett ... unit manager
David Muchenje ... location marshal
Ruben Pereira ... assistant location manager
Leon Seth ... location scout: development
Kamilla Steczkowska ... location marshal
Harriet Stovold ... location assistant
Sarah Worsley ... assistant location manager
Omar Alboukharey ... location marshall (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bjarni Frimann Bjarnason ... musician: piano (as Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason)
Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir ... musician: cello
Emil Þorri Emilsson ... musician: percussion
Poppy Kavanagh ... music editor
Stephen McLaughlin ... music producer
Ian Neil ... music clearance
Haukur Palmason ... second engineer: music recording
Greta Salóme ... musician: violin (as Greta Salóme Stefànsdóttir)
Steve Wright ... orchestrator
Atli Örvarsson ... Conductor

Script and Continuity Department

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Susanna Lenton ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Andy Blackburn ... transportation captain
Tristan Folaranmi ... unit driver
Paul Gatley ... driver to simon stone
Imran Hussain ... driver to ralph fiennes
Emma Savin ... 4x4 Driver
Clive Shaw ... Driver 4x4
Simon Yearwood ... driver to carey mulligan

Additional Crew

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Dan Avasilcai ... trainer: Mr. Fiennes
Kriss TheDish Brown ... on-set internet technician
John Carbine ... unit medic
Tony Cavanagh ... Medic
Laura Coates ... assistant: Mr. Fiennes
Callum Dawson ... crowd pa
John Dibbs ... Historic Aviation/Aerial Unit Consultant
Jay Ducker ... assistant: Mr. Fiennes
Elspeth Edmonds ... Stand In: Carey Mulligan
Amy Eglen ... location marshall
Dan Evans ... Unit Medic
Leah Foster ... assistant: Ms. Tana
Danny Gibbons ... production assistant
Charlie Haylock ... dialect coach: Ralph Fiennes & Suffolk Roles
Tyro Heath ... Producer's Assistant / assistant: Ms. Tana
Freddie Heppell ... Rushes Runner
Sean Hill ... BTS Producer
Amy Irvine ... Clearances
Paul Latchford ... Security
Kate D. Lewis ... assistant: Mr. Stone (as Kate Lewis)
Emily Lowe ... assistant: Ms. Tana
Bettina Lyster ... production coordinator
Sam Martin ... production secretary
Jamie Matthewman ... Dialect Coach
Steve Morphew ... stand-in: Ralph Fiennes
Andy Piers Morris ... boats
Josh Newiss ... production assistant
Daniel Nixon ... financial controller
Ita O'Brien ... intimacy coordinator
Eugene O'Connor ... Unit Publicist
Lola Olutola ... production assistant
Robin Ormond ... assistant: Mr. Stone
Charlotte Piddington ... BTS Producer
Martin Poultney ... Commercial Manager Goldcrest Post Production
Tom Probert ... Crowd PA
Megan Randle ... Accounts Assistant
Faye Robinson ... Accommodation Coordinator
Sarmad Saleh ... Production Legal Services
Tony Samuels ... BTS Producer
Sara Sparrow ... set production assistant: dailies
Sima Stannage ... Chaperone
Ellen Steers ... unit publicist
Neil Swain ... dialect coach: Ralph Fiennes - pre production
Josephina van Leeuwen ... Accommodation Coordinator
Graham Walters ... craft service
Nathan Wiley ... BTS Producer
Riccardo Mimmi ... Italian subtitles (uncredited)

Thanks

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Olivier Aldeano ... special thanks
Andreas Beck ... special thanks
Victoria Belfrage ... special thanks
Simon Beresford ... special thanks
Sean Berney ... special thanks
Susanne Bier ... special thanks
Sue Brunning ... special thanks: The British Museum
John Campisi ... special thanks
Martin Carver ... special thanks: The Museum of London
Christine Clapshaw ... special thanks
Russell Clapshaw ... special thanks
Laura Coates ... special thanks
Pascal Degove ... special thanks
John Dibbs ... special thanks
Harvey Edgington ... special thanks: The National Trust, Sutton Hoo
Rose Garnett ... special thanks
Alison Girling ... special thanks: The National Trust, Sutton Hoo
Sam Gordon ... special thanks
Stefanie Hackl ... special thanks
Andrew Heard ... special thanks
David Johnson ... special thanks: Pinewood Studios
Martin Kusej ... special thanks
Stéphane Lissner ... special thanks
Joel Lubin ... special thanks
Troy Lum ... special thanks
Cameron McCracken ... special thanks
Fiona McGuire ... special thanks
Steve Milne ... special thanks
Joy Montgomery ... special thanks
Paul Mortimer ... special thanks
Chan Phung ... special thanks
Dave Roper ... special thanks
Brian Siberell ... special thanks
Dallas Smith ... special thanks
Roy Stevenson ... special thanks: The Museum of London
Lesley Stewart ... special thanks
Angus Stovold ... special thanks
Tiggy Stovold ... special thanks
Stacey Testro ... special thanks
Andy Webber ... special thanks
Lee Woodward ... special thanks: music director

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2021) (World-wide) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2021) (Greece) (video) (VOD)

Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
Plot Keywords
Taglines Nothing stays lost forever. See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Die Ausgrabung (Germany)
  • La excavación (Spain)
  • 古宝 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Раскопки (Russia)
  • Η Ανασκαφή (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Reimagines the events of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England. It is the site of two early medieval cemeteries that date from the 6th to 7th centuries. One cemetery had an undisturbed ship burial with a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts. Most of these objects are now held by the British Museum. See more »
Goofs Edith's son Robert can be seen wearing an aluminium foil hat early in the movie, Aluminium foil did not surface until after the war, but tin foil had existed since the 19th century. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #4.25 (2021). See more »
Soundtracks La Rejouissance (Allegro) See more »
Quotes Basil Brown: Robert, we all fail. Every day. There are some things we just can't succeed at no matter how hard we try. I know it's not what you want to hear.
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