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A bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England.

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Status: post production
Status Updated: 13 May 2017

Cast

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Abigail Masham
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Sarah Churchill
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Robert Harley
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Queen Anne
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Masham
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Marlborough
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Mae
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Boy
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Footman #1
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Godolphin
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Footman #4
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Footman #2
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Pigeon Boy
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Eviction Courtier
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Courtier
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Low Ranked Soldier
Tim Ingall ...
Lord Bingley
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Courtier
Leigh Dent ...
Courtier
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Courtier
Nathan Lang ...
Courtier
Alfrun Rose ...
Kitchen Maid
LillyRose Stevens ...
Sally
Declan Wyer ...
Footman #3
Zenobia Voegele-Downing ...
Courtier
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Courtier
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Courtier
Alexis Bennett ...
Court Musician
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Kevin
Poppy Lawless ...
Courtier
Frank Gordon ...
Courtier
Patricia Walker ...
Courtier
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Parliamentarian
Samuel Bossman ...
Courtier
Carolyn Saint-Pé ...
Madame Tournée
Dawn Dardis ...
Courtier
Emily Vinnicombe ...
Courtier (as Emily Vinnecombe)
Roisin Keogh ...
Courtier
Emma Knowles ...
Courtier
Solomon Jean Charles ...
Royal Servant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Yorgos Lanthimos

Written by

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Deborah Davis ... (original screenplay)
 
Deborah Davis ... (written by)
 
Tony McNamara ... (written by)

Produced by

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Daniel Battsek ... executive producer
Deborah Davis ... executive producer
Ceci Dempsey ... producer
Rose Garnett ... executive producer
David Greenbaum ... co-head of production
Ed Guiney ... producer
Ken Kao ... executive producer
Yorgos Lanthimos ... producer
Andrew Lowe ... executive producer
Lee Magiday ... producer

Cinematography by

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Robbie Ryan

Film Editing by

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Sam Sneade

Editorial Department

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Sara Buxton ... assistant colourist
Rob Farris ... digital intermediate head of production
Doychin Margoevski ... dailies: colorist
Jessica Medlycott ... editorial trainee
James Panting ... first assistant editor
Laurent Treherne ... digital film technical supervisor

Casting By

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Dixie Chassay

Production Design by

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Fiona Crombie

Art Direction by

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Caroline Barclay
Lynne Huitson ... supervising art director
Dominic Roberts

Set Decoration by

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Alice Felton

Costume Design by

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Sandy Powell

Makeup Department

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Beverley Binda ... Key Hair & make-up Artist
Ella Burton ... make-up trainee
Jemma Carballo ... crowd supervisor
Sophia Criscuolo ... daily wig dresser
Samantha Denyer ... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor
Cheryl Garvey ... crowd hair
Jessie Harrison ... crowd hair & makeup junior
Graham Johnston ... makeup and hair designer to Rachel Weisz
Anna Kießer ... prosthetics painter
Jane McBennett ... hair & makeup junior
Anna Morena ... hair stylist & makeup artist
Claire Pompili ... crowd hair and make up assistant
Nadia Stacey ... Hair & Make-up Designer
Anastasia Storey ... crowd hair and makeup trainee: daily
Karleigh Williams ... additional hair: daily

Production Management

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Liane Escorza ... additional photography
Deborah Harding ... post-production supervisor
Michelle Mullen ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sashi Arnold ... base pa
Adam Byles ... key second assistant director
Marios Hamboulides ... assistant director: additional photography
Laura Jackson ... third assistant director
Michael Searle ... third assistant director, re-shoots
Camilla Southwell ... crowd second assistant director
Atilla Salih Yücer ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Alex Abelman ... carpenter
Jonathan Ames ... prop assistant
Lizzie Bravo ... assistant set decorator
Beverley Butcher ... production buyer
Laura Conway-Gordon ... standby art director
Chelsea Davison ... Art Department Assistant
Cade Featherstone ... graphics assistant
Muffin Green ... property master
Rebecca Gresham ... modelmaker
Rohan Harris ... scenic artist
Sara Knight ... prop painter / stand-by scenic painter
Alex Lanning ... props
Agis Pyrlis ... draughtsperson
Cosmo Sarson ... scenic artist
Jamie Shakespeare ... Assistant Art Director
Steve 'Moose' Smith ... props / set dresser
Charis Theobald ... graphic designer
Stefanie Thurman-Knirsch ... assistant storeman
Jenny Tobin ... set florist
Sam Towers ... standby carpenter
Amy-Ciara Turner ... petty cash buyer
Rowena Vickerman ... junior prop modeller
Barney Ward ... chargehand dressing props
David Mathew Weeks ... dressing props

Sound Department

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Christopher Atkinson ... boom operator
Johnnie Burn ... supervising sound editor
Caoimhe Doyle ... foley artist
Dickie Earll ... sound assistant
Michelle Fingleton ... supervising adr and dialog editor
Ken Galvin ... dialogue mixer
Jean McGrath ... foley mixer
Rashad Omar ... production sound mixer
Brendan Rehill ... foley editor

Special Effects by

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Bernard Newton ... special effects floor supervisor
Joe Szukalski ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Ed Bruce ... visual effects supervisor
Kenneth Coyne ... visual effects producer: Screen Scene
Mihai Dumbravescu ... digital compositor: Screen Scene
Timothy P. Jones ... digital film bureau
Eric A. Kohler ... visual effects producer
Nicholas Murphy ... visual effects supervisor: Screen Scene
Rob Pizzey ... digital colourist

Stunts

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Tony Christian ... utility stunts
Adam Horton ... assistant stunt coordinator
Claire Lawrence ... Stunt Double: Emma Stone
Jo McLaren ... stunt coordinator
Anthony Skrimshire ... stunt performer
Jonny Stockwell ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Gordon Charles Anderson ... best boy
Andy Cole ... gaffer
Simon Dunn ... additional second assistant camera: dailies
Tommy Griffin ... camera trainee
Raz Khamehseifi ... electrician
Laura Martin Laderas ... video assist
Stephen Murphy ... additional photography
Atsushi Nishijima ... still photographer
Andrew O'Reilly ... focus puller
Tom Storey ... second assistant camera: a camera

Casting Department

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Carla Bartley ... special extras casting
Lucy Jordan ... casting assistant
Isabella Odoffin ... casting associate
Joanna Sturrock ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Priye Amadi ... costume pa
Marco Baratti ... key costume cutter
Sean Barrett ... milliner
Nicola Beales ... costume maker
Jodie Bell ... costume maker
Kitty Bennett ... costume assistant
Mattia Bionda ... womenswear cutter
Alice Buckingham ... set costumer
Isabella Carreras ... costume trainee
Melanie Carter ... costume cutter
Grace Clark ... crowd costumer
Hazel Corcoran ... costume maker
Oliver Cronk ... crowd costumer
Oliver Garcia ... assistant costume designer
Alice Hassall ... costume maker
Emma Heath ... key costumer
Alice Herring ... costume buyer
Charlotte Kazmierow ... costume alterations daily
Jane Law ... Costumes for Rachel Weisz, Olivier Coleman
Ashleigh Lennox ... wardrobe supervisor
Claudia Littlefield ... costume supervisor
Anna Lombardi ... costume buyer
Courtney McClain ... assistant costume designer
Lloyd Middleton ... key costumer
Jennie Murphy ... costume coordinator
Joanna Nicholls ... costume maker
Alison Reichert ... costume maker
Katie Sheehy ... key costumer
Ian Wallace ... costume cutter: menswear
Ian Frazer Wallace ... cutter
Charlotte Louise Ward ... crowd costumer
Jess Willcock-Stow ... crowd costume trainee (as Jess Willcock Stow)
Laura Wolford ... key costumer
Sarah Young ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Mike Battle ... location pa
Daragh Coghlan ... location manager
Calum Green ... assistant location manager
Sam Hunt ... location marshal
Simon Lam ... location marshal
Jack Leary ... assistant location manager
Ben Mangham ... location manager

Music Department

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Alexis Bennett ... musician
Sarah Giles ... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
William Lyons ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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John Gill ... unit driver
Peter Herst ... driver to Rachel Weisz

Other crew

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Louis Albin ... horse wrangler
Hannah Banks ... stand-in
Paul Barratt ... Safety Adviser
James Baudouy ... e.p.k. videographer
Kriss TheDish Brown ... Satellite Internet, 4G Wifi Engineer & IT Support
Malcolm Cheatle ... security
Sara Curran ... production lawyer
Rebecca Daly ... post production accountant
Joshua Darby ... production secretary
Craig Dickson ... production lawyer
Charlie Doult ... payroll
Inga Fabian ... production assistant
Ann-Marie Fitzgerald ... financial controller
Matthew Fyson ... supervising armourer
Anastasia Harrold ... Stand-in: Emma Stone
Rebecca Holmes ... catering pa
Nasrin Hoque ... crowd pa: dailies
Gemma Jones ... production coordinator
Aisling Kelly ... production runner: element pictures
Claire L. Kenny ... assistant accountant
Nessa King ... production accountant
Jason Kirk ... production coordinator: additional photography
Jj McAllister ... floor runner: dailies
Rachel McLean ... Unit Medic
Corrine Millson-Crane ... first assistant accountant
Maja Osterman ... production lawyer
Sylvia Parker ... script supervisor
Ina Remme ... assistant to Ed Guiney
Harriet Sams ... assistant to rachel weisz
Tamlyn Samuels ... assistant production coordinator
Samantha Seivwright ... horse dept
Matt Smith ... assistant accountant
Neil Swain ... dialect coach
Katharine Tidy ... home economist
Rowena Wallace ... director's assistant
Graham Walters ... caterer: craft service
Joan Washington ... pre-production coach: Emma Stone
Richard Wild ... weather consultant
Michael Llewellyn Williams ... set pa
Rosalind Wyatt ... quill training for leading cast

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

THE FAVOURITE is a bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England. At the center of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relationship with her confidante, adviser and clandestine lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of the Duchess's younger cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Soon the balance of power shifts between the women as they jockey for influence with the Queen and the court. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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  • The Favourite (Ireland)
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Kate Winslet was originally cast but dropped out and Rachel Weisz replaced her. See more »

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